Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southeast Texas
Dogs Name: Leo (GSD); Lily (APBT)
Titles: They do, and are working on more
Dogs Age: Leo 7; Lily 5; Ilka 2009-2017; Lucky 2000-2014
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These days, with rare exceptions, docking and cropping are cosmetic. Dobermans are a traditionally docked and cropped breed, so a lot of people still like the look.
Some people say that cropped ears are healthier, and have fewer infections since they stand up, and don't trap air and moisture in the ear canal and are less likely to be injured. I say I have a GSD with naturally upright ears who, at age six, has had so many ear infections that I've lost count. The only dog I've had who damaged and ear was an ACD mix who managed to somehow break the cartilage in one of her small, naturally upright ears.
~~The Current Hellhounds~~ Lily Dale- A Melody Unchained ETD PKD-T PKD-N ADP-L5/CH/L1(Pr)/L2(Pr)/L1 GC GPS-NST OD-WD2 CA Speed Queen Leontine Von Washateria ETD D-CRO-Preliminary PKD-T PKD-N S-ADP-L5/CH/L1(Pr)/L2(Pr)/L1 GC GPS-NST OD-WD2 ~~Requiescat In Pace~~ Ilka Of Pear Orchard Cemetery BN RE CA CGC TKP ETD CRO-1 D-CRO-Preliminary NCO-1 PKD-T PKD-N S-ADP-L4 ~2009-2017~ Lucky Rat Dog CGC ~2000-2014~
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