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Red face What ear crops are acceptible in the show ring?

Medium or long can you have either crop.? I have my 1st show dog in the making a female red/rust and want to know what crop should I go with. Momma has a medium crop.
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Medium or long can you have either crop.? I have my 1st show dog in the making a female red/rust and want to know what crop should I go with. Momma has a medium crop.
If you're getting a show prospect from your breeder, the breeder should have the crop done for you. The crop should "fit" the dog, but will also reflect the veterinarian's preferred style.
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Medium or long can you have either crop.? I have my 1st show dog in the making a female red/rust and want to know what crop should I go with. Momma has a medium crop.
Long crops of different lengths are commonly seen in the conformation ring, the croppers try to tailor the crops to each dog. Ear cropping is like an art form, few individuals are able to do a really nice Dobe crop anymore in the US. Also, cropping should be done within a certain time frame in the puppy's life.

If you are buying a show prospect from a breeder, be aware that a reputable breeder in the US will have the whole litter cropped with the appropriate crop before placement in your home.

Did you buy a puppy from a breeder to show?


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Its a Marienburg/Soquel litter I have here from a female I got from a breeder im keeping a female from the litter to show.
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I don't think you need to have ears so long they look like donkey ears, but you're probably better off going longish rather than medium.



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Thanks I was thinking longer I like the long ear look the mothers are medium and look good but I read that the crop should look like eagles wings so momma must pass for a hawk then Lol..
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If the vet can show you pictures, that would be optimal. Also, if other show breederes have given the vet a thumbs-up as far as doing good crops.
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Good advice so far, I think the less bell the better, a big bell takes away from a nice head


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Good advice so far, I think the less bell the better, a big bell takes away from a nice head
yes I agree, the big bell makes them look weird to me.
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Thanks I was thinking longer I like the long ear look the mothers are medium and look good but I read that the crop should look like eagles wings so momma must pass for a hawk then Lol..


dont forget.....Longer the crop means much longer the posting.
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Does anyone have good pics of ear crops? I heard its longer for them to stand if the crop is longer Thanks Iceman. Ive seen long crops with less bell too.
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This is moms crop. Dont know if you can see it too clear. What would hers be considered?

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medium-long with not much shape. Not really a crop that would be seen on a show dog (shape wise).
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I like the medium to long crops. I dont like them so long that they look like they could talk to mars...but I like the longer crops.

IMO, Brownie (I am a little biased, I will admit) has a nice crop. Not long, not to short. It fits his head well. His ears were cropped by Dr. Sophia Koster in New Jersey.







They look long when they are little though....





He isnt a show dog, but I think his ears would be acceptable for the show ring. I dont think I would go much shorter than that though.

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Yes that is a nice crop!! Kinda what Im looking for.
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What cropper are you considering using? The most important thing you can do is find an expert experienced cropper, then see examples of their work. You may have to drive hours, but remember, it is worth it as a crop is on the dog for life. Cropping is becoming very uncommon among vet practices. And among those that do crop, it is hard to find ones that do a really good job on this breed. Once you find that cropper if you already know about what you like, then tell them in depth and detail, they will be able to talk with you and they will see your puppy in person to be able to tell you their opinion on how that crop will look on your puppy when grown. Search photos on this site, that will help.

Mr. Brownie has IMO an excellent crop! His cropper is one of the best IMO.


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I agree that is a nice crop on Brownie. Too bad that cropper is on the other side of the United States from me. I will be looking for a good vet here I know one does laser and did a good crop on my aints pup. But I will still search.
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I agree that is a nice crop on Brownie. Too bad that cropper is on the other side of the United States from me. I will be looking for a good vet here I know one does laser and did a good crop on my aints pup. But I will still search.
I know there are some good ear croppers in California (and one in Canada) let me see if I can find the thread...
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thanks Back in Black I will look at those. Thanks Again!!
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