On 27 October 2003, it become illegal in Australia to dock puppies' tails. Is it still legal in America? My next puppy in June will have a tail --- weird! Do people still cut Boxer's ears to make them stand up? Personally, I think they look terrible like that but maybe that is because no Boxers in Australia have it done....well I have never seen a single Boxer in person or on TV in Australia with standing up ears anyway....Just cute floppy ears.
Its still legal here in the U.S. to dock boxer's tails and crop ears. I have a 15 week old boxer whose tail is docked but her ears are not cropped. Its my personal choice not to have the ears cropped. I like them just the way they are.
I honestly wish they would make it illegal in America also. It's a cruel practice. My next door nieghbor cropped his Boxers ears,and his poor dog was in pain afterwards. I have 2 American Pit Bull Terriers ,niether have their ears cropped ,and I have owned 3 others ,and none ever had their ears done.I wish they would stop with the tails.
yep, it is still legal in the us. i hate the ear cropping, i work at a vet clinic, and i watch the procedure all the time, i just feel really bad the the owners want to do this. i actually like the floppy ears. doesn't make them look so scarry, course that's just me. the tails, well, if its done before they are 5 days old, its not so bad, but it's still kind of hard to watch.
I couldn't watch that I would run out of the room.The floppy eared look is so soft looking. I love to grab Pipers ears,they are so soft. Some of the facial expressions she makes,a lot of it is so cute because of her ears.She watches you and tilts her head from side to side. She's very curious.A lot of it is her ears.
My poor Tigger had a hemotoma last summer . Tigger has very high prey drive . It either came from killing a skunk and shaking her head or the ear infection she had and shaking her head. I didn't know the poor dog had an ear infection. With everything going on .The loss of Sadie,we didn't see it. She had surgery,not with the tubes being put in. My vet told us this would not be gaurenteed with the tubes to prevent it from coming back. She had slats put in her ear. The hemotoma surgery cost 800.00,but well worth it . The hemotoma has not come back,and she has the same cute ears as before. Omg when she first came home and for about 3 days afterwards,she would go out side and just stand there for about 30 minutes or so,and just start to tilt to the side ,then the other side. She had the e-collar on. She looked so funny,and pathetic,you couldn't help but laugh.They gave her some heavy duty pain killers. Hemotomas are not a pretty site. Still i'm against ear cropping.
the breeds that get their ears cropped look just as good with their natural ears except one. i'm sorry but the doberman pinscher just doesn't look good with natural ears. i have seen natural ears and cropped ears on all these breeds and the doberman just isn't the same w/o cropped ears. i love the floppy eared look but if i had a dobie it would have to have the ears clipped.
the hematomas are usually caused by the shaking of the head due to ear infections, they break the blood vessels in the ears and the flap fills with fluid, only surgery can fix this. i watch the doc do it several times a year. it mainly happens to the dogs that have the floppy ears.