I feel so sorry for these people, they paid for a great dane and got a pit bull ear crop and the vet wont refund the money for the crop job and even tells them thats a dane crop job! Here's the link: http://www.hoobly.com/0/0/191826.html
Looks like they should have done their research and found a vet experienced in Dane crops. It is not a pit bull crop it is too long but it is not as long as a dane crop either. Looks like they never followed up with the taping. It is very tiring to keep them taped and let them get strong enough to heal. The longer the cut the longer it takes for them too stand. I have heard of people having to keep them tape for a year on danes. Looks like they didn't do their part as a Dane owner that wanted a dog with cropped ears.
Sorry but it doesn't look like they even tried posting what is there. If its a pit cut it should have stood very easilly. think of the problems they would have had with a show cut. It sucks but they could have at least made that cut stand. And if the vet said you never need to post that tells you to not go to them!
***Edited By: joce on 11/21/2005 9:24:01 PM*** Reason: n
*Instead of getting a show crop, we got a crop for a pitt bull. We were even shown pictures of the crop by the vet himself, we even got referred to the veterinarian.*
Ahh see, they did research. Or so it seems. They got reffered to the guy. What a jerk. I feel so bad, I used to show dogs and how sad that would be to pay for such an expensive dog, grow attatched to it, then have your showing dreams crushed. Heart CP
Well all I know is that when I bought my first corso and her ears were to be cropped I went to 11 different vets. I wanted references from the vet not some guy out on the street. And I wanted to see pics of previous crops they had done. The vet I decided on is alittle over 2 hours from my house. He has a complete portfolio of all of the crops he does and he is the only vet on the East side of the state that has dealth with or ever even seen a Corso. He is from Ohio so that is why. Corso's are more common up North. For the vet too tell them not to post them yet was a big mistake. If research would have been done even on the web you would find that all sites about cropping tell you that posting with 5-10 days of the crop is essential in them standing. Basically it is tape on for 5 days, off for 5 days and so on until that stand. Could take a very long time for a ear 4 inches long.
I take it very serious when you are dealing with a dogs ears that could possibly ruin thier apperence for the show ring. The more research the better and only go with the best is the way I see it.
***Edited By: cschimizzi on 11/21/2005 9:50:26 PM*** Reason: added
chili that is not research. If they didn't even get to ear taping then they didn't even skim the surface.
People reffered me to croppers I wouldn't let any animal near! Its not a easy thing to choose,a lot more should go into it than the vet showed us this,especially the after cares stuff. I cna't believie someone would get a crop done after the guy says you don;t need to tape!
***Edited By: joce on 11/21/2005 10:15:43 PM*** Reason: g
why would anyone get their dogs ears crop anyway? just by looking at dusty picture's the dogs with the ears crop ''WON' the dogs without the ears being crop ''WON'' so what difference did it make.theyr'e beautiful with or without the doc did a very bad job on cropping your dog ears, and he's trying to cover up his mistake i would get my money back.and continue on loving your baby.
Can i just say that i think 'ear cropping' is disgusting , i cant believe people would even dream of having their dogs ears done for just asthetics. Now you have paid the price for doing this, but you havent your dog has. If you want to get cosmetic surgery go ahead but dont do it to ur dog!
Wow! That is so sad, they really did get pretty messed up. I recently found a Dane breeder in my state that shows his Danes that said he would mentor me if I want to get into that sort of thing, and even he is really particular about who he goes to. Like Miz, he researched a lot of different vets and finally chose one recommended by fellow Dane breeder in the show ring. I would just think that if you were actually planning on showing your dog, that you would only go to the best, or talk to another person that shows Danes and ask where they went. It could have partly been the owners fault as well since it's true, there is a lot of work involved in the taping.
As far as the whole cropping issue, I don't really think there is anything wrong with it. I am biased about what dogs I think look better with them or not. For me personally, I think Danes, Corsos, and Dobermans look better with cropped ears. But I like Pit Bull ears natural :)
Ok I have Dobes and I had a bad crop on my male, but NOT THAT BAD...Yikes that is the worst crop I've ever seen. My dog's crop isn't bad, it's a military (short) crop that was done on Dobes in the 60's and back,so luckily he was still able to show, but it did make a difference a lot of judges wouln't even look at him but some did and those that got past his ears, which they said was a man made fault, not a conformation fault, he did get his UKC championship.,but it took twice as long. I rather doubt you'll find a vet to testify against this, as it is a cosmetic and not a medical procedure. Sorry, but he can be studded out. His pup's will have normal ears.