I'm not suprised that this is in Brazil. Doesn't it have the most # of people who have had plastic surgery? If it helps in restructuring the dogs face or something after an accident - then i dont think its wrong - but other than that its just very stupid.
i think dogs that have plastic surgery shouldnt be allowed in dog shows. I mean come on. The only thing i have heard thatcome close to this is they stich back shar-pei puppies skin out of thier eyes when theyre little.
They do cosmetic surgery on dogs all the time here in the U.S... Ear cropping and tail docking. (cosmetic, or plastic, unless there is a real medical reason to do it) Show me a dog who complains that it's ears are too long and I will show you a dog that needs plastic surgery. Though I could totally see fixing a dog's face after an accident if there was breathing problems, or problems chewing, or something like that due to injury or birth defect. But then that wouldn't be cosmetic..
This is crazy (except for correcting an accident). Isn't that what showing dogs is all about? Getting the breed just right, for all these things to be perfect? Not to take the dog to a plastic surgeon and then win because you have enough money to alter the dog so he looks perfect? Am I wrong? (I don't know much about showing)
They don't allow dogs that have had plastic surgery into shows. Same way with major dental work. Dog shows are about exhibiting the breeding stock that's around. They can't have dogs with fake teeth or fake bodies. It has to all be in the genetics. If people report you in for having a dog that's had plastic surgery, you and your dogs will get kicked out of the kennel club. Some people do it anyway, and they don't tell anyone, but not that many people are that desperate to have a winning dog. I think it's dumb and wrong.
What the heck!That does not sound like a good idea.but hey,it is in Brazil and I am not suprised they would come up with a crazy idea.But if you have a weird little pooch with a ugly face and some crazy person would put the dog down becouse it looked funny,but then found out about plastic surgery and had them do it and the little guy would look cute and he would be happy.Any way,if it saves a pets life it would be well worth it.