Q: my bentley(minpin) DOES NOT have his ears cropped...
bentley does not have his ears cropped, but my boyfriend wants to take him to have it done. what are the risks and benefits?? is the risk of him getting it done now greater than him not having it done at all? he's 3 months.
if anyone else has a minpin who does/does not have ears cropped, i would appreciate the insight...thanks in advance
ps. i think he's cuter with them the way they are..floppy!!!!!!
Apr 12, 2008
Surgery is always a risk. As to benefits there are none. It's for looks only. Show dogs are allowed to be shown now with uncropped ears. I have Pitbulls without cropped ears. My son also and my grandson has a Great Dane. I see no reason to put them through that pain just for looks. I worked at a vet for years. Cropped ears hurt! So do docked tails and declaws. Some say tails and dewclaw don't hurt. Then why do the 3 day old puppies scream bloody murder when it's done. I'm sad to say, but a lot of guys are all about the looks of the dog. To them cropped ears look cool.
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