barbponys wrote:I agree Sarah.
I'm waiting for someone to make it vogue for people to start cropping their ears. Or notching them to identify with particular "groups".
Sounds barbaric doesn't it? Kind of like branding, pretty extreme but if someone wants to, what ever. The difference is, we have self awareness and can choose to do it. Dogs don't, they just have to deal with the fact that their human likes to cut ears off. I don't have a problem with those of you who have done it, I like the look of cropped ears but I couldn't do it............. I just can't inflict pain on my dog for asthetics.
I know this post is from 2004 but I thought I would point out that people actually DO crop their ears although it is called "pointing" -- http://www.instructables.com/id/Body-Mod-Elf-Ears/
My husband has gauged ears (only 1/2 inch) and it was a relatively painless process.
I am not against cropping as long as it is done by an experienced vet with anasthetic. Docking doesn't bother me either.