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EAR CROPPING-EAR POSTING-HEALTH ISSUES

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Here at  UK Dobermanns we don't advocate or condemn ear cropping as we belive everybody has an opinion so we at UK Dobermanns leave it to you and we have provided some information on this page.



Ear Cropping is the removal of part or all of the pinnae or auricles, the external visible flap of the ear, of an animal. Most commonly performed on dogs, it is an ancient practice that was once done for perceived health, practical or cosmetic reasons. In modern times, it is banned in many nations, but where legal, it is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, usually related to show grooming. It is seen only certain breeds of dog such as the pit bull,dobermann,great dane

The veterinary procedure is known as cosmetic otoplasty. Current veterinary science provides no medical, physical, environmental or cosmetic advantage to the animal from the procedure,leading to concerns over animal cruelty related to performing unnecessary surgery on the animals. In addition to the bans in place in countries around the world, it is described in some veterinary texts as "no longer considered ethical

Cropping of large portions of the pinnae of other animals is rare, although the clipping of identifying shapes in the pinnae of livestock  called earmarks were common prior to the introduction of compulsory ear tags.


The practice of cropping for cosmetic purposes is rare in non-canines, although some selectively bred animals have naturally small ears which can be mistaken for cropping.

What we do see with our own dogs they are less prone to ear infections as a result of not having those floppy ears and puppies are playing within 24 hrs of having the procedure and very little pain.