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Cropped Ears

Discussion in 'Showing - questions and answers' started by aceowner, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. aceowner

    aceowner Boxer Buddy

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    I had my pups ears cropped a while ago and have been getting them taped for three months by an experienced vet. Today they told me that the ears were done. The ears stand up well but they still flop around a lot unless he is at attention and still. I just wanted to see if someone who's dog has cropped ears could tell me how stiff i should expect them to be. A neighbor of mine has a doberman and his ears don't flop like my dogs and they were cropped by the same vet. So should I ever expect the tip to be as stiff at the lower ear??
     
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    JulieM Boxer Insane

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    Cropped ears are still movable and flexible, but they should be standing on their own if you're going to stop taping. Some movement during activity is normal, but if they're completely falling down then that's not.
     
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    aceowner Boxer Buddy

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    They stand great when he is still and at attention. I'm just still kind of concerned that the tips are a little too floppy while he's running.
     
  4. calimomma

    calimomma Super Boxer

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    We had this happen with Abbi's ears after the vet said it was okay to take the tape/posts out. We figured out to put a little athletic tape on the tips of her ears (where they were curling over) and also to roll the tips in between our fingertips to make sure to break up the scar tissue. It took for-ev-er for the tape to come off but we've been really happy with it since. Hope this helps!
     
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