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Discussion in 'Showing - questions and answers' started by Darbysmom1, Oct 12, 2005.

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  1. Brutus and Amaya's Mom

    Brutus and Amaya's Mom Boxer Insane

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    Cropping is done between 8-12 weeks (usually around 10). So yes-- once he is over 12 weeks old it is most likely to late.

    It can also be hard to get a vet found and scheduled. Like I said - I had to take a day off work and take Ninya 2 hours away for her crop and I know many people that go 4+ hours. So--- if you do want a crop you really need to have the appt set up when they come home.
     
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    Anyone who has ever had to go through the trouble of post crop care and taping knows that it is certainly NOT the "easy way out". :)

    On the other hand, I wouldn't call natural ears "the good fight". I think the good fight is for choice in whether to crop or not, and not letting other dictate what you should or shouldn't do. Cropping is a personal choice, and should be kept that way.
     
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    Brutus and Amaya's Mom Boxer Insane

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    Anyone who has ever had to go through the trouble of post crop care and taping knows that it is certainly NOT the "easy way out".

    I agree!

    But-- it does seem these days that I run into an awful lot of people who seem to think all boxers should be natural.

    I meant "good fight" as in seeing more natural champions.
    I like natural ears- I would not crop a pet dog- but I am not willing to do what it takes to finish a natural champion. Cropping should be a choice.
     
  4. Darbysmom1

    Darbysmom1 Super Boxer

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    well all the worry was for nothing. at the local club everyone seemed to have a different person that they used.. but I did find one from someone who I liked her dogs ears it is an hour away but of course worth the drive. also with Cami I lucked out the breeder had already cropped hers.. She took all the puppies to another state to someone that is really good so that is good. Also someone from the local club was nice enough to show me how to wrap so we have done it all here ourselves..
    thanks for all the advice everyone...
     
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    I also think it should be a personal choice. I hate that I take my boxers to the local park and people have said to me oh that is so sad you ended up cropping their ears! I have had it both ways I love the look of both ways and in the future I will choose per dog which way I want to go but I do think I should have the choice.
     
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    It really depends on where you are, and who you talk to. I can't say I run into anyone who argues for natural ears. Most of the time that I'm around dog people, they are people from the show world where cropping has been the accepted norm forever.

    I agree that in the show ring every boxer dog should be judged on individual merit, and not on personal preference. That's the way it's supposed to be. And while the standard now allows for the natural ear, I am of the opinion that it could take generation of new judges before it's truly given equality in the ring. Older traditionalists may not be so open to the change as natural vs. cropped is quite a different look. The ear thing is really like anything else. Judges do sometimes have their preference. Just as some judges prefer brindles over fawns, or vice versa, so will some prefer cropped ears. As long as their is room for that in the standard, it will happen.
     
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    I almost fainted dead away when I saw that Dorothy Nickles gave a win to a natural eared dog last week. She's 90-something years old -- if she can change, anybody can!
     
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    atlasmom911 Boxer Insane

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    I have changed with the ear cropping. All of my boxers except Atlas had their ears cropped. My first boxer which I have a picture of her in my gallery had her ears cropped and that was in 1956. My parents raised and showed boxers and you had to have their ears cropped to show back then. I am so glad that has changed. I love the natural ears.
     
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    Tatertot Completely Boxer Crazy

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    I wondered if you were going to show Ishie, because of his pictures in your gallery. I heard that its harder to win with natural ears also, but a few years ago I saw a champion on "Breed All About It" with natural ears. That was before the standard was "relaxed". I guess its not something that HAS to be done, the could still show, but would probably be docked points. Or maybe I misunderstood.

    I'd love to show, but I heard its a little spendy. Also I heard that the breeder usually wants co-ownership and thats something that I don't really like, but I understand why they want that.

    Sorry to get away from the subject of the post, seems I am always rattling on about something. :rolleyes:
     
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