question about ears

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malinda

Completely Boxer Crazy
Someone asked my mom today if I had trouble with Megan's ears because they were natural? My mom told them no not that she was aware of.

I'm wondering though why someone would ask this question? Was it just someone who wasn't educated about natural ears.

I don't want to start a debate, I just curious as to where this question may have come from and since I wasn't there when the conversation took place I couldn't ask why he was asking.

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Mom of Megan-flashy, female, fawn boxer. Natural ears and docked tail. Born 5/23/00.
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buddy'smom

Boxer Pal
Hi Malinda
It is possible that this person, like us in the beginning, thought that it was the norm to have the ears cropped. When we got Buddy we only knew of Boxers that had cropped ears. No one told us that there was an option,people just asked when we were getting his ears done. Now I know there is an option, and I love Kailee's natural ears, but I also like Buddy with the crop. Perhaps like us this person just didn't know any better.

Jean

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Jean
Buddy--Born May 4 1993
Male Fawn
Cropped Ears
Our best friend and companion

Kailee--Female Brindle
Natural Ears
Born Oct. 16, 1998
Adopted by us October 27, 2000

[This message has been edited by buddy'smom (edited 12-16-2000).]
 

Lisa M

Completely Boxer Crazy
The woman had outdated information: a lot of people used to always say that a boxer's ears had to be cropped because they would get infections if they weren't. Now people are generally more forthcoming about ear cropping being a form of "cosmetic" surgery these days. Casper and Sumi both have floppy ears and they haven't been infected so far so I do think that the health issue when it comes to natural ears vs. cropped should be put to rest.

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mama to:
-Sumi, lab mix "pound puppy"
-Casper, white boxer rescued from the Dade County Animal shelter
 
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