just a quick question. i recently aquired a lovely flashy brindle bitch from my equine vet as he was moving and couldn't keep her she is eight months old and has natural ears. i would like to show her but the last i knew the akc didn't allow natural eard dogs in the ring. it has been a while of course since i have followed the rules and regulations. what i would like to know is does the akc now except non-cropped dogs in the show ring? at eight months old she is to old to have this done and even if i did have it done i don't think they would stand anways. i also think at her age it would be a painful procedure. all help and info on this matter would be of the greatest help.