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We were on our way back to the station in Firenze (Florence) when we saw this lady with this weird looking dog. Although he looks funny, it's just not done. The cropping of ears is forbidden in my country. They should forbid it everywhere. Poor doggy.

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first of all: thanks Pelle and Stamatis, for the DD I received for this image. :iconsomehugsplz:

second: thank you ALL for your comments, faves and congrats. I didn't expect that this photo would bring so much reactions from so many people. It seems as if we cannot agree on the topic: docking of ears, tails of our pets. Do we do it for their own benefit or is it a cosmetic thing and do we make ourselves believe that it's necessary for medical reasons?
Anyway, everybody may have his or her own opinion about it. That goes for me too. I don't like it. I've got a dog of my own with hanging ears. She'd an infection too, but it was cured with medicine and cleaning her ears on a regularly basis. I hope this Doberman Pincher is well taken care of, no matter the size of his ears or tail (or the lack of it). Simply because it's the duty of mankind who let him into their homes. There is no better companion than a dog, I can tell you :)

Thanks again :iconthankyouplz:



If you want to see more doggy photo's, you can take a look at these ones:
Funny Ears by NJY sauna dog by veftenie
or what about this one Cute ears by Matiazi
They're absolutely adorable :)

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Hellhound by =onyx2010Suggester says: "Tip number 2 in "Street tips from the Masters": “Turn your attention to the four-legged population.” — Ying Tang. And when you do you might end up capturing something like this, an image of a diabolical dog... Cannot help feeling sorry for the canine. Having ones ears cut must be a painful experience. Nevertheless a fascinating shot." ( Suggested by PEN-at-Work and Featured by StamatisGR )
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WysokiNiski Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
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noperson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
so they still cut their ears off? horrible people
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Torrent-Space Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
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Go yell at the Puyallup Fair if you want it changed instead of sitting on your ass, telling everyone that they're wrong.

Or shut up and understand that not everyone is going to agree with you.

There are a lot of animals who are treated a lot worse then THAT dog.
He's not skinny, he's going on a walk.

And he's had flaps of skin from his ears removed.

It's a preference.
It makes the dog aggressive looking.

The dog isn't at an advantage because his ears and tail are docked.

SOME docking causes the ears to become dirty, and get infected.
Not this type.

Then again, BEAGLES have a lot of ear problems because they are BRED with long droopy ears that keep dirt trapped IN.
Evan healthy Beagles with good owners STILL get infections.

So maybe we should stop breeding animals in a way that causes them problems.

But honestly, it's not hurting the dog if it's done properly.

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DID YOU KNOW:

That horses are put under in sugrgery to have their NERVES in their feet BLOCKED to stop them from feeling pain so PEOPLE can ride them in things like jumping and racing? And that is LEAGLE and totally considered normal practice?

Makes sense, right? If there is NO pain the animal can preform.
Ultimately, though, this can kill a horse.
Vet's do worse things then just cropping animals ears.

So, by stopping a horse from feeling pain, his body is unable to tell if he's damaged something.
Short term solution to a long term problem that could kill your horse.
OR instead, if you had a horse you could NOT do dumb things to him.

Point being, since I don't have all the time in the world.

People are going to do stupid shit, you can educate them all you want but don't take offense to someone who is trying to justify their reasoning.
I would be opposed to this if it damaged his ear, if it made it hard for him to hear, if he got ear infections. I don't believe there are any medical reports on cropping ears or docking tails that suggest it is bad for the animal in ANY light. Where as in horses there is extensive research that proves just how cruel people CAN be.


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A-teinna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you ask if I wanted to be educated by you? NO. I don't want to be justified by you. We are total strangers to each other, you can't tell who I really am or how I think of all the sorrow in the world. It's only the written word that you see. Not me in person.

Go and educate someone else or become a teacher.
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Torrent-Space Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Cropping ears is COSMETIC.
There is no medical benifit too it. In some cases it is actually worse.

The point of cropping ears is so the dog looks alert/aggressive.
It's great for working dogs who NEED THAT EXTRA scary look to deter people from getting on a property.
Some dogs have that upright thing bred in.

You could ask the same question though, about breeding practices.
Why do we breed dogs like bull terriers?
They have deformities that cause them breathing problems.

Bull Dogs cannot give birth naturally as their hips are too small.
They also have breeding and heart problems.

I LIKE DOGS WITH CROPPED EARS!!!

It's cosmetic, and I don't care.
Honestly, if I WERE a dog I'd crop my ears and pierce them so I looked a hell of a lot more fierce.

That SAID...

There are worse things you can do to a dog, and judging an owner because he crops his animals ears is stupid.
I am more disgusted by people who lock their dogs inside all day long with NO stimulation, except for a walk every couple of days.
It's worse seeing super obese dogs that have joint and breathing problems.
And yet people think this is love, and kindness?

EW.

Or, people who leave their dogs outside all day long, and let them in when they come home.

I'd like to see a world where dogs are stimulated.
Where they have a job, and a purpose.

Instead it seems popular to have dogs just to pet and walk on the weekends.

It's why dog breeds like pit bulls and rottweilers get into so much trouble.
There is no PLACE for them in many cities because they don't have a job to preform.

I for one, and sick of all this PETA, 'animal lover' bullshit.
I will be training dogs in the military/police in the future, becoming a veterinarian NOW...
I'm always amazed at how little people know about dog psychology, who have dogs.

The dog honestly doesn't care.
Tails are great for balance.
And ears are for communication.

**random fact**
Because a lot of pit bulls lack the ears as a communication tool, they cannot communicate as well with other dogs so it can be one of the causes in fights. It's a CULTURE. Different dog breeds have different ways of communicating. One of the studies I would like to write about in the future.


Either way...
Not having ears, or tail don't effect most breeds in a way like it might SOME and in many cases dogs are well behaved enough that none of this matters, however it CAN be a cause for some concern...

ANYWAYS.

Educate yourself.
And don't be all pissy with people who crop their dogs ears.
I'm not pissy at you because you believe all dogs should be natural.
It's a personal preference.

Dogs who have this done are also medicated to stop the pain, and it's really just the removal of a flap of skin, no matter how you look at it. And some dogs have their tails removed because they constantly are getting them caught and slammed into things on ACCIDENT...some dog tails are like whips and are just bone anyways so it's a personal preference to have them removed.
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well well, I don't have to say anymore: spit it out. You already did. I hope you feel relieved now. You've written quite a story, although I'm not waiting for your opinion.

Btw: what's that for a disgusting photo in your gallery?! [link] Poor, poor cow.
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Torrent-Space Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
'That Photo' is of an animal at the state fair. I go to state fairs and photograph all the animals. I can tell which are in stress. Things most UNEDUCATED people will not notice. Most people would think that how was just fine.

I goal of that photograph is a TEST to see how people react, in most cases, they don't.
Just like the birds in my scraps, are terrified and stressed being locked in cages. Two of the bulls near the end of my scraps were siezuring and with out water for hours and cows, being as large as they are need to be a certain body heat to keep from getting sick. Let alone, not be laying down as it crushes their internal organs. They were also kept from water and NO ONE did anything. Not that it would have mattered, as they were beef cows and I assume they would be in auction for top dollar for a fancy restaurant. And no, I didn't notify anyone, whether or not the animal was helped wouldn't mater. If it is common place, making a scene and being a righteous emotional idiot are not how you get things changed.
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a lovely dog myself, from Greece, abandoned as a puppy and rescued from death by people who cares about these poor little ones.
Before we got this opportunity to foster this sweet dog, we had another doggy out of a dogs asylum. His former owners didn't want him anymore after 6 years. He was badly traumatized, they have beaten him, but we have surrounded him with love and good care. He was soooooo sweet.

I care about all animals and I have a big heart for them.

Well, you've succeeded in your goal: you got a reaction from me, I looked at your gallery and now it's enough, okay?
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Photographer
CONGRATULATIONS, dear Annieta!
Well deserved! Well deserved!!!!

Now grab your baseball bat, and let's go give those cruel people who hurt animals, a good beating. :nod:
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, dear Khuram. :iconworship:

:iconpunchplz: :katana:
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NunoCanha Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A great and deserved DD, for a deviant with a Gallery full of potencial ones.
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Congratulations for DD!:):iconwhiteroseplz:
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Poor dog, indeed! It's a great photo - very eye catching and thought provoking.
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A-teinna Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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bp2007 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Congratulations on DD. :)
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A-teinna Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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SparxEmeraldpaw Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Goddamn people, get over yourselves. o-e

It's ok to have different opinions but

ALL I SEE IS ARGUING OMFG KILL ME.

Cropping and docking

have pros

and cons.

Same with leaving it alone.

IT DEPENDS ON HOW YOU LOOK AT IT.

So why can't we just enjoy the picture.

Fo srs.
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A-teinna Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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SparxEmeraldpaw Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Np. XD It's just frustrating how people sometimes don't look at both sides. Neither choice of leaving it or ridding of it is completely guaranteed to get rid of tail/ear health issues completely, so to me it really shouldn't matter.

To each his own.
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HuginnsMuse Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Artist
Cute random photo but..

Honestly, the only thing I see as 'inhuman' in this photo is the fact that the woman's letting the dog lead her along instead of be at her side and not pull. It's a working breed dog, it should be given a task and job to keep it in healthy mind.

Dogs ears, tails, and dew claws are altered for a number of things, alot of 'older' breed standard are not for beauty appearance especially in working breeds. Not to mention its like surgery for a person, anastasia and something to take the edge off after!

These dogs are very prone to ear infections and its often done when they are pups. I don't get it, we circumcise baby boys, if a child is prone to ear infections they have surgery and tubes put in, throat infection we cut out tonsils. Tell me why can we do it for people but we do it to a animal and people freak out?
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A-teinna Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Animals can't make a choice, we do.
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BBQCharizard Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
wow...you people are so damn smart. that "weird dog" hasn't had his ears cropped. they're being taped. TAPED.WITH TAPE. they're still there. people do this not only because of breed standard but because dogs with floppy ears are prone to ear infection. tapping doesn't hurt the animal, they don't even notice it. mine had it for a while didn't care in the least.this dog isnt in any stress at all, his head isnt drooping hes trying to sniff that mans leg. jesus christ.
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A-teinna Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen
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BBQCharizard Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
these people are the reason i dont like to bring my dog anywhere. ignorance may be bliss but its annoying as fuck for the rest of us.
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Kaboose92 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
The dog's ears, they're cropped. In other words, cut to look smaller and more intimidating. same with the dog's tail. They normally have long slender tails and ears roughly twice as long and 1.5 times as wide as what you see on MOST dobermans, boxers, pittbulls. This 'Cropping' is done on most large dogs like the three I mentioned to simply make them look tougher and more manly. It is VERY inhumane.
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BBQCharizard Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
ahah no. (sure some assholes crop them to make them look tougher) but most of the time ears are cropped so the dogs dont get EAR INFECTIONS. you still following me? good. the tails mostly are cropped for breed standard but i know some people who got the tail cropped because the dog is so big when it wags its tail it brakes shit. and is in no way "inhumane" as you put it. its like when little kids get their ears pierced, you think they remember that? hell no. and i aware what dobermans look like thanks. (also his ears could very well just be tapped)
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BettaRae Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The cropping of the ears and the tails is a standard of the breed if its a show dog. Rotties also have their tails docked. Several dog breeds, such as hunting breeds, have dew claws that need to be removed as well. They do this for their own good so they don't snag the claw on a passing branch tearing it off causing more pain then if it's done the right way at a vets office.
Although it seems inhuman it's really no different then getting the dog spayed or neutered.
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DannieGirl88 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all its not a weird doggy its called a Doberman Pinscher, my friend has one and she did the same thing. They DO NOT FEEL THE PAIN. And if you haven't noticed they cut the tails off too, it only depends on what the owner wants to use the dog for. So don't say poor doggy when most of the time its for the better. Sorry this subject is always super touchy for me.
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SpongeMuffin Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Uh, yeah, they feel the pain. If you had your ears sliced in half you'd be in pain, so why wouldn't a dog?

Funny how dogs can have nerve endings too.
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RadiantStar4 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Actually, they DO feel the pain. But either way, how can you tell what exactly the feel or think? Can you go deep inside a dog or other animals' mind and feel it all and see it all?
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Underworld666Chaos Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your right it all depends on the person who owns the doberman some people prefer the ears floppy and others like them sticking straight up, this is just a way to get this breed of dog to grow up with straight ear's there is no pain :)

And this is Not a cropping of the ear's at all... I haven't heard of someone cutting off dogs ear's other then for medical reasons O_o ...

But non the less is is a nice photo :)
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DannieGirl88 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is what I meant. I mean yeah at first they feel it but later they don't feel the pain I should of wrote that better.
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Underworld666Chaos Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) I knew what you meant I just thought I would word it better haha but its good to know some people do know about thos breeds dogs. A lot of people think its something unfortunate that has happened to the dog.
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DannieGirl88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah :)
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RadiantStar4 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sadly though-- this is usually done to dogs like dobermans for style rather than for medical reasons.
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Underworld666Chaos Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it is used mostly for fashion for THIS particular breed and there are a lot of breeds out there that you can "modify" I'm not saying its right but I'm not saying its wrong either its more or less like us getting tattoo's and piercings... except we have the choice if we want to do it or not, were with a dog it is the owner of the breeds choice. :)
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Scare-Bear-93 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
They DO feel pain, and if it were for the better they wouldn't have been born with a tail or uncropped ears! I hate people who think animals are a right of a humans and they can use and do to them as they please! They are living creatures too. I do say 'poor doggy' when they have owners like that.
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DannieGirl88 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think circumcision is bad for babies? what about their choice? Its all the same, people are going to just do what they want to do.
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RadiantStar4 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree with this.
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Trunk-of-monkeys Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
A family friend had her great dane's ears cropped and there is no way they 'don't feel it' the poor thing was miserable, trying to scratch at them and whining. The owner, She felt terrible afterwards and after all the misery the ears didn't even stay all the way up. (A veteranarian did the procedure it was still legal where I live then)
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RadiantStar4 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:no: I pity for those dogs...
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saillytheshippy Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't even know people cut dog ears off like this. It's sad to see a dog so submissive and cut up just cause someone wanted to manipulate everything about the poor animal.
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OmNom21 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes people cut them for health purposes...... -_-
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saillytheshippy Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From Pet MD: "As a veterinarian with 32 years of experience treating hundreds of thousands of dogs during that time, I cannot find medical justification for cropping a dog's pinnas (outer ear). So the choice to crop a dog's ears is a personal decision that a purebred dog owner needs to weigh carefully -- partly because what you think you will get may not occur." If it were for health purposes, I'd still say poor doggy - it'd be a cruel 'cure'. Or for more resources to look at, here's a quote from AVMA: " No group deems high incidence of otitis externa a valid reason for advocating routine cropping of the ears of Cocker Spaniels or Poodles.11,12 Some breeds, such as the Dalmatian9 and the Anatolian Shepherd Dog13 (where erect ears are an AKC disqualification14) were historically cropped, but this tradition waned without apparent ill effects. Nor are traditionally cropped breeds among those with the highest incidence of otitis externa, even in countries where cropping is rare. Thus it cannot be assumed that ear cropping has a medical purpose unless this is in some way demonstrated. Other traits known to predispose a dog to ear/hearing problems and other defects are not discouraged by breed standards adopted in the United States (e.g., blue eyes in Dalmatians15) and may even be encouraged (e.g., white markings in Boxers)."

There may be horrible circumstances where a dog ear's may need cropping...but usually it's not the case apparently. I can't imagine the dog thinking that cropping his/her's ears to avoid a few days of ear itches would be worth the price. I apologize if I wrote too much. I just want to state my reasons for my opinion.
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OmNom21 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My dogs get ear infections so bad it hurts just to touch them. And no amount of cleaning helps. So don't automatically assume you know the best for the dog, or that you know the owners intent
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saillytheshippy Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see now. Thank you. I apologize for my strong tone. I didn't mean to speak for everyone' intent, just looked at ear-cropping from a position where the 'usual' reason for ear cropping would have been for style. I wanted to know more about the facts. This is a sensitive topic, I didn't know about your situation, so I apologize. At the same time, not everyone crops ears for health purposes either. That's what I find sad. Hope this clarifies.
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
screw people.
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AntlerCreek Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All breeds that need it should always have cropped ears, no exceptions. Its crazy that places would ban it, its NOT animal cruelty. Some breeds need it for the HEALTH of their ears because they are always getting infected
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SpongeMuffin Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Then it should be done when and if the animal gets an infected, not "just in case". Many of the dogs will never get a single infection, so mucking up their ears is just mean.
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