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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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UPDATE:

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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Given 2012-05-11
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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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   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   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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AntlerCreek Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope
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SpongeMuffin Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Good argument.
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Scare-Bear-93 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Or people whom choose these breeds need to be better owners and look after them properly and not take the easy way out for them and the dismemberment of their dog!
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AntlerCreek Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol you totally need to get your facts right! There is NO way to escape humidity from coming into the ears of some floppy eared breeds and thet always leads to VERY painful ear infections. Its for the good of the dog and health that this is done! Honestly, banning cropping would be the more cruel thing in this case.
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OmNom21 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can someone say AMEN.

Jeez finally I see a comment that makes SENSE
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A-teinna Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   Photographer
Amen :floating: :D
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AntlerCreek Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEP. Some people are so silly!
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DannieGirl88 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree.
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SparxEmeraldpaw Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist
I find the arguments about whether cropping and docking is 'cruel' or not is extremely unnecessary. We all have different opinions, and it's near impossible to change one's mind once it is set.

Some think it is, others do not.

No matter the reason, it's not going to change anything; especially through text from a complete stranger.

I honestly have no opinion on the matter. It really depends on how you look at it. There are strengths and weaknesses to both cropping/docking, and leaving it alone. And there is little changing that.

So let's just enjoy the lovely picture, shall we?

~<3
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NikariJamko Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen.
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RedRockKennels Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally do like cropped ears, but only if they are lasered off for no pain. I wouldn't be one to just do it for fashion, only for hunting/health reasons, but I do think it looks nice on some dogs :)
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GirlWithTheGreenHat Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hate to sound like an idiot, but what's ear cropping? :O_o:
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BlackDodgeDragon Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Basically (this is an over-siplification) it is where the ears are cut to gain a desired 'sitting' of the ears. It is a breed standard in some breeds and must be done for show animals, but is not necessary for the animals' survival.

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MemeCat Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
They cut off the dog's ears. Some people do it because they can, others do it to make the dog look meaner. It's very unneeded and sad...
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OmNom21 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It can actually lead to better health. I personally wish we had gotten our dogs' ears cropped, because they have really painful ear infections in the spring, and if we had gotten them cropped they would not get as bad of infections.

Sometimes it's not cruel, it's necessary...
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RedRockKennels Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Basically it's cutting the ears to a specific shape. Usually from a natural floppy ear to a 'pricked' or crop ear. It's the removal of the external flap on the ears :)
It used to be done for health and hunting reasons, but is now used for shows and such :)
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ElementalShifter Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's sad...it's one thing if you do it to a puppy, but as an adult..? That's just cruel.
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BBQCharizard Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
that dog is a puppy
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ElementalShifter Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
...O.o? I thought they did that when they were really little...this guy's almost full grown.
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BBQCharizard Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
are you kidding? this guys a puppy. dobermans get huge.
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