cropping & docking cane Corso ears

Corrective otoplasties and Ear Cropping are medical and cosmetic surgical procedures of the ear. Ear cropping surgeries are typically performed on over 20 different CKC/AKC registered breeds. Breeds, such as Cane Corso, Doberman Pinschers, Boxers, Great Danes, Beaucerons, and Schnauzers. Genetics have dictated which breeds’ ears can be successfully cropped to stand erect. nature provided strong ear muscles - but man bred for weak ears in the hounds to produce a drooping ear.
More than just looks but a part of Preservation and Protection in some purebred breeds Preservation: Perhaps to the average pet owner breed standards do not mean much, and this is okay. The pet owner has the amenity of enjoying the success of a breeder's labor by getting that longed for breed of choice. A good breeder however is more of a curator for a living museum. The breeder preserves and protects the breed as its original architect designed it to be. The breeder breeds the best specimens who meet the standard of perfection in order to pass along its purpose and history for future generations to enjoy. The educated breeder understands that purebreds did not come easily into our lives and once gone will never come back to us as we know them today. Right now we are not so lucky to be in Canada where we used to have the freedom to enjoy our purebreds where veterinarian and client work together for the betterment of the dog and not cower to radical beliefs. Often radical beliefs are designed to instill fear to the public in order to build support for eliminating purebred dogs.

We continue to fight for our breeds and traditions. In countries where beneficial procedures such as cropping and docking have been eliminated the working breeds as we know are all but disappearing. We must understand that today, every cropped or docked breed is a representation of its glorious history. It is an ambassador for the breed and its fight to stay alive. Protection: Many years of veterinarian studies, show that one of the most frequented aliments that occur in dogs is ear infections. Cropping the ears helps preclude these things from happening and offers the owners and breeder assurance for years to come. Torn ears, hematomas and infections are all preventable and the cropping of ears on traditionally cropped breeds helps owners have an advantage on some of the most agonizing occurrences with dogs. Infections and hematomas are usually caused by the owner’s lack of awareness to maintenance for a dropped eared pet. When you purchase a purebred cropped breed from a registered breeder they have insured them themselves and the owners that their puppy will have the most excellent possible start in life. Possibly their new family addition will live an elongated and comfortable life not only looking and functioning as the breed they were bred to be, but also offering future protection against some of the most common ailments to dogs. According to Dr. Al Stinson DVM, former director of the state of Michigan canine legislative affairs, co-founder of Michigan State University Purebred Dog Endowment fund and professor emeritus, "Fluid levels in the ear canals of a dog with erect ears are lower due to air flow. Lower levels of fluid not only prevent infection but create a better environment for hearing. Most of all it ear cropping should remain a choice between breeders, owners and veterinarian.


The best treatment of hematomas requires surgery. The surgery involves incising the hematoma, draining it, and inserting special stitches. A hematoma in any breed with erect ears will likely result in some breaking of the ear. The affected ear may never be able to stand again correctly.

Ideal ages for ear cropping of various AKC/UKC registered purebred breeds HEMATOMA

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