|Practice of Dogs Ear cropping|
There is NO proven medical benefit for ear cropping on dogs. There is no scientifically proof that it will cut down the risk of ear infections by increasing ventilation of the ear canal. Keeping the dog ears clean from dirt and debris is the job of every dog owner, it is basic dog grooming, regardless if the dog is cropped or un-cropped.
Most dog breeders practice ear cropping to successfully competing in the show ring. However, ears do not determine the quality of a dog. If a dog is good, he will have the same chance any other dog has. Natural eared dogs can -and do- win championships.
Ear cropping dogs will inhibit dogs interactions with other dogs. Dogs communicate with each other, using ears and tails, and ear cropping affects these communication signals. Ear placements and tail presence are as much a part of a dogs ability to react to each other as our languages to us.
We have to make our views known and put pressure on those who think that ear cropping dogs makes dogs more attractive.
Refuse buying dogs with cropped ears and docked tail!
Many countries already outlaw dog ear cropping. How much longer will it take to make ear cropping illegal in Indonesia? When will humans rewrite dog breeds standards, and breed dogs with normal heads that do not require defacement to win trophies - or to bring more profit.