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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    Just a question clea .....

    What would you call this ear set?

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    Would it still be classed as rose prick - although they are slightly flatter?

    He was only about 6mths old in this pic though - in case that matters
    No...they are not "pricked"....they are sorta half dropped if you get my drift. The cartilage needs to be stronger for the ears to sit pricked. He seems to have big/heavy ears in that photo...he might have grown into his ears by now.

    Even though Sumo's ears sit properly...they are still too big as per standard. How can I explain it...the skin feels like thick leather and it should feel like thin leather...Sumo has too much "ear flaps"...making them look "heavy".

    If you are not showing your dog...is doesn't matter what their ears look like...even though it can be "annoying" to look at sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healthy4Paws View Post
    Great, I didn't realise it was common as I hadn't seen any other pics of Amstaff's with 'sticky up' ears.

    Just hope people won't think we have had her ears pinned up as she also has a stumpy tail from a birth defect and people think we have had her docked.

    Loving my stumpy tailed, sticky up ears, different coloured eyes Amstaff
    Theres a member on here mischiefmaker, one of her pups from ages ago was born with a stumpy. looked like a cool pup!

    In countries like Aus, south africa etc where ear cropping isnt alowed you see alot of prick and 'wonky' ears in AST. In places like the US a high percentage are cropped from pups, so many just would never ever know what type ear sets there dogs throw.

    Interestingly Sezer kennels in South Africa, who were the first to bring Amstaffs into that country many years ago, are now breeding for pricked ear dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
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    Do you have documentation to show her stumpy tail is from a birth defect? The reason I am asking is...if a ranger sees her...you might get into "trouble"

    No I don't have documentation for it. Can you really get into trouble if a ranger thinks she is docked? Her tail is stumpy but in a zig zag shape too so am hoping they will see it is a birth defect otherwise it would be straight & short. If that makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    Theres a member on here mischiefmaker, one of her pups from ages ago was born with a stumpy. looked like a cool pup!

    In countries like Aus, south africa etc where ear cropping isnt alowed you see alot of prick and 'wonky' ears in AST. In places like the US a high percentage are cropped from pups, so many just would never ever know what type ear sets there dogs throw.

    Interestingly Sezer kennels in South Africa, who were the first to bring Amstaffs into that country many years ago, are now breeding for pricked ear dogs.
    Yeh they are not wonky anymore just pricked & massive Very cute tho. Now I feel special that they are breeding for pricked ear dogs, yay.

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    Thanks all, that was a really interesting topic. I am much clearer on sbt and ams ears now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healthy4Paws View Post
    No I don't have documentation for it. Can you really get into trouble if a ranger thinks she is docked? Her tail is stumpy but in a zig zag shape too so am hoping they will see it is a birth defect otherwise it would be straight & short. If that makes sense
    Yes you can...1000's of $ of fines!....it could look like you have tried to do it yourself. Does your vet know that this pup was born that way...any sort of proof for your and dog's sake?

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    Any vet would easily be able to determine that it hadn't been docked. Maybe when you next go, see if they can give you a vet certificate stating that it is a natural bobtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Any vet would easily be able to determine that it hadn't been docked. Maybe when you next go, see if they can give you a vet certificate stating that it is a natural bobtail.
    Exactly...just to be on the "safe" side for you and your pup

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    I will make sure I do that, thanks for the help

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    so cute here are some of my photo the grey one we know that he has a cherry eye
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