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    http://neapolitanmastiffpuppiesblog...._Male_Head.jpg


    http://www.petsplace.co.za/Neapolitan%20Mastiff.jpg


    I dont see the point personally but yes i believe it is a tradition that dates back a long time. have a look at the two photos in the links above and tell me what you think.

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    He looks like his hair in a ponytail... Not natural. The other dog is VERY handsome by the way. Stunning breed.

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    I'm with Peter, it amounts to nothing more than mutilation. I think dogs with cropped ears look hideous.

    As for docked tails, I'm against that too. There's no need to chop body parts off. As for the argument that dogs injure their tails... I believe that reason is a pathetic excuse. If this is the case then why do some breeds get to keep their tails? They use their tails to express their feelings... ahhh I'm going to stop now. It makes me so angry...

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    Dis. In NSW it is a course at TAFE. Do a certificate in animal studies then that is your entry into vet nursing. With the vet nursing in NSW you have to be working in the field (a vet surgery) for at least one day a week, either paid or volunteer as part of the course. My son's course is one night a week for 3 hours, for 18 months. The animal studies was 3 hrs a week for a year. Contact your nearest Tafe and see if they offer the courses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter70 View Post
    Researching the internet for breed information i found that a majority of overseas Neo's have cropped ears, they always look mutilated IMO.
    I have noticed the same with pei ears in the USA. Too sad to speak of as I come across a dog in the pounds (usually a bull breed *sigh*) on average once a month that has been taken to with scissors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    I'm with Peter, it amounts to nothing more than mutilation. I think dogs with cropped ears look hideous.

    As for docked tails, I'm against that too. There's no need to chop body parts off. As for the argument that dogs injure their tails... I believe that reason is a pathetic excuse. If this is the case then why do some breeds get to keep their tails? They use their tails to express their feelings... ahhh I'm going to stop now. It makes me so angry...
    Alot of animals also use thier tails for balance when turning a high speed, so i see removing them as a major issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    As for the argument that dogs injure their tails... I believe that reason is a pathetic excuse. If this is the case then why do some breeds get to keep their tails? They use their tails to express their feelings...
    Mully has what I call a "whippy" tale to the extreme that if she wags her tail near you it leaves welts!(sp?) It also bleeds when she wags her tail near brick walls, sides of sheds and near solid objects.

    I had to take her to the vet about 6 months ago because her tail had formed a very hard callous (sp?) on the end and was bleeding non stop. I had tried bandaging it and using antiseptic etc etc but could not stop the bleeding.

    To my shock horror the vet advised that we get her tailed docked!!!!

    I told him that if the bleeding continued (it wasn't gushing or anything) and I couldn't keep a bandage on it that I would consider it however this was a last resort for me.

    I really couldn't believe that something as small as a calloused tail was enough for the vet to warrant docking! well I suppose I'm not a vet!

    Anyway you will all be happy to know that Mully still has her tail although the callous will never go away and the end is covered in scar tissue. It rarely bleeds any more but when it does I know how to control it


    I like the look of cropped ears on APBT's however I would never have the procedure done on my own dogs and believe it is cruel (are they given anaesthetic before the procedure?)

    I also dont believe tail docking is ok in "some breeds". My mum has had 2 old english sheep dogs. 1 with a docked tail-1 without. Neither have had any health/hygiene issues. However it does mean she has to be more particular when grooming Sam (non-docked tail)


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    I find ear cropping disgusting and there is no excuse for it, penalties should be higher IMO. JtDNtB I wouldn't bet a penny that the dogs get anaesthetic.

    Tail cropping I can understand in certain cases, injury etc but in general I find it wrong too. Since it's become illegal here you hardly see it at all, I remember a lot of dog breeders in the area were complaining that their big breeds would get back problems with the 'unusual' weight of their tails, but since the bans came in almost 10 years ago I haven't heard anyone complain of this or bring it up as an issue.

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    it not right to cropping it upset me

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    Kassie, whats going on with the dog with cherry eye?
    Cause that upsets me.
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