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Got to show off the puppy!
Old 04-11-2011, 10:38 AM   #21
 
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Ear cropping started back in the days of pit fighting where they would crop the ears so that a dog couldn't grab hold of the other dog's ear and rip it off. Nowadays it's purely aesthetic. A lot of people don't agree with it, but I took Dallas to a very reputable vet to get it done and got him plenty of pain meds. I like a nice crop job; I think it makes the dog look more refined... but to each their own...
Have kept a few of these dogs (RIP Max,Jake,Brutus) and found that from a genral public standpoint,the dogs don't appear as menacing and thus less likely to draw attention from neighbors if ears remain uncropped.
Cropped ears also presented problems with fly's during summer months outdoors and I had to keep fly reppellent made for horses on the ears of the cropped dogs, where the uncropped dogs could flick their ears to shoo away the fly's.
Is a handsome pup!
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:48 AM   #22
 
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thanks guys,never knew what the point was.
he looks so hugable
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:30 PM   #23
 
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He's an absolute doll. I have not had many problems with the general public here in Branson, MO... the majority of people we encounter are pit bull friendly... those who are not usually make fools of themselves throwing a fit over my well-trained, well-behaved dogs. As for the fly thing, it's not a concern for me as I never leave a dog outdoors for extended periods of time. I also use Advantix which repels flies, as well as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:16 AM   #24
 
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Yes,, It does make a difference where one is located and level of tolerance with the neighbors.
Here,,you must carry hefty insurance to possess these beautiful animals legally.
Have a neighbor who have three,and last week while I was outside washing some gravel in a tub for use in an aquarium I am setting up ,one of the dogs scaled the fence and came trotting at a pretty good clip towards me and grandaughter who was playing in the tub of water while I was washing the gravel.
I slowly stood up while grabbing up the grandaughter, and the dog (female) jumped into the tub and began drinking as though she had not had water for days.
Said neighbor and I, then had a (interesting) discussion about the care and responsibilty that goes along with owning animals and then,, I helped him secure the area that the dog was able to utilize in it's escape from their yard.
No inherently bad dogs ,,just poor care,understanding.
My dogs all remained outdoors year round.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:30 PM   #25
 
what kind of dogs do you have 1077
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:44 PM   #26
 
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what kind of dogs do you have 1077
I only have one dog, Hoover who is retriever /mix.
Pit bulls I cared for, were many years ago.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:25 AM   #27
 
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I only have one dog, Hoover who is retriever /mix.
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who we still haven't seen a picture of
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:05 PM   #28
 
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He's adorable!!!!!!
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:26 PM   #29
 
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who we still haven't seen a picture of
No kidding! We both remember 1077 promised us a picture of Hoover and he said it would be soon. But here he is, still keeping us waiting....
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #30
 
I want a big dog... I have a little yorkie
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