Ear Cropping

posted: by: Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Ear cropping is a very controversial practice.  We at Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic understand the sensitivity of this issue.  Until the show ring accepts the dogs natural look, our breeders will need to have their show dog’s ears cropped in order to promote the other excellent qualities of their breeding program.  Therefore, when we need to perform an ear crop, we do our very best to minimize pain and discomfort.  We do not promote ear cropping but understand the current (hopefully temporary) need.

When making an appointment for an ear crop - please specify how old your puppy is (they have to be 12 weeks old or younger) - and what breed your puppy is.  Please bring a picture of how you would like the ears to look when cropped.