Ear cropping uk england

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Laz
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I would like to know where to get my pups ears cropped? 

Any advice on a 

suggested veterinarian?

i live in peterborough UK

anywhere within 50 or so miles so not too far for pup in car to travel.

or in London as only an hour on the train. 

please anybody. 

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It's illegal to crop in the UK. The only way to do it would be to send him abroad (lol ok). Docking is also illegal here.

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I thought that was the case .

A lot of dogs are being imported in at 4 months old docked and cropped but I didn't want to train a 4 month old pup with a 4 year old as the first few months of what they learn are essential to build the experiences & personality for the rest of their lives. 

Looks like she's keeping her ears .

thanks for the reply. 

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You're welcome. Ears are okay, but if you've had a docked dog before then you'll really notice the potential for broken tails in everything your dog does. I know that my dog's going to break her tail one day. If I could have had her docked I would have. One of my JRT's has a docked tail (she's 10 this month) and I never worried about her hurting her tail. All my other dogs have natural tails and I always find myself concerned with how they smash them into every solid surface.

 

My next dog will be imported and be docked/cropped. A decent breeder should be able to sell you a 4 month old equipped with all the early socialisation you'd have given it but I understand what you're saying. I'd prefer to get all of my puppies at 8 weeks.

Laz
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I agree with you.

 

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docking the tail to me is a good idea after working at a vet hospital and seeing the horrible injuries that dogs came in with who had the whip like tails oh my gosh it was heart breaking and the pain they were in was terrible.....one of our biggest breeds at the time were Great Danes that had broken tails all our local dobermans were already docked......had a few coon dogs that had to have an amputation of portions of their tail. It is a serious situation that others need to consider before just saying it should not be allowed....ears are the same especially with dogs like schnauzers who are so prone to ear infections if you leave their ears down you will be constantly battling the ear situation....so we saw cropped and flop and the flops were always there for ear issues...it's not always about appearance for some breeds

just my two cents wish it was left as a choice so there was competent medical professional to do the crop and dock

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I agree .i know I think people judge before they speak and don't really know what they are talking about.

I have a working dog that needed its ears and tail off but it's not allowed. :(