On December 27 2006, luvmypitties wrote:
I asked everyone at that show about the standards and how natural ears are preferred. everyone said yes but cropped seemed to always win....
ot true... LOL if they would have more uncropped dogs in the ring they would be winning more/. Patcheeno CH very quickly and so did all my others.
Here is an example of what I mean:
The day Steel got his last GRCH leg there were I believe 17 other CHs in the ring and only two others in the ring were uncropped; not because they don't win but because there were no other uncropped dogs at the show. That same day Samurai was the only uncropped class dog and he took Best male
I was told Patcheeno would have a harder time finishing being a red nose first off then being a male uncropped ears. It is a bunch of bull IMO.
There are judges who prefer cropped and most are used to seeing that but I have also had judges say outright they wish more dogs should with natural ears. Judges will always have personal feelings on it just like the owners, but IMO they really should be going off of what the standard says and not just what personal oppinions are...
It should be the total dog getting looked at and not just whether ears are done or not, and a good judge knows that
LOL OT my pet peeve in the standard is that ears of any kind are penalized against especially since anyone can just crop them off if they don't like how they looks thus you'd never know what the original ear set was like. I've seen some dogs with horrible crops in the ring and they are not penalized for that yet if the ears were natural and not perfect that would be a fault. What sense does that make??????
oops forgot to add. I'm not against cropping; I think it is a personal choice and shouldn't be pushed on people just because they want to show. Most who comment on the ears having to be croped to show have never shown an uncropped dog if you notice though LOL