We can get the puppies ears cropped for you for an additional $350. Our vet has cropped every one of our dogs ears since the year 2004. He has done an excellent job every time!
Ear cropping is a surgical procedure that involves removing part of a dog’s ears, causing the cartilage to stand erect. It is popular for numerous breeds of dogs, including pit bulls. Owners might decide to crop their pit bulls’ ears to give them their signature appearance, ear cropping also is referred to as docking, otoplasty and ear trimming.
TYPES OF CROPS
- Battle crop is the shortest ear crop available. However, because this type of crop cuts the dog’s ears really low, it does not allow much protection from insects or debris.
- Short crop is the second type of ear crop. It is a little bit longer than the battle crop. This crop leaves about two-thirds of the original ear.
- The show crop is one of the most requested ear crops for pit bulls. It is a medium crop and gives the dog an overall alert look.
- This is the longest ear crop available for pit bulls. This type of ear cropping leaves about three-fourths of the original length of the ear.
Best Age for Ear Cropping:
The optimal time for cropping a puppies ears is between 8-16 weeks old. When they are done sooner they heal better and have less difficulty standing erect. However, ears can be clipped at other ages as well. Older dogs can be cropped on a case to case basis.