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Old 06-05-2009, 02:45 AM   #31 (permalink)
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No, but I've had a really interesting experience about puppy ears. Before I knew better, I was visiting some local BYBs I found in the newspaper and online for a german shepherd pup. Well, there was two males and one female, and I told her that I was also looking at another litter with someone else. She says, in a VERY serious tone, and you had to be there to understand that she was dead serious... "Well, this female here has her ears up already, she's so smart"

"She's smart, why?"

"Her ears are up already at 7 weeks! She's going to be so intelligent."

I think I literally ran out of their house.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:02 PM   #32 (permalink)
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wow, it happened to me today....

I was walking Sage this afternoon and we walked by the local coffee shop and a woman was just staring at Sage. I thought she was scared of him at first and then she asked why I cropped my little dogs ears...

I said that he was a 3 month old puppy and a german shepherd

she said well why crop a puppies ears

ugh... "german shepherds ears naturally stand you don't crop them"

then she said oh i like them but they look big i thought it was a bad crop job i have a black lab and i couldn't imagine cropping his ears like some people do

uh huh...me walking away fast. she must have been referring to black gsd's
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:02 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted By: george1990No, but I've had a really interesting experience about puppy ears. Before I knew better, I was visiting some local BYBs I found in the newspaper and online for a german shepherd pup. Well, there was two males and one female, and I told her that I was also looking at another litter with someone else. She says, in a VERY serious tone, and you had to be there to understand that she was dead serious... "Well, this female here has her ears up already, she's so smart"

"She's smart, why?"

"Her ears are up already at 7 weeks! She's going to be so intelligent."

I think I literally ran out of their house.


I was actually asked the opposite:

"Are you going to cut your dogs ears?"

"No, why would I?"

"So they don't stand like that"

huh????
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:01 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I've been asked by two or three different people now if we had his ears cropped. I blame it on TV, no one has any cool dogs on TV anymore...just floppy eared dust mops that fit in purses!
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:02 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Rommel's ears are so huge and wide nobdoy would think they were cropped.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:00 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Default Re: Do people ask you if you cropped your dogs ears?

When I was walking Miya in the neighbourhood, a lady with a little girl (clearly skittish around dogs) asked if she was a black Lab and I had to explain she's a German Shepherd.

Most people recognize the black and tan colouring, but not the sable or solid black around here. Working lines are quite rare here because we have too many BYBs.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:50 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Originally Posted By: JKlatskyWell when my sable puppy had his floppy ears, I was asked if I was going to crop them to get them to stand. Also was asked about my "Catahoula-Shepherd mix". "What kind of Shepherd is that?" What do you say...Ummm, German.

Nobody knows what a sable puppy is.

Even now that he's older and LOOKS like a standard GSD...At a drive-thru someone asked if he was an Australian Shepherd. I've also gotten K-9, POlice dog, Belgian shepherd, wolf, and get ready cause this is my absolute FAVORITE....this 8-9 yr old girl peeks around the corner at PetsMart, opens her eyes real wide, and yells back down the aisle..."Mom! There's a hyena!!"

A hyena? He was sitting a little weird, had just sort of pulled himself up from a relaxed down...but really. A hyena? Ouch.
That is the BEST one I have heard!! Years ago I had a shepherd that had teepee ears and one was crossing in front of the other...looked like she had a turbon on. And people STILL ask when they see her picture..."what is WRONG with her ears? What did you DO to them!?" This question even came from someone that has had shepherds!
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