Re: Are we in danger?
A little because of the coloring but otherwise no. Their heads are slimmer, bodies sleaker, legs are longer, movement is different.
Boxers are large game hunting dogs so that theory of someone grabbing their ears wouldn't fly. It might be that they didn't want their ears hurt while hunting? I'll have to look up the reasons. I wonder if it's not a German thing. Boxers, Dobies, Rotties....all German.
I had Banshee's ears cropped and swore I'd never do it again. We have no reason to since we don't show.
I think e-collars are misunderstood and have been abused. They should not be outlawed. Maybe they should only be sold by licensed individuals so at least a person gets some input and training?
Cropped ears? If there is no practical purpose then yes it should be illegal. But realistically, until the show people, the AKC, etc say enough is enough...it won't happen here.
I don't think we need more animal cruelty laws. I think there needs to be harsher punishment. In PA, a person can be not allowed to own an animal for a year. So they can starve, beat, burn, torture...and in a year they can do it again. Maybe a higher sentence and a little jail time would deter people a bit more.
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