Sunday, July 21, 2013
UNCROPPED, UNDOCKED = UNDONE AND UNAMERICAN
A couple weeks ago I was in a discussion with a vet who does not crop her dobermans. While she has nice dogs it is very obvious that she has taken a stand on the side of the AR agenda because that IS their agenda. BAN ALL cropped and docked breeds.
So as I was considering this I made the statement that Uncropped, Undocked is UNDONE and UNAmerican. Her response was that my "home grown idear" is a self destruct agenda. If you could only read her writing you would be very shocked to know that she has been placed in charge of the DPCA crop and dock committee.
The breed ring is the beauty pageant for the purebred dog world. Just watch Westminster or the Eukunaba National - it is a black tie affair all the way with judges in long gowns and tuxs. Since uncropped is a deviation to the standard, to be penalized accordingly, why would you even want to send your dog into the ring knowing everyone will be fully dressed and your dog will be undone or dressed down???
While we have the choice, those who are in the limelight, the leaders should support the standard and help us protect our rights. Every uncropped dog shown says the standard is not important and it then become acceptable and considered normal - then it is BANNED forever and you will no longer see the "look of eagles" that has gone a long way in making this dog what it is today. Otherwise who among you would have been attracted to another hound dog look??? That is not to insult the hound group - I personally think they have their own kind of beauty and it is their standard. But the Doberman is in the working group not the hound group and the c/d definitely sets them apart and IMHO above the hound look for our breed.
If you really want a laugh you might enjoy this reading http://www.ehow.com/about_6697115_cropped-vs_-uncropped-dog-ears.html
Some of the things I found humorous:
(Quote) For example, Doberman pinschers are known for their cropped ears and docked tails, which give them a more alert, intimidating appearance.
Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_6697115_cropped-vs_-uncropped-dog-ears.html#ixzz2ZbRakKvA (quote)
They go on to admit that many prefer the cropped ear as it can pinpoint sound within 5% or its origin whereas the uncropped can pinpoint within 20%.. If someone is sneaking up on you that just might be an important 15% difference.
(Quote)The American Veterinary Medical Association resolves this disagreement by stating that, while ears that droop abnormally increase the risk of ear infections, there is not yet any evidence to support the claim that cropped ears lower the risk.
Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_6697115_cropped-vs_-uncropped-dog-ears.html#ixzz2ZbSKjISY (quote)
Ok folks I am from Arkansas - I am down home and home grown. BUT that does not mean I just fell off the turnip truck yesterday. Therefore, I must ask what is meant when the Brilliant AVMA resolves the issue by saying while dropped ears abnormally increase the risk of infections there is NO EVIDENCE to support the claim that cropped ears are lower risk. WHAT???? If dropped ears have an abnormal increase then doesn't that automatically mean that the opposite would improve the odds or DECREASE the odds???? HELLO??????? Is anyone listening???
Can you see why it is so critical that DPCA stand up for the standard and put people in charge who are not politically blinded to their AR agenda. Brainwashed by the AVMA who tried to stop vets from cropping a couple years ago but received enough flak they had to retract it for now. THEY are teaching the AR agenda in vet schools so the next time you want to find a good cropping vet what do you think your chances will be with the new brain washed vets coming out of school knowing more about political agendas than good vet care???
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