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Breed-Specific Ear Cropping

If you own a purebred dog and are interested in bringing them into the show circuit, you will have to make sure they meet the necessary standards. Consequently, appearances are important in this case and your pet may need to undergo a procedure known as ear cropping to have a breed standard look. This involves surgically modifying the shape of the ears so they will stand erect, as opposed to folding or flopping down. 

Our doctor and veterinary staff have the skills and experience to perform ear cropping surgeries on specific dog breeds. As with any other type of surgery, safety and comfort are our highest priorities for your pet. We will do everything necessary to ensure their comfort, safety and well-being both during and after their surgery. 

A small, young, beautiful, black and white American Staffordshire Terrier walking on the grass looking playful and cheerful. Its ears are cropped.

Which Dog Breeds Usually Undergo Ear Cropping?

Cropped ears are the standard look for the following dog breeds:

  • American Pit Bull Terriers
  • American Staffordshire Terriers
  • Boxers
  • Bouviers des Flandres
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Great Danes
  • Miniature Pinschers
  • Schnauzers

When do We Perform This Procedure?

We can perform ear cropping surgeries on dogs between 10 and 14 weeks of age. They will be placed under general anesthesia and receive the necessary fluids, pain relief medications and antibiotics. Furthermore, a technician will carefully monitor your pet to ensure proper organ function and stability during the procedure.

If you have any questions about ear cropping or are considering this procedure for your own pet, talk to us. We will be glad to address your concerns and help you make the best decision for your companion.

A small, young, beautiful, white and red sable American Staffordshire Terrier walking on the lawn while sticking its tongue out and looking playful and cheerful. Its ears are cropped.
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We are so happy to be a client of the Altadena Pet Hospital. Dr. Sahi and his incredible staff have treated our two Babies Dodger Dog and Baby cat. It’s like an extended family. The staff is very attentive and loving towards our animals. They treat all the animals, as if they are their own.


Romi and Marina

We are so happy to be a client of the Altadena Pet Hospital. Dr. Sahi and his incredible staff have treated our two Babies Dodger Dog and Baby cat. It’s like an extended family. The staff is very attentive and loving towards our animals. They treat all the animals, as if they are their own.


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