Schnauzer, Giant Question

We owned a Giant Schnauzer a while ago (85-93 or so) and back then all the ears were cropped so...


We owned a Giant Schnauzer a while ago (85-93 or so) and back then all the ears were cropped so they stood up. Is this practice no longer done, or is it perhaps that ours came directly from Germany and they do it more there than here in the US?

    In Schnauzer, Giant - Asked by Anonymous - 10/25/2010 12:01:54 PM
Some people still do this, especially those who show their dogs in conformation. However, many people are realizing that it just adds more pain and stress to a young puppy's life, so they choose not to do it since there is no real medical reason for it.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/31/2010 7:41:31 PM


That is corrected. You can go to your Vet. or call your Vet. But that person is right most don't because they don't want the puppy to go through that pain but I do think giant schnauzers look beautiful with the ears up too.....
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/21/2011 9:08:50 AM


Its been illegal to crop ears in Germany (by german doctors)since 2008. Netherlands allows cropping and eastern European doctors still do it though.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/4/2012 3:24:32 AM