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Re: AMVA against cropping and docking
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2008, 12:09:22 PM »
I like the look of a cropped boxer..Tequila is cropped..Like someone siad this is a personal opinion...I think though that in the ring it should be an option...This is sometimes a war on some boards...
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Re: AMVA against cropping and docking
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2008, 12:25:58 PM »
I'm pro choice on the issue.

Does the boxer standard actually state anything about crop/dock?  Just curious.

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Re: AMVA against cropping and docking
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2008, 01:12:20 PM »
Oh yes. :)  The AKC Boxer standard says:

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Set at the highest points of the sides of the skull, the ears are customarily cropped, cut rather long and tapering, and raised when alert. If uncropped, the ears should be of moderate size, thin, lying flat and close to the cheeks in repose, but falling forward with a definite crease when alert.

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The tail is set high, docked, and carried upward. An undocked tail should be severely penalized.

The description of an uncropped ear, and the penalization of an undocked tail, were added in 2005.
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Re: AMVA against cropping and docking
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2008, 01:26:10 PM »
Another question?  What if a Boxer comes from a country that docking and cropping are illegal?  Are they penalized in the conformation ring?
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Re: AMVA against cropping and docking
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2008, 12:01:46 AM »
An undocked tail would be, yes.  Uncropped ears in most cases aren't an issue, though some judges do seem to have a bias still.
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