Miniature Schnauzer Ears – Cropped Or Natural
I get so many questions about Miniature Schnauzer Ears
At Reberstein’s Miniature Schnauzers we prefer the cropped look for the miniature schnauzer’s ears. The cropped ear look provides for that timeless classic look of the Miniature Schnauzer. According to the miniature schnauzer breed standard the ears are supposed to be cropped. You can still show a miniature schnauzer with natural ears, but it is very hard to finish them to their championship. Most AKC miniature schnauzer show breeders prefer the cropped ear over the natural ear. The cropped ear extenuates the beautiful head of the miniature schnauzer, while the natural ear can hide the beautiful head piece and expression. At Reberstein’s Miniature Schnauzers we always crop the miniature schnauzer’s ears at 10-12 weeks of age. We will however, leave the ears natural upon request from the new owner in advance. We just have to be notified by at least 9 weeks of the puppies age. If you do decide to leave your puppies ears natural, you can be assured that the ears will lay properly on your puppies head.
Many miniature schnauzer breeders will try to convince buyers that the natural ear is more humane to the puppy and that the cropping surgery is very painful. Nothing could be further from the truth, as the surgery is quite painless and the healing time is minimal. If the surgery caused pain and was detrimental to the miniature schnauzer puppies health and well-being, we would immediately stop performing ear crops. I firmly believe that the push for natural ears is coming from so called backyard breeders, who do not wish to go through the expense and effort of cropping their miniature puppies ears. Cropping the miniature schnauzer ears is expensive and this expense cuts into the profits of the backyard breeder’s puppy sales, which is why they protest against it and recommend natural ears. The cropped ear or natural ear is a personal choice of preference, but do not try to justify your preference by spreading misleading facts and statements about the cropped ear. Cropping is an art, and you MUST use a vet who is properly trained in shaping the ear to each puppies head measurements. At Reberstein’s Miniature Schnauzers we only use the most qualified expert veterinarian for our ear crops, which is why our puppies ears look the very best.
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