It's an unnecessary procedure done to young puppies to ensure the dog has a particular "look". It would be the equivalent to giving a preschooler a nose job or breast implants. It is harmful, painful and not needed. Breeders in the UK have stopped doing this procedure ages ago. Vets refuse to do the surgery unless there is a health issue.
- Canadian Kennel Club
Stop breeders from cropping ears and docking tails
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