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  • #16
    Originally posted by Dane Happy View Post
    Thanks all for the advice. It's nice to have the pictures in one place.

    I hate to sound like a noob but my options are show crop, medium crop, and pet crop? correct?
    I'm going to have to say that, for Danes, "pet crop" is NOT an option.

    Go with the medium or the long show or don't do it at all IMO
    Misty, Leonidas (Dane), and Valor (Pomeranian Mix)
    Current 52 Photo Project:


    • #17
      Kaos has a long show crop. They were standing by 7 months (but I am a tape Nazi). Kava has a medium shop crop, hers were standing in 6.5 months.


      Kava...2.5 years Old...

      (no her eyes aren't really blue, camera effect)
      Logan, Member GDCA and Past President GDCMF
      Int'l CH & AM GCH Legacys Killer Instinct, TT, CHIC (Kaos)


      • #18

        Not trying to hijack this thread but I LOVE the buttercream color of your sofa! My Danes have trashed our old leather sofa (you can see in my signature picture my fawn is resting his head on the arm of the sofa, which is literally falling off). Do you mind sharing the brand of sofa or the type of leather it is? It looks so shiny and easy to clean! We are in the midst of sofa-shopping and looking for Dane-proof suggestions...

        Giselle pictured at 7 months old


        • #19
          They are a milk chocolate brown set we bought at Rooms to Go about 15 years ago. They were in our living room until we moved to Florida. They are starting to show wear, but mainly thanks to the cat. We have definitely got our money's worth.
          Logan, Member GDCA and Past President GDCMF
          Int'l CH & AM GCH Legacys Killer Instinct, TT, CHIC (Kaos)


          • #20
            Holly has a medium show crop. I was able to stop taping about 6.5 months. Her ears were pretty easy, but i fought the tips for awhile. I did breathe right strips until she was 8-9 months, then gave it up. you can see in my pics that her tips are a little "flippy". But it gives her a little character.

            My next dane will have a long show crop, as i love the look of them! and now, much more experienced with danes.
            -Katie, Holly, and Millie
            Houndstooth Great Danes
            Member of the Great Dane Club of Louisiana



            • #21
              Maggie has a medium show crop.

              Our vet specializes in Dane crops and had a whole book of photos to choose from. She also said that depending on the dog's ear leather she may recommend a shorter crop so it will stand better. And interestingly she mentioned that she usually keeps more bell, on females because it looks more feminine. We agreed to that because some of the long narrow crops on particularly on black/mantles in the book looked a little more "scary". It was nice to work with a vet that could go over the specifics of size and shape.

              sigpicIntroducing Miss Maggie Maggie - 3 Years Old


              • #22
                Clyde is now 10 weeks and has a medium-long crop. When I got to my vet's I got asked tons of questions as to what I wanted. Length is medium-long, I asked for a curved cut, the very tip of the ears are cut as well to prevent curling and also the chunk of cartilage at the base of the ear was removed as well (which is apparently the usual way to go with Great Danes).
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                • #23
                  Emma and Glory both have long or "show" crops.
                  When my vet (Anne Midgarden) does "pet" crops - they are just a tad short of a show crop and are still lovely...perhaps what some would call a "medium" show crop. They do tend to stand a bit more quickly.
                  sigpicNikol Marsh & Glory, Emma, Tycho & Bronte
                  Dantrydane's GloryB Gallantree
                  Am/Int CH Perlwin's MBN Original Emma V EIO, RN, TT, CGC, TDI
                  Int CH Blue Moon's For Game and Glory, CGC, TDI
                  Sasdania's Poetry In Motion, RN, CGC


                  • #24
                    Mac (named after my favorite charachter in Its Always Sunny in Philly) has a long show crop. im not going to show him but i love the look of the long crop.


                    • #25
                      Hello members, I am new here and I would appreciate some information as to cropped ear sizes in Inches. Gia is gorgeous and her ears are what I was hoping for and didn't get. I have a beauutiful show prospect puppy. I had asked the Vet for a show crop but not Extreme what I have on this puppy measures a scant 3 inches from skull to tip.
                      She was cropped at 11 weeks and is now 4 months. They have not grown any taller.
                      My question is : will they grow any as she gets bigger ? She is already a good size girl.
                      Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Josephine
                      Last edited by josephine; 11-03-2018, 10:50 AM.