It has come to the attention of the EAKC that many of the Caucasian Shepherds registered over the past few years have had their ears cropped. Ear cropping is an unnecessary cosmetic and cruel illegal mutilation of the dog’s ears.
THE EAKC AS WELL AS KENYA VET BOARD OUTLAWED THIS PRACTICE MANY YEARS AGO FOR ALL BREEDS.
It has therefore come as a surprise to us that the procedure has been so widely administered.
The council has in this case decided that all locally bred dogs which are already registered but have had their ears cropped will not be deregistered at this point. However, they will not be permitted to enter shows.
Some breeds, among which the Caucasian Shepherd, still have their ears cropped in USA and Russia. If they are imported from these countries where it is legal, the EAKC accepts these import registrations as long as it is properly declared on the import registration forms.
EAR CROPPING IS CARRIED OUT PURELY FOR FASHION. WITHOUT TAKING THE WELLBEING OF THE DOG INTO CONSIDERATION.
Some people mistakenly believe that there are benefits to ear cropping, this is simply not true. Ear cropping does not improve a dog’s hearing or prevent ear infections.