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Ears of the American Staffordshire Terrier

 

“ears are set high.  Cropped or uncropped, the later preferred.  Uncropped ears should be short and held half prick or rose.  Full drop to be penalized.”

 

Ears are set high on the skull and are relatively short.  The standard plainly says cropped or uncropped and the later preferred.  Uncropped ears of good size and set should be given more consideration than cropped ears.  The proper carriage is half prick or rose, with no preference mentioned.  Full drop is to be penalized, but fully erect ears although possible, are not mentioned to be penalized.  Full drop, or hound ears are not the same as low set ears and would seldom be seen.  Cropped ears should be of medium length and should still display where they are set on the head, preferably high.  Poorly cropped ears are a cosmetic faulty only , and have nothing to do with the construction of the dog.  However they are shaped when cropped, uncropped is always preferred, and clearly stated by the standard- and consideration should given for them.