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Two days ago we expanded our pack and brought home Kairo- a former Hungarian street dog who was rescued through animal-happyend. We don't know much about his history but it seems like his ears have been cut for some reason and I'm just curious if anyone has any insight?

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Hello!

Two days ago we expanded our pack and brought home Kairo- a former Hungarian street dog who was rescued through animal-happyend. We don't know much about his history but it seems like his ears have been cut for some reason and I'm just curious if anyone has any insight?

Thank you!
Why would anyone know why your street dogs ears were cut off? Why don't you actually provide some detailed background about how you got him and what history you do know instead of being so vague?
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Re: Adopted doggo!

Congrats on the new addition, TNT!

Were his ears actually cut to re-shape them? (Cropping, illegal in Switzerland.)

Or were the notched, as in a sort of triangle in one or both ears?

If notched, and if he was a street dog, he might have been part of a catch, castrate, release program. CCR is a way to deal with street/feral populations where the chance of finding a home is small. CCR helps addresss the overpopulation issue by ensuring that ferals and street dogs caught don't reproduce. In a CCR program vets, often volunteers from all over, castrate the caught dog and while under anesthesia notch the ear to show that the OP has been done. Thus the dog is easily identifiable and won't be picked up in the next CCR action.

Another possibility is that the ears were either infected or he was at one point in a fight and the ears had been badly bitten requiring medical amputation of what was left.

So... tell me a bit more about what the cut looks like and I might have other guesses.


But in any event, the past is behind him - the important thing is that you and he bond together and set off on a new life full of fun and adventures.

All the best to you both.

(And thumbs up the the good folks at Animal HappyEnd for finding him a wonderful new home. I very much respect this group.)
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Re: Adopted doggo!

They could have been infected.
He might have lost them in a fight.
Previous owner might have thought it looked better.
He was born without any.
He might have scratched them of himself due to mites.

etc.. etc..
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Ears!
That's a typical CCR notch.

And a very beautiful pooch! Here's to second chapters, wishing you both much happiness.
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Congrats on the new addition, TNT!

Were his ears actually cut to re-shape them? (Cropping, illegal in Switzerland.)

Or were the notched, as in a sort of triangle in one or both ears?

If notched, and if he was a street dog, he might have been part of a catch, castrate, release program. CCR is a way to deal with street/feral populations where the chance of finding a home is small. CCR helps addresss the overpopulation issue by ensuring that ferals and street dogs caught don't reproduce. In a CCR program vets, often volunteers from all over, castrate the caught dog and while under anesthesia notch the ear to show that the OP has been done. Thus the dog is easily identifiable and won't be picked up in the next CCR action.

Another possibility is that the ears were either infected or he was at one point in a fight and the ears had been badly bitten requiring medical amputation of what was left.

So... tell me a bit more about what the cut looks like and I might have other guesses.


But in any event, the past is behind him - the important thing is that you and he bond together and set off on a new life full of fun and adventures.

All the best to you both.

(And thumbs up the the good folks at Animal HappyEnd for finding him a wonderful new home. I very much respect this group.)

Yes notched!! I wondered if it was that sort of program. The thing is it's both ears, and I would have assumed they would have only done one. But I'll attach a photo for you. Thank you so much for the reply!
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That's a typical CCR notch.

And a very beautiful pooch! Here's to second chapters, wishing you both much happiness.
Thank you! We are settling well so far and I'm so excited to see him bloom with us

Animal-HappyEnd has been great too! I'm spreading the word about them!
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Re: Adopted doggo!

As a cat hater, I'm glad Doggo has a good home, but find it curious someone imports a dog from Hungary when there must be dogs here which need a new home too. Is it easier to import? Do you mind me asking why go to so much trouble and expense to import a dog?
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As a cat hater, I'm glad Doggo has a good home, but find it curious someone imports a dog from Hungary when there must be dogs here which need a new home too. Is it easier to import? Do you mind me asking why go to so much trouble and expense to import a dog?
Don't mind you asking! When we set out to adopt another dog we planned to adopt a dog in Switzerland, but in the search came across Animal-HappyEnd, a rescue that brings dogs in, mostly from Hungary, but also from Spain. They had an emergency case on the front page- our doggo, now named Kairo, had been attacked in the shelter and had to be put in isolation and was just in general terrible shape ..and I just couldn't stop thinking about him! So I went against everything I thought I'd do and adopted a dog completely blind. Luckily our resident dog is pretty easy going and social.

The expense and process is similar to what we went through adopting in Switzerland. Plus we don't have many street dogs here and I didn't want to miss out on the fun of toliet training a fully grown dog
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Plus we don't have many street dogs here and I didn't want to miss out on the fun of toliet training a fully grown dog
Thanks for the smile on a Saturday morning! My very first dog ever was a rescue, and she remained the best dog I’d ever had until the most recent addition to our family. It felt like she really appreciated having a caring family - hope yours is the same!
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