Marcelo, I do not deny what you wrote, how could I, you´re right.
But at that time when the first standard was brought to paper, there was no such thing as a "cropping ban".
To modify the breed standard later in this regard because of lets say "developments in animal protection" was simply a concession made to breeders from those countries where ear cropping was prohibited all of a sudden.
Same happened to other breeds like the Dobermann, Great Dane, Boxer and others.
Bodog´s point was, that accepting an uncropped ear in the standard is the same as tolerating for example an hereditary defect like kryptorchism. And that an uncropped Dogo is per se "unqualified". And that is - with due respect - nonsense in my book.
And, by the way, I find it respectless towards all the committed breeders in Europe who try their very best to preserve the "true Dogo Argentino" (just look at Bulgaria) to talk in such a disparaging way about them just because the law forces them to keep their dogs uncropped.
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