Shocked at this as its now illegal. https://dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/2021/02/09/couple-banned-from-keeping-pets-after-cropping-pups-ears/ A couple from Warwickshire have been banned for life from keeping animals after admitting to having the ears of their three puppies – Khaleesi, Nymeria, and Enemy – cropped in an illegal operation. The news comes right after the RSPCA released figures showing “a 621% increase in the number of reports of ear cropping and cropped ears made to the animal welfare charity in the last six years”, and renewed calls to ban the importation of dogs with cropped ears from abroad. Ear cropping is illegal in illegal in England and Wales under Section 5 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and has been outlawed in England since 1899, but is still being carried out illegally. On Friday 29 January, the body of a young puppy was found dumped with crudely cropped, infected ears and a broken neck; it is suspected he may have been killed after becoming ill following the mutilation.