Cane corso ears are cut or cropped to prevent injuries and infections. Although controversial, this practice may help a cane corso live a longer and healthier life.
Uncropped cane corso ears are usually large and floppy, making them a great breeding ground for ticks, mites, and bacteria. The dog’s ears can get infected, leading to immense pain and repeated trips to the vet. Even worse, if left untreated, it can also cause permanent hearing loss.
The procedure itself is non-invasive and relatively painless. It’s usually done when a cane corso puppy is 8–12 weeks of age, though it is possible to crop the ears of older dogs. Just make sure to get the procedure done by an experienced veterinarian to avoid complications.