Alfie has always had a problem with his ears. His nose is always on the ground so he treads on his ears, this results in him grazing the bottoms. 2 weeks ago he cut 1 so badly it wouldn't stop bleeding so we took him to the vets, by the time we got there it had stopped. The vet prescribed antibiotics and suggested we had an operation to shorten his beloved ears!!!! The ears are fine now, but I just wondered if anyone else had encountered this problem or heard of trimming a bassets ears ? His ears dont appear to be overlong infact Barneys are much longer and he never has this problem. Any suggestions please? Surely trimming an ear is like docking a tail??