Have you tried telling your breeder that you want your puppy to have its natural ears? I don’t see why they would insist if you, as a committed and pre-approved buyer, would prefer that. I would try asking first, even if the breeder website states otherwise. If they insist to crop, you could request a medium crop, often times those ears don’t require a very long posting time compared to longer ear crops.Hi-
Does anyone have a photo of what a doberman with cropped ears would look like if the ears weren't posted? All the breeders in my area do not sell dogs with natural ears. And I would prefer not to put him through the multi-month ear posting process. Thank you all for your help!
My personal belief is that if a dog has been put through the surgery, it’s our obligation as owners to post the ears. Unposted, the ears will do whatever they want. Sometimes one will stand, sometimes both will flop, impossible to predict as each dog is unique.