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Ear cropping

im looking at puppy for a pet. its a female with an natural tail. She is 10 weeks old and vet said it would be no problem to crop the ear and dock the tail at her age. but they said they would want to do the ears first then the tail. I was just wondering if i got the ear cropped and they put something on her to keep her from messing with her tail would that hurt the crop? also how long does the ears need to be tapped? once they are standing on their own do you have to keep taping after that? I was just wanting to find out a few things before deciding on this dog. I know they should have had the tail docked at birth.
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Is this from a breeder or a rescue?


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If you want a c/d puppy it would be best to go to a reputable breeder that takes care of the docking a few days after the litter is whelped and has an expert cropper do the ears before you bring the pup home. If this is a rescue pup keep in mind that most rescues strictly prohibit having the ears and tails done post adoption so you'd need to ask the rescue about that first.
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Its a backyard breeder, i know its not right to support a back yard breeder. but i also dont have $1500-2500 for a family pet. they said they never wanted them to breed but the male was let out of his room while she was in heat. they said they planed to have them fixed but never got around to it. it was kinda sketchy that the dad wasnt their while i was looking at the pup. the mom was very friendly. i told them i had to think about it before making a buy of a dog with no papers or dad around this is their ad. do the pups look full blood to you guys. they live about an hour from me.

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At this age the tail dock is technically an amputation. It can be done, but it is not as easy as a dock at an early age. If this was my dog, I'd just leave it all natural.
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Its a backyard breeder, i know its not right to support a back yard breeder. but i also dont have $1500-2500 for a family pet. they said they never wanted them to breed but the male was let out of his room while she was in heat. they said they planed to have them fixed but never got around to it. it was kinda sketchy that the dad wasnt their while i was looking at the pup. the mom was very friendly. i told them i had to think about it before making a buy of a dog with no papers or dad around this is their ad. do the pups look full blood to you guys. they live about an hour from me.

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To have an experienced cropping vet (like Dr. Mcbride outside Orlando) do the ears/tail amputation and aftercare is going to be $800-1000, and more if the surgeon has to do the surgeries at different times as you suggested (which makes no sense). Puppies are pretty darn expensive to raise especially if you encounter unnecessary health issues like you may with a poorly bred puppy. If budget is tight would you consider a rescue adult doberman instead? Why not just wait and save up a bit more money? Some breeders will be able to set up a payment plan too.

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To have an experienced cropping vet (like Dr. Mcbride outside Orlando) do the ears and aftercare is going to be $800-1000, and more if the surgeon has to do the surgeries at different times as you suggested (which makes no sense). Puppies are pretty darn expensive to raise especially if you encounter unnecessary health issues like you may with a poorly bred puppy. If budget is tight would you consider a rescue adult doberman instead? Why not just wait and save up a bit more money? Some breeders will be able to set up a payment plan too.
I might just do that, I have a male now that is 3 years old i adopted from a fellow member he had been hit by a car twice before i got him and has a bad hip from it but he is a great dog. the vet told me he is fine and not to worry about it as long as it doesnt seem to bother him. but ill keep looking. thanks everyone for the tips, finding a good breeder in our surrounding area is hard to find. i found a akc registered breed for half/euros but they want $1000 for a pup with no health certificate and no ear crop but recommend their vet to do the crop.
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I find it curious (not) that so many people "just so happen" to have a male and female of the same breed, who they "have been meaning to get fixed" who wind up having an "accidental" litter that they sell for cheap on yard sale sites like Craigslist (where it is against the rules to sell puppies, by the way). It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see these people advertising another "accidental" litter in another six to nine months.m

Seriously, if you can't afford the purchase price of a well bred dog, look into getting a rescue. You'll be getting pretty much the exact same quality of dog as these pups, but you won't be lining a BYB's pockets to get one.


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Nova, just because a dog is AKC registered does not mean that they are reputable, at all. I think you've already figured this out. Not even kidding, I take my boy to the dog park at non-peak hours and there's a woman there who asks me every single time "Does he have papers? Do you want to breed him? I have a friend with a female looking for a stud. She'd pay you, etc. etc." I've also heard this woman bragging about her "designer dogs" throwing 2 breeds together and selling them as a high priced specialty dog. She makes me sick to the point where if I see her car we turn around and go on a walk instead. I just can't believe people are so irresponsible with an already unhealthy breed. Makes me sick
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If you know it's not right, I urge you to either consider a reputable rescue OR, be patient, wait, and save until you can afford a pup from an ethical breeder. A puppy isn't a "must have" item, and doing it the right way is the responsible choice. It sounds like you know that deep down, so why not wait and save up so that you can do it the right way?


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