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So, Louise&Arron....

Your words: " We can’t do it another other way in the UK because cropping and docking is illegal!

I am going to toss my 2 cents in here.

First of all, all my boys have been cropped and docked. I really prefer the look. But more importantly, almost every breeder that I would consider unites their pups and humans with the pup cropped, docked and dew claws removed.

That being said. Ears and tails do not make the dog.

If I lived in a country that had a ban on ear cropping, I would easily live with dog with "natural" ears rather than risk a compromise of health, breeding and temperament.

If your only reason for importing a Doberman to the UK is cosmetic, I would reconsider your priorities.

One more thing... As others have said. You may be making a huge mistake using a broker.

In my experience, one really benefits from a nice relationship with the breeder of their pup.

You will not get that with a broker acting as a middleman.

Oh.. One other thing: The pedigree, health and competition information that you provided here is so lacking, that that alone would cause me to drop all communication with these people and start researching a qualified Doberman breeder.

Best to you in your search.

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