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Dogs Name: Ori AKA Harold DogDog (Hairy Dog), RIP Caesar, Katana, Kip, Capri
Titles: DogDog Mouthe Extraordinaire; Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior
Dogs Age: DogDog 2 yrs?; RIP Kip 11 yrs; Capri 7 yrs; Katana 9 yrs; Caesar 13 yrs
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While you might get very, very, VERY lucky and get your dobes' ears to stand when he was cropped so late, it is certainly not something I would recommend or actually even hold out to someone as being possible, especially if you are talking to someone new to the breed. Most people who are dealing with posting and getting cropped ears to stand for the very first time have a moderately steep learning curve ahead of them...why set them up for the almost certainty of failure by telling them that you can crop a dobe's ears at 4 or 5 months? All the money and time they have spent will be for nothing and a good chunk of those people will feel badly that they put their dog through what turned out to be a pointless process, and also that they failed their dog somehow.
When really, it would be the vet's fault for agreeing to crop the dog's ears too late (re-crops to fix ear problems can be done later, but only in special cases), and the fault of dobe owners who encourage these newcomers to try something with such a high percentage of failure.
Last edited by melbrod; 02-01-2019 at 09:50 AM.