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Ear cropping in Colorado

Hey everyone. I have a vet who I love for cropping. We are bringing home our new pup soon, but the vet we use and love for cropping is on vacation until September 16. The pup will be 10 weeks old then, which is still in the window of time to be able to crop. However, the problem is that we were hoping to do a longer show crop this time. My vet (Columbine Animal Hospital) will not generally do a long crop after 8.5 weeks. This means one of two things—we will have to bring him to another vet for the longer crop, or settle for a shorter crop at the vet we love. Here’s where I need help. I have looked into other vets who crop in the area. Hermosa, Allbrick, and Powell are the only ones besides Columbine I can find. I am very unimpressed with the crops I’ve seen come out of those three vets. Hermosa’s website showcases a few Dobermans for some of their “best crops”. One Doberman has ears that are two different lengths and another one has very jagged edges. Powell only gives three options for cropping—short, medium, and tall. But we have no choice on bell, shape, or style. Allbrick pretty much does a short military crop only and also doesn’t give options for shape or style. I love the work Dr. Lee does at Columbine. He is truly an artist and I have never seen a bad crop from his practice. They are all exquisite, with lasered edges and no sutures except at the base. His technique generally has pup’s ears standing solidly in less than two months. His prices are sky high, but include all of the postings, pre-op bloodwork, all the medications for afterwards, and lifetime support. But I hate that we are spending so much on a pup to not get the crop we want. I would love any recommendations for a stellar vet in Colorado who crops. I live in Brighton, CO, but will travel anywhere in the state for a good crop.
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If you don't mind the drive, I have heard Dr. Erin at Monument Vet in Monument and Dr. Mona Fasth in Pueblo are amazing cropping vets. I believe they both are also reputable doberman breeders.
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Hey everyone. I have a vet who I love for cropping. We are bringing home our new pup soon, but the vet we use and love for cropping is on vacation until September 16. The pup will be 10 weeks old then, which is still in the window of time to be able to crop. However, the problem is that we were hoping to do a longer show crop this time. My vet (Columbine Animal Hospital) will not generally do a long crop after 8.5 weeks. This means one of two things—we will have to bring him to another vet for the longer crop, or settle for a shorter crop at the vet we love. Here’s where I need help. I have looked into other vets who crop in the area. Hermosa, Allbrick, and Powell are the only ones besides Columbine I can find. I am very unimpressed with the crops I’ve seen come out of those three vets. Hermosa’s website showcases a few Dobermans for some of their “best crops”. One Doberman has ears that are two different lengths and another one has very jagged edges. Powell only gives three options for cropping—short, medium, and tall. But we have no choice on bell, shape, or style. Allbrick pretty much does a short military crop only and also doesn’t give options for shape or style. I love the work Dr. Lee does at Columbine. He is truly an artist and I have never seen a bad crop from his practice. They are all exquisite, with lasered edges and no sutures except at the base. His technique generally has pup’s ears standing solidly in less than two months. His prices are sky high, but include all of the postings, pre-op bloodwork, all the medications for afterwards, and lifetime support. But I hate that we are spending so much on a pup to not get the crop we want. I would love any recommendations for a stellar vet in Colorado who crops. I live in Brighton, CO, but will travel anywhere in the state for a good crop.
Dr. Mona Fasth is highly recommended for cropping for Dobermans (https://fasthvet.wixsite.com/fasthvet). Many vets who crop ears don't do a great job...it's worth it to pay the cost and travel for a good crop.
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If you don't mind the drive, I have heard Dr. Erin at Monument Vet in Monument and Dr. Mona Fasth in Pueblo are amazing cropping vets. I believe they both are also reputable doberman breeders.

I would only recommend going to Erin DeTurk and Mona Fasth, mostly Mona as she's done many crops and I haven't seen Erins work yet.


I don't know any reputable vets that will crop past 12 weeks.

The Columbine crop from the website looks ok, but I would want to see more work that looks better than whats on their website.

Might I ask why your breeder isn't cropping the puppies for you? Usually if a breeder is skipping out on cropping they are also skipping out on the proper health testing like OFA hips, annual thyroid, annual holter monitoring and echoing and full blood panels before breeding.
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I would only recommend going to Erin DeTurk and Mona Fasth, mostly Mona as she's done many crops and I haven't seen Erins work yet.


I don't know any reputable vets that will crop past 12 weeks.

The Columbine crop from the website looks ok, but I would want to see more work that looks better than whats on their website.

Might I ask why your breeder isn't cropping the puppies for you? Usually if a breeder is skipping out on cropping they are also skipping out on the proper health testing like OFA hips, annual thyroid, annual holter monitoring and echoing and full blood panels before breeding.

Asking questions you know the answer too.
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Very good point you bring up G- Red !

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This is a cropped and docked breed and the breeder should be arranging the cropping for you. It's a huge red flag that one is not doing so. Please tell me you're not getting a puppy from Rocky Mountain Dobermans
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This is a cropped and docked breed and the breeder should be arranging the cropping for you. It's a huge red flag that one is not doing so. Please tell me you're not getting a puppy from Rocky Mountain Dobermans

Aren't you breaking the rule about cursing? RMD is a curse word around these parts, you know that. Her latest post on FB was a big "F U to the DPCA" because one of her puppy buyers got BoB - 4-6mo puppy (out of 2)
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Aren't you breaking the rule about cursing? RMD is a curse word around these parts, you know that. Her latest post on FB was a big "F U to the DPCA" because one of her puppy buyers got BoB - 4-6mo puppy (out of 2)
LOL Karen! Hop over to the chicken thread (Girls outside). Every other word is a profane epithet. If not in actuality, at least in intent.Thats probably why we have over 20'000 comments in less than 2 1/2 years....

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