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Cropping 4 month old's ears

I have a 4 month old AKC registered doberman I rescued and was wanting info of cropping his ears in Evansville, IN or close by? My boys name is Zeus Xavier St. Thomas.
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4 months old is too old to crop ears. In all probability, they would never stand and you would be wasting your time.
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Thank you for the advice! You the third person that has given me the same advice. I will keep them normal. His going to be my Service Dog. Have had him less than 22 hours. What an awesome demeanor. TY again!!!
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Oh, and WELCOME to DT.

Tell us more about your pup, and post PICTURES of him!!! We love pictures here.
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Hi there and welcome from the Pacific NW!

Yeah... Unfortunately, cropping your boys ears at this age is simply setting yourself and your dog up for failure.

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You are probably past the window at 4 months if you want them to stand successfully. Breeders normally have their litters cropped at about 7-9 weeks.
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I suppose that I should point out that a very (very) short "military" crop might stand well at this age if the pup has good ear cartilage. But me? I would leave the ears alone. Perhaps aid them a bit to lie flat. You can ask here about that....

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Leave them natural. If you want them to lie flat and avoid the "flyaway" type of ear set, you can tape them down for a while - there's a thread on taping natural ears here on DT.

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