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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Where to get the ears cropped?

Hi everyone,

I live in Orlando, Florida and looking for a vet that is known for successful ear cropping. I have been researching for the past two hours and have only been able to find 3 vets that are in my area:

1. Lake Underhill Animal Hospital done by Dr. Hill
2. Preciouspetservices.com in Winter Park done by Dr. Jerry Evans
3. Sumter County Animal Hospital in Wildwood, FL done by Dr. Leigh McBride.

If anyone lives in the Central Florida area and has suggestions, please reply to my post. I will be picking up my pup on 07/07/11 at 8 weeks of age from a Tampa breeder.

Thanks everyone!!!!
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It is really better to buy a puppy from a breeder that does the ears. The good breeders crop the ears, keep the pup till the stitches come out and then show you how to post.

There is a lot more to breeding dobermans than just putting two together and letting them have puppies like health testing of the parents, knowledge of the pedigrees and what vets to crop their puppies. Not totally saying your breeder just threw two dogs together cause I don't know that. There is a lot more but that is probably enough for now.

All that said, most good breeders use Leigh McBride as she is an experienced show cropper that actually knows what she is doing unlike 99% of vets that crop ears.

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I live in central florida and went to sumter animal hospital AMAZING work! i live in orlando, east area by UCF. I have some pictures of how my puppy came out and i love it, went with the longer crop. She does great work, but dont pay any attention to the ladies who work at the desk. most rude people i have veer had to deal with
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i havent seen any of the vets crops, but i can tell you that most breeders in tampa, orlando, etc go to Dr. McBride.

With that being said, i agree with the above comment stating that a good breeder will, and should, already have the ears done by the time you get pup. You might want to do more research on your breeder and make sure its not a BYB. I would post a thread on here asking if anyone has ever gotten a pup from ....., and what their experience was.

Just saw your post saying you were picking up from a tampa breeder...i'm in tampa, know a lot of the breeders here. If you dont mind me asking, who is it???
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I third getting a pup from a reputable/ethical breeder that would not only have the crop done for you, but also be there to help you post and guide you through the process. Good breeders don't let their pups go uncropped unless there are special circumstances.
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Dr McBride is a well respected vet & has a fantastic reputation for cropping. She is well worth the drive. Quite a few dogs on here have had their ears done by her.

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I know this is a super old thread, but I wanted to add my 2 cents anyway because this is where I first came for info!

We took our dobie, Chief, to Dr. Glenn Finnell at South Orlando Animal Hospital. He was AMAZING. We were skeptical at first after talking to our former vet who didn't seem to have a clue about the process yet was willing to do it. But Dr. Finnell has owned dobermans of his own before and showed us photos of the crop he did for his own dogs. He also examined Chief's ears and told us what we might expect, and did blood work to make sure that Chief did not have any clotting issues.

Taping was great, we only had to do 3 rounds, then we had to do half taping to correct them from bending in. Dr. Finnell taught us how to do it and gave us a roll of tape that we could use at home.

We highly recommend Dr. Finnell and South Orlando Animal Hospital. We initially were just going to go to SOAH for Chief's ear crop since it's an hour away from our house, but since they treated us and Chief so well he has become our primary vet. An hour drive is nothing to know that we have such a caring and knowledgeable vet to rely on.

Here's a pic of Chief at 9 weeks and then now, at 5 months. We are new to ear cropping (this is our first dobie) but we think they look great.

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Do you have pictures? The one posted is showing blocked.
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Hi Teresa..

This thread is 9 years old and the last post was 4 1/2 years ago.

You should probably start a new thread in the Puppy Corner forum under the category Ear Cropping and Posting. Click on "Forum" at the top of the page and look for "Puppy Corner".

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I believe Dr. Mcbride is now retired from cropping, at least for the general public, and the go to vet in Florida is now Dr. Mendez Who was trained by Mcbride. Quality Care Animal Hosptial - Veterinarian in Miramar, FL
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