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Generally it is best if dobe puppies' ears are cropped between 7 and 9 weeks, and no later than 12 weeks. Unless your vet does a very very short crop (basically takes off most of the ear) with your 4 month old (at least 16 weeks) puppy (and those look terrible on a dobe's head) it is highly unlikely that you could get them to stand properly.
In my opinion, a dobe with his ears left natural looks much better than one whose cropped ears never stood properly--a "crop and flop" job.
A good breeder will have the puppies' ears cropped before he lets the new owners take them home. He doesn't leave it up to the buyer to try to find a good vet (cropping is an art as much as a skill, and there are not that many vets who can do a good job at it) He doesn't leave it up to the buyer to try to handle the aftercare of freshly cropped ears.
Did you ask the breeder why he didn't get the puppy's ears cropped??
Last edited by melbrod; 04-06-2020 at 12:23 AM.