I'm not very please with the breeder I got my Red Doberman puppy from. This is my 3rd Doberman and I have never had such a bad experience. The ears were cropped but, I got the dog before she was 8 wks old and the ears were cropped only 6 days earlier. The breeder said it would be no problem to remove the stiches myself but, I had to have my vet removed the stiches with my assistance and he said if he had put the stitches it would not be as difficult. Plus I had to take the puppy to a specialist clinic because her 2 front legs were severely crooked. The vet called it angular limb deformity so Darcy had to have splints put on her from legs wrapped down her paws one week at a time and rest for 1 or 2 weeks and splints put on a second time , or the alternative if this did not work was surgery to correct for another 5-6 thousand. Needless to say this was in winter and every time Darcy had to the bathroom I had to wrap her paws in plastic so they stayed dry. This was a lot of pain for the puppy besides the inconvenience. The breeders son claimed this was normal. When their vet checked and cropped the ears they knew her front limbs were deformed. I did send the paper work for the extra expenses for all the consultations, xrays, ect that should not have occurred when I had Darcy checked and fixed. Luckily surgery will be avoided, but the owners son claimed nothing was wrong and I should not expect any reimbursement for the xtra trouble and expense. The breeder knew there was problems and I expect to be reimbursed for half of the xtra unnecessary expenses. which amounts to $1000. I paid $3000. for Darcy and another $2000. to fix the problems. Any suggestions or Am I being unrealistic? I plan on reporting the breeder to the Michigan Animal and Livestock and DPCA if they want to claim they are not responsible .