I don't think this is normal...in fact, I don't think I have ever seen a cropped Rottie, definately not part of the breed standard. I know some people crop ears really short for the purpose of dog fighting. I certainly hope this is not the case. Is is a short crop like a pit or a longer crop like a Dobe???
She's absolutely not a Rottweiler, but no vet worth anything would even consider cropping a Rottie in the first place. When I first saw the thread title without looking at the picture, I thought maybe you might be talking about a Beauceron, as they are traditionally cropped and would look slightly more similar to a Rottweiler as a puppy than a Doberman would. That puppy is definitely a Doberman puppy, though. There is nothing about her that screams anything other than all Dobe. Honestly though, it is ridiculous how many people who have Dobermans think that they have a Rottweiler and vice versa. Or, how many people think they're one in the same.
Fair enough. I thought it looked awfully Dobe to me, but he said it was a Rottweiler and I know its nose looks shorter than Kaiser's, so I thought it was possible. But thanks! Really wondering about owner now :confused2
I HAVE seen a cropped Doberman X Rottweiler... not only cropped, but cropped and flopped. It looked totally wrong and bizarre. I cannot imagine why one would crop a mixed breed dog in the first place, much less why - if one wanted a cropped dog so badly - enough effort was not taken with aftercare to make the ears stand.