then find a breeder who will have their Vet crop the puppy for you, handle the after care and then show you how to repost when you come and pick up your pup............... and also be there if you need further help at anytime!
Welcome to the forum! Try doing a thread search for 'ear crop NC' you might find some recommendations from earlier posts. Also visit the AKC website - there's a 'Clubs' option near the top of the home page - hit that and follow the links to search for Doberman clubs in your area and check out a meeting - lots of good local contacts there. You would do well to have thick skin when posting here but dont let the strongly worded opinions of a few keep you from taking full advantage of this resource. Good luck
If you purchase from a reputable breeder, the puppy's ears will already be cropped when you take it home. There are a number of good breeders in your state. Check out the breeder's referral list that Sam&Macksmom provided above. There are 3 that I can think of off the top of my head; Allure, Scudamore, and Goldgrove.