This.Welcome to DT. Typically reputable breeders handle ear cropping so new owners are not burdened with finding a good cropping vet.
Good luck with your pup. Not sure about ear croppers in NC.
I'm in Jville too. Make an appt with Brian Garrett in Fayetteville (910)323-1535. He is very reputable, has done mine and another good friend of mine and both has turned out perfectly. Your dog's ears are worth a 2hr drive!
Thanks! Yeah just call them at Fayetteville and set up your appointment. They have certain days that they do ear crops so be sure to make the appointment early because during those days they're pretty busy. I just took a day of leave, dropped him off at 0800, told them which crop that I wanted my son to have(also showed them a pic out of the magazine)and killed time in Fayetteville until he was ready to be picked up at 1645. They will want to keep an eye on him for a few hours so plan to pick him up during the evening around 1600-1700 possibly earlier and be sure to ask them for sleep medicine so your little one won't be whining the whole way home. The people there are extremely nice and will take care of your little one so it's well worth the 2hr drive especially knowing that you will have a great finished product instead of taking your chances around here and risking a crop that you're unhappy with. The Animal Academy here in Jacksonville may not seem very sociable but are good with animals from what i've seen, Ive only used them to remove stitches instead of driving back up to Fayetteville. If you have any ?'s feel free to inbox me.Jbb you puppy is adorable!
Thank you everyone! Our breeder is in SC she does offer the cropping for an extra price but she has recommended if they take care of the cropping the puppy will have to stay there longer. Our friends got a pup from the same breeder and is also currently looking for a vet as well. All the breeders that we have looked at online are not offering the ear cropping. I am going to call Greenville and Asheville today I have also been told to ask for pics of their work. We visited academy vet hospital yesterday in Jacksonville but didn't feel like it was a good place no pics were available and I don't know just didn't seem like a clean place as well. We should be getting our pup on June 9th will post pics soon!
Then you can look for a breeder who keeps their litters natural. OP should have researched a bit more to find a reputable breeder who does the C/D for you, before you get the pup, if you prefer that look.True................Unless you are dealing with a breeder that cares more for the natural beauty of a doberman.