I used Dr. Hayes for my dog and he did a really good job. When you go into his office you pick a crop from his scrapbook. My puppy was 12 weeks old (almost 13) when he did the crop. He called and told me that he had never cropped a dog as large as mine. She just had her sutures taken out a week ago and her ears are standing. My husband took her to a local vet today in order to get her ears re taped. This vet also does doberman crops but I heard better things about Dr. Hayes. This vet told my husband that we didn't have to post her ears anymore because the crop is already good. However, we are still posting because she does have pockets that we are trying to get rid of.