Welcome to the forum. So the Animal Rights people gave you a hard time about cropping and docking? Yeah, well, they think they are perfect, dont they?haha Good that you let them know that you didnt need their permission to crop your own dog's ears! I have 2 beautiful black & rust females, Darmok (3 yrs) and Sasha (2 yrs). Dobies are the smartest breed I have ever worked with, and my Darmok just totally amazes me still on the things that she learns to do, or even picks up on her own. Post more pics when you can. The one in your gallery now is adorable!