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I'm at the point where I have to decide to crop my pups ears and amputate her tail or to keep her natural. She's currently 8 weeks and I can't make up my mind. I already searched the web and the forums for pictures of all natural dobes and found some, but I want more! I understand there's some naturals here. Please post!! Even if it has natural ears only. Thanks!!
 

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I knew some one would bring that up. That makes it harder for me to decide. She's still a happy puppy and I have no doubt that I can take good care of her ears and tail after all said and done. I'm not the "previous owner." ok ok more pictures! Thanks
 

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Coco has natural ears which you might be able to see in my avatar. She is docked but that was done way before I got her at 8 weeks. If you are going to leave her ears natural you should also leave her tail natural. IMHO it seems like an awful lot to put her through to get her ears and tail done now that she is 8 weeks old. She will be beautiful whether she is natural or not and a very loyal companion. It's her temperment and loyalty that is the most important I think!!:butfly:
 

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Lottie says it all. I also have an all natural boy. You can look through some of my old post for pictures but I'm working now so really shouldn't even be on here posting. LOL. See how that works?

I will say that you get used to the tail really quick and within no time at all you just cannot imagine your dog without it. Jordan has had happy tail problems but I believe we were just unluckly with this. I don't hear of it very often and we have fought tooth and nail to be able to keep his tail. I fell in love with him with a tail and though I would love him just the same without it, it is a part of him. (One of my favorite sounds in the world is walking into my bedroom at the end of my shift and hearing his tail softly whopping on the bed.)
 

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(One of my favorite sounds in the world is walking into my bedroom at the end of my shift and hearing his tail softly whopping on the bed.)

Oooh I just loove that sound. I love how when I am laying down somewhere at home, I can just say Lottie's name and be answered by a soft thump thump thump on the floor... sooo adorable
 

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I agree I would leave her natural if you do not already have a well know experienced, artistic vet that really knows dobes lined up because it's one thing to dock the tail when they are 3 days old when the cartridge is still pretty soft compared to 8 weeks. To do the tail and the ears at that age would be a lot to go through when normally a pup would only have to go through the ears being cropped if they got the tail docked at 3 days.

Pictures please :)
 

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im never going back!!!!!!!!!!!!



at nationals: all ears, and 2 with tails
(yes thats arnold jacobson with gamy)







just ears, but two new UDs!




i can get many many more... but im on my way to work :)
 

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all of them are just adorable. I cant contribute since both of my girls are cropped and docked, but Bella's left ear wont stand so she is kind of half a floppy girl.
I didnt think it was wise to dock a tail after a few days old? I have only very rarely heard of tails being "fixed" when ears are cropped and that was because of it being docked improperly, and having to have it redone and that its uncomfortable for the pup to have it done? If I were to have to choose at that age I would leave it natural, since its harder on them with the tail, I think it would look rather .... odd? with cropped ears and a long tail.
 
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