Find breeders in your area (DPCA | Home - there is a breeder referral list on this site) whose crops you like and ask them who they go to. A good crop is worth the money but you want to make sure that you've SEEN dogs cropped by that vet. Where are you located? The members here can probably tell you where the closest cropping artist is.Well thats what im concerned about. Is paying big money for a terrible crop. The breeder recomended her vet she uses but she said they do the short crop so its less care extensive and less chance to fall down or mess up. I have 2 local vets ive spoken too and they say they do all the crops including show crops but im just nervous cause ive never did this before.
Sadly, if the breeder "forgot" to bring her papers, there is a good chance you may never get them. "Forgetting" the proper paperwork may mean the the puppy is not actually registerable.Thanks for the information. My puppy is supposed to be 8 weeks old right now. I am however unsure because the breeder met us in town and forgot her AKC papers. She is supposed to mail them today but we will see.
Another question being she is the Fawn/Isabella and tan dobie. Which i love the unique coloring. I only knew of the Red and black and blue. So is the fawn/isabella coloring more uncommon then the rest of the colors?
Also is the fawn/isabella colored disqaulified from the AKC show ring as a fault?
My boy's breeder flies in a particular vet to do every one of her litters. The price for the crop was included in the price of the puppy. Sorry that I can't be more helpful.If u dont mind me asking where did you gets yours done and what was the price? Like is it possible to get the ear crop at a certain vet and have a local vet do all the retapeing and follow up work? Im on the border of TX and i seen u were from tx is why i ask
While I prefer a natural Dobe, I am not "anti" crop/dock. Just to address one of your points, though, the only dog I've ever owned that had an ear flap hematoma was a heeler mix, with very small, naturally prick ears. To this day, I have no idea how she managed to break the cartilage in her ear. Never had a floppy-eared dog with a hematoma.3rd floppy ears are prone to hemotomas due to the flapping of the ears.
So if you dog is prone to this then cropping would and does help.
Well, worms and the fact that cropping is left completely up to you. Should you decide to do it, you'll have to deal with finding a legitimate cropping artist who won't botch her ears and you have to deal with all of the immediate aftercare - something a reputable breeder does before the puppies go to their new homes.She did not discuss much with me. She wasnt a Show breeder or a puppy mill breeder. More then likely a hobby breeder. For the price i paid for my pet puppy id expect to see health issues along with any other dog someone would adopt or buy from a hobby breeder. The parents were full registration AKC. only issue as of right now with my puppy is she has worms. Which is common for puppies to have.