wow that is so not fair over here in ca i've called at least 7-8 different vets and they all average about 200 dollars!!! where are you from?2dobies said:I go to the same vet that I have gone to for the past 28 years. My first dobe's cropping cost me $35, and three years ago I took my Darmok to the same guy, and his price had gone up---to $40! He's the greatest. Ears stayed taped for a little over one week, then stitches and tapes came off and the ears were perfect. This Veterinarian is located in a tiny little spot in the road called "Bean Blossom, Indiana", and people come from literally miles and miles to have this guy do croppings.
Actually, I DO like the style of crop I got for $40. And I feel that I got a lot more than I paid for...I got a caring vet who loves my dog and doesnt want to take advantage of the fact that most people are willing to pay almost ten times that amount. We've never had a bit of trouble with the ears not standing. I didnt want a "show crop" because I had no intention on showing my dog, and I know that the longer cut takes much more tiime and posting to get good results. I guess "to each his own", huh?joce said:.... I really don;t like the look of the forty doller crop,remember you get what you pay for......
Cole was cropped at 7 weeks by his breeder. She is a vet also, but it is not unheard of for a breeder or a "cropper"to crop. Many croppers do a much better job than any vet could do.frznbuns said:I have never heard of a breeder doing him own cropping and never at 6 weeks!!!
I wouldn't like it no matter how much was paid for it. There is way to much bell left and they are to short for my taste.2dobies said:Ok, I'm just curious now. Would you guys have all said that you didnt like the look if I had said that I paid $150 for the ear crop? Is it the actual cropping style that you're not fond of, or the price? I dont get it. I've looked at the pictures in the gallery here and I really dont see what the big difference is in the way my dogs' ears are cropped and the way that some of your dogs' are done. I'm not trying to be difficult, I really want to know.