I always told myself that if I got a dobe I would not do its ears. I think they are cute natural, but now that I have the pup I am having second thoughts and I'm not sure what I should do:help_up_2 Dobes are not common in my area so people just think they come in black and no other colors. Now Cedric is red and has natural ears and I have people asking me "what kind of dog is that SUPPOSE to be??" they act like he is just some mutt I picked up somewhere! And when you tell them what he is they don't really act like they believe me either! Soooo I have been thinking about cropping but don't know anything about it. What all is involved with getting his ears to stand properly once it's done? Any info on all aspects of cropping would be great! Also, what age do you think is best to get them neutered? all the vets here say 6 months but I'd like to do it before he learns any bad habits (marking ect).