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i have heard of different kinds of crops such as a shoe crop or millitary crop. how much do you typically spend. i have seen prices range from 230 to 500
 

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I haven't heard of those types of crops. but I think the military crop I a really short one like the original one , it's to keep the attackers from getting ahold of the dobe and take control .
 

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Um... Ava has the middle length crop. I think I've heard it called the utillity crop? Anyway, I don't know the cost since the breeder had her ears cropped.
 

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Lucy is all natural ears as well..i had a dober girl once the vet gave her the military crop short like a pit bulls crop i hated it! i prefer the med length.
 

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Sasha is what my vet called "sport" cut its a medium lenght cut that can be taken to show but for a working dog or just an active dog it is more stable and safer. you dont have to worry so much about them breaking although Sasha one ear did but that cause we have 2 other big dogs that she decided she just HAD to rough house with.
 

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There are three typical styles of Doberman ear cropping, these include military, medium, and show dog length. The shortest cropping is the military cropping which features the smallest ears with the widest base. This style of cropping almost resembles a bell. The second style is slightly longer than the first and resembles more of a bat shaped ear. The show dog style is both the longest and narrowest of the three different cropping styles.

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When you are looking to have a Doberman ear cropping done on your pet you should ensure that the pup is young enough. The procedure should be undertaken when the dog is between seven and nine weeks of age. It is crucial that you find a professional who specializes in this type of operation. This operation is more of artist ability than a regular vet surgery. Usually if you are purchasing your Dobie from a breeder they will have already had the ears cropped for you.
The first step in this procedure is to thoroughly clean the ears using rubbing alcohol on the interior and exterior of the ear. Use a soft stick to measure an approximately length for the ears and then gently stretch the ears so there are no wrinkles or folds present. Next tape the ears around the stick gently ensuring that the ears maintain their natural fold. Finally add a brace using the excess tape using a figure eight pattern ensure that you do not twist the ear on the head. The tape needs to be kept dry until you are ready to remove it from the brace. If the tape does come in contact with water it is urgent that you switch the tape promptly. When the tape becomes wet it will shrink and in severe cases the tips of the ears have been known to fall off.


Credit to: http://my-doberman.com/doberman-ear-cropping.html

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looking at those pics Sasha has the military cut
 

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Lexus has the medium crop. My breeder did it before I picked her up, so I don't have a dollar figure to give you. He did her's a little longer than the medium but shorter than the show length. That way she would still look good if I did show her.
 

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My delicate flower, Nikita has a medium to long show crop.

Here's a shot a her around 5 to 6 months. The longer the crop, the longer it takes for them to stand. We posted until 7 or 8 months and then had to use breathe right strips to support the tips. They were still floppy. Even now, they are still alittle floppy when she runs.

 

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our vet cahrges 135 to do ears...not many vets around here do them and the other one that does has someone come in once every 2 weeks or so and they charge like 300.
 

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Winston has a show crop they're a little shorter than the average show crop though but not short enough to be a medium crop. Keeva's are natural. I'm not sure how much it costs since both of my Dobes were rescues, I'll have to ask a friend of mine though because she breeds Dobermans. I also wanted to add, that even though I love Dobes of all shapes, colours and sizes I don't think I'd personally want to have a cropped one if it wasn't the show crop or medium crop....
 

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Roxy has a medium crop and Alex & Suzy have a medium show crop. Vet charges $190 and includes first 3 tapings after stitches are removed, after that its $10 a visit to retape.
 
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