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Generally I don't think many people reccomend cropping after 10-12 weeks. BUT a member here - Ilovemydobie31 - had her boy's ears done at 14weeks and as far as I know, his ears healed and are successfully standing. Hopefully, she'll see this thread and pop in to give you her account of cropping later than most. I think I remember that Apollo's ears bled a little more initially than most though, but I could be wrong....
 

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I am asking this out of simple curiosity and certainly don't want to make an "issue" of it. Did the breeder crop or take the pup to the vet to have it done? I guess I'm just confused why she sold you and uncropped dog and then decided it was best to keep it for 2 weeks... I would imagine that good breeders who assists in the aftercare of the pup's crop, would have the pup cropped at a younger age and all set when it was time to go to the new owner...
 

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Oh trust me I called the vet and verified that she was there at the vet office and that the cropping was done at the vet. Lot of people in this area prefer the natural look in Dobermans. He gave us the option to take the dog to our own vet etc.. We choose to let him do it givin that he has the most experience and the bitch and sire are on site. I called the vet to confirm that everything went ok. I guess the ears tend to bleed more when they older. Everything appears to be ok at this point. The breeder has been calling us nightly with updates. Great at communication and giving us updates on her. We were a little sad that we will not be able to get her on Satrurday.....:-(
I see. I was under the impression you already had her at your house - but you didn't. You agreed to buy her and were supposed to pick her up on Sat. but since you've decided to have her cropped, the breeder wants to keep her through the first taping. Make's sense to me. I think most breeders keep their pups for a period after the crop but I don't think many give the choice of natural or crop either and the pups are all done much younger. At any rate, I'm happy she's doing well and look forward to more pics. I'm sure you're all very anxious to get her home and spoil her rotten :)
 
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