ObnoxiousDobermanDinger said:What's there to wonder? Flaccid, cute ears remind people of puppies and harmless bunny rabbits.
Personally, I prefer the cropped ears. It makes them look more sophisticated and vicious. When I'm walking in the park at night, I want any would-be mugger to know that I don't have a Weimaraner on the end of that leash, but a bloodthirsty, 80 lbs of relentless man-killing potential. You know, but that's just me talking.
i think youve made yourself clear what you think about the breed and i dont think theres a single person on this board that thinks you are fit to own one.
that being said, i used to think i wouldnt own one with a tail, but 2 of my three dobes have been natural eared and i prefer it in many ways. this is my first dobe iwth dew claws and he uses them CONSTANTLY, so in the future i wouldnt necessarily remove them if they had them. i also never thought i would ever own a dilute, and now i do, so...
so now, id have to say - yes, if a dog came to me with a tail, i would definitely keep the tail unless it hurt it in some way. i love my dogs because they are dobermans, and they are all stunningly beautiful in their own way. most of the time
=kim (whose natural eared doberman was more of a danger to people that pretty much any cropped dog on this board - they are ears, not weapons).