How a Doberman's ears are cared for depends on whether or not the ears are cropped. With cropped ears, the main problem is keeping out dirt. This is best done with an occasional cleaning with a few wet wipes, and perhaps a few cotton swabs for the details. Ear cleaning solution is also helpful.

Natural ears hold in moisture which makes them prone to infection. So ear cleanings must occur on a more regular basis. It can be done in the same way as with cropped ears, with wet wipes and cotton swabs. With natural ears a good cleaning solution is recommended.