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Ella's vet asked if I could bring some sample pictures of what kind of crop I would like. She's getting her ears done later this week and we're really excited! I really want a pretty medium crop, so if any of you could post pictures of your dog's crop I would appreciate it!

 

-Jensen and Ella Sue

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Good luck - Cisco has a longer crop - not sure if it is considered long or Medium actually- I will try to get a good pic tonight and post it as we are reposting tonight.

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these arent the best but gives you an idea- will try to get better pic tonight!

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Raleigh's crop is medium. I've got several pictures of the various stages in her thread. Here's the most recent:

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Athena also has a medium crop...

  

 

 

Ziva also has a beautiful medium crop hopefully her dad will post some pictures for you



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Athena also has great taste in shoes!!

Love the boa!!

air kisses

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per Control Freak:Ziva also has a beautiful medium crop hopefully her dad will post some pictures for you.

Gee, thanks, C_F.  I personally love Ziva's crop, but I know that there are a lot of professional doberman people that dont think it's a good crop at all.  I like the wider base on the ears, and that's why I chose to have hers done this way.

This is one of my all-time favorite photos I took of her almost a year ago, when she was about 4 1/2 months old.


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Ziva's Dad... OMG she is GORGEOUS!! what a stunning girl you have! Those legs, that face.. the coloring.. amazing!!

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HERE YOU GO>>>nOT THE BEST SHOTS ...BUT I tried..lol...and Wow those are some good pics on this forum up above....WOW @ NEPHEW (CISCO)....Ziva ...and all the rest,...looking good gang!!

 

 

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Everyone's ears look so good...almost makes me wish we got Dakota's done!  (aaallmost...I don't know that I'd be able to handle all the extra work!)

Control Freak - Is that a smile for the camera I see in Athena's last pic??  Showin off those pearly whites!

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sweetpea, I like Dakota just the way she is, what cute red girl she is!!

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OH Look at me , I can post big pictures now..lol

 

I like Ciscos crop as well as Raleigh's. One interesting point I would like to make that many new people in Dobermans dont know is that while Ciscos crop appears really long at this point in time his head is going to grow and his ears will shrink in comparison. So while it may appear long right now to many when he matures it will be just right. This is where a good professional cropper knows what to do. Actually Kates Sophia has a very nice medium pet crop. The bell is not huge and it doesn't take away from the dogs face with a mickey mouse appearance.

What the main difference in crops whether it be short, med, or long is the bell. Most pet croppers who don't really know what they are doing will leave on a large bell so when you look at the dog from front profile you will see a rounding effect in the ears. This takes away from the natural beauty of the dog. A good vet who knows how to crop will take the dogs beautiful head in to consideration and try to achieve that wedge shape effect with no broken lines. Meaning when you look at the dog from the front view as you look from the muzzle to the base of the head and ears you will see an unbroken line. Hence the wedge shape that our standard calls for. A misconception is that you need the large bell for the ear to stand quickly.

I'm going to post a picture of my Paris' earcrop. She has a medium showcrop. While very pretty it is hard to wrap, based on how scooped out the bell is. This is not a crop that most of you will appreciate at all but for show this is the crop that you want. The cropper we use specializes in show Dobermans and has a knack of looking at the dogs head and cropping appropriately.

Here is a picture of Paris from a side profile.

This is a somewhat front profile You can see that even if you dont want length and you can look beyond that this crop does not take away from her head. You see a blunt wedge shaped face. For those of you that don't like length put your finger up on the screen and cut off an inch that would make it  a nice medium pet crop.

and the last one

I found a picture of Boo which is Paris' mother. We bought her from New Jersey and interestingly enough her breeder was a vet who took lessons from the cropper I used for Paris. Although the crop is not the same and he needs lots of practice it was fun digging up an old photo of her this was taken when she was 8. She will be 10 this year and still looks just as good.  She is a very average sized doberman girl in comparison to her daughter Paris who is over the standard.

 

Talk about problems with wrapping ears and the most mistakes made I could write a book about my dear Romeo. Here is a picture of him and his grandmother Boo. You will notice the ears that both ears are tipping to the side, he also has a pocket due to my neglect with life problems it is now shorter than the other. So when I preach about pockets it comes from definite life experiences! This was a totally new learning experience for me. I can usually spot a pocket but missed this one. When you look at this photo you can see if you look at the black in his ear that one is shorter than the other this is where his pocket is in the left ear.

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Guys...please excuse me...just figured out this photobucket thing and how to post big pics in body of message....this is my last one,,lol

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Thanks for the info rnd- The breeder said it was a show-like crop but i didn't know the length terminology! She said that is what her vet does- looks at their head to determine length etc... Love all this knowledge on here!

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Nephew I see you have a sister now?..so lets sum up 2011 so far ...nephew (Cisco)...has new ears( the crop looks great) and a new sister...and we only in middle January!!..

 

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Yup Uncle Buddy and she is Related to you as well I think - I will PM your dad her mamas pedigree.

You are looking as studly as ever!!!!

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This just started my morning out  great, looking at the pictures of all the Dober-cousins!!

Nupe.. so glad you discovered how to make the images bigger... Isn't it fun? And now Sofia can REALLY see her main squeeze.

RnD your kids are fabulous. Of course I'm partial to Paris.. who knows why? She just captured my heart a long time ago. Boo and Romeo are outstanding as well.. and I love the snow pic. of the two of them

Sweetpea.. The long natural look is so charming.. I've always been a fan of the flop.. I think it shows the true nature of our sweet Dobermans.

Raleigh is turning out to be absolutely stunning and Ziva and Athena are incredibly beautiful as well.

Mandy, Cisco will grow into his ears.. Looks like they're done really nicely..

What a great morning.. Shall we do a calendar???

 

I had nothing to do with Sofia's crop, she came to us just the way she is.. GORGEOUS.

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I love Buddy's crop, btw.

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Here are some pics of Brody at 6 months old.He was cropped at 8 weeks(I would call this medium show) and I wrapped them with pipe insulation until he was 5 months old.Then I used breathe right strips for a couple more weeks until the tips were a little stronger.The very top is still just a little rubbery when he runs, but seem strong enough when he stands them up.Like RND said,his ears were huge when he was smaller but now they are really starting to match up to the rest of him.There are some more pictures in my gallery if interested.I was very pleased with how they came out.

Patriot can you put up the photo that he is looking straight on?

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Thanks yall! Everyone's ears look great. I really appreciate everyone posting pictures for Ella and I. This helps out tremendously. Now to pick pictures to bring with her!

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I emailed some good shots.The file sizes of the pictures in my gallery are too large to post in a thread.

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Thanks again Pat and Brody!

Ella goes tomorrow to get her ears done! She has to stay the night there (Anybody ever heard of this?) and I'll pick her up Tuesday. Pictures to come!!!!

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Per  Jenses8278: Ella goes tomorrow to get her ears done! She has to stay the night there (Anybody ever heard of this?) and I'll pick her up Tuesday. Pictures to come!!!!

My vet does ear crops during very early morning hours, but appointments are made for the previous day, so there is always an overnight stay.  They say that's to make sure the dog misses it's last meal of the evening before anesthetics are administered, plus gives the vet assistants plenty of time to check bloodwork, and vitals before surgery.  I had to leave Ziva overnight, and it was so hard to do, but she was extremely happy to see me the next day.  Good luck w/ Ella's ear cropping.

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Well I have to pick up her food at 10 tonight. I'm dropping her off at 8 tomorrow morning, and her ears will be done around noon. That's what I don't understand. I would understand if my vet did like yours.

I dont understand that either. It is much easier on your dog to be in the comfort of its own home and recover. I would ask your vet if anyone is even at the facility after hours. Every surgery we have done we drop off in the morning and pick up in the evening. You would be surprised at how fast they actually bounce back aferwards.

Good luck take some cute photos tonight she will look totally different the next time you see her.

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There are different types of anesthetic that is used depending on vet preference. Often times these overnight stays are because they use the one that recovery is not fast, they stay pretty loopy and it's easier for them to stay in a cage to sleep it off. It can be upsetting to see them this way, if you're not used to it.

She will be fine and glad to come home. Try not to worry too much!

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Thanks jesh.

I talked to the vet and I think he has a really good understanding of what I want Ella to look like. I feel really confident about it. And now I feel better about her staying all night. Now I don't know what to do with myself tonight without a puppy to take care of and wake me up at 5 am. Maybe I'll actually get some sleep tonight.

I'll update everyone everyone when she gets out of surgery!

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Glad I helped out, and glad you had a good interaction with the vet!

I'm sure your update will be, "She's out of surgery! She's doing great!"  :)

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My experience was dropping Raleigh off early in the morning for the surgery and an overnight stay for observation and then picking her up the next morning. It worked out great.

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Ella's out of surgery. She's awake and doing great. I can't wait to see her tomorrow!

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Yay! 

I was just looking for the "Janelle likes this" button  haha.  WHUPS  wrong site!

How stoked are you to see what she looks like!  The anticipation must be killing you...

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Skye wishes she could get her ears croppes to be as elegent as Sophia or as tough as Buddy or as cute as Cisco.... the list goes on and on, but she wants to pull out her dober crop and do it!!! I think she's gonna be jealous when she gets a brother. And, now that i think about it... he'll proly want 'em aeu naturale!!!

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This is my Blue - Zeke. He's rocking a [slightly higher than] medium crop job performed by Stockbridge Animal Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The vet used X-ray film on the back of the ears, took an even measurement to the center of his eyes and surgically removed [non-laser] about half the ear tissue. Zeke's ears were fully healed and perfectly errect after one taping and 21 days. The process was quick, effective and and yeilded a handsome result [in my opinion].

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Hi there my dog has a Show Crop which was done so well I am so proud of the vet who did it becuase it really is an art just think about the crop you want like this to have a show crop (long) it takes more time and effort to get the ears to stand where as a military crop (short) takes a lot less time and effort to get them to stand which is why alot of people choose to do a military crop vs the show crop but you it also depends on the dogs head shape for instance my dog is from the Euro line so he has a much bigger head than the American Dobe does so the longer crop Show Crop" looks better on him rule of thumb is the vet will cut the ears to the corner of the eye but make sure you get a vet who is highly experienced with alot of refrences before getting the ears done becuase if it is not done right it can be a disaster.

I do not know how to add a picture but you can see pictures of my dog Ruger on my photo gallery

 

 

 

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Here's how I do it:
 
click the landscape button in the tool bar here that appears when you type a message (next to the red flash button and after the blue eraser looking thingy called remove format)
 
when that little window appears you will see browse server, ignore the URL wording
 
click browse server
 
click upload on the upper left of that window
 
click browse in the area that pops up
 
locate the picture you want on your computer and double click it
 
click Upload at the right of where the title of your picture should be showing
 
you will then see your picture in the bottom right corner of that little window
 
click on the picture in the bottom right corner once
 
it should appear in the original little box you used in step one of the instructions here
 
if you see it (it will not show up in full since the box is small but if you see parts of the picture then click the OK button in the bottom of that little window and it should appear here
 
when it does if it's too large for the message box or you want it smaller
 
click the picture once
 
you will see little squares on each corner
 
click the square in a corner and while holding the left button down drag your mouse towards the center of the message box to shrink the pic to fit (don't use the square in the middle of the top/bottom as that will skew the picture unless you want your fat dog thinner and your thin dog fatter, hahahaha
 
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RnD, who does your ears? I ADORE the show crop Paris has. If I had done Tayoh's ears, that's definitely how I would've wanted it done. <3

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Hi!  Can you tell me what you mean by pockets?  Our dobie, Khaleesi, is 5 months old and her ears still are standing all the time.  We take the wrap off and they will stand for an hour or so and then they touch tips and eventually flop over the top of her head.  We are pulling them tight and putting a cotton ball pushed out where the ear dips in...fold that over or roll it and then tape around the base of the ear about and inch or so.  I think it's that dip in her ears that is causing the problem and was wondering if that's what you mean by pockets and just what did you do to fix that?  Any help would really be appreciated!!  I took her in this week to have her weighed and the vet saw we were still bracing them like that and said not to do that any longer thatwe could be damaging the cartilage.  She showed me how to just put a piece of tape along the back edge of the ear and fold it over to give it some strength..well that is not working!!  I think it's that dip that is causing the problem!!  We have wrapped the base again as we had been doing.  We usually take it off after two days to see how they are looking...maybe that is our problem too...maybe we should leave them taped up longer??

Thanks for any advice!!

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Just beautiful!!!  This is how Khaleesi's ears will look if we can ever get them to stand!!

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I seen it described in the forum but can't remember the section it was posted in maybe those that are breeders will just pop in and explain it real quick for you, after seeing their pics and description it made sense to me but I would not even attempt to explain it for fear of getting it wrong and you need good advice from them not me......snoop around in this thread searching for words like "ear pockets" "cropping" etc. and see what pops up in the meantime.....you can search the forum at the top of the page.....