Ear Crops Final pictures

10 replies [Last post]
Thundrafire's picture
Offline
Joined: 2012-03-31

I am doing a lot of research on everything Doberman I can find. I was wondering if anyone could show the final results of the various crops. I have seen the ears vary so much on the beautiful children and I am trying to decide for when I get my little one. Most of the pictures I have seen do not name the type of crop they got. I am waiting till I have everything else in order, before getting myself my second Doberman. The first one was a rehome and her ears were beautiful. I also wanted to ask if there were any restrictions on dog shows regarding the ears. My mom knows how to tape and do the posts, so she will be helping with that part when the time comes.

Dennis Miller's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-11-12

Hello Thundrafire, If you go to forums and under tell us about your dogs

go to page 2 and under the topic, trying to send a picture by dennis miller, there is a picture of my Mia at about 6 months with a medium crop.  Hope that helps.

Here is a link to a previous thread with a lot of photos on this very same topic.

http://www.gentledoberman.com/forums/doberman-pinscher-discussion/doberman-pinscher-ears/need-pictures-crops

The important thing will be to find a qualified vet who can do the job. When the time comes I would look up breeders in the DPCA breeder referral around your area and ask what vet they use for their crops. Look at photos of the vets work and bring photos of what you like. A reputable good breeder will have the ears cropped before they go to their new homes. They will be taken to well qualified vets and cropped with styles that fit the heads.

I'm not quite sure what you mean in your question of "any restrictions on dog show regarding ears"  If you are planning on showing your dog in any venue such as agility, obedience, rally or flyball there are no restrictions on if your dog is cropped or not...nobody cares. If you are planning on showing a dog in conformation than by all means you need a very good breeder and a very nice crop. So many of the crops that your typical vets do ruin the dogs head as far as looks go and showing in conformation. Conformation is basically a huge beauty pageant for dogs, they have an ideal standard for each breed and they are comparing your dog to the ideal perfect standard. Bad crops can ruin a dogs look very quickly and most judges cant look past it. It is also extremely hard to finish a natural eared Doberman.

Keep in mind as you are looking at different photos of crops when you look at puppy photos that the ears seem way to long they grow into them. If the ear looks just right when they are a puppy they will be to short as an adult.

HarleyBear's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-08-17

Pet Profiles

Great thread RND!

Thundrafire's picture
Offline
Joined: 2012-03-31

Thanks to all. I overlooked that post in my search. :)

Thundrafire's picture
Offline
Joined: 2012-03-31

I was refering to the agility ones. I didn't know if they had restrictions on ears. The term show crop I think threw me for a loop.

Magnumdobie's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-10-03

This is Magnum at about 4 months old with a longer Medium crop. 

Magnum has a beautiful crop, what looks long now will not be when he matures they will be just right.

Magnumdobie's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-10-03

Thank you rnd. Jezbera was the only vet within the 70 mile radius I was willing to travel that I trusted with the after care methods and actually liked his previous crops. Your statements above definately are apparent when looking at him now at 6 months old compared to when he first got his crop and in the picture I posted earlier only a month after his crop. Magnum still has much growing so there will be some more difference later. I will post 1 more which is a more current pic.

Ronan's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-12-24

Pet Profiles

We went with a typical medium crop

Randevyn's picture
Offline
Joined: 2012-02-15

Pet Profiles

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].