My parents had a Doberman with cropped ears. The surgery really wasn’t a big deal. Dobies “true” ears tend to hand down and they can have issues with mites/infection. Our Dobie (after the surgery) never had an ear infection or any other problem. IMHO, a Dobie looks far more regal with the ears done and their tails cropped.
I agree with you...plus with uncropped ears Dobies look like Labs - who are very cute but not Dobermans, who are Handsome!. I’ve had 2 and can’t imagine having another breed.
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