I am currently considering getting a Doberman Pinscher as a new addition to my household. While researching about this breed, I have come across conflicting information regarding their ears. Some sources say that Dobermans have naturally upright ears, while others suggest that their ears need to be cropped and trained to stand upright.
I am now confused and would like to know the truth about this. Do Doberman Pinschers always have upright ears, or do their ears need to be cropped and trained? I would really appreciate any insights or personal experiences from Doberman owners or experts in the breed.
Thanks in advance!
I have owned a Doberman Pinscher with floppy ears and did not opt for ear cropping for my furry friend. In my opinion, the procedure is not necessary, and I prefer natural appearances over cosmetic modifications.
Instead, I invested my time and attention into training and cleaning my dog's floppy ears. I kept them healthy by gently cleaning the ears regularly, monitoring for any potential infections, and applying topical treatments as needed.
It took some time and patience, but with constant care and training, my Doberman's ears stand upright most days. While they may not be as straight as some other Dobermans, I find them to be as unique as any physical trait can be.
In conclusion, opting not to crop your dog's ears is a personal preference that should be based on your dog's well-being and your standards for animal ethics. If you're willing to put in the effort for training and caring for your dog's natural ears, you may find that it's a more rewarding and humane approach.