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Do you like the look of Dobermans with natural ears?

Hi fellow dog lovers, I am currently researching the best breed to adopt and I am strongly considering a Doberman. I have been browsing through pictures of Dobermans and I can't seem to decide which ear style I prefer. Some dogs have cropped ears while others have natural ones. I personally think both are cute, but I can't decide which would be better for my lifestyle. I am wondering if any of you who own or have experience with Dobermans can share your thoughts on the topic. Do you like the look of Dobermans with natural ears? Are there any benefits or downsides to either style? I would love to hear your opinions and experiences. Thank you in advance for your help!

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mwalker

Hi everyone! I'm not a Doberman owner myself, but I work at a vet clinic and I've seen a lot of Dobermans come in with both natural and cropped ears. While both styles are beautiful in their own way, I've noticed that dogs with natural ears seem to have less health issues compared to those with cropped ears. Cropped ears can lead to ear infections and other ear-related health problems, which can be costly in the long run. Additionally, I agree with the other posters who pointed out the unnecessary pain that dogs undergo during the process of ear-cropping. From what I've seen, it can be one of the most painful procedures a dog can go through. Ultimately, I think that the decision to go with natural or cropped ears should be based on your lifestyle and preferences, but I do recommend considering the health implications of both options before making a choice.

theron.rice

Hello! I too have owned a Doberman with natural ears and I must say, I can't imagine them with cropped ears. The natural ears give them such a regal and elegant look that cropped ears don't seem to match. I also feel that the process of cropping their ears can cause unnecessary pain for the dog. That being said, some might argue that cropped ears are more practical for working dogs or guard dogs, as they give a more intimidating look. But for me, as a companion dog owner, I stick with natural ears. They are just easier to care for and maintain in the long term. As I mentioned earlier, this is really a matter of personal preference, and what suits one person might not suit another. At the end of the day, it's important to choose the dog whose personality and temperament matches your own!

twilkinson

Hey there! As a Doberman owner, I have gone through the experience of deciding between natural ears and cropped ears. I do appreciate the clean and polished look that comes with cropped ears, but ultimately I decided to go with natural ears for my pup. I didn't want to put my dog through the pain of the surgery, and I didn't see the need for the cropped look since my Doberman is primarily a companion dog. I think that natural ears also give them a more approachable appearance, which is important to me since my Doberman is often around children and other animals. However, I can see the appeal of cropped ears, especially for people owning Dobermans for more serious purposes. Overall, I think it's really a matter of personal preference and the reason for owning a Doberman that should dictate whether you go with natural or cropped ears.

casper.millie

Hi there! As a Doberman owner, I have grown to love the look of natural ears on my pup. While some people prefer the more alert and intimidating look of cropped ears, I find that natural ears add a certain softness to their appearance. Plus, I believe that the process of ear cropping can be painful and unnecessary for the dog. Although it is a personal preference, I also prefer the natural ear look because it requires less maintenance. Ears that are cropped require special care and attention during the healing process, which can lead to extra vet visits and expenses. Overall, I think both styles are great and it ultimately depends on what look and lifestyle you prefer for your Doberman.

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