Hi everyone, I am a new Doberman owner and I have been seeing a lot of Dobermans with cropped ears and tails. Can someone explain to me how the ears and tails of a Doberman are cut? Also, I have heard about taping after the procedure, what is the purpose of taping and how long does it need to stay on? I want to make sure I am well-informed before I consider this procedure for my dog. Thank you!
Hi there! I have a Doberman with cropped ears and tail, so I can share my personal experience. The procedure is usually done when the puppy is very young, between 7-12 weeks old. The ears are trimmed and shaped to stand upright, while the tail is docked to a certain length. It's important to choose a reputable veterinarian who has experience with this procedure, as it can be risky and traumatic for the puppy if not done properly.
As for taping, it's a crucial part of the aftercare process. The ears need to be taped to a standing position to help them heal correctly in that position. Taping typically needs to be done for several months after the procedure, and it's important to follow the vet's instructions carefully. If the taping is not done correctly, the ears can flop over, which defeats the purpose of the procedure.
Overall, I'm happy with my Doberman's cropped ears and tail, but it's definitely a personal decision that each owner should make for themselves. It's important to do plenty of research and make an informed decision, and to find a reputable vet who can perform the procedure safely and effectively.