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How much expenditure is for the cropping of ears to a Doberman?

Hey everyone,

I'm a new Doberman owner and I'm curious about the process of cropping their ears. I've heard conflicting opinions on whether or not to do it, but ultimately I've decided that I want to go through with it. I'm just wondering what the cost of the procedure typically is. I understand that prices may vary depending on location and the specific vet, but I just want a general idea of how much I should be expecting to spend. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi there,

I had my Doberman's ears cropped a few years ago and the cost was around $500. The process itself was fairly quick and the procedure was done while my dog was under anesthesia. However, the aftercare process was quite involved and required a lot of attention and care. In my experience, the costs associated with cropping your dog's ears don't stop after the procedure - you'll also need to invest in medications, special ear wraps, and frequent check-ups with your vet. While I'm happy that I went through with the procedure and love the way my Doberman looks, I think it's important for people to understand the financial commitment that comes with ear cropping.


Hey there,

I had my Doberman's ears cropped last year and I paid around $600 for the whole procedure. I live in a small town in the Midwestern United States and my vet is somewhat of a specialist in cropping ears, so it was a bit pricier than other vets in the area. However, I felt more comfortable going to someone who had a lot of experience in this procedure.

The aftercare was a bit of a hassle as it involved keeping the ears taped up for several weeks and cleaning them multiple times per day. I also had to give my dog pain medication to help with the recovery process. All in all, it was a bit stressful during the healing process, but I'm really happy with the way my dog's ears turned out.

I will say that it's important to do your research before choosing a vet to perform the procedure. Look for a vet who has experience with Dobermans specifically, and who is transparent about the costs involved. It's also worth considering whether or not you're comfortable with the idea of putting your dog through surgery and the aftercare involved.



I just wanted to chime in and say that I decided against ear cropping for my Doberman for a few reasons. Firstly, I felt that it was an unnecessary cosmetic procedure that would put my dog through pain and discomfort. Secondly, the cost was a major factor for me. Even though prices may vary depending on location and vet, the average cost of ear cropping is still quite high. Finally, I didn't want to risk any complications that could arise from the procedure. While some Dobermans may have no issues after having their ears cropped, others may experience infections, poor healing, or scarring. I ultimately decided to embrace my Doberman's natural appearance and love him just the way he is.


Hey there,

I recently had my Doberman's ears cropped and the cost in my area was around $400-$600. I live on the East Coast, so prices may be different in other parts of the country. I did a lot of research beforehand to find a reputable veterinarian who had experience with ear cropping, as I wanted to ensure that my dog would receive the best care possible. Although the cost may seem high, I believe that it's worth it if you're committed to having cropped ears for your Doberman. Just be prepared to invest time and money into the aftercare process as well. Hope this helps!


Hello everyone,

I have two Dobermans that are both around 3 years old. One of them has cropped ears and the other doesn't. The one with cropped ears was purchased from a breeder and came with the procedure already done. The other one was a rescue and had floppy ears when we adopted her.

While I personally don't have a strong preference either way, I have noticed that people tend to react differently to our dogs based on their ears. Strangers often comment on how intimidating our male Doberman looks with cropped ears, while our female with natural ears is often called cute or friendly-looking.

I think it's important to recognize that whether or not to crop ears is a personal choice that can heavily influence how others perceive your dog. That being said, I don't think it's worth putting your dog through the surgery if it isn't absolutely necessary. Both of our dogs are just as loved and taken care of, regardless of their ear shape.

In the end, it's all about what works best for you, your dog, and your lifestyle.


Hi everyone,

I have a Doberman with naturally floppy ears and I have never once considered cropping them. I think they look cute as is! While I understand that many people prefer the look of cropped ears and some argue that it's necessary for their protection, I have always been of the opinion that the dog's comfort should come first.

Cropping ears involves an invasive and painful surgery, and I don't believe it's fair to put a dog through that just for aesthetics. There are also risks associated with the surgery, such as infection or complications with anesthesia, which can be dangerous for the dog.

Furthermore, many countries have actually outlawed the practice of ear cropping, and I think it's a step in the right direction towards ensuring the well-being of our furry companions.

Ultimately, whether or not to crop your Doberman's ears is a personal choice. However, I would encourage anyone considering it to carefully weigh the risks and to consider the ethical implications of the procedure.


Greetings everyone,

I have owned several Dobermans over the years and I have never had their ears cropped. While I understand that it is a personal choice for many owners, I have always preferred the natural look of their ears. Saving the money spent on the procedure and not having to deal with the aftercare was definitely an added bonus for me.

That being said, I do understand that showing Dobermans sometimes requires cropped ears. However, if you are only keeping your Doberman as a pet, the choice is purely up to you. Some owners argue that cropped ears provide a more intimidating appearance, but I have found that my dogs have been just as effective at deterring potential threats without cropped ears.

Ultimately, it's a decision that should be made with careful consideration and research. There are arguments for both sides and it's up to each individual owner to make the best decision for their dog.


Hi everyone,

I had my Doberman's ears cropped last year as well and thought I'd provide some additional insight. I live in a metropolitan area on the West Coast and paid around $800 for the procedure. This included the surgery, anesthesia, and follow-up appointments. However, the pre-op blood work and other lab tests were extra expenses.

The aftercare was time-consuming and required a lot of patience. I had to clean my dog's ears with a special solution multiple times a day, and tape them up for weeks. One thing to keep in mind is that not all vets will provide the taping materials themselves and you'll have to purchase them separately. This added to the overall cost of the procedure.

In hindsight, I'm glad I did it, as my dog's ears look great, but the cost and the aftercare commitment were definitely something to consider. Additionally, while it's a personal choice, I do encourage anyone considering the procedure to weigh the pros and cons, do plenty of research, and make an informed decision in the best interest of their pup.


Hey there! I recently had my Doberman's ears cropped and I can give you an idea of what I paid. I live in the U.S. and the cost can vary depending on the region you're in. I paid around $500 for the procedure, which included the surgery itself, follow-up visits, and any medication needed for pain and infection. My vet also required a deposit upfront to secure the appointment.

I will say that the aftercare was a bit time-consuming and costly. I had to clean and tape my dog's ears daily for several weeks, which required special supplies like adhesive tape, cotton balls, and saline solution. I also had to take my dog in for checkups to ensure they were healing properly. Overall, I'm happy with the result, but it is definitely a commitment of time and money.

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