I have been thinking about getting a Doberman for a while now, and I am really conflicted about whether to have their ears cropped or not. On one hand, I think it looks very regal and traditional, and I'm worried that my Doberman won't look like the "stereotypical" Doberman without cropped ears. On the other hand, I've read that the cropping process can be painful for the dog, and that some countries have even outlawed the practice.
I'm looking for some advice from experienced Doberman owners or breeders. What are the pros and cons of leaving a Doberman's ears uncropped? Does it affect their health or temperament in any way, or is it purely a matter of aesthetics? I want to make the best decision for my future pet, so any insights would be greatly appreciated!