How to post cropped Doberman ears- I have posted this video as it is simple and easy to follow.
Ear cropping of the Doberman is usually done at approximately 7 to 8 weeks of age.
For the first 7 days after ear cropping, your pup will remain in his rack (or cup), with sutures holding the edges closed. Between 7 and 10 days after cropping, the sutures will be removed, the cup changed. Again, for 7 to 10 days the pup will remain in his cup with the ears taped erect until all the cut edges are healed. Having the puppy’s ears up in a cup makes it very easy for you to keep the edges clean. Use peroxide to clean the edges of the ears . Use the juice of an Aloe Leaf (or an ointment) to help heal the edges.
Ears should not be taped until most of the scabs from the surgery have healed. If there are only 1 or 2 scabs left, you can cover those with cotton and a little antibiotic powder and then tape over them.
There is no set amount of time it takes before a puppy’s ears will stand; the average time for taping is approximately 4-5 months. Most pups have their ears up by the age of 6 – 7 months. That said, it isn’t unusual for some ears not to stand until the pup is a year old. And some puppies have poor ear leather, which means that the ears won’t ever stand perfectly or the tips will curl inward. These problems can also be the result of a poor ear crop.
There are many methods of aftercare. Doberman ear crops should only be done under the guidance of an experienced Doberman vet/breeder/handler. Achieving ears that stand properly requires time and commitment on the part of the owner. Most agree that the ears should be taped for a week, then untapped long enough to allow the ears to breathe and dry out, then taped back up again. The longer the ears are left untapped, the longer it will take for them to stand on their own.
Important things to remember when taping the ear: