Dobermans are best recognized when ears are erect and standing. This a surgical process that takes place after care is required for several months after surgery. It is not to difficult, practice makes perfect they say. Posting is reviewed thoroughly upon visit when picking up your puppy. It is NOT imposed on you if one desires natural ears. We are happy to review this matter further. Ear cropping is very controversial and very personal in choosing a natural ear doberman or one with cropped ears. We will not engage in an active debate opposing the matter. Ear cropping is not mandatory!