I'm okay with both. I actually really like that Bear was docked. I can't even begin to think of the number of times I would've stepped on his tail if he still had one. And it gives Pig one less thing to latch onto :rofl1: When I eventually get a Doberman, (s)he will be cropped/docked. As long as the vet is good (not just that they will crop, but that they actually know what they're doing) and you are willing to put in all of the effort that caring for the ears requires, no one should chastise you for making a decision about your dog. That said, I would much rather see a natural ear than a terrible crop or a flopped crop. I also wouldn't call a natural eared/tailed dog ugly/goofy looking or claim that they are any less of a *insert traditionally cropped/docked breed here*. It's all about personal preference really, so why should anyone care if someone else likes something different than they do? Don't like the look of a cropped/docked dog? Then don't have your dog cropped/docked, simple as that.