One of my neighbors has a blue doberman. I happened to see this pup for the first time when it was wearing ear post contraption after cropping. That poor woman, she was so guarded in her response to 'can I pet your puppy?' Then she seemed very relieved I knew it was a blue doberman and why it was wearing a couple 'toilet paper rolls' on it's head.
Imagine the comments my pup got with X marks the spot on her head. I didn't have to tape those ears, they were good comedy until she was 7 months old and I have a whole book of wisechick responses to is she a lab.