Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Putting aside the whole cropping debate, I'll give you the practical answer.
If a dog's ears are not standing, and they are past the age that they are going to stand, then cropping would not make them stand. For example, when a Doberman puppy's ears are cropped, they are taped and "posted" for several months, so they stand. Pretend that ear cartilage is kind of like cardboard that is wet, and you want to make it dry standing up. That's why you tape ears, to let them set.
Anyway, the short answer is you don't crop shepherds ears.
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