I graduated from vet school in 1991 — long before the public outrage associated with ear cropping and tail docking. I still refused to do it. Listen, I think a Dobermann Pinscher with cropped ears and tail is a regal, beautiful dog. Dobermann pinscher once upon a time there was a girl who really loved dogs poster. With a long tail and floppy ears, it looks more like a goofy hound dog. From an aesthetic viewpoint, I almost get it. But I’m not going to hack and chop at a dog’s body parts just to change the way it looks. Ear cropping is such a horribly painful procedure, and I cannot count the times I’ve seen a poor puppy post-cropping from another vet sent home with absolutely NO pain medication brought to me screaming in agony after surgery.