When buying a two- or three-month Doberman puppy we get it
together with conducted medical procedures. The puppy is
vaccinated; its ears and tail are cut short. And if new owners do
not have any problems with Doberman’s tail then the ears require
a lot of care and attendance, but the most important is to work
with them for long time in order after ear cropping a veterinarian
may set them correctly and put into proper shape.
It is a known fact that properly cropped ears always beautify the
head and face of Doberman altogether. It is high time to know
several practical recommendations on set of the ears staring from
the first day when a veterinarian-cosmetologist cropped them. For
one thing, acquire a special “frame-crown”, light metallic
construction that is necessary for setting of Doberman’s
ears but mostly for licking the ears into shape.
The seam that appears during cutoff of the ear, that is, properly,
“ear cropping” , when skinning over braces the edge and deforms
the ear preventing it from standing up. Up to the complete
cicatrization, it is better to treat the cut edge with brilliant
green. In order to set “the crown” you will need two plaster
strips, 13-15 cm long, elastic roller, surgical bandage, absorbent
Preparation of the crown
The crown is a metallic very strong construction which you:
First of all try it on and adjust in accordance with Doberman’s
head size, and if it is necessary bend or unbend the part that
is put on the head. (Photo 1,2)
Then you should wrap the metallic base with elastic
(usual) fascia (with absorbent cotton) in order the metal
should not traumatize head skin and adjust “the crown” in
accordance with the size of Doberman’s head when
needed. (Photo 1,2)
Then using usual fascia you are making a strap-binding
that will help to hold “the crown” on Doberman’s
head. You may use a broad (1,5-2 cm) tape or a shirring fixed
on the both sides. Putting this construction on the puppy’s
head you should take its ear by the point and without applying
force pull it to the upper plank of “crown”, the one half of
plaster’s strip you should attach to the inside face of the
ear, then lay the strip over the upper plank and attach to the
outside face at that carefully pressing the plaster thus
making it fast throughout the length.
All the same you do with
the other ear making sure that the points of Doberman’s
ears are on a par with each other and the crown “sits
exactly”. (Photo 3,4,5,6,7,8)
After that string the strap under Doberman’s
throat but not tightly. With the crown on its head Doberman
puppy can be during 7-8 days, whereupon you should take it off
and let the ears rest for one or two hours and then al the
procedure must be repeated again. (Photo 9). When the seams
have been removed and the edges of the ears have healed up it
is possible to choose not wear the crown and set about gluing
One of the ways to glue the ears.
Hydrogen peroxide, soft paper napkins, two sponges (for example “
Tampax”), court plaster, 2.5 cm wide, on paper basis.
Preparation of materials:
First of all cut and lay out 9 strips of sticking plaster: two in
5 cm, four in 25 cm, two in 10 cm, one in 30 cm all the sizes are
approximate and all depends on your knack and, properly, ear
length of your Doberman puppy.
Preparation of sponges:
Remove paper packing.
Insert one barrel into the other and cut off the thread.
Put the barrel back (one into the other) so as the edge
of the sponge may be seen on the one side.
The strip of the plaster, 5 cm long, should be applied around on
the junction of the barrels binding them.