Can i dock the tail and crop the ears of a Doberman in Malta?
You can dock the tail and crop the ears of a doberman anywhere in the world. The only thing that you might want to do is to make certain that there are no local ordinances against it.
It is illegal to crop a doberman's ears in Malta because it is considered inhumane to the animal. Veterinarians take an oath similar to the Hippocratic oath in which they say they will "do no harm". Because cropping a doberman's ears is both painful and unnecessary it is considered inhuman and is therefore illegal.
Doberman Pinschers ears are naturally supposed to stay down, but to get the ears to point up you would have to crop the ears. They would have to have a surgery for the cropped ears. Ear cropping should be done by seven or eight weeks of age. The ears will have to be taped which takes four or five months till the dog can have its ears stand up without the assistance of the tape.
There is no age limit to when you should dock your dogs ears. it is perfectly fine to crop your dogs ears even when they are fully grown. some vets may not do it because it will be a longer procedure but im sure there is a vet that would do it. some people even get their dogs ears crop when they a few years old. the only difference from when their older is that…