We are one of a few places left that do ear crops these days. Dr. Pevey has been doing ear crops for 34 years, and has at one time or another done most of the popular breeds such as Dobermans, Boxers, Pit Bull, Schnauzers, Great Danes and Cane Corso(Italian Mastiff). We will only do ear crops with the surgical laser and only after the patient has been examined/evaluated by Dr. Pevey and the client has been informed of what they may expect. This consultation is free of charge, but it is mandatory. If done with the surgical laser and with proper pain control, this procedure is as humane as any other elective procedure. However, every patient is not necessarily a good candidate for ear cropping, and every owner should not make the decision to crop ears unless they have given it much serious thought. Recommended age varies greatly depending on the patient, but for most breeds they should be done at 12 to 16 weeks of age.