This pair of Doberman Pinschers are having their ears 'trained' to stick up by bandaging them to posts. That's the way American Doberman breeders have traditionally liked them to look – and to achieve this look, the ears are cropped (trimmed) and set in the upright position for a month or so. American Doberman owners will also have their dogs tails docked too. This means their tails are cut right back shortly after birth.
AKC Gazette breed column—Anti-breeding ways of thinking distract people from remembering that it's through the breeding of good dogs that the breed exists and continues. In the 1970s the Doberman P...http://akcdoglovers.com/2014/11/18/the-doberman-breeder-an-endangered-species/