Ear cropping is a procedure in which a portion of the ear is removed. The purpose of the procedure is usually to produce ears that stand erect. This procedure is most often performed in puppies around 8-12 weeks of age. We will not perform this procedure after 14 weeks of age because as the pup ages the ear cartilage becomes less pliant and the potential for non-erect ears increases.
We require every puppy that comes in for an ear crop be put on IV fluids during surgery and the laser be used.
Information from PetPlace.com, Ear cropping