I was invited to a friend's house for dinner one night for a home cooked meal. When I entered the house, I was greeted by her dog. She was a beautiful dog that remind me of a Doberman Pinscher except for her ears. Her ears hung nicely against the side of her face giving her such a nice expression. So I made the mistake of asking what kind of mix she was. She's a purebred Doberman Pinscher but they got her as a puppy and refused to have her ears cut. I was shocked, I didn't even know that their ears were cut to stand up straight. I was horrified as she talked about it over dinner, the food was awesome but I was sympathetic over the pain. So I was wonder what your thoughts were about cutting an animal's ears off for purely aesthetic reasons. The look is certainly famous and gives it a sharp alert expression to the dog breed but I can't help but think that it's cruel. What do you think?