For your convience below are both ear posting methods to download.

Types Of


Ear Crops

Show Crop

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Medium Crop

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Military Crop
(We will not do military crops)
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Doberman Ear Posting Method 1




  • Paper towels to clean ears.
  • Wooden Tongue depressor.
  • Tool to cut wood.
  • Round-­nosed scissors.
  • J&J ZONAS Porous Cloth Tape.
  • 4x Equate regular tampons, OR
    2x Tampax regular tampons.







  1. Make 1 post per ear, equal to length of ears + ½”. Equate: Join 2 applicator tubes over 1 plunger, tape securely; Tampax: Fully extend plunger & applicator, secure in position with tape. (Discard inner pads).
  2. Make double - thick tape lengths 1x 12”, 2x 8”, 4x 2½”.
  3. Make six single - thickness strips for each ear, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 7” and 8” long to fix tip to base.
  4. Make two more strips for each ear, 6” and 7” long to apply base upwards.







5. Insert Tampon Post firmly in rear pocket of dog’s ear.
6. Pulling upwards on ear, stretch ear along length of Post and secure tip to Post with 1x 2½” strip tape.
7. Wrap ear around the applicator post

8. Beginning at tip working downwards wrap smaller to larger tape strips overlapping each one by ¼” for support.
9. Reinforce base with 8” double tape strip & other 7” & 6” strips from base upwards.
10. Ensure strips fit snug but NOT tight; looser near the bottom. p4.jpg p5.jpg



11. Cut piece of Tongue Depressor to width of dogs head, and fix to middle of 12”double strip.
12. Fix this “bridge” between both ears to hold them upright and parallel.






13. Lock the bridge at ends with 2 ½” strips.
14. Cut out triangles from front of ear tape bases to release ear tendon pressure.
15. If scabs are present, or sores develop, expose them to air by cutting up sides of ear-­
tapes and securing in position with three ½” strips.



 16. To keep ear skin healthy change tapes every 3 days, and immediately they get wet, or infection might develop damaging the ear and making the puppy ill.
17. As puppy grows larger, increase length of ear - posts & width of wooden bridge - piece to fit.
18. Continue posting ears until female pup is 6 - 9 months old, or male pup is 9 - 12 months old.



Your Finished !

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Doberman Ear Posting Method 2

 – With Backer Rod & Surgical Glue 
Before starting any type of ear posting please make sure your pups ears are healed, stiches/staples removed and free of infection. Always clean the ear canal out well before beginning. If there are some scabs you can put antibiotic ointment on them before taping since you will be redoing the posts every few days. You do not want to cover up and conceal the ears as it heals. The purpose of “posting” is to keep the ears standing until the cartilage hardens.


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  • Backer rod (caulk saver) - Young pups usually need ½” and as they grow they will move up to 5/8”. This is easily found in any hardware store. (You can use the Tampax cardboard applicator in replace of the Backer Rod)
  • Duct tape - it’s the backbone of your posts integrity.
  • Scissors
  • Athletic Breathable Tape - 1” porous tape. 2 pieces approximately 5” long, 2 pieces approximately 3” long and 1 piece about 10 – 12” long for the center brace.
  • Surgical Glue – Can be found at local medical supply store.
  • Baby Powder - for the hair side of the ears for easy tape removal.
  • Cutting the Backer Rod
  • Measure the length you want to cut your pieces of backer rod off by measuring from the bottom of the bell or flare of the ear to the tip and go an extra inch. I keep one sample so I don’t have to do it every time, then measure the new posts from there. You will want to measure your duct tape with the post leaving the bottom 3/4” or so exposed, which is the part that goes into the ear canal. Tape the backer rod lengthwise starting at the edge of the tape as shown keeping it as smooth and straight as possible.     
babypwd.jpg     Apply baby powder to the hair side of the ears to keep the tape from sticking and pulling it off during removal.  
glue1.jpg     Apply an even and fairly sparse coat of adhesive to one side only of the post, which will face toward the inside of the ear.

post1.jpg     Now stretch the ear tight and attach it to the glued post and smooth into place. Notice how well they stick all by themselves.
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After the adhesive has dried it’s time to insert the post. Pull the ear back slightly and make sure to get the post down to the bottom of the ear canal – you will be able to tell when it goes all the way down and you do not have to worry about ear drum damage the way their ears are formed. The post should go straight up the center of the ear or closer to the uncut edge.
Apply the two 5” pieces toward the bottom of the ear as shown making sure that the natural ear flap folds in toward the inside of the head and in the same direction as the tape. Start the tape on the post and loosely wrap it making sure it’s not cutting off circulation – very important. Apply the top tape in the same manner.
The last step is the center brace which is only needed until they gain control of their ears, which is usually about 3 postings or until there is always slack in the center brace. Space the ears so they are slightly out and not pointing straight up from the head as shown. Again start your tape on the tape on one of the posts going across the front first, then around the back and press the two sides together. You can use a popsicle stick, cut down to proper width, to help with bridging. Just simply connect to both ears by taping over it as above

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c1.jpg     Clip the excess backer rod/tap off the tip but making sure you do not cut the tip of the pup’s ear
And how it should look when it’s done.



- Which needs to be done in 4 – 5 days with this method, unless you find a problem or suspect an infection.

*** One other note: be sure not to let the posts get wet since the tape will tighten on the ears as it dries and cut off the pup’s circulation. As an additional note: It used to be recommended to wrap the whole bell, but that practice has since been dropped since it does nothing to help the ear stand and only invites infection since the ear canal can't breathe at all.

Supplies: Post Removal​​​​​​​
  • Uni-Solve adhesive remover
  • Cotton balls or gauze pads
  • Bandage scissors, which have one blunt flat side to slide under the tape so you don’t jab their ears. You should be able to find them at most medical supply stores or order them online.
  • Latex or nitrile gloves to keep your hands from getting sticky (optional)
  • Ear cleaning solution or wipes
pm3.jpg     The first step is to cut the center brace in half so each individual ear can be done separately.
Next you will apply the Uni-solve to all of the tape on the back side of the ears and let it soak in using a cotton ball to prevent it from running down the dog’s ears where it doesn’t belong.
 Now it’s time to gently insert the scissors between the tape and the ears making sure the scissors clear all skin so you don’t nick them, which is very easy after the tape is loosened from the adhesive remover. I make sure the scissors come all the way through and you can see the top of them before cutting. After the tape is cut, use cotton balls soaked in the adhesive remover to work the tape and posts off the ear. This comes off quite easily as you go if you gradually remove it while working the cotton ball under the adhesive.
And out comes the post !
The last step is to remove the adhesive from the ears again using cotton balls soaked in the adhesive remover. It will take a few cotton balls and swipes to remove it all and if there’s a tiny bit left on the hair part its okay. Once you've removed the adhesive, use your ear cleanser to clean the canal out well.
pm6.jpg     And how they will look when they're done. Well almost since he's just toward the end of posting with his long show crop.
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