I see this has come up a lot of the forum.. I'm the kind of person who can't take stuff in til its preached to them.. lol I don't know why. I'm bringing my girl home June 16th and I want to get her ears cropped.. I heard there were two different kinds. The german crop (short .. almost pitbull like) and the show crop (the real long ones). My aunt's boxer has the german crop and I really really like that look. Is it okay to get them done that way? I'm bringing her home at 8 weeks and I was going to get them done around 11 weeks so she's somewhat use to her new surroundings. Is the upkeep on them difficult and time consuming? Can they lead normal lives after they're done?