Well incase your wondering, I decided not to crop tyson's ears. I just had so much doubt, being his age, his temperment etc. that I just couldnt go thru with it. I think alot of it was the uncertainty as to how they would come out and the maintenance it may or may not have taken. I still love the cropped look for all thay have cropped. Regardless we love tyson no matter what and now he doesnt have to go thru with it, and I am so relieved! Its been very stressfull believe it or not. Well Thanks for all of you who replied, I really appreciate it!