The Canadian Kennel Club Great
Dane breed standard makes reference to both cropped
and uncropped ears, and gives a detailed description
of each. It is perfectly acceptable to show Danes
either way, and no preference should be given to either
in the show ring.
The Great Dane Club of Canada has
members who prefer to have their puppies cropped,
those who prefer not to, and those who will crop or
not depending on the individual puppy and the home
it will go to. The ears are cropped by a veterinarian,
under general anesthesia. Proper aftercare and taping
are required to ensure that the desired result (ie.
an erect ear) is achieved.