I've been the owner of multiple boxers over the years will all of them with cropped ears and no complications. My question is towards those who have also gone through the cropped ear process and can share their experience. Our newest brindle male got his ears cropped by a experienced professional at 10 weeks old. 5 days after the procedure, the tape job "open air wire brace with tape style" started to fail and pull the ears down. Vet recommended we remove the brace to avoid damage and we bring him in next week when the stitches are removed and he can wrap the ears different than originally. My question...do I run the risk of the ears not standing due to not having a brace for a minimum amount of time in the early stages?