Cropping is a personal choice and there is nothing wrong with having it done under a vets care. Was your last dog given pain meds? It is a cosmetic procedure and alot of owners here get it done with no issues. Cropped ears are alot to take care of at first, but its not for everyone. My girl has perfect rose prick ears so I chose not to crop. My next pup I may choose differentWhen my first female was a puppy, we got her ears cropped. She looks great, but I would never do it again nor would I ever reccomend it to anyone or their dogs. The amount of pain she was in was horendous!!! To me, it is just not worth it.