Yes, unfortunately i don't think he could be swayed regarding the ears, I am hoping he will show interest in one of the dogs that is already cropped, the two dogs violet has suggested are gorgeous dogs that I can't believe could be passed on, i'm really hoping he'll go for them even though they're a bit older than what he was talking about. Regardless if I find a dog or not for him, he will get a dog and it will be cropped, so I'd rather get involved and have him save a dog then go out shopping for one and support our crappy breeders around here, they're a dime a dozen around these parts. He will take good care of the dog, he has a son that will enjoy taking the dog for walks, plus being a good friend of my husband's I will see the dog on a fairly regular basis. and that could even go into whatever contract there is that I will check up on the dog.
I guess the alternative is finding a GOOD breeder within decent distance of Wenatchee, but I have never looked for one so wouldn't know where to start (i just know of many bad ones) I'd rather not go that route but like I said he's gonna get a dog not matter what.