Ear Cropping and Tail Docking, Pros and Cons
DOG FANCY readers support alerting dog owners to ear cropping and tail docking risks.
Kathy Swanick |
Posted: Sat May 5 00:00:00 PDT 2001
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"I believe that docking tails is good for working dogs and dogs with thin tails, which can be broken if they're whacked against something ."
"Some dogs should have their tails docked when they are pups. For example, Great Danes and Irish Wolfhounds really beat up their tails, especially while being boarded. It can cause lots of trauma and infection."
"I have had Boxer pups' tails done when they were 1 day old. I held the pups while it was done and could not discern any pain or distress. Unless it was proven that this procedure caused pain, I would continue to have my dogs' tails docked."
"I have a Miniature Schnauzer. A friend who is a breeder told us to get the tail docked or it would be longer than the dog."
"I think it is fine for breeds that need their tails docked like the Rottweiler. I have a 3-year-old Rottweiler myself and I think it's cute for him to have a little 'stubbed' tail."
"You should dock tails on the breeds that are supposed to have short tails because it's done when they're a day or two old, and they don't know what's happening, and no anesthesia is given."Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
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