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Ear Cropping and Tail Docking   Pet Talk

Started 5/25/18 by PennyCC; 2879 views.
PennyCC

From: PennyCC

6/10/18

ClickNTreat said:

Many dogs were bred assuming their tails would be docked, so they selectively bred for other traits. You know how a Labrador retriever has a thick strong tail with lots of hair? It was bred to be undocked. Weimaraners, vizslas, pointers, spaniels, they did not consider the tail during breeding so their tails are completely inappropriate at full length.

I think Dakota's tail is so curly just for that reason. Because poodles are usually docked, the breeder did not take into account the curl of the tail if the poodles were undocked.  If a breeder always had undocked poodles, I would hope they would start considering how the tail looks more. I agree that Dakota's undocked tail is in no danger of being injured like the other dogs you described.  His curly tail is tucked up out of the way and is unlikely to get caught on anything.

ClickNTreat

From: ClickNTreat

6/11/18

This gives you an idea of Noelle's dock. Her tail is the same height as her head, carried straight up at 12 o'clock. I can never get a picture of her tail at full height, because it's usually wagging too much. Still, Noelle has a really nice tail set. Right now she's in a continental clip, but that clip is going bye bye because it's a ton of work to maintain, but it suits her nicely.

I think my favorite part of this clip is it shows off her docked tail.

PennyCC

From: PennyCC

6/12/18

I love Noelle's tail. It is the perfect length IMO.

And she does look marvelous in that clip, but she might enjoy a cooler shorter "do" for the summer.

ClickNTreat

From: ClickNTreat

6/13/18

I think my favorite part about the continental is it delights children everywhere we go. Some kid says, "Mommy, a poodle, a real poodle!" and I laugh. Noelle is heat intolerant and so am I, so long hair in the summer isn't an issue. We don't go out when it is hot. Noelle wants to be wherever I am, so it works out.

Yes, I like the tail length. Long enough of a dock to make her tail stand up straight and proud. I saw a lovely standard poodle who had a tiny tail. It threw the balance off completely.

DarkestWolf

From: DarkestWolf

6/18/18

Lovely dog

Anyway I am agreeing about broken tails in my case it happened to a friends Great Dane.

Also dew claws are fine if they lay nice and straight, German Shepherds usually have dew claws only on the front and they usually are straight and don't bother them. But I had one puppy in my last litter who had an unattached dew claw I had it removed  because he was going to be a working dog and it would get caught on things. Because it stuck out and flopped around. It was for his own safety not to make him look better.

Leave the ears alone!

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Wolfenblu

From: Wolfenblu

6/18/18

I never thought about docking that way thanks.

dew claws if they are sticking out only attached by skin not bone or muscle need to be removed. It would be very painful to get those stuck on something

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