Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.
I think it's wonderfull to manipulate and cut off what nature has given to animals that have no say in the matter.
Yes truly wonderfull. Get rid of them blasted good for nothing dew claws while we are at it.
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I was doing some research, and this is what I found on the NZKC website....
The tail attachment should be high. The tail should be docked and carried upwards and should not be more than 5 cm (2 in) long.'
There you go.
how vein can people get!! i cant believe some people on here who call themselves animal lovers, thinks its ok to subject an animal to amputation because of looks....
i dont care what people say about incomplete nervous systems (which is a load of crap anyhow) its barbaric and wrong
IMO If you have a REAL reason to do these things, and it is done properly, it is ok. But if you are doing it just to make your dog look better it is not!
Last edited by Ashaari; 03-18-2010 at 10:18 AM.
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I sit on the fence. I've seen first hand the damage that can occur to a working dog because of having a tail. It's not pretty and is far more barbaric than docking it to prevent said injury.
I do think that docking should only be done for reasons like the above. For shows/fashion is immoral yes.
For those saying it is barbaric, fair enough that is your opinon but comments of "how can someone call themselves an animal lover" are uncalled for. I agree with that when it's the bastards who hack things off without anaesthetic, knowledge, surgical instruments or care, but when it is done properly I don't think it is barbaric in the slightest.
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I agree about the Dewclaws, Ashaari. Lucas dewclaw got ripped off just befor we took her to the vets to be put down.
I asked my father in law who has had working dogs all his life and he has never had tail damage. He is in his 70s. It is more likely they get kicked in the head, maybe that should be removed too (said with a oh gawd said in jest look)
I re read what I wrote, he may feel like satan at times but my FIL does not have a tail. mmm meds must be kicking in.
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