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    What are peoples thoughts on Tail docking and ear cropping? I think that tail docking looks terrible, and has no use, and is only done to please people ideas of beauty. Weimeraners look terrible with docked tails... ( lets try to put the piccys up.....)

    I think they look much better natural.


    I dont like ear cropping on any dog, it just looks hideous.

    I love this dogs blue nose! Just beautiful.

    Looks much better natural.


    What are peoples thoughts?
    Last edited by Brittany; 03-17-2010 at 02:37 PM.

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    Did the pictures work for anyone??

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    Are you for real?

    You say that tail docking looks terrible and has no use, yet then you say that it is better for Boxer's to have their tails docked because of risk of injury. Can you make up your mind, please?

    I was not aware that Boxer dogs were born with a special gene that make them any more susceptible to bashing their tails on coffee tables than other breeds.

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    Me thinks this is just a stir.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    ah, sh!t. I put my foot in my mouth again. Reading back through that post, I do sound like a bloody idiot. how about we just delete that last bit about the boxers. That was just me spouting what Mum has been telling me all these years. Sorry guys.

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    Okay, replay. What are peoples thoughts on tail docking and ear cropping?

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    I think it's a wonderful idea. I dont know the EXACT history of it, but I think they started docking because when hunting dogs were catching rabbits and vermin etc. when they went into the burrows, caught the rabbit or whatever, when they turned about to go back they broke their tails. Not sure EXACTLY about this, can anyone give more info?
    Personally, some dogs look better with a docked tail... such as the Tenterfield . Boxers also look better with a docked tail IMO. Not sure about the Weimer-whatever (sorry, no idea how to spell the breed name) I've only seen ones with natural tails.
    Never seen a dog with cropped ears.

    ETA: If you would like some pics of dogs with docked (or NBT maybe?) tails, here you are:

    Tenterfield

    Weimaraner

    Boxer

    PS. These are just the photos that I found, can anyone tell if its NBT or docked? I suppose I shouldnt be posting pics if I'm not entirely sure.
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    I don't own a breed that is effected by docking. Cropping ears UK/USA not Australian as a rule.

    I've posted my thoughts on this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    I think it's a wonderful idea. I dont know the EXACT history of it, but I think they started docking because when hunting dogs were catching rabbits and vermin etc. when they went into the burrows, caught the rabbit or whatever, when they turned about to go back they broke their tails. Not sure EXACTLY about this, can anyone give more info?
    Personally, some dogs look better with a docked tail... such as the Tenterfield . Boxers also look better with a docked tail IMO. Not sure about the Weimer-whatever (sorry, no idea how to spell the breed name) I've only seen ones with natural tails.
    Never seen a dog with cropped ears.

    ETA: If you would like some pics of dogs with docked (or NBT maybe?) tails, here you are:

    Tenterfield

    Weimaraner

    Boxer

    PS. These are just the photos that I found, can anyone tell if its NBT or docked? I suppose I shouldnt be posting pics if I'm not entirely sure.
    I prefer Boxers with docked tails, I just think they look better like that.
    The Wei looks terrible with docked tails IMO.

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    I don't believe in tail docking or ear cropping.. i'mo it's a barbaric practice only done for looks only

    IMO if nature intended for dogs to be ear-less or tail-less than nature wouldn't have given them tails or ears in the 1st place.

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