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    I think the real reason dogs tails are docked, is to stop them knocking stuff off your coffee table.
    Shame we stopped that practice i say, my carpets have not been the same since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    I think the real reason dogs tails are docked, is to stop them knocking stuff off your coffee table.
    Shame we stopped that practice i say, my carpets have not been the same since.

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    Some good convo in here and I missed it, but I am gonna have my say anyway!

    K&P: Gee Phi is a pretty girl! And I personally thinks she suits the cropped ears look lol.

    The rest I am kinda with Nekhbet (sp???). I definitely think desexing is a choice. I desex my females, but I have never desexed a male. And the main reason I desex the females is because I usually have an entire male around and I dont really have the set up to keep the dogs separate when th ebitch comes into heat. Barney is 7 now and has his sacks, unfortunately fo rhim he has never used them LOL.

    I also agree about the cropping and docking. I like it, even for aesthetic purposes. If it's done properly I dont imagine its overly painful, probably more of an annoyance during healing than anything so I cant see th ebig deal. And being completely honest, some dogs just look better. I would like to own a dobe one day and I definitely don't want a tail so will be importing from NZ where tail docking is still allowed (thought it may have changed by then) and if I could, I would go for an ear crop.

    Great danes look better with cropped ears too imo. I always envisioned when I was young that I would own a black great dane with cropped ears.

    There is a rottie walks round our neighbourhood with a big ass tail and he looks like a doofus IMO. My friends 2 cocker spaniels have tails and it just doesnt look right. And neither does the boxer down the road.

    When we were checking out kennels ages ago in Sydney, we met a bull arab who's nickname was happy coz he was always wagging his tail. And what a long tail it was (never seen anything like it), long enough that he had cuts (well not really cuts but kinda raw/bald looking patches) up behind his front legs on both sides from whipping himself with his own tail when he wagged it. IMO, that should be docked.

    It's a bit vain, but I dont care. I wouldnt go an dbreak the law and get a dog done somewhere dodge, or do it myself. But if I could have it all done legally, I absolutely would on a dog that I think it should be on.

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    You think it matters if a dog looks like a doofus?! As if the dog's give a F?

    If you don't like the look of a certain breed, like a rottie with a tail, get another breed. There are plenty to choose from without having to surgically alter an existing one.

    Even in humans, I think cosmetic surgery is not a decision to be taken likely. But at least the decision is taken by the person undergoing the surgery, not by someone else who doesn't want to be seen in public with them because they look like a 'doofus'.
    Last edited by Beloz; 04-25-2012 at 07:14 AM.

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    I grew up with rotties without tails, so yes, they look highly strange to me with tails and I find it difficult to get my head round.

    You dont have to agree.

    Doofus isnt really what I meant but it was middle of night and I couldnt think of another word so doofus it was.

    Why would I get another breed when I can import one from a country that allows tail docking?

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    My grandfather use to always have rotties and they never had tails either. For me when i see a rottie with a tail i also find it weird as to me, it's out of the ordinary. I myself have always wanted to own a Rottweiler and are planning on getting one for my next dog but i'm on the fence with the whole docking & cropping thing. I mean i would find it bizarre having a rottie with a tail! personally i think they look brilliant without one, yet i can see the other point of view also - is it a fair decision for us to make? should my dog go through pain just for the sake of looking better? Personally for me Molly's tail is one of her greatest attributes, i love the way it goes flat tack when she see's me come home & i love the way i can lie in bed & watch her tail go past in the air - docking her tail would be a shame!

    It will be something i will have to think about (lucky molly's got many years ahead of her yet!) but i think i would prefer a rottie without a tail. i don't see what the problem is if it is done legally & humanely?

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    I agree Kuri, I can definitely see the other side and why people dont like it. Im not some completelt heartless bitch LOL

    However, if its done properly, it shouldnt be overly painful so for me, pain isnt really a reason for it not to be done. I can completely understand the "just for looks" argument as it makes sense.

    And I agree also about seeing ya dogs tail go flat tack when ya get home. I love that when Pippi is especially happy, her tail curls even more tightly, and I wouldnt want to get her docked. But there are some breeds that I just feel look much better with the docked tail and cropped ears. The cropped ears I can pass on absolutely as its not like you see dogs going round with cropped ears but some breeds just should have a docked tail imo. But if I could get a normally docked breed and find a pup with a naturally bobbed tail (coz this does happen) then that would be perfect for me.

    Its completely a look thing for me, but then IMO, alot of the reason people go for pures is to do with looks (along with temperament obviously) so its the same kinda thing.

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    I can't believe you missed this thread Lala! I agree lots of good discussions and points in here.

    I am a bit like you I like the aesthetics of it and wouldn't be against getting a dog cropped down the track, but obviously not whilst living here.

    Just out of curiosity for those of you who are very anti-dock/crop. What are your thoughts on circumcision? This is a decision made by parents for a child when it is unable to make the decision for itself and would include a fair bit of pain for the baby I am sure. I guess I see this as a similar thing, I realise some do it for religious reasons but I know many who just do it because they prefer it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    I can't believe you missed this thread Lala! I agree lots of good discussions and points in here.

    I am a bit like you I like the aesthetics of it and wouldn't be against getting a dog cropped down the track, but obviously not whilst living here.

    Just out of curiosity for those of you who are very anti-dock/crop. What are your thoughts on circumcision? This is a decision made by parents for a child when it is unable to make the decision for itself and would include a fair bit of pain for the baby I am sure. I guess I see this as a similar thing, I realise some do it for religious reasons but I know many who just do it because they prefer it....
    I personally wouldn't circumcise either.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Yea I am not in circumcision but thats just coz it looks ugly LOL

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