Unnatural?????? He was BORN with it and therefore IT IS natural! Chop your arms off mate, you look very unnatural with them hahaha Or your ears, perhaps your leg, or your willy
Originally Posted by Gorry
OES are natural bobs as far as I know. And tell me, why would OES be cropped and border collie, sheltie, Collie etc aren't while they're all doing the same or similar kind of work!?! How come one can get damaget but those others who do the same can't. It's HUMAN invention and IT IS NOT justified, and the reasons you put here are just not on.
Docking is a safeguard against future injuries in the hunting and working breeds, for health reasons in breeds such as the Old English Sheepdog.
Neither do breast implants and other cos surgeries with beauty pagents :rolleyes These days it does I'm affraid.
Tail docking has nothing, absolutely nothings to do with dog shows or judging of dog shows.
Yeah. Stuff the tradition. I've written about it in my previous post regarding flock guarding dogs and molossers.
Tail docking is quite simply done because of traditional reasons for which a particular breed was developed and as breeders and owners we have been entrusted to uphold this tradition.
When the forefathers of the Weimaraner were developing this breed I am sure they did not say to themselves "Oh I must have a cosmetically beautiful hunting dog, people are looking." I am, however, certain that they did think of the dog and its welfare when deciding it was best to dock the tail.[/QUOTE]
Why didn't they think the same for Pointers? Setters? Bloodhounds?
They're all hunting dogs, bird dogs. Le's not be hypocrits here, why some do, and some don't although they belong to the same category?
Why crop and dock doberman and not crop rottie, and do nothing on GSD, Belgian or Duch shepherd when they all serve the same purpose?
Why crop Napoletan masiff and not English one?
Why crop Causasian ovtscharka, Anatolian shepherd and not Maremano Pyrenese or Sarplaninac? They're all the same group of dogs having the same purpose?
Why dock yorkie, schnauzer and any of those small breeds when they're nothing but lap dogs these days? I don't get it!?!
If anyone is hypocrit and has double standards here it's you and those who think like you. You may say you like it better and that's fine, but don't argue something you are not "quite there" with. I'd say you are not informed well and your knowledge isn't all that either. I'd suggest finding some good literature first on how dogs evolved and how breeding has started in a first place.
Last edited by Fedra; 07-18-2010 at 08:14 PM.
Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.