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Re: Pet Cosmetic surgery

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 19th, 2016, 11:04 pm

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The very few dogs who have recurring injury to their tails does not really justify docking the tails of every pup.

How many pups get their tails docked? Not that many. If I'm looking a breed that is prone to tail injuries I would hope a reputable breeder has put that into consideration.
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Re: Pet Cosmetic surgery

Postby Farmmaa » Jan 20th, 2016, 1:06 am

Dizzy1 wrote:How many pups get their tails docked? Not that many. If I'm looking a breed that is prone to tail injuries I would hope a reputable breeder has put that into consideration.


Pretty much every Boxer, Doberman, Rottweiler, Airedale Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Silky Terrier, Australian Shepherd, , Bouvier, Brittany Spaniel, Cane Corso, Clumber Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, German Short-haired/Wire haired Pointer, Schnauzer, Vizsla, Irish Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Bulldog, Kerry Blue Terrier, King Charles Spaniel, Miniature Pinscher, Neapolitan Mastiff, Old English Sheepdog, Parson Jack Russell Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Rottweiler, Fox Terrier, Wheaten Terrier, Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Weimaraner, Wire-haired Fox Terrier, and Yorkshire Terrier.

All in all, more than 50 registered breeds have traditionally had their tails docked at birth...so...a LOT of pups.

The reasons that it was originally done are questionable at best - to prevent rabies in hunting dogs ( less chance of being bitten by wild animals ), to reduce the need for regular grooming and bathing, to prevent tails from being caught in farm machinery or under wagon wheels, easier access to small spaces for catching vermin. Oh...and farmers weren't taxed on dogs with docked tails , as they could claim them as working dogs.

Ironically, the breeds which suffer from tail injuries most often - Great Danes, Pitbulls, Retrievers and Greyhounds...have never been routinely docked.
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Re: Pet Cosmetic surgery

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 20th, 2016, 1:12 am

Farmmaa wrote:Pretty much every Boxer, Doberman, Rottweiler, Airedale Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Silky Terrier, Australian Shepherd, , Bouvier, Brittany Spaniel, Cane Corso, Clumber Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, German Short-haired/Wire haired Pointer, Schnauzer, Vizsla, Irish Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Bulldog, Kerry Blue Terrier, King Charles Spaniel, Miniature Pinscher, Neapolitan Mastiff, Old English Sheepdog, Parson Jack Russell Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Rottweiler, Fox Terrier, Wheaten Terrier, Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Weimaraner, Wire-haired Fox Terrier, and Yorkshire Terrier.

All in all, more than 50 registered breeds have traditionally had their tails docked at birth...so...a LOT of pups.

Out of some 340 breeds recognized by the ICA.

Farmmaa wrote:The reasons that it was originally done are questionable at best - to prevent rabies in hunting dogs ( less chance of being bitten by wild animals ), to reduce the need for regular grooming and bathing, to prevent tails from being caught in farm machinery or under wagon wheels, easier access to small spaces for catching vermin. Oh...and farmers weren't taxed on dogs with docked tails , as they could claim them as working dogs.

I'm aware why they were originally docked, as well as why ears were cropped.
Farmmaa wrote:Ironically, the breeds which suffer from tail injuries most often - Great Danes, Pitbulls, Retrievers and Greyhounds...have never been routinely docked.

As I said, having been in the situation myself once before, and currently owning a breed that is known for tail injuries, ours has her tail docked and we hope any reputable breeder puts that into consideration.
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Re: Pet Cosmetic surgery

Postby Fancy » Jan 20th, 2016, 7:16 am

Natural bobtails do exist in dogs and some breeding has been done to promote that.

Natural bobtail dog breeds with C189G mutation:
Australian Shepherd
Austrian Pinscher
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Braque du Bourbonnais
Brazilian Terrier
Brittany Spaniel
Croatian Sheepdog
Danish Swedish Farmdog
Jack Russell Terrier
Karelian Bear Dog
Mudi
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Pyrenean Shepherd
Braque Francais aka Savoy Sheepdog
Schipperke
Spanish Water Dog
Swedish Vallhund
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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There are natural bobtail boxers around as well.
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Re: Pet Cosmetic surgery

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 20th, 2016, 8:30 am

^^^ Boxer !!!! :) :) :)
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Re: Pet Cosmetic surgery

Postby Fancy » Jan 20th, 2016, 8:35 am

Nice looking dog. Would love to see more breeds with the bobtail instead of a whip - got tired of bruises and clean coffee tables (never mind the dogs that break their tails).
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Re: Pet cosmetic surgery

Postby GordonH » Nov 13th, 2016, 7:44 pm

Bump

Excellent News on totally unnecessary procedure of tail docking (except due to injury or medical necessary).
http://www.cvbc.ca/CVBC2/News/News___An ... 4023158ed8
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Re: Pet cosmetic surgery

Postby Fancy » Nov 17th, 2016, 10:05 am

http://globalnews.ca/news/3065644/tail- ... ering-dog/
Here's a pup that may need additional surgery because of the first one - so sad.
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Re: Pet cosmetic surgery

Postby ifwisheswerehorses » Nov 17th, 2016, 3:06 pm

http://distractify.com/trending/2016/10/18/tattoo-artist-tattoos-dog
This one's a real winner, I hope the dog was sedated while it was done.
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Re: Pet cosmetic surgery

Postby Farmmaa » Nov 17th, 2016, 8:40 pm

Fancy wrote:http://globalnews.ca/news/3065644/tail-docking-ban-sigh-of-relief-for-okanagan-woman-with-suffering-dog/
Here's a pup that may need additional surgery because of the first one - so sad.


I don't quite understand how an owner can be completely unaware of the fact that their dog's tail has been docked. :135:
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Re: Pet cosmetic surgery

Postby Fancy » Nov 18th, 2016, 6:30 am

Maybe thought it was naturally short.
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Re: Pet cosmetic surgery

Postby Farmmaa » Nov 19th, 2016, 12:45 am

Fancy wrote:Maybe thought it was naturally short.


That's the thing though - anyone even considering a dog should be researching everything they can about the breed/breeds they are interested in.
Very few breeds have naturally bobbed tails.....which one would know if they had done any research before purchasing the dog
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