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Is Tail Docking Cruel or Necessary? By Bobbi Leder

When you see certain breeds with docked tails, you probably don’t think twice, but is it really necessary to dock a dog’s tail? Tail docking began for several reasons: to avoid tail damage, hygiene, and appearance. As one who has adopted an English Cocker Spaniel, I can see the pros and the cons. Had we gotten our Euri as a puppy, we would have chosen not to dock his tail, but since we adopted him with a docked tail, there is nothing we can do now but laugh when he wags his little stub.

Source: DogMagazine.net – the K9 Magazine blog

Is Tail Docking Cruel or Necessary? By Bobbi Leder

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