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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Docked or undocked tail?

I'm curious how common it is to have a V with an undocked tail.

We live in Europe, where it's illegal for the most part to alter animals, so our pup has his whole tail. =) It looks like a little red snake sometimes. My cat can't help but chase it, bringing laughs from all of us!!

What about you guys?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:53 AM
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Re: Docked or undocked tail?

In in Ontario, Canada. From what I understand, having the tails docked here is "standard." We were never asked by our breeder whether or not we wanted it done; it just was! That being said, there was a V in my boy's litter without a docked tail, but apparently her new owners requested that before she was born.
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Re: Docked or undocked tail?

We did not really had a choice- all 4 of our v's came with the tail docked.
I think docking is done to prevent injuries or a broken tail.
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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:56 AM
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Re: Docked or undocked tail?


My Wirehaired boy has an undocked tail - I love them with long tails as they are so expressive. Nothing like that whip lash with the tail and the wiggly bum when they greet you!! We are in the UK so as you say - no tail docking unless for hunting dogs and no ear cropping.

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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 09:18 AM
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Re: Docked or undocked tail?

It's my understanding that in the U.S. they all have to be docked, right?
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Re: Docked or undocked tail?

http://redbirddog.blogspot.com/2011/...l-docking.html

Hope this helps.

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Re: Docked or undocked tail?

I was under the impression it is just a standard for the US. I could be wrong though..... Our V's is docked but but its to whatever the normal length is for US.

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Re: Docked or undocked tail?

Uk rules on docking.

http://www.cdb.org/awa/index.htm
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Docked or undocked tail?

Redbirdog- thanks for posting! It's nice to know that it doesn't hurt the puppies to have their tails docked. My puppy's tail definitely whips around, I hope he doesn't injure himself. It's got a bump in it at the exact place it would have been docked.

For some reason, I forgot there were so many from the UK on here! Is there anyone in Italy? (or taking a trip soon?) I'd love to meet up with another V owner!
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Re: Docked or undocked tail?

I think most Vs in Europe have undocked tails now. I have nothing against either or My US V. Sophie has a docked tail, and I can't imagine her with a long one! My HU V. Pacsirta has an undocked tail (and it's quite long, too)...and I can't imagine her with a docked one Her long tail is such a part of her personality. I love it especially when she points - the tail straightens out up to the very tip of the tail. So funny-looking!

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