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11-22-2012 05:49 PM
Darcy1311
Re: Docked or undocked tail?

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Originally Posted by adrino
Elza has her dew claws removed but no tail docked. As far as I know in the UK only working dogs tail can be docked. I like her long tail, it's so expressive! ;D

As a side note... My English Pointer had her tail too and even though she wasn't a working dog she injured her tail once and she's kept injuring it again and again. After not being able to heal the last 2-3cm had to be removed. :-\
.....Darcy is not a working dog yet I was able to purchase her docked...after all the Vizsla is a docked breed .....and thank god you can still get them docked as in years to come I fear you wont be able to have a DOCKED breed docked..I am begining to fear I may have the word docked, far to many times in this relpy...sorry..
11-22-2012 04:58 PM
harrigab
Re: Docked or undocked tail?

The "breeder" had Ruby and her litter siblings dew claws removed, then decided to try and have the litter destroyed, I reckon he was hoping to pass the litter on as full HWHV's but then had doubts about which of his dogs (all V's) was actually the sire..
11-22-2012 03:48 PM
adrino
Re: Docked or undocked tail?

Elza has her dew claws removed but no tail docked. As far as I know in the UK only working dogs tail can be docked. I like her long tail, it's so expressive! ;D

As a side note... My English Pointer had her tail too and even though she wasn't a working dog she injured her tail once and she's kept injuring it again and again. After not being able to heal the last 2-3cm had to be removed. :-\
11-21-2012 07:55 PM
Suliko
Re: Docked or undocked tail?

My Hungarian Pacsi not only has her long tail but also the dew claws. I have to say, so far (knock on wood) we haven't had any injuries with tail or the dew claws. My American Sophie doesn't have the dew claws. She is actually really, really fast and barely any dog can outrun her when she's in her chase mode. However, she has hurt her paws (cuts and bruises) more often than little Pacsirta who has her dew claws. Sophie is very fast, but Pacsi is really agile and changes directions very unexpectedly - wherever the nose takes her. (I get vertigo just from watching them both chase each other : )
BTW, Pacsi's breeder in Hungary hunts with all the dogs he breeds, and they all have tails and dew claws. Doesn't seem to be an issue
11-21-2012 12:08 PM
zigzag
Re: Docked or undocked tail?

If the UK says you can remove the dew claws. Obviously for the safety of the dog preventing injury. I doubt that there is any aesthetic reason for removing dew claws. I can't understand there logic on removing the last 3rd of the tail shortly after birth the same time the dew claws are removed. I get that some breeds have been mutilated purely for aesthetic purposes, it's just a shame that the Vizsla and its tail get lumped into that category.
11-21-2012 09:16 AM
colinstab
Re: Docked or undocked tail?

As do they all no doubt. But thats the answer i got. Maybe when they go lamping with them or something.
11-21-2012 09:07 AM
texasred
Re: Docked or undocked tail?

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Originally Posted by born36
Quote:
Originally Posted by colinstab
I asked the question about tails and dew claws when we went to see our pup the other month. The breeder had already docked the tails and said that he left the dew claws due to discussion with a vet regarding potential injury.

Apparently breeds like grey hounds, lurchers and the likes are at higher risk due to turning at ridiculous speeds on uneven ground. So he didnt feel the need to remove. Which is fair enough i suppose.
Really I would say a V changes direction at high speed all time. My boy does!
That's what I was thinking.
11-21-2012 09:04 AM
born36
Re: Docked or undocked tail?

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Originally Posted by colinstab
I asked the question about tails and dew claws when we went to see our pup the other month. The breeder had already docked the tails and said that he left the dew claws due to discussion with a vet regarding potential injury.

Apparently breeds like grey hounds, lurchers and the likes are at higher risk due to turning at ridiculous speeds on uneven ground. So he didnt feel the need to remove. Which is fair enough i suppose.
Really I would say a V changes direction at high speed all time. My boy does!
11-21-2012 08:26 AM
colinstab
Re: Docked or undocked tail?

I asked the question about tails and dew claws when we went to see our pup the other month. The breeder had already docked the tails and said that he left the dew claws due to discussion with a vet regarding potential injury.

Apparently breeds like grey hounds, lurchers and the likes are at higher risk due to turning at ridiculous speeds on uneven ground. So he didnt feel the need to remove. Which is fair enough i suppose.
11-21-2012 04:11 AM
hotmischief
Re: Docked or undocked tail?



My last two Danes have not had their dew claws removed and Boris has his. I was horrified when we collected the first Dane and he has his dew claws as you hear stories of how they catch on things and tear.

Todate, I haven't had a problem and now if I was given a choice to keep or remove I would leave them be.
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