I've heard the reason to doc tails is because a pit's tail is very powerful and can hurt if it hits you by accident,
Has anybody ever been whipped by a greyhound's tail!??!? OUCH! Yet you never see a docked grey. Greyhounds are hardly dogs at all though!
Just silly clowns <3
Ear cropping makes the dog look meaner and more aggressive. For certain breeds (like the doberman) it makes them appear more alert, protective and noble.
I'm not sure on tail docking, i believe it is just a fad that became breed standard for some breeds.
I don't think the dog looks "noble".. My opinion is that the owner wanted it done for appearances. The Great Dane's cropped ears make it look somewhat more noble than floppy danes but I'd rather a clown any day!
Tail docking, I'm not sure in some breeds but in tradition here in Newfoundland, the beagle is the most widely used hunting dog. They are so abused and neglected that I just cannot describe the cruelty done to them (www.beaglepaws.com
is a good start though) Some hunters dock the tails to prevent it from getting damaged in the s****y kennels they live in and from excitement during the hunt.. Though I think that's a load of ****.
Yea the main argument for ears is that less infection gets in them.. We've never had problems with floppy eared boxers though.
I know tails are docked when pups are under 5 days old.. the nerves in the tail aren't fully developed, so it's not as bad as it could be.. still painful, you cut the link between the bone.. Ears are cut when dogs are under anesthesia, and you have to be really on top of it for the weeks after, changing bandages, to prevent an infection!
Floppy ears = infection? That's only true if the owner fails to clean them!!! My terrier got only one ear infection during his life, although his ears were short.. I think cropped boxers look weird, I like floppy.
When tail docking is done by a registered vet, and responsible breeders it is done within 5 days. HOWEVER, to save money, many hunters here (and many byb's) do it themselves with elastic bands. Slowly and painfully the circulation is cut off and infection wipes off the tail. Sometimes the would heals, sometimes it remains infected and then the cruel experimenter must treat that with homemade antibiotics or whatever they have on hand to avoid the vet. Trust me, I've seen some pretty bad beagle cases.
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