Can Dobermans have long tails?

Can Dobermans have long tails?

Dobermans are born with floppy ears and long tails, similar to a labrador or hound dog. The ears are cropped and tails docked so that they achieve the upright standing ear and the short tail.

Why do they cut off Doberman tails?

The most common reason for cropping and docking is to give a dog a certain look. That means it poses unnecessary risks, Patterson-Kane says. Docked tails can also develop a neuroma, or nerve tumor. This can cause pain and make your dog snappy if their tail is touched.

Do you have to cut a Dobermans tail?

Doberman pinschers commonly have docked tails. Tail docking is a surgical procedure that is commonly performed on newborn puppies but may also be done on adult dogs. This procedure is a controversial one but may be considered necessary for some dogs.

Is it legal to dock a Dobermans tail?

Tail docking should be banned as a procedure for all breeds of dogs, unless it is carried out by a veterinary surgeon for medical reasons (eg injury).

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