Why the tail of Doberman is cut?
This is the exact reason why tails are docked as well. The Doberman tail is particularly thinner and susceptible to painful breaking or damage just from every day wear/use. Docking the tail prevents later on serious injury or damage.
Do you have to dock 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.
Why do people dock dog tails?
Purpose. Historically, tail docking was thought to prevent rabies, strengthen the back, increase the animal’s speed, and prevent injuries when ratting, fighting, and baiting. Tail docking is done in modern times either for prophylactic, therapeutic, cosmetic purposes, and/or to prevent injury
Is it cruel to dock a dog’s tail?
Survey data indicate that preventive tail docking of pet dogs is unnecessary. Therefore tail docking of non-working dogs, even if their breed was originally developed for working purposes, is considered a cosmetic procedure unless evidence exists to the contrary.