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Thread: Do I need to dock/clip the tail of my Rottweiler puppy

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    Do I need to dock/clip the tail of my Rottweiler puppy

    My uncle gave me a Rottweiler puppy, very cute,
    it has tail now, but normally Rottweiler's tail was cut off,
    do I need to do that?
    I am not sure why many Rottie's pictures show them not having tails?

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    No. You don't need to do it. In some places it's actually illegal to do it.

    Dogs have a tail for a reason. It's not a horrible growth that needs cutting off.

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    There's no need to crop their ears either.

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    Dogs talk with there tails, what do you think

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    but most rottweilers' tails were cripped.
    of course, ears remain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint View Post
    I am not sure why many Rottie's pictures show them not having tails?
    It's because most humans are selfish bitches who don't care about their dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint View Post
    My uncle gave me a Rottweiler puppy, very cute,
    it has tail now, but normally Rottweiler's tail was cut off,
    do I need to do that?
    I am not sure why many Rottie's pictures show them not having tails?
    no, you do not need to cut off your dogs tail.
    you didn't ask but you also do not need to crop his ears.

    chickens however are a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leopold99 View Post
    chickens however are a different story.


    Yea, cut of their tails and ears!

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    Yea chickens need to be cropped of there heads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint View Post
    but most rottweilers' tails were cripped.
    of course, ears remain
    Many penis's are circumcised but its not necessary so does that mean that everyones should be?

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    Humans should have their thumbs docked so that it looks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asguard View Post
    Yea chickens need to be cropped of there heads
    Most humans could use a head-cropping as well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asguard View Post
    Yea chickens need to be cropped of there heads
    exactly!
    ever see one flopping around on the ground after a beheading?
    hey, i'm a farm boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leopold99 View Post
    exactly!
    ever see one flopping around on the ground after a beheading?
    hey, i'm a farm boy.
    Isn't it awesome to see them flopping around headless? They are only stupid chickens anyway, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leopold99 View Post
    exactly!
    ever see one flopping around on the ground after a beheading?
    hey, i'm a farm boy.
    Check out this one, it lived over 2 weeks .

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...vUW-fLAMRacS_Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Check out this one, it lived over 2 weeks .

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...vUW-fLAMRacS_Q
    That is sickening, Cosmic. Really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    Isn't it awesome to see them flopping around headless? They are only stupid chickens anyway, right?
    i chased one for half a block.
    the hard part is ripping out the feathers.
    helps to stick 'em in some boiling water for about 5 minutes but then all the downy feathers stick to the bird.

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    Hey, I am not asking about chicken, you came to the wrong place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint View Post
    My uncle gave me a Rottweiler puppy, very cute,
    it has tail now, but normally Rottweiler's tail was cut off,
    do I need to do that?
    I am not sure why many Rottie's pictures show them not having tails?
    Tail docking is actually banned or illegal in many countries around the world. And there is a reason for it. It is cruel and painful to the dog and amounts to animal cruelty as it is normally done in the first few days of the puppy's life (usually within 15 or so days) and is done without without anesthesia. The breed actually looks better with the tail:




    Considering the tail is used by dogs as a way to communicate, why would you want to cause it pain to deform it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint View Post
    My uncle gave me a Rottweiler puppy, very cute,
    it has tail now, but normally Rottweiler's tail was cut off,
    do I need to do that?
    I am not sure why many Rottie's pictures show them not having tails?

    Rottlweiler tails are docked to fulfil breed standards for "show" dogs

    AKC breed standard for rottweiler tails:

    Tail--Tail docked short, close to body, leaving one or two tail vertebrae. The set of the tail is more important than length. Properly set, it gives an impression of elongation of topline; carried slightly above horizontal when the dog is excited or moving.

    http://www.akc.org/breeds/rottweiler/index.cfm
    [I've read that their tails used to be docked because they "got in the way" during hunting season, but I don't know how far that is true]

    Unless you are breeding show dogs I don't see why you need to dock the tails. Moreover, puppy tails are usually docked when they are a couple days old, after which it is a more painful process since the bones get set.

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