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

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  1. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    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?:confused:
     
  2. James R Just this guy, you know? Administrator

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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.
     
  3. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    There's no need to crop their ears either.
     
  4. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    Dogs talk with there tails, what do you think
     
  5. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    but most rottweilers' tails were cripped.
    of course, ears remain :D
     
  6. Mr MacGillivray Banned

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    It's because most humans are selfish bitches who don't care about their dogs.
     
  7. leopold i miss my coco. Valued Senior Member

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    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.
     
  8. Enmos Moderator

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    :confused:

    Yea, cut of their tails and ears!
     
  9. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    Yea chickens need to be cropped of there heads:p
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Many penis's are circumcised but its not necessary so does that mean that everyones should be? :shrug:
     
  11. Pinwheel Banned

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

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    Most humans could use a head-cropping as well..
     
  13. leopold i miss my coco. Valued Senior Member

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    exactly!
    ever see one flopping around on the ground after a beheading?
    hey, i'm a farm boy.
     
  14. Enmos Moderator

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    Isn't it awesome to see them flopping around headless? They are only stupid chickens anyway, right?
     
  15. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  17. leopold i miss my coco. Valued Senior Member

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    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.
     
  18. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Hey, I am not asking about chicken, you came to the wrong place
     
  19. Bells Frostbite! Moderator

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    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:

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    Considering the tail is used by dogs as a way to communicate, why would you want to cause it pain to deform it?
     
  20. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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

    AKC breed standard for rottweiler tails:

    [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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