Should puppy dogs tails be docked??

January 29, 2007 3:41pm CST
I dont know about this one......... It seems so mean but does it do the dog any harm in the long haul? ...........what do you think..........
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29 Jan 07
I don't know that it is mean. I grew up on a farm and we used to dock cow's tails out of neccessity. I know it's hard to tell and that cows are not dogs, but it never seemed as though they were all that affected by it as far as pain/discomfort. When it comes to dogs though, I've never really seen the purpose in it. Of course I've never owned a breed that traditionally has its tail docked. I probably wouldn't do it just because it doesn't seem to me that it serves a purpose.