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Old 09-05-2009, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How is a boxer's tail docked?

what age is it done and how does a vet do it? Does it hurt?
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it's done about 3 days old but I'm not sure of the exact procedure. It is fairly simple tho' at that young age. When the dog is older and the tail bones are more formed it would be an actual amputaion to have it removed.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just get the mental picture of them taking like a pair of scissors and just cutting it off like that. It sounds painful to me but I heard that at a really young age they don't feel, or atleast barely feel, them dock the tail.
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Actually, that's exactly what they do so my vet says.
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hi, 3 days old is the norm, i dropped a litter of puppies off at my vet to have it done once, they told me to come back in two hours and they would be done, well when i went back they still where not finished with them, so i waited there while they where doing the rest of them, all i can tell you is that i heard everyone of them scream as they where doing it, i asked the girl at the desk if that was my puppies crying and she told me no but i knew they where mine by the way they sounded, what did she think i was stupid, what are the chances that someone else would have 3 day old pups there, i will tell you that there is less pain when they crop the ears as they are completely knocked out and when they do the tails my handler told me they just cut them off without using anything to even numb them first.
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Yeah, I read this...it's a little disturbing:

The procedure:
The Animal Welfare Act 1992 (the Act) allows anyone to dock the tail of a puppy less than 10 days
of age. The Act also requires that puppies older than this age must be docked by a registered
Veterinary Surgeon using appropriate anaesthesia. Most puppies are docked between two and five
days of age. This is achieved with one person restraining the puppy and another person, the
operator, either severing the tail at a pre-determined length according to breed standards with
scissors, or placing a ligature of either a rubber band or thread around the tail. An attempt to
sterilise the site with antiseptic may precede the surgery. However, local anaesthesia is generally
not used during the procedure on puppies of this age even if the operation is performed by
Veterinariansii. Veterinary surgeons may then suture the stump with an absorbable suture material.
It should be noted that anaesthetics are only available for use by Veterinary Surgeons.
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I saw horrible DIY (do it yourself) tail docks, when I did my research online and I was horrified. They showed a pic of a lil Rotty pup, who was laying on a newspaper with all this blood around him and 5 tails were laying next to the lil baby That was such a horrible pick for me and it completely ruined a few days for me. Don't DIY tail docks!
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I know of some breeders that do it themselves using the banding method. If you think about cropping and docking, it both sounds very cruel and inhumane. I don't think I could ever do it either by taking pups in to the vet or having them done at home. I guess I'd never cut it as a boxer breeder. I'll leave it to the professionals. I am extremely pleased that Maddie's tail has been docked though. I'd be a walking bruise if it hadn't been docked.
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Yes, they do cry, and no, anesthetics are not usually used, not even a local. I have never seen a doctor use scissors for tails, but that doesn't mean there aren't doctors who do. I've always just equated the pain level to circumcision... I'm sure there is a certain amount of pain, but it's too early for it to be a traumatizing event. That's why it's crucial to be done within that first week. That's just my opinion though... I'm neither for it nor against it.
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one of my pups had their tales docked by rubber band the other was done at the vet when he was 2 days old, i donno i dont think i could do it
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