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  1. Tail Dock

    Puppy Corner
    Hi I had my puppies tail docked at 7 weeks (july 30).. Removing stictches today but saw the tail for the first time yesterday and freaked out how long it looks, wondering if this tail dock is too long ? I hate hot dog tails.. The vet said he will do it at the 2nd joint but it seems a little...
  2. Tail or no tail?

    Doberman Related Chat
    Hey guys I'm from Australia and am looking to get a doberman this year. I've always seen the doberman as cropped ears and docked tail, though they are both banned in Australia. However in New Zealand you can still get tails docked. I was wondering and i know this is a bit subjective and...
  3. Tail Biting

    Doberman Health
    Hi, My 7 mo dobie is biting/licking the tip of her tail and now has a small open wound. Her coat seems dry and flaky. I also noticed 2 small dots on the inside of her back leg that she is biting as well. We've been told it could be allergies, or not enough oil in her diet. Has anyone...
  4. Docking Question

    Puppy Corner
    We recently bought a 7 week old doberman male. My question is regarding his tail: At first appearance it looks fine, however there's enough loose skin after the last remaining vertibrae to cover at least 1-2 more vertibrae of tail bone. Is there supposed to be that much extra at his age? We...
  5. Ears uncropped? Tail long and waggy?

    Ear Cropping and Posting
    Does anyone have a flop eared, long tail dobe from a top breeder? Is it reasonable, if preferred, to request that the pup be delivered unsnipped? My wife and I aren't against the practice, but simply prefer the look...... :sunglasses2: Thanks!!
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