I prefer the undocked in most docked breeds, Dobermans being one of them. I love to come home to a constantly happy, wagging tail like my Tango (retriever) has. If I ever get another Dobe I want an all natural one.
Definite docked, and on that note my one dobe would have looked like dumbo the elephant if we left her ears. They were so big and wide and long that they folded like a fanned piece of paper, seriously the vet even said oh my lol
I think the question was if docking and cropping was banned would we all still own Dobermans in the future? like would you still love the breed and want to own one or show one if they had they didnt get their tails and ears done. I know alot of us of course prefer cropped and docked...but would you still be with the breed if they couldnt be cropped and docked.
I HAVE AN UNDOCKED DOBIE, HE CARRIES HIS TAIL HIGH AND CURLED OVER HIS BACK, THERE IS NO WHIPLASH FROM IT AND HE CERTAINLY DOESN'T CLEAR THE COFFEE TABLE!! I HAVE HAD THREE DOBES IN THE PAST BEING A DOBE OWNER FOR OVER 20 YEARS, I THINK THE IMPORTANT PART OF ANY DOG IS HIS/HER NATURE. CODY HAS A TEMPERAMENT SECOND TO NONE, NEVER NEEDED TO DO ANY FORMAL TRAINING WITH HIM, HE IS JUST NATURALLY A GOOD BOY.
OH YES AND HE IS A RESCUE. HE HAS RAISED HUNDREDS OF POUNDS FOR BOXER RESCUE, THE KIDS LOVE HIM WHEN WE ARE COLLECTING, HE JUST ADORES BEING AROUND CHILDREN AND ALTHOUGH HE IS A BIG LAD HE IS VERY GENTLE WITH SMALL CHILDREN.
SO THE ANSWER IS YES, TAIL OR NO TAIL - A DOBE IS STILL A DOBE AND I WILL ALWAYS HAVE ONE. ( I ALSO HAVE AN UNDOCKED VIZSLA AS WELL AS A DOCKED ONE)
A TAIL IS JUST A TAIL BUT A DOBE WILL ALWAYS BE A DOBE:emo8: :emo8:
definately docked. I know someone that jsut rescued s boxer with its tail and I'd never wnat that could be the dogs crazy though. If its the only way I could have them thats one thing but my huskys tail got broke so I'm not holding out much hope for a dobes.
I have a pit/boxer with his tail.. it can be killer sometimes.. but i couldnt see him with out it.. he would look hilarious.. but with dobes. i like having the nub! But i cold deal with the tail if it was a rescue.