Well...........I'm not a breeder.....I can maybe see the legislation on cropping....but docking is done at such an early age.....I kind of equate it to male circumcision. It is done without anethesia and no man I've ever met remembers it happening. I prefer docked tails myself.....I like that little wiggle butt with the nubby tail. Ears I don't care if they are cropped or not. Rudi is uncropped, I would like to have a cropped female int he future.