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Should i cut my boxers tail or not?

Discussion in 'Showing - questions and answers' started by Grungyjoe, Mar 26, 2001.

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  1. Grungyjoe

    Grungyjoe Boxer Pal

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    my pup is allready 6 months old and has not had her ears or tail cut? is it to late to have this done? should i do it or not?
     
  2. Debbie Magon

    Debbie Magon Boxer Pal

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    NO!!!! Absolutely NOT!!! A pup has his tail docked in the first few days , well before the nervous system has fully developed. If you get his tail done now it is a full amputation , with many weeks before full recovery and you need to be with him day and night to keep an eye on it. A full amputation is a serious operation, and will cause a lot of pain for your dog. Most vets would be loathe to do this surgery now anyway. Ears are definately very painful, more than the tail I expect, and they are usually done at about 8 weeks. Why dont you just love her the way she is?lovicon I bet she is a super Boxer too! Here in NZ we never crop ears, it is illegal and personally I think they look so much cuter and loveable with those soft old ears.Take a peek at my kennel site and see great dogs with natural ears.Debbie @ Camino Boxer kennels

    http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/boxers/index.html

    [Edited by Debbie Magon on 03-26-2001 at 12:43 PM]
     
  3. monty'smum

    monty'smum Completely Boxer Crazy

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    I must agree with the last reply. When I first saw Monty he was only 3 weeks old and It was strange to see the litter with tails intact as it's still quite unusual here. However, it never entered my head to think about docking as I know it must be done within the first few days.
    Have you only just got her? I only ask this as by the time Monty was 6 months his tail was just part of him as everthing else. It can be a real pain when they are excited, and you have to keep everthing precious at a high level. I have to laugh sometimes though as some people think he is a cross breed. They really think Boxers and other breeds are born with short tails.
    Please just enjoy her for what she is.
     
  4. Jan

    Jan Reasonable Moderator Staff Member

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    Please do not post the same topic in more than one forum. This thread is being closed.
     
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