Hi Everyone, It has been a while since I have visited this site. I have a question about our 2 year old boxer. We rescued him from a boxer rescue a year ago and love him to pieces. He never had his tail docked so my question is, is he too old to get it done? I have heard from some that at his age it is almost like removing a limb, however, a woman at the dog park recently told me that she got her 5yr old boxer's tail cut when she had knee surgery and she said it is the best thing she ever did. I don't want to hurt him, but his tail is obnoxious! It leaves bruises on my legs, and just this past weekend, left a bruise on our 6 month old baby... :( We asked our vet about it and she said she would not cut his tail, but she told us she knows another vet that specializes with boxers and she would be happy to refer us to him. We hadn't had the chance to talk to the other vet, Just want to see if anyone here has had previous experience with crazy obnoxious tails. Is this why their tails are usually docked at a young age? or are there health reasons for cutting the tail?