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On the heels of talking about the dog show, PETA Files Legal Complaint Against Westminster Tail-Docking has word on an effort to end tail-docking... always controversial. I agree that the tail-docking (and it's cousin, ear clipping) no longer have any practical applications (if they ever had any), in spite of owning a dog with a docked tail. Airedales have a few inches cropped off the ends of their tails, and like many breeds where that's the custom, it is next to impossible to find them without this having already been done.

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62. Dogs Feb 15, 2004, 00:56 SH33P
I grew up on a ranch and have MANY memories of castrating the sheep and cattle and putting rubber bands the size of cheerios around their testicles and my grandfather and father telling me, "Don't worry, it probably looks worse than it feels." Uh huh yah right. I've heard of people using the same technique on dogs tails. My wife and I adopted a boxer who had his tail cut but his ears left natural and although I do prefer the aesthetics of the cut tail, I would never crop the ears of any of my dogs. Besides the obvious pain this must cause, i've read studies that say dogs with no tails and cropped ears appear to have more agressive encounters with other dogs because of the apparent inability to communicate their intentions with other animals. hmmmm maybe... Oh yah I loved ColoradoHoudini's comment about the "elite people killing skills". My boxer looks mean and deadly as hell but could only kill you with copious amounts of flatulence.

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