Controversial [Poll] The Debate over Ear Cropping and Tail Docking

Discussion in 'Breeder's Corner' started by VonDoom, Jul 29, 2012.

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Do You Support or Oppose Licensed Veterinarian Procedures Like Ear Cropping and Tail Docking?

  1. Support

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. Oppose

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Oppose the procedures but support "Freedom of Choice"

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. No Opinion

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Other: Please Explain.

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  1. VonDoom
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    I really had no idea any breed standard called for dewclaws. But if its written in the standard for a particular breed that i have no experience with then im sure there is good reason and who am i say otherwise? But hey im just a butcher so who am i to judge right? In truth you seem to be getting my arguments for cropping and docking mixed up with someone else.
     
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    I disagree with you about cropping ears and docking tails, but I wouldn't call you a butcher.

    The breed standard for the Great Pyrenees and the Briard specify double dew claws on the hind legs. These dew claws are much stronger than in most dogs and are said to aid the dogs in mountainous terrain.
     
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    As I see it, whether or not the ears are cropped and/or the tail is docked, it is still a Doberman. :)
     
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    I didn't know that. I guess that they (dew claws) would have to be stronger in those breeds to offer any benefit with footing.
     
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    There are a few other breeds that retain them, but those are probably the best known.

    Having observed Pyrenees in action, I would say the most benefit from the dew claws is probably coming down a steep slope especially on shale.
     

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