Dobermans have beautiful tails, a bit like other dogs, but a couple of Western countries still allow an old custom of cutting the dogs’ tails once they are puppies, called docking (because “amputation” did not have the lovable ring to it).
Here in Europe, docking of tails and ears is thankful for an outsized degree, a historical practice, illegal in Sweden, for instance, since 1989. Most people would be very surprised seeing a boxer or Doberman with a cut tail and wonder what had happened to it. And guess what: within the almost 30 years that dogs are happily sporting the tails and ears they were born with, none of the explanations usually given for docking came true.
Dogs arena aren’t running around with horribly broken mutilated tails from getting them stuck in fridge doors and tree stumps; it seems tails weren’t” easily broken” or “getting within the way”. Ears aren’t slumped from mites and yeast infections; actually, hunting and farm dogs are becoming much fewer problems with flies since their naturally floppy ears keep them away, as nature intended. None of the explanations usually given for docking is, of course, valid. I even have sheepdogs, real hard-working dogs, and that they run (not walk, but run just like the wind) through the worst possible terrain all year round (not just during hunting season), and “tail breaks and ear abrasions” isn’t a thing. Shepherd friends who’ve had the French herding breed “Beauceron” (like a Dobbie on steroids) all their working lives and now not dock their tails and ears, see only advantages. As do the Aussie owners whose dogs with tails have a visibly better balance when doing agility. And everybody else with dogs that are now finally ready to express their full spectrum of emotions a bit like all their dog cousins always have.
Suppose you think that about it; this is often only logical. Dogs evolved to be hunters and killers, and evolution and nature equipped all of them with long tails. Since nature is the most frugal of all systems, we will make certain tails the foremost efficient and practical design and not some whimsical option. The reality is that breeders mutilated their puppies, not for any ex-facto made up practical reasons but because it had been à la mode, one of many crazy aesthetic preferences used as a reason to try to do physical harm to our dogs, like wrinkles, over-sized heads, too short legs, too heavy bodies, too big ears, too wide shoulders, too short noses, sloping backs, etc. in other breeds. The main healthy and natural body for a dog resembles a wolf in proportions: long legs, balanced body, thin head, long snout, long tail. Any dog population left to its device will evolve towards that. A collection done by humans has created any deviation from that style.
Previously it had been banned, but later the ban was lifted by Madras supreme court. Some years ago, but since then, some objections and a few challenges to the ban order are filed now then but a minimum of, for now, it’s legal. Note -I don’t recommend cropping any dog ears(or docking tails) because it gives unnecessary discomfort and pain to dogs. But if you would like to Please, attend an experienced veterinarian who will perform the operation under anesthesia and provide painkillers and other treatment afterward. Don’tDon’t attempt to roll in the hay yourself or catch on done by some unqualified person.