Hpr breed of any type or combination. The first one was ten years old when i adopted him with a full beautiful tail.
I have a working cocker who s tail was docked by a third so still plenty of lovely tail left to wag.
Cocker spaniel docked tail length. The second was sixteen months old when i adopted her with tail already docked. The main reason for tail docking in cocker spaniels some traditional cocker look that should be always adhered to spaniels with long tails don t look natural. Docked tails a vital characteristic of cocker spaniels.
Tail docking was banned in 2007 in england and wales. The cocker spaniel has smooth hair of medium length. In england puppies can only have tails docked if they are one of the following listed breeds.
A tail is an important aspect of a dog s life and to dock a cocker s tail any shorter is both unnecessary and questionable. Bobbie i have owned two beautiful cocker spaniels. All cocker spaniels are born with tails.
Leave 1 3 of length. Terriers of any type or combination of type. I think that it is barbaric to dock a cocker spaniel s tail.
Tails should be docked between the age of 3 and 5 days. Inch english cocker spaniel. Leave to 1 3 of length.
The cocker spaniel has straight front legs and the tail is typically docked. Tail docking and the law in england and wales. A spaniel s tail should be docked to three quarters of it s original length thus only the end quarter should be removed.
Keeping in mind the welfare of the cocker spaniel breed and the function it was bred to perform and as applies to all flushing spaniels the board of directors of the american spaniel club continues to support docked tails for cocker spaniels and all flushing spaniels as an important characteristic required by the breed s function as. Cocker spaniels have long hanging ears and a round head with a square jaw. Tail docking guidelines how much tail to dock guidelines of tail cropping breed.
Leave 1 3 of length. The breeding standard for cocker spaniels is to dock the tail. I was the same as you op before getting him as felt a bit uneasy but was very reassured by the breeder who worked the mother who explained about the injuries working dogs can get to their tails.
This tradition begins upon the use of field working cocker spaniels in flushing games. The thing is that during the hunting the tail of a cocker. Leave 1 3 of length approx.
Spaniel of any type or combination of type. I dock our tails but some breeders take their puppies to their vet to be docked. Tail docking yes or no.
The hair should never be curly. English springer spaniel english toy spaniel german short haired pointer giant schnauzer irish terrier. Length of tail after docking at 5 7 days of age amputate 6 mm from the body leave 2 3 of total length leave 113 of total length naturally short.
I loved both my dogs equally. Their back is short and the body tightly framed.