I loved both my dogs equally. Cocker spaniel tail problems.
Tails should be docked between the age of 3 and 5 days.
Cocker spaniel with tails. Docked tails a vital characteristic of cocker spaniels. You may have seen adult cocker spaniels particularly those that are at dog shows or from show related breeders that have very short stumps where you would normally expect to see a tail. You will also notice some swelling.
The thing is that during the hunting the tail of a cocker spaniel would. 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. A dog has an acute pain.
I have read the argument for the working cocker spaniels injuring their tail while hunting but it still seems cruel to intervene with nature. This tradition begins upon the use of field working cocker spaniels in flushing games. The injured area is sensitive.
Some important things you should know. If i ever buy a cocker spaniel as opposed to adopt i will request that their tails not be docked. I dock our tails but some breeders take their puppies to their vet to be docked.
I think that it is barbaric to dock a cocker spaniel s tail. All cocker spaniels are born with tails. 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.
Are cocker spaniels born with long tails if your cocker has a fracture the tail is usually droop right at the position of the break. Do cocker spaniels have tails. The breeding standard for cocker spaniels is to dock the tail.