If your cocker has a fracture the tail is usually droop right at the position of the break. 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.
Docked tails a vital characteristic of cocker spaniels.
Undocked working cocker spaniel tail. I have a working cocker who s tail was docked by a third so still plenty of lovely tail left to wag. Are cocker spaniels tails docked. I can t imagine ritz carlton without his beautiful tail.
Jodi will discuss this as well as what to do with undocked tails. We adopted our undocked english cocker spaniel when he was 2 3 years old. 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.
Asc adopted by the board of directors on february 28 2018 the cocker spaniel is a docked hunting breed. Chocolate coats can be difficult to maintain. This chocolate cocker spaniel has an undocked tail as she is a canadian bred retired champion.
He d been abandoned so we had no history on him. Judging the cocker spaniel with an undocked tail from the american spaniel club inc. Jodi will demonstrate her award winning techniques on grooming the head of the american cocker spaniel.
We love his long tail and think every non working cocker should have its tail left intact. For a working cocker spaniel the matter of tail docking is perfectly justifiable spaniels can suffer horrendous injuries to their tails when working and the risk of injury is greatly reduced when the tail is docked but docked properly and to the correct length which we ll address shortly. Hi i have a cocker spaniel and springer spaniel as pets not working dogs both have not been docked my cocker spaniels tail hail has been fine my 6 year old springer has split his tail 9 occasions over the last 7months each time taking approx 4 weeks to heal however this time although he s good and doesn t touch bandage when on and.
The decision was greeted with welcome by those involved with working dogs. The astounding pics below is other parts of cocker spaniel tail problems write up which is grouped within cocker spaniel and posted at may 22nd 2017 18 34 15 pm by. Cocker spaniel tail problems.
This tradition begins upon the use of field working cocker spaniels in flushing games. 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. The characteristic incessant merry action of the tail while working in thick dense cover which is sometimes deeper than the dog is.
Tail docking was illegal in scotland until 2017 but the ban was then altered to allow vets to shorten the tails of working spaniels and hpr breeds by a third. The thing is that during the hunting the tail of a cocker spaniel would. This is a question that has been thrown around for a long time and opinions differ.