Their tails were bred off them. 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.
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Working cocker spaniel puppies docked tail. The ones we are most familiar dog breeds with docked tails include australian shepherd australian stumpy tail cattle dog brittany spaniel danish swedish farmdog jack russell terrier schipperke and pembroke welsh corgi. I have used him over the past two seasons and twice now he has damaged his tail causing it to bleed but not enough to prevent him working. The thing is that during the hunting the tail of a cocker.
How is dog tail docking done. I have 2 working cockers and as working spaniels it is a must their tails are docked my 2 are docked i have seen many working spaniels with split tails and it is agony for them my friend had a sprocker with a long tail and it split to halfway down his tail the poor dog was in absolute agony even after the vet operated on him he was still in a lot of pain for about a month after. It is far kinder to dock a tail of a pup a few days old that to have to amputate a tail of an older dog.
We collected up to 61 ads from hundreds of classified sites for you. In 2010 the northern ireland assembly introduced the welfare of animals act ni which bans the docking of dogs tails and includes an exemption for certified working dogs of the spaniel terrier. Working docked cocker spaniel puppies a huge litter of 13 cocker puppies.
However these regulations were changed in june 2017 so that working dogs can now be docked and that legally docked dogs can be shown in scotland. A large proportion of a spaniel s work is conducted in thick cover this can be anything from. This tradition begins upon the use of field working cocker spaniels in flushing games.
I loved both my dogs equally. Many of those are due to a gene mutation called c189g. The first is to protect the dog from injury when he is working.
Tail docking is common in cocker spaniels and some of the other spaniel breeds and is generally carried out for two reasons. I have a four year old cocker spaniel with a partially docked tail. Quickly find the best offers for docked working cocker spaniel puppies on newsnow classifieds.
I have read the argument for the working cocker spaniels injuring their tail while hunting but it still seems cruel to intervene with nature. A springer spaniel is traditionally docked because the springer tail is fairly fine boned and can break very easily when working in the brush. The second was sixteen months old when i adopted her with tail already docked.
Anyone that has seen a working cocker hunting for game will know just how vigorously they wag their tails. I think that it is barbaric to dock a cocker spaniel s tail. Working dogs with docked tails.