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|04-22-2006, 09:14 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Do i need?
Hello every one , i feel i became addict to this forum , i am a young owner of young [3.5 mon] york. well i have one more query for him, do we need to dusk[yorky s] his tail? if yes why?
i didnt knew that, but in forum i have seen many pic with dusk tail, and so would i need to do for my boy to make him look perfect York? xxx
Last edited by snowjesh; 04-22-2006 at 09:17 AM. Reason: edit
|04-22-2006, 09:27 AM||#2|
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Tails are docked their first few days after birth. If his tail is not docked now, I would leave it as it is. Yorkies are very cute with tails. I heard they were going to stop docking the tails. I'm not sure why they started doing it in the first place. If Princess wasn't done I would leave her tail alone. I'm sure it hurts!!
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|04-22-2006, 09:32 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Docking a Yorkie's tail is your choice. Most Yorkie's tails in the US have been docked. In Europe, they are not doing this any longer.
A long time ago, Yorkies' tails (and other dog's tails) were cut shorter because they were working dogs and their tails were in the way and were often injuried.
Today, most of these same dogs are only pets......so, there is no good reason now to continue docking their tails.
A lot of people believe that this practice is painful and unnecessary and won't do it.
Other people are used to seeing the little Yorkie with a shorter tail and like it this way - so they are continuing to dock their tails.
****** We are seeing more and more Yorkies all the time with their longer natural tails. And - they are still as cute as they can be.
**** In the US today, if you want to show your Yorkie - it's tail should be docked..... This will probably change in the future.
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|04-22-2006, 09:32 AM||#4|
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Welcome! I wwould leve her tail long she is too old now and besides I think they look cute
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|04-22-2006, 09:58 AM||#5|
Princess Poop A Lot
Join Date: Nov 2005
Europe and Australia are no longer docking ears/tails and I imagine it will one day hit the states. Your little one is fine with her tail...just enjoy her.
Here is the crufts dog site and you will see many Yorkies with tails.
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|04-22-2006, 12:18 PM||#6|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Pennsauken , NJ
if you think about it tail docking is an awful practice. my baby was already docked when i picked him up. people in the usa are way too vain.
|04-22-2006, 12:59 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Zealand
No,she doesn't need her tail docked! it needs to be done soon after birth, if done at all. My wee girl has her tail and looks so cute when she wags it with joy! Unless she is going ratting-the original reason-she doesn't need it docked. It is now illegal in many countries and many vets don't agree to do it in others. I'm sure she is beautiful the way she is.
Sandra J and Holly
|04-22-2006, 04:18 PM||#8|
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