Does anyone know the best length to dock a 3 day old pup? Its been years since I raised any and I flat cant remember. I hate a long dock, but dont like them bobtailed either. Suggestions??
True, but it gets expensive when they are older. I know, Ive docked 2 or 3 adult dogs in my day. The vet has to put them under and it aint cheap.You know what they say, you can always take more off, but you can’t grow it back. Pretty sure that expression originated with docking dogs tails.
I knew an old timer that would lay the tails of grown dogs on a stump and chop them with a hatchet. Im not that hard though. lolI banded the tail on 3 year old hound/cur cross. It was nasty, worked but not for the faint at heart. That said I’ve cut the tails off a bunch of Aussies and cur pups both of which are different lengths and not sure how to explain it.
Maybe you can look it up on YouTube
I considered that, but my daughter works at a vets office. Im just going to let them do it, especially since Im removing dew claws. I dont like doing that.Electricians zip ties. The ones with the metal bands inside like you use for bear ears when you send them to the tanning house.
Ya, Im not a breeder, so I really dont care what they say. Im not breeding to sell them to anyone but someone that wants a dog that will hunt. Not a pet for someone living in an apartment in town.So are the dew claws to be left on breed standards for those too?
I always cut the dew claws off of the Mnt Cur puppies but it was supposed to be breed standards.
Pffft breed standards on mixed bred dog.