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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Blitz, Aug 5, 2009.


  1. Blitz

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    I have just been to a show (at an agricultural show and not run under KC rules or as a companion show) and there was a young docked jack russel that won the class I was in. Surely a Jack Russel shouldnt be in a pure bred class, neither should it be docked. And the way I read the rules on it docked dogs of any age cant be shown at a show that charges the public admission - am I right in this and is it a kennel club rule or a law. I am in Scotland by the way.
     
  2. Nonnie

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    I believe it only applies to KC shows.

    There are loads of terrier shows and stuff around here, and nearly all dogs are docked, working or not.
     
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    Docking can only take place if the dog is working stock /or the breeder/owner holds a gun licence and the dog is on the permitted docking list (not sure if its Govenment or KC list)
    The vets i use has shown me the amount of forms etc he has to fill in when he docks a litter.................but im sure there are loop holes which have been found and used:cool: (not by me though:smilewinkgrin:)
     
  4. flufffluff39

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    Dogs are normally docked because of injury to tails while working!!
     
  5. Blitz

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    I think we all know WHY dogs are docked, but it is illegal to do it now and in Scotland working dogs are NOT allowed to be docked.
     
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    This MAY help, but as a non showing person im not sure about half of it...

    The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club - Exhibiting Docked Dogs

     
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    It is illegal in Scotland even for working dogs and new puppies even though they will be worked.

    England puppies can be docked if there is ''proof'' they will be worked. (Although i do not agree as how can you tell if that dog will be worked when they are only days old :confused: )

    The puppy was probably docked illegally. Someone has been done in England for docking JRT puppies after the ban. A dobermann owner has been too.......
     
  8. clueless

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    As long as they are docked elsewhere I think its allowed Found this--A dog legally docked in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or abroad may be shown at any show in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
     
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    ya gonna shoot me again.

    if i had a reddish horse with a black mane and someone cut his tail off and i used it to stuff a chair, would i be
















    sitting on the dock of the bay???????

    sorry sorry sorry:eek:ut:
     
  10. Badger's Mum

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    Sound's like sour grape's to me. but if you pay to get in your not alloud to show a dog with a docked tail
     
  11. flufffluff39

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    hehe..lol :)
     
  12. Blitz

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    what sounds like sour grapes. But as has kindly been quoted by a couple of people who are obviously better at searching than me, it appears it is not illegal to show a legally docked dog in Scotland.
    Very interesting, thank you to those that found that bit. And I promise I had googled it and not found it!
     
  13. rona

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    Good one
     
  14. Nonnie

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    Took me awhile to find it. Had to have a play about with words and phrases.
     
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    Haha [​IMG]
     
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    My mother has a docked JR. She's a wonderful dog but she should have her natural tail :(
     
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    Not a worker i agree:rolleyes:
     
  18. davehyde

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    i have never understood docking to be frank.

    i saw a boxer with his tail and it looked gorgeous, and i thought tails were for balance.

    why dock a dog, even a worker? serious question, i dont know why.
     
  19. Nonnie

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    For some working dogs there is a risk of considerable damage, especially with the springer.

    It also dates back to taxes i think. Working dogs werent taxed or something like that.

    Some people just think it looks nice.
     
  20. Badger's Mum

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    Have to say you started a thread about why do people ask the same old thing over again have a look through the post's you might see then:rolleyes:. Also go on hunting site's then your'll get the true pic:;)
     
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