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Tail docking

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by The pack taz, Mar 27, 2021.


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  1. The pack taz

    The pack taz PetForums Newbie

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    Hiya , is there a vet in Lincolnshire who does tail docking on working dogs please ! Thank you
     
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    https://www.shootinguk.co.uk/gundogs/health/tail-docking-key-facts-you-need-to-know-9672

    • Tail docking was banned in 2007 in England and Wales.
    • In England puppies can only have tails docked if they are one of the following listed breeds: HPR breed of any type or combination; spaniel of any type or combination of type; terriers of any type or combination of type.
    • In Wales cross breeds cannot be docked, only individual pure breeds.
    • A vet has to confirm the breed and see the mother of the litter before the dog is docked.
    • Legally only a registered vet can carry out tail docking.
    • Puppies will be issued with a signed certificate by the vet who carried out the procedure.
    • Puppies must be docked before they are five days old. This is because bones are still soft and the nervous system is not yet fully developed.
     
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    If your dog fits into any of those categories your best bet is to ring round local vets and ask. Alternatively if you belong tp any working dog groupsyou could ask them.
    What type of work does your dog do? And what breed is s/he?
     
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    You also need to prove they are going to working homes eg gun licence
     
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    Indeed.

    In the case of terriers, written proof is required from someone employed in lawful pest control.

    When the pups go to new homes, you must be able to give each buyer a copy of written certification from the Vet who docked them and a copy of written proof from whichever professional has confirmed the pups are docked as some, at least, are to be working dogs.
     
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    You're welcome.:)
     
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