I am considering getting a black-and-tan Doberman Pinscher (Dobe) as a new addition to my family. However, I am confused about whether all Dobes with this coloring are born with short tails or not.
I've done some research online, and while some sources say that all Dobes have their tails docked at a young age, others suggest that some breeders now refrain from this practice and allow their puppies to keep their tails. Additionally, I've seen pictures of black-and-tan Dobes with both short and long tails, making me all the more unsure.
So, I wanted to turn to the experts here and ask if you know for sure whether all black-and-tan Dobes are born with short tails, or if it varies depending on the breeder or other factors. Any insights or personal experiences you can share will be much appreciated. Thank you in advance!