Hi everyone, I am considering getting a Doberman as a pet, but I've heard conflicting information about their tails. Some people say that Dobermans are born tailless, while others say that they have their tails docked at a young age. I am wondering if anyone here can provide me with accurate information on this topic. I want to make sure that I am making an informed decision before bringing a Doberman into my home. Thank you for your help!
Hello everyone, I'm here to offer my personal experience on this topic. I have owned two Dobermans and they both had their tails docked. I chose this option for a few reasons, one being that I wanted to ensure their safety during activities such as agility and obedience trials. Additionally, my vet advised me that Dobermans are prone to tail injuries if left undocked and I didn't want to risk any potential issues.
However, I understand the arguments against tail docking, and I think it's essential for each individual owner to make their own informed decision. As a responsible pet owner, you'll want to ensure that your Doberman is comfortable and healthy, regardless of whether their tail is docked or not.
It's worth noting that tail docking is a sensitive issue, and many countries have either banned the practice or set regulations regarding how it can be performed. Before getting a Doberman, you should check on the laws regarding tail docking in your jurisdiction.
Finally, I want to reiterate that owning a Doberman is a significant responsibility that requires a lot of effort and dedication. They are highly intelligent dogs that require exercise, socialization, and proper care. But if you're willing to put in the time and effort, you'll have a loyal and loving companion for years to come.