I recently saw a picture of a Doberman with a docked tail and it got me thinking - isn't it cruel to cut a Doberman's tail? I understand that historically, tail docking was done for practical reasons such as preventing injury during hunting, but in modern times, it seems unnecessary and purely for aesthetics. Dobermans are a beautiful breed and they can look just as stunning with their natural tail intact.
I'm interested in hearing from Doberman owners or breeders who have experience with tail docking. Do you think it is necessary or cruel? Have you noticed any differences in behavior or health in dogs with or without docked tails? I'm eager to learn more and make an informed decision if I ever become a Doberman owner myself. Thank you in advance for your input!