I recently became a proud owner of a Doberman puppy, and I'm wondering what the best time is to cut their ears and tail. I want to make sure that my puppy looks and feels his best, but I also don't want to cause him any unnecessary pain or discomfort.
I've been researching online, but I keep finding conflicting information. Some sources say that the best time to cut the ears is at 7-9 weeks old, while others say to wait until the puppy is 12-16 weeks old. As for the tail, some sources say to cut it at 2-3 days old, while others say to wait until the puppy is 3-4 months old.
I'm a bit confused and not sure what the best approach is. Can anyone give me some insight into their experiences with cutting their Doberman's ears and tail? When did you do it and why? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I'm a proud Doberman owner and I understand how confusing this topic can be. I'm going to share my experience about docking the tail of my Doberman puppy. I got him when he was about two months old, and the breeder had already docked his tail. At that point, he had already recovered from the surgery, and I never noticed any sign of pain or discomfort in him.
However, I've spoken to some Doberman owners who decided not to dock their puppies' tails as they believe that it's a cruel practice. Others argue that docking the tail is necessary to prevent future injuries to the tail such as infections, fractures, and even cancer. I believe every owner should make a decision based on what is best for their dog.
Ultimately, the decision to dock a Doberman's tail is a personal one, and it is important to do research and consult with your veterinarian before committing to the procedure. You should also consider your lifestyle and home environment when making the decision.