Hi everyone, I am new to the world of dog breeding and have recently started to read about certain breeds that have their tails and ears shortened. I came across Doberman Pinschers and Rottweilers who have their tails and/or ears docked. I am curious to know why people do this and if it is a common practice. From what I have read, the reason behind it is mostly for cosmetic purposes, but I couldn't understand why anyone would put their dogs through such a painful procedure just for looks. I would appreciate it if someone can shed some light on this topic and help me understand the rationale behind it. Thank you in advance!