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my oeb is almost 5 months....
my husband wanted his tail docked
i didnt.
he still does
i dont
he wants to ask the vet
could you please give me opinions....personal knowledge...
reasons why and why not
so i can share it with him
(and for myself also)
thanks a bunch
here is a pic of him
so cute
 

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I agree completely. I hope your husband can understand this: docking a tail could be compared to circumcision. On a newborn it MAY not be so bad but on a grown boy/man it is very painful.
Sorry fellas, don't mean to make you squirm just trying to get my point across...
 

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at 5 months? yikes. as far as i know should be done when the dog is only a few days old, Gracie was 3 days old. im no expert, but id be worried that at this point hes learned to walk having a tail that it could affect his gait.
 

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at 5 months? yikes. as far as i know should be done when the dog is only a few days old, Gracie was 3 days old. im no expert, but id be worried that at this point hes learned to walk having a tail that it could affect his gait.
Exactly. Not to mention the pain and agony but that would probably really mess up his balance for a while.
 

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Tell him [-X [-( LOL Here are the major reasons to dock ask your DH if any of this applies to your dog..

Tail docking was meant for working breeds becuase there tails could cause more harm than good..when searching through bush and fighters that could have their tails grabbed....Your dog is a pet (I am guessing) there is no need for it...............Another reason to dock is hygiene...Dogs with long coats can become very messy again this is not an issue for you since OEB have short coats....
Breed standard...are ys showing him if not why put him through all this?
At this stage in the game to dock other than a medical problem would be cruel,a dog can be seriously distressed and the healing process can be painful and long.
 

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he looks soooo adorabley cute with a tail..... plus he's unique in having one!!

i had a rott's tail docked after she was 3 months old.... i had to wait until she could handle that anesthia since the breeder (byb) didn't do it when she was a newborn.....

in my situation, she did very well. the vet was afraid she took too much off, but after the healing and growing, she looked perfect.

also, it was very difficult to keep her at bay, there were several incidents when she was playing and bumped into the wall..... she busted open a few stitches and screamed to high heaven.....i couldn't quit crying. i felt horrible for doing it. but again, she healed and we never had any problems....

it truly is a cosmetic surgery at this point..... best of luck in whichever you choose.
 
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