Tail docking, and dew claw removal.

  
Roxy

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Barked: Tue Dec 11, '07 2:53pm PST 
Is anyone au natural? My two pins have their tails docked and their dew claws removed.

My female is having puppies on Christmas (or around then) and I was wondering what the view was on tail docking/ dew claw removal.

I will NOT crop ears, and I'm hesitant on the tails, but I feel that dew claws should be removed due to the dangers of them getting caught on things and ripped off.
Tessa

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Barked: Fri Jan 16, '09 10:38am PST 
This might be too late, but I think you should dock the tails. It's also a breed standard to do so.

And you can't crop the ears until they're a few months old anyways. But I agree w/ you, I wouldn't clip them anyways.
As for dew claw removal, I also agree w/ what you had to say about them.
My min pin only has a docked tail and removed dew claws.
Good Gollie- Miss Mollie

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Barked: Tue Mar 17, '09 11:15pm PST 
confused ME HAVE NO TAIL, AND DON'T REMEMBER HAVING IT TO BEGIN WITH, SO ME DONT MISS IT shrug