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« on: June 13, 2017, 06:17:15 PM »

As the owner of three spaniels with docked tails, I'm actually a little disappointed Sad In terms of working dogs, yes BUT at three days old how can you know who will work? Very controversial and there is not an easy answer.... If I had a litter of spaniels would I get them done? Probably not if I had most going to pet homes.

https://stv.tv/news/politics/1391138-msps-lift-ban-on-tail-docking-for-working-dog-breeds/

Edit: It still needs to go through the final stages!
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 07:29:21 PM »

That's a shame, I was hoping the rest of the UK might follow Scotland in the ban at some point Embarrassed
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 08:23:02 PM »

That's a shame, I was hoping the rest of the UK might follow Scotland in the ban at some point Embarrassed

Initially (correct me if I'm wrong...) it was a U.K. Wide ban then England and Wales made an exemption.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 08:37:20 PM »

Harry isn't docked, has a huge fan tail, Sam my previous springer was. Sam's parents weren't docked , but all the pups were. I later found out  the breeder docked the pups himself as he sold to gun clubs too. I understand working dogs are docked to protect themselves. It should be done in a safe & humane, if it can be described so, way. Poor Sam, had a lifelong fear of scissors, we believe he was docked very young with a sheep shears or similar.
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