Michael Wason said:Not very nice is it, should'nt really be done, But what worries me is, how come you were reading The Sun, (small newspaper, easy big headlines) ?. :eek!!!!:
carole said:On one Crufts TV programme a couple of years ago, they showed some 'then' and 'now' pictures of various breeds of dog. The one that stuck in my mind was the dachshund. In the old (Victorian) picture of it, it was a robust, handsome little dog, quite a contrast from today's quivering-with-nerves-and-overbreeding show winners.
On a vaguley related subject, does anyone know if docking a dog's tail is illegal? I thought it
was made illegal except for medical purposes in about 1995, but I keep seeing young dogs
like boxers and rottweilers with docked tails. It's a terrible shame, I think, to deprive a dog of
its most expressive feature.
Originally posted by Slytherin
On a vaguley related subject, does anyone know if docking a dog's tail is illegal?
Slytherin said:Actually, Tang, I did make a fuss about deformed dog breeds, as did Carole. Maybe you didn't hear us? I have no problem with racing pigeons or arab horses because they aren't bred with characteristics that are detremental to their health.
I'm not questioning your devotion to your own pets, but if their natural habits piss people off that much, maybe they should consider not keeping them?
(incidently, in answer to your question, I would NEVER have a cat declawed. Both my dogs are spayed, but they are both rescue dogs and came to me that way. However, considering how people treat them, it's not a bad idea to be cautious about bringing new puppies or kittens into the world)
tang-malow said:Yes i saw people where posting they didnt agree with dog breeds but only after the point was risen. did these people object before they read about this wee cat? i dont think they even gave it the time of day
Uh..they don't dock dobie ears over there?I assume that's in the US? Very unpleasant.
I haven't seen a dobbie with docked ears in this country (UK) ever, I don't think, or any other breed for that matter. Still see the tails though.
The Thing said:THey shoun't ban docking anyway as it does not cripple the dog. It just means that when out hunting he does not end up injuring himself by tripping up. The amount of hunting I do would be limited if a had a clumsy dog.
Slytherin said:Actually, I do whinge about it all the time, it's one of my pet hates But I appreciate I'm quite a fanatic when it comes to pet's rights.