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19 Mar 2007

Tail Docking
My question is whether to have the yorkshire terriers puppies tails docked. I have spoken to my vet who told me that it is not necessary as it is purely cosmetic!

I then spoke to a yorkshire terrier breeder who told me that if I don't have it done then people will be sceptical about whether it is a yorkie or not.
Now i dont know what to do. i don't want them to be hurt and i don't want to put them through pain but i am worried that i wont sell them!!!

What should i do?

Thank you
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

Please call the South African Veterinary Council in Pretoria on 012-3242392 and ask them what the latest ruling is on tail docking. It is considered unethical mutilation in most countries.
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