A Snake is cold, deadly, lethal, cunning, secretive, elusive and strikes without warning. Yep this pretty much describes the way I see some of the people who claim they are for choice, leave their dogs uncropped and now undocked but saying the support OUR choice. Hey WAIT A MINUTE.... it is you who have the choice to break protocol and leave your dog uncropped and worse yet undocked.
BUT when a discussion comes up in support of our standard they throw out all kinds of arguments but this weeks discussions took the cake. This is what started the discussion which immediately went down hill -
http://alexadry. hubpages. com/hub/Studies- Reveal-Tail- Docking-in-Puppies-is- Painful - They really needed a study for this???? I have personally attended over 200 tail dockings and ear croppings through the years and once bone and muscle passes the butt hole it does not affect anything BEHIND or before it. Dogs don't think like we do so they do not suffer from the mind games that humans play on themselves as they let emotions run wild.
For example ALL puppies and older dogs I have ever worked with or tried to stack can clamp that tails down tighter than dick's hat band.
All my dogs have been docked and I have never had a problem with pooping or the anal glands. So I have to ask myself where does this stuff come from ...... STRAIGHT out of the AR propaganda BS.
I can tell you that 3 day old puppies don't know anything about endorphins - they nurse because it is a very natural STRONG instinct necessary for survival. They do so whether you dock or not. As soon as the procedure is over they snuggle right down and either go back to sleep or they nurse. Trying to equate human emotions and feelings to this is ridiculous as dogs are not humans.
And thank God last time I checked Humans don't have a tail to dock so that whole analogy is said to only inflame and touch emotions that tend to go out of control very easily. It is not a highly educated statement and is like trying to compare apples to oranges..
This second article was even wilder IMHO. And after all the false equations and comparisons they end with this statement..............(quote)but she considered that further research was required before a categorical statement could be made (quote) THEY DON'T KNOW..............they are guessing.
I chose a cropped docked breed as I don't like tails period. They wave around knocking things off, have gotten slammed in doors and there can be a problem with "Happy Tail" problem where the end of the tail stays continually sore and infected from thumping things all the time as they wag it. I say eliminate the problem.
But back to my original thought. One of the posters got so mad she asked to be removed so I have to ask if she is for CHOICE then why does she prefer I loose MY choice???? To follow a breed standard is definitely a choice ......There are breeds that are not cropped and docked. But if you know or understand anything about breed clubs or breed standards at all then you must understand that they are what preserves each and every breed and if the standard falls then we will soon loose all purebred dogs.
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