Q: How can i get a Doberman with legally docked tail and cropped ears? Near UK?
I've got a 7 month male Weimaraner at the moment who has his tail docked from the breeder.
I'm looking for a female Doberman puppy with docked tail and cropped ears as a companion.
I know the law in the UK doesn't allow that, but i'm used to Dobermans looking a certain way and i'd like one like that.
Does anyone know of a breeder who does it, not far from England?
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Answer by Emma R
Its illeagle and Crule! how would you like half of your ears chopped off just because somone thinks it looks better!
Answer by sam_ziani
I wish i can help you mate as i know very well how you feel, what a stupid law!! the only thing i could suggest is to get a doberman shipped from abroad and ask the breeder to dock and crop the ears. where they haven't introduced this stupid law i bet they never will.
Answer by Shane
As far as i am aware the ban of ear cropping is pretty much European wide, and the docking of tails is fast becoming a no no too, and not without good reason!
All the garbage about the croping of ears being benificial for a Doberman is unproven, and to be fair, anyone saying that it looks natural are talking out of their backsides.
I don't understand why anyone would want a mutilated Dobie anyway, they are absolutely beautiful dogs if left unaltered, and regardless to what all the pro croppers/dockers say it is cruel, and painful to the dog, how in gods name can it not be?.
If thats how you want your dog to look then forget it, just get a picture to hang on your wall.
My old girl who is unfortunatly no longer with me, had the full tail and ears, and i wouldn't have it any other way.
The law has been in play no for some time, and i would be very surprised if you would find any reputable breeder willing to take the risk, they would have too much to lose.
And would you be willing to take the risk from a back door breeder, considering all the checks a Dobie needs to ensure that it's healthy.
Answer by Pam
Cropping is no worse than circumcising a baby boy, and a cropping heals ALOT faster!
If you have one shipped in from a reputable breeder from an area where cropping & docking is still a choice, it isn't illegal to own one that is already cropped & docked.
Owned by 4 cropped/docked & one docked/natural eared Dobermans
Answer by marjorie m
There are some breeders in Ireland that are still docking the tails, though as far as I am aware not the ears. It is now incredibly hard to find a docked dobermann puppy since the law changed in April 2007. Reputable breeders in England, Wales and Scotland will not dock. I have two Dobemanns, one with a tail and one without and can honestly say that the tail only adds to how handsome he is and detracts nothing. There is mixed feelings amongst Dobermann breeders about docking, some even not breeding for the time being, but as the law is here to stay, it's something we will all have to get used to (the breed standard, judges and breeders and owners alike) Good luck finding your pup.
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Answer by jules77
It is illegal to sell a doberman with a docked tail and you could have the dog taken from you. Have never heard of a UK breeder cropping a doberman's ears. Both practices have been banned for a reason here in the UK, unnecessary and cruel.
Answer by Joanne
to have a docked/cropped doberman you would have to have it imported from another country where it is legal to dock/crop.
i have only seen one ad for imported docked but not cropped dobermans.
(i think this is the same ad that said imported legally docked but it dont say imported any more)
you should try the American Kennel Club
but it will cost you a lot more money to get it imported compaired to just getting an unultered dog from hear.
also for other posters i don't agree with docking and cropping im just answering the question.
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