Question by randizzle: How many inches should the tail of a Yorkie be after getting it docked?
My yorkie pup (6 months) is ready to get her tail docked. I just want to know, how short should the tail be (inches) to keep up with the Yorkie standard? Should it be left about 2 inches behind the butt?
Answer by MamaBas
Yoiks. Docking should be done at only days old. What your dog is about to have, should you go ahead, is a tail amputation, with a general anaesthetic. Why bother!!! She’s 6 months now, and if this puppy were mine, rather than put her through all that, I’d leave her natural, as nature intended (much as I am for docking, for the customarily docked breeds, done at the right time and by a professional!!)
If she’s going to be spayed too, as she should be, surely that’s enough surgery for a youngster?
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