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Post  setanta on Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:53 am

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Can anyone point me in the right direction to find out about the law and tail docking in Ireland.
I know its is banned in some countries in europe but what about here?

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Post  Heinz57 on Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:25 am

As far as I know it's only banned in 5 countries in Europe ( Austria, Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Sweden). Don't think Ireland comes under this but hoping for a change soon.
There's nothing like a boxer, rottie, dobermann etc with a long wagging tail!! I love you I love you

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Post  siofra on Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:23 am

and as far as i heard even the show dogs are not allowed to have docked tails
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Post  charlie on Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:02 am

setanta wrote:Hi Everyone smile
Can anyone point me in the right direction to find out about the law and tail docking in Ireland.
I know its is banned in some countries in europe but what about here?

Why do you ask ?
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Post  setanta on Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:12 pm

Litter of rothies about to be docked, and they asked me had the law changed.
I was hoping that it was law here as i was trying to change his mind about docking their tails.
He is going ahead with it regardless nono ...... it was worth a try!

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Post  tripod on Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:15 pm

Unfortunatley its still legal here but should only be carried out by a veterinary surgeon/veterinary nurse under the supervision of a vet.
We can show docked breeds with full tails now though.
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Post  Amber133 on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:04 pm

I thought it was now illegal over here to get it done especially if it show dog
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Post  siofra on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:31 pm

what age are these pups? and HOW is this "person" intending to dock their tails? its a viel procedure. is there any real reason for this? ive seen pups ending up in pounds with SCABS on their tails due to this inhumane ritual. WHY? in the cases ive seen maybe it didnt go according to plan and the outcome was unsucessfull or unapealing to the eye of a potential buyer! tell me this why do people dock a tail and then dump a dog? cant people see what nature intended? modification of a dogs body is mutilation and abuse. and the same goes for poeple who want to clip the ears of dobermen...cosmetic surgery is a choice for people. not to be inflicted on dogs for their image they are NOT commodities. im really pissed by this i had a poor pup here once and his stump was soooo itchy all he did was try to catch it all day for a nibble to relieve his discomfort, gimme a break and go to hell to anyone docking tails. WOULD YOU DOCK ANYTHING YOU DIDNT LIKE ON A CHILD????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Post  tripod on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:34 pm

Amber133 wrote:I thought it was now illegal over here to get it done especially if it show dog

Nope, still allowed for show and non-show dogs once it is done on dogs over a specified age and by a vet/vet nurse its all above board.

Its not nice with the babies but there are very real benefits to do it in some adults who's tails become damaged - the procedure can be done under GA and normal post op and wound management provided.
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Post  siofra on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:45 pm

fair enuf if the tail is damaged or broke, my grandad bred dogs when my mam was little and what went on with regard to docking was not pleasant. its one thing that gets my goat up!there are so many websites explaining how to carry this procedure out....and how irresponsible is that? and how many morons are following these instructions? nature is there for a reason!
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Post  siofra on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:49 pm

come to think of it there are so many dogs that ive never seen with a tail that should by nature have one.......karma will come my friends and these goons will be reincarnated as pups awaiting the dreaded docking...
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Post  Bozley on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:59 pm

People in the UK are now coming here to buy the breeds that are docked. It's about time this government pulled it's head out of it's a**e and made it illegal here too. No

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Post  siofra on Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:04 pm

what is in peoples tiny minds that make them want a dog with a stump of a tail. isnt it one of a dogs pleasures to wag its tail to communicate its happiness? and us real dog lovers isnt it one of our greatest gifts when our best friends tail is going like the clappers in delight when they see us? the tail has a great purpose dosent it?
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Post  setanta on Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:05 am

I agree Siofra, i put up a good arguement with these people but i lost the battle but hopefully not the war. Nothing warms the heart like your faithful friend wagging the tail to welcome you home.
Its just a pity that our laws remain so out dated.

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Post  carol08 on Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:28 pm

i was in a house few years back and there was litter of rotties 2 days old the girls brother came over 2 doc the tails well i got sick he tied a band round them and bit them off,,,, i mean i puked the screems of the pup i ran out and rang dog warden but was told there was nothing thay could do ,, u people no as well as me even if it is made ilgel that wont stop them Sad Sad
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