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Ask The Dog Guide: Breeds With Natural Bob Tails

December 11th, 2007

Question: what breeds of dogs have nubby tails? Answer: There are only a couple of breeds that have naturally occurring bob tails. The rest of the breeds we see with short tails such as Boxers, Doberman Pinschers and Rottweilers, have all had their tails Docked. Docking is the surgical removal of the tail to conform […]

Breed of the Week: Shih Tzu

June 8th, 2007

Welcome to “Breed of the Week,” a new feature here on Dog Reflections. In these articles, I’ll be sharing some stories and fun facts about all sorts of different dog breeds, from Akitas to Weimeraners, and everything in between. I’ll start with my own personal favorite breed — the Shih Tzu. My husband and I […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Tail Docking

March 3rd, 2007

First question of the month: Question: How long do you dock a Weimaraner puppy’s tail so that it is the correct length (6 inches) when full grown? Answer: First, docking should be done by a vet. I imagine that any good vet with experience in this will know how to accomplish the procedure to meet […]

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