Our expert says:
I strongly disagree with tail-docking as it is basically amputation and can affect the dogs' temperaments for ever, especially if it is done too late. It is illegal in many countries now and vets here are less and less willing to do it. The reasons for docking are no longer valid, so it is only a selfish (tails wag and get in the way) and aesthetic (dogs "look" better?) practice. I think it is already too late to dock your pups' tails as it is usually done at 2 to 3 days when they are still soft and cartilaginous. If you are determined to have it done please get a vet to do it properly or it could result in infections and horrible scars. Please re-post your query for the vet to answer the other questions.
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