Yorkie Tails, to Dock or not to Dock?
People have asked, ‘if we dock our puppies tails’? Personally we have done both in the past. Today we (DO NOT DOCK TAILS ).
Yorkie tail Docking came into effect with AKC (American Kennel Club) show dogs. Their breeding standard is that “A Yorkies tail be docked to a medium length”. If it's not? The dog will be disqualified at shows.
In many other countries tail docking is illegal and considered cruel. Some of our puppies parents and grandparents come from Europe and in Europe all the show dogs and regular dogs ? have tails in fact it is also illegal to cut any dog tails off their.
Today you will find more and more US breeder not docking the tails.
Fast: Dogs need their tails for balance and for communication, amongst other things.
In our opinion with any unnecessary surgery there is always a chance of infection. We had one case after having a puppy's tail docked at the Vet, where the puppy's tail got infected.
This failure prompted us to abandon even the thought of any future tail docking trips. Of course, after medicating the infection from our pup, she healed well and was still beautiful as ever but the entire ordeal really wasn't necessary.
Personally they look cute both ways it's a personal choice but common sense would be to let them be as GOD created them.
Pros and Cons of tail docking
*AKC show dog standard to qualify.
*Just like the way it looks.
*When cut there is a chance of infection and nerve damage.
*Dogs use their tails to communicate with other dogs and for swimming.
*Yorkies were born with GOD given cute tails that curl up.