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Tail not docked

Posted by:  Amanda Fairchild
Category:   Breed Standard
Posted on:  February 15, 2001 at 18:11:36


I understand it is the breed standard to dock tails; however the breeder I got my JRT "Spork" from chooses not to do so; I also do not believe it will be necessary to dock my pup's tail (I will not register him)
I'm just wondering if this will have any adverse health effect on him? What is the purpose of the partial tail dock? Why remove part of the tail, but not all of it? Just curious......