Animal Law: Is Tail Docking Dogs Legal?

Posted on: 8 January 2015

Tail docking is a cosmetic procedure performed usually when the puppies are merely 2 to 5 days old. This procedure is performed by using a pair of scissors to snip off the tail or by occluding the blood supply to the tail with a tight rubber band, causing the tail to drop off. Dogs that are in the Terrier and Spaniel families tend to have their tails docked for cosmetic reasons. If you are getting a dog and have been wondering whether tail docking is legal or not, this article will point you in the right direction. [Read More]