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personally, i'd say do NOT dock? even though Max was born with a tail that stayed stumpy.
Part of the labradoodle feature is their tails. They're beautiful.

so why dock them? just curious
 

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NOOOOO Please don't dock! Labradoodles are supposed to have long saber tails.

Welcome to the forum BTW :) Love your labs! Your poodle stud is gorgeous - I'd love one of his pups!
 

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SHE is gorgeous

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NOOOOO Please don't dock! Labradoodles are supposed to have long saber tails.

Welcome to the forum BTW :) Love your labs! Your poodle stud is gorgeous - I'd love one of his pups!
Thats Shadie a silver AKC female poodle thank you We love her
 

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I agree with the others... I don't dock. If you were going to, it should be done at about 3-4 days of age, and it's doubtful you'll have a whole litter pre-sold by that time to make the choice on each individual pup.
 

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do not dock the tails. its not a choice, the breed standard states tails are not docked.

welcome to the forum btw.

it seems as though you already have pups?? did you do all the appropriate testing and do you have any questions about it or warranty or anything? we are here to support and educate :)

M~
 

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My lab litters

My lab litters are sold about 6 months before breeding them. I'm thinking that the labradoodles would also be. But one never knows. I'm not for docking myself but I would think adopting parents would want to make the decision themselves. I my self would not want to do it and posted this here to get your opinions on it.
thank you
 

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if you breed labs then you must follow the breed standard yes?
there is no opinion needed as a breed standard exists.
prior to breeding I would highly siggest you do research and make sure your breeding stock is fully tested and meets their breed standards.


:)

sorry about spelling typing with baby on lap!!
 

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Your Poodle is beautiful!
I posted quite a long response with links to some good resource material on your other post...so I'll just repeat...no, no, no tail docking! :wink:
 

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This is just exactly why I'm here Thank you all

OK your all have convinced me about the negitive side of Docking and I'm happy about that thank you for the help in making up my mind about should I or should I not.
 

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My two cents .... I won't let the groomer TOUCH Ebbe's tail! I love the way it curls up and wags in the wind! No docking please! :shock:

And welcome - welcome ... these folks know of which they speak ... I'm just rookie owner who loves your Pot O' Puppies! :lol:
 

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Welcome - Shadie is gorgeous

and NOOOOOOO do NOT dock the tail - I'm not a breeder, but everything I have read on Labradoodles you do NOT dock tails - its a breed thing, not something that buyers should have a choice on from all I've read JMO :)
 

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Docking

It's interesting question. I've gotten alot of positive comments about Cooper's docked tail, and the others that have purchased from this breeder like the docked tail as well. He hasn't been to the dog park, so maybe the other doodles will laugh at him.

The only negative comments have been from lab owners who generally don't like the goldendoodle/labradoodle "breed" anyway (you can tell by the comments to others about "well of course they WILL shed, and be poor hunters, etc.") So I don't generally listen to them anyway!

I can't say that I would have "chosen" a docked tail if I had to decide prior to purchasing...I didn't realize when we bought him that there was a "breed standard."
 

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I LOVE the avatar! Puppies in a pot! I guess you could just "eat 'em up". I'm with everyone else here. NO DOCKING! I live near Corvallis (OREGON) and have 2 doodles. Keep us posted on your litter...
Leslie
 

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I commented in the intro thread....
I agree with NO docking....
and I will say here that I agree that people
purchasing a puppy shouldn't be given the choice
to dock a labradoodle's tail.....
if we end up breeding one day....
and someone requested that we have their pup's tail docked,
I would have to tell them it isn't the "standard"
for this "breed" and refuse to do it.
I don't understand why someone wants
the tail docked in the first place??
Is there a rational reason?
Irish Setters hunt and don't have docked tails....
why was that ever done originally? Anyone know?
 

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I do not understand the concept of docking any dogs tail, I know it's breed standard on some, still don't agree with it

- I dont know where it started or with what breed, but I could never do that, my opinion - if they were meant to have short tails, God would have created them that way JMO
 

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Tail docking got started in the OLDEN days...when the people who made the decisions about whether or not a dog was good quality would come out, look the dog over and if the dog passed, they docked the tail to keep them separate from the ones that didn't pass.
It reminds me of a joke I heard once, a young bride was preparing a roast to fix for dinner...she cut the ends off of the roast before she placed it in the pan. When her husband asked why she did that, she said, "because my mother always did." so, one day as they were visiting the mother, who was fixing roast for dinner...he watched as she cut off the ends...he asked why...the mother said, "because my mother always did" and so, the first chance the husband had, he asked the grandmother..."why do you cut off the ends of the roast before you put it in the pan?" The grandmother replied "I had to, my pan was too small!"
Tail docking, 101.
 

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well, so, docking is out!!! at least, for our babies!!!

story sounds typical....
we humans think we are so smart :roll:
and continue on and on never knowing why we do what we [email protected]* !!

My mother, to this day, is frustrated
with my constant questions asking
WHY????????"

I CAN'T HELP MYSELF!
THANKS FOR THE INFO! AND ILLUSTRATION!
 
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