How old is too old to dock a pup's tail?
Rex is almost a year old, at least that's what I think; everytime he goes to the vet, he's diagnosed as being younger than the time before (I know a lot of people who would like to have that 'problem" :-)
That aside, if any of you have looked at Rex's picture, you've seen that he has quite a tail; it's actually more of a weapon than a tail. My question is: at what age (if any) is a pup too old to have his tail docked?
I ask, because his tail is most always wagging 100 miles an hour (OK, i've never actually clocked the speed), and he regularly knocks things over and breaks them. The 'tail of death' (as my friends have begun to call it) also hurts/stings when it whacks people.
Of course, if it weren't for the damage incurred and pain inflicted, I would think his wagging is great, because he's so happy and enthusiastic about everything ... it most always makes me smile.
I've had Rex for almost 3 months now (time flies) and normally wouldn't change anything about him, but this tail thing is starting to become a problem. Any advice out there about turning Rex's TMD (tail of mass-destruction) into a happy & peaceful nub? Please advise...
Chandler here; Rex is my Teufelhund (USMC Devil-pup); brindle w/white markings, Boxer/Lab pup.
Oohrah! Wag wag wag...