i have so many people tell me that she's not a "true" rottweiler if i let her keep her tail. she was already 2or3months old when we got her, and when we went to the vet he said it can be done but at her age now it would be major surgery, and might drive her crazy not having it. i think she is very cute with it, and don't really feel the need to put her through the pain. what do you think.
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i have so many people tell me that she's not a "true" rottweiler if i let her keep her tail. ... very cute with it, and don't really feel the need to put her through the pain. what do you think.

I don't let other people tell me what to do.

Bob
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i have so many people tell me that she's not a "true" rottweiler if i let her keep her tail. ... very cute with it, and don't really feel the need to put her through the pain. what do you think.

no.
kylie
no. kylie

i agree with kylie, its always great to see a traditionaly docked breed with a tail.
you should leave her tail,plus why would you want to risk the anesthetic and then go through the after care and spend all that money on an op that is not needed?
i think you should visit www.anti-dockingalliance.co.uk. food for thought, what your mum decided you didnt need the tip of your nose or your ear lobes? its the same thing ~ surgery and pain for nothing.
i have so many people tell me that she's not a "true" rottweiler if i let her keep her tail. ... very cute with it, and don't really feel the need to put her through the pain. what do you think.

Of course she'll be a true Rottwieler. That's just human society dictating to you it's own selfish "fashionable" ,yet cruel, ideals. Nobody would dare take a finger off a baby because someone thought it was cool..
Of course she'll be a true Rottwieler. That's just human society dictating to you it's own selfish "fashionable" ,yet cruel, ideals. Nobody would dare take a finger off a baby because someone thought it was cool..

Various form of human mutilation for essentially cosmetic purposes really are/have been quite common, from tattoos to foot binding to clitoridectomies.
However, what makes a dog a "true" representative of its breed has to do with its pedigree and genetics, and cropping its tail isn't going to change those. I wouldn't unless I had plans to show the dog or involve him specifically in some activity that requires it.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

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At this age it truely is major surgery. She is a true rottweiler. Most countries recognize the rottweiler standard as including a tail. In January of this year Canada approved the tail in their standard. A rottweiler with a tail is correct.
After all, in the long run, who do you love, your dog or others' approval?
i have so many people tell me that she's not a "true" rottweiler if i let her keep her tail... what do you think.

The important points have already been made; so, this is merely another vote in support of them. Enjoy your Rottweiler, as she was created.
Animal surgery, for cosmetic purposes, makes my blood boil.
A dog's life is too short; their only fault really.
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