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Old 11-16-2008, 11:34 PM
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Sizzle has some great pictures of all-natural Dobes from a European kennel but I'm blanking on the name and don't have the bookmark on this computer.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:25 AM
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Natural dobes look too "houndy" to me, which is perhaps why I like them so much better cropped/docked.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:51 AM
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I do not like undocked Pemmies.

Generally I don't like any dogs cropped unless it's really, really well done (like Sizzle's dobermans), and I don't like APBT's cropped at all.

I like most all dogs that are traditionally docked to be docked.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:52 AM
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exactly vanilla.

imo, IF they are going to ban docking/cropping...they should work on some type of earset and tailset and length and thickness that compliments the dog and retains the upright naturally alert appearance a guardian breed should have.

They should to me...not appear houndy...like they should be nose down in a field someplace...but ever watchful...keenly intelligent...alert and like they miss NOTHING about what's going on.


the type of tail..it's set should match the dog...and should lend itself to not being a hazard or constant source of pain or injury. Nor should it detract from the breeds ORIGINAL PURPOSE which, in the case of the guardian breeds...is NOT to be cute, or approachable in appearance!
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:58 AM
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Wait, are poodles docked?

I prefer natural ears, especially on pit bulls. I absolutely hate the crop where it looks like there's basically no ear left. Makes me shudder just looking at it. I also love natural tails. That schnauzer someone posted a picture of is stunning.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:04 AM
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Here's a natural GS...



I prefer a crop and dock on these guys.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:11 AM
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It's interesting how many people think natural dobe ears look "houndy." I don't see it myself. They look a lot closer to dalmatian ears.
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I've never seen their ears to be all that standard as to look like another breed, just a general "otherness"...they resemble sighthounds to me.
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I prefer the natural look in every breed. All Natural boxers take my breathe away, docked/cropped ones don't make me look twice.
I LOVE rotties with full tails, gorgeous.

I havn't actually ever seen a cropped dog in Australia, and because of the docking legislation I am seeing less and less docked dogs.

Dobes still look kinda odd to me with tails but I'm starting to like it, dobes I love the look of a good crop (Ronin and Ilsa's ears are stunning and suit them perfectly) but regardless, I wouldn't have it donw myself.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:20 AM
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Wait, are poodles docked?

I prefer natural ears, especially on pit bulls. I absolutely hate the crop where it looks like there's basically no ear left. Makes me shudder just looking at it. I also love natural tails. That schnauzer someone posted a picture of is stunning.
yup!
This is a natural tailed poodle
http://www.silver-poodle.hu/males/Toypoodle4.jpg
This is docked
http://www.pedigreedpups.com/images/ToyPoodle-white.jpg
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