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Thread: Tail docking for spaniels & HPR's to be re-introduced in Scotland

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    Tail docking for spaniels & HPR's to be re-introduced in Scotland

    From Scottish Gamekeepers Website today:

    SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PERMITS TAIL SHORTENING FOR SPANIELS AND HPRS.


    First sensible thing that the Scottish Government has done in living memory!

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    That's a great result, just need to get terriers on the list now

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    Long overdue. Well done to all who campaigned and signed petitions.

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    Great news and glad Commonsense has prevailed,
    well done to all those who lobbied.

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    How about breeding a spaniel with a tail that is more substantial and doesn't get as badly damaged? Or at least has a chance to repair once damaged

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    At least i will get less funny looks from dog owners in the street when they see my docked GSP walking along the street.

    Next door's vizla has the longest whippest tail i have seen and is it damaged on a very regular basis in the heather and bramble - and that is a pet.

    The roll back it positive news for working breeds, well done to the SGA and others for successful lobbying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buchan View Post
    How about breeding a spaniel with a tail that is more substantial and doesn't get as badly damaged? Or at least has a chance to repair once damaged
    And how long is it likely to take to breed spaniels with such tails? I assume you do not approve of the ban being lifted?

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    Damn.
    Just bought a pup 5 months ago and he has a tail.

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    Hi Seen this first thing today. Great result, I'll will be able to breed from my spaniel now. No more trips to England for a pup any more. Always said i would never take a litter if i could not dock tails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highland stalker View Post
    And how long is it likely to take to breed spaniels with such tails? I assume you do not approve of the ban being lifted?
    I think it could easily be done within say 100 generations, especially if you just breed those that avoid brambles or don't wag their tails. In the meantime the working dogs can suffer in silence - Springers are good at that.
    It makes my blood boil to think the ban was ever introduced in the first place, even if it was 500 miles away.

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