Although we live in an era where technology and medicine can fix almost any problems, a lot of people still stick to old, yet outdated traditions. In this case, we’re talking about ear cropping and tail docking of dogs and if these procedures should still be present today.
A Persistent Myth
Ratting dogs like Schnauzers and fighting canines like Boxers were often subjected to one or both of these procedures in order to protect them.
Things have changed in last couple of decades, and we see fewer and fewer pooches with docked tails and cropped ears.
However, there are still people who believe that a Doberman’s tail can’t maintain its natural length without injury, while other dogs still get their ears cropped out of ‘health’ reasons.
No matter what you may think, these two procedures have nothing to do with health. As purely cosmetic processes, ear cropping and tail docking are things people do out of aesthetic needs.
Bottom line, humans tend to become cruel just for the sake of their pet being “beautiful.” Just remember that most dogs have long ears and tails because they need them, not because they want to be ugly.