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Cropped ears and tails...
I feel a bit like if I high jacked the thread started by Murphys mom, so I start a new one.
Yes, Bevery, sweden have come far in the legislations regarding the keeping of dogs. Sometime I think to far. Last year we got a law agains keeping dogs in any kind of crate...witch make it very hard to travel, many have cages in the car...There was even people who reported the police for having police dogs in cages in the back of the car...
The cropping of ears have been forbidden for many, many years, and the tail cropping for about 20 years. At first the breeders of ex Doberman pincher, cocker spaniel and so on had a very, very hard time with this. Some even switch breed. But now everyone is used to it. Before you could show a dog that was born in a other country and cropped and got the tail cut there...BUT now from this year, I think, you are not allowed to show that dog in shows at all.
This makes it more hard to work together with Russia, they often cropp very early. So if you should have a dog from there, you need to make sure the dog is NOT cropped or tail cut.
I meet a breeder the other day who bought a Russky Toy from Russia and she had a hard time find a dog who´s vocal cords havent been cut. Now I am NOT saying that all russian breeders cut cords NO, but some do...
I have the ideals that I have. That dogs should be part of the family. And have oportunity to both mental and physical stimulation. I can never say that a coat should be so important so that the dog are not allowed to go for walks.
We have very different living conditions around the world, and different things are important for us. I feel that respect of the animal if very important.
It would be very intresting to hear about other peoples wiew of this...
Last edited by karin117; 11-19-2009 at 10:06 AM.