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Hello there, I just wanted to know what you all think of the rotti's tail, my rotti, Bronx, has his tail intact, we got him like that from my fiance's uncle who used to breed, this was the second litter he did not dock the tails on. Personally I like them without the tails, but I love my Bubbu, and its actually probably good he has his tail cause of his broken growth plate he had as a pup, I am assuming the tail helped him with his balance after the operation to pin it back together, a very expensive operation. I could be wrong about that, but I just like to think it. lol


I just did not want to dock his tail at an older age, I assume its got to be painful.


But lots of people who came to see the pups did not want them cause they had tails. I think a Rotti is a Rotti, tail or not.


any opinions?
 

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The tail is a very hot issue in all show venues.They can no longer dock tails in Germany(see what happens when PETA gets in).So dogs coming from Germany are not shown because the tail is not in the standard.


I am hoping to get the UKC standard changed to the FCI standard(which is what other countrys use)It's the same breed we should all be following on standard.


one of the things I liked about the Rottweiler was it has no tail.


To dock the tail at an older age is very painfull to the dog.I band all my tails my self.At two days old,It is less stressful for the mother and the puppies that way.


The tail can look like a lad tail or a German shepherd,carryed low,not curled up over it's back.I have never seen one but I did Judge a Boxer Import with a tail.


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My bronx's tail is always up and curled, I hate that it knocks everything all over the place, but like I said I wasn't about to get it docked at such an old age, I guess I made the right choice. I wouldn't want to make him suffer any more than he already has with the leg thing and all.


It would be weird to see a boxer with a tail, interesting.
 

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I like them docked rotties just dont look the same with tails . And yes I agree PETA needs to find something better to do . Tom
 

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i looked at a pic of a german with a tail, im sorry but to me that
looks really strange. i prefer rotts without the tails. my personal
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People actually do seem to want to see him alot, it may be cause his tail is always wagging when he see's ppl. I love him either way, but if he didn't have a tail a lot less liquid would have absorbed into our carpet. lol.


I always liked them without the tail, I just see it as its cute to see a stub moving, but now that I have had him its ok with. He's our baby either way.
 

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The breeder we got bronx from has 2 with tails and about 2-3 without. He isn't breeding anymore though which is too bad, they loved their dogs, but they had a little incident with some lady coming over and they think she had parvovirus on her shoes and they lost 2 baby pups, 1 survived, I am just glad I got my Bronx as soon as he was able to be taken home, or he could have gotten it too. What a horrible thing to have happen to such caring and loving breeders. They were so so upset, not about losing money, about losing 2 pups. But the one who survived, Zuess, is actaully the biggest of the bunch. Go figure.
 

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Our rottie Bella has her tail. I liked the no tail look but after we set eyes on her it didn't matter. She could have had 3 legs and 4 ears and she would have still won our hearts...hehehe I think lol. Edited by: My Bella
 

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I agree with or without they are all amazing but then again I think maybe we are all prejudice to this fact huh?
But I do prefer the docked tail look and like you said not as much mess with no tail to knock everything over.
 

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My Apollo's tail is docked, and ofcourse I think he is just beautiful! It always cracks me up to see his little stub just a waggin', LOL. I think a rot is a rot is a rot with or without a tail and being a fan of rottweilers if they made it so the standard was that they didnt have their tails docked I would still choose a rott over any other breed (even tho I have to say I prefer the look of the docked tail)My opinion is that the only opinion that counts is your own



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