so they are not traumatized for the rest of their lives, i think the pups are probably more distressed about being away from their mother than the actual docking lol.
so, if there was a cardigan breeder who was selling family pups only and not looking for show pups at all would you say it is an either or decision for the client or would you say that even under those circumstances the tail should remain intact? you can answer any which way, im just curious and this is my chance to clear things up with a reputable breeder who has experience with docking and knows the effects on the pup.
and i recall you giving an example using the rottweiler and english mastiff and i completely understand what you were saying and you are completely right, my cousin rescues mastiffs and owns 2, the male is only a pup and boy is he a hoss lol. but yes he would look very goofy without his tail, but also some people dont dock their rottweiler's tails and i think that is kind of goofy looking too, just b/c im so used to the bob. also, even thou related the rottweiler and mastiff look completely different, unlike the two corgis, except for the ears, tail and that the cardigan is a heftier dog, they are almost identical in appearance, so if someone was to dock a cardigans tail no one would know the difference unless they knew the breeds well. i hope that made sense?
but i really appreciate that you are taking the time to humor my ignorance lol. i hope im not bothering you, i just want to gather as much information and as many opinions as possible. so thank you :]