Should I Cut My Pit Bull’s Tail?
There is no wrong or right answer when it comes to docking your pit bull’s tail, though there are things you should be aware of before you do. Docking tails on a pit bull are usually not done, but if you have seen it before it’s usually for looks. Certain breeds have docked the dog’s tails for so long it is just seen as “normal.” There is no medical reason to cut a dog’s tail and is always done to conform to a breed’s “look.”
Pit bulls are commonly seen with cropped ears, and occasionally you see the tail has been docked; many people believe the tail prevents them from hitting it into things and potential injuries. Others believe cutting ears or tails on dogs is inhumane and harmful to the dog. Everyone has different opinions and when it comes to your dog, making the best decision for you and them should be the priority. If you have a Rottweiler and want the “traditional” look, cutting the tail seems like a part of the process. For pit bulls, it does vary and is not necessarily a general practice. When docking is done, it’s usually between the first 2-9 weeks of life. There are no rules and regulations when it comes to docking your dog’s tail, though waiting until they have grown larger would be painful and require anesthesia, whereas when they are puppies, the thought is they won’t remember the pain.
If you choose to dock your pit bull’s tail, keep in mind their age and the reason behind cutting it. Cutting your pit bull’s tail is not going to give them any more advantage than keeping their tail. Leaving your pit bull’s tail alone is just fine, and there is no recovery, so you don’t have to worry about infection. Always do what’s best for your pup and always get professional help when docking your dog’s tail.