DogForum.net | Dog Forums and Community
     
 
Home Gallery Blogs Register Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar Members List
Search
Go Back   DogForum.net | Dog Forums and Community > Dog Discussions > Dog Healthcare

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 06-27-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,806

Rep: 135 Jake2006 will become famous soon enoughJake2006 will become famous soon enough
Unique Rep: 64
Default Tail Docking Legal Status by Country

Thought I'd post this as it appears that some members of the forum believe you can get a dog's tail docked in Ireland. Just to confirm that tail docking is illegal in ireland since January 2008.

This is a list of other countries although it is not exhaustive




Argentina: Unrestricted
Australia: Banned in all states and territories as of June 2004. Restricted to veterinarians, for welfare, not cosmetic.[8]
Austria: Banned as of 1 January 2005 according to the "Bundestierschutzgesetz" 7.1
Belgium: Banned as pf 1 January 2006
Brazil: Banned for cosmetic purposes.
Canada: Unrestricted
Chile: Unrestricted
Croatia: Banned
Cyprus: Banned in 1991[9]
Czech Republic: Banned
Denmark: Banned as of 1 June 1996, with exceptions for five gun dog breeds
England: Banned as of 2006 - can only be done by vet when beneift outweighs risk to animal.
Estonia: Banned as of 2001
Finland: Banned in 1992. Exception on tail docking, although banned on dog shows.[1]
France: Banned as of 4 August 2003
Germany: Banned on 1 May 1992, with exceptions for working gun dogs.[1]
Greece: Banned in 1991[9]
Hungary: Banned
Iceland: Banned as of 2001
India: Unrestricted
Indonesia: Unrestricted
Ireland: Banned as of January 2008
Israel: Banned for cosmetic purposes in 2000.[1]
Latvia: Banned
Lithuania: Banned
Luxembourg: Banned in 1991[9]
Mauritius: Unrestricted
Mexico: Unrestricted
Netherlands: Banned as of 1 September 2001
New Zealand: Unrestricted
Nepal: Unrestricted
Norway: Docking banned since 1987
Philippines: Unrestricted
Portugal: Unrestricted
Russia : Unrestricted
Republic of China (Taiwan): Unrestricted.
Republic of Ireland: Unrestricted for dogs, banned for horses unless deemed medically necessary by a vet
Slovakia: Banned as of 1 January 2003
South Africa: Banned as of June 2007
Sweden: Banned as of 1989. Apparent increase in tail injuries reported among working dogs after ban.[1]
Switzerland: Banned as of 1 July 1981 for the ears and 1988 for the tail[1]
Turin and Rome, Italy: Banned
United Kingdom: Banned in England and Wales, with some exceptions for working dogs. Banned in Scotland with no exceptions. Unrestricted in Northern Ireland.
United States: Unrestricted (some states, including New York,[10] and Vermont have considered bills to make the practice illegal)
Virgin Islands: Banned as of 2005

Jake2006 is offline Jake2006's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-27-2008, 04:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bunnyphone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Scotland, UK
Posts: 978

Rep: 24 bunnyphone is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 10
Default

Now I'm confused! It says illegal in Ireland, but unrestricted in Republic of Ireland? I can't find anything more definitive to say that it is illegal

bunnyphone is offline bunnyphone's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-27-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Borzoi mad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 7,596

Rep: 126 Borzoi mad will become famous soon enoughBorzoi mad will become famous soon enough
Unique Rep: 51
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bunnyphone View Post
Now I'm confused! It says illegal in Ireland, but unrestricted in Republic of Ireland? I can't find anything more definitive to say that it is illegal



Like you Bunnyphone I too am confused by thiis.

Carole can you please enlighten us.
__________________
My dogs are my Life

Ive got the do you. Thanks Sheplovr


The picture is of My Two Borzois Pellow and Rye I also had a Golden Oldie named Ludmilla who went to the Bridge on 14.03.07 and my special wee man Brodie who sadly went to the bridge on 22 August 2008 All loved and missed as are all the others who have gone before I still have little Faun my dachshund and last but by no means least Keri the Birman Cat.

Borzois are like chocolates one is never enough

Borzoi mad is offline Borzoi mad's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-27-2008, 05:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
vixen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 1,248

Rep: 29 vixen is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 13
Default

From dong a google search on "republic Ireland tail docking" and is is still legal to dock there sadly.
__________________

Owned by
Max the dog
Lex, Titch, Tallie and Trio the ferrets
Foxy the gerbil
Rio the leopard gecko

I've been kissed
"I've got the do you?" thanks sheplovr

vixen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2008, 02:53 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
April's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sydney N.S.W
Posts: 3,384

Rep: 36 April is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 17
Default

That was interesting, thanks for the info. I didn't know it was illegal in so many countries.
__________________

Thanks to skunkstripe for my beautiful, new, siggy. I HAVE BEEN KISSED!! sheplovr. thanks
"I'm chillin' with the forum! "thanx sheplovr
"I've been fleeced by Draco!" thanx.

http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...k/ebe4/age.png

April is offline April's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2008, 03:32 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
barbiespoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 588

Rep: 27 barbiespoodle is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 11
Default

Now let me throw another wrench into the works. If a dog from the states goes to, let's say, England, with a docked tail, is it still allowed to be shown to it's English championship?
__________________
I HAVE BEEN KISSED!! sheplovr...thanks honey

"I've got the do you?"
"I'm chillin' with the forum! "

barbiespoodle is offline barbiespoodle's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2008, 08:17 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
vixen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 1,248

Rep: 29 vixen is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by barbiespoodle View Post
Now let me throw another wrench into the works. If a dog from the states goes to, let's say, England, with a docked tail, is it still allowed to be shown to it's English championship?
only if the public have to pay to get in to watch, I think. I could be wrong as there where docked dogs still being shown at Crufts this year. It maybe if they where docked after the dan came in.

good quetion.
__________________

Owned by
Max the dog
Lex, Titch, Tallie and Trio the ferrets
Foxy the gerbil
Rio the leopard gecko

I've been kissed
"I've got the do you?" thanks sheplovr

vixen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2008, 08:51 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Borzoi mad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 7,596

Rep: 126 Borzoi mad will become famous soon enoughBorzoi mad will become famous soon enough
Unique Rep: 51
Default

It is another very complicated one this and the KC seems to contradict itself.
On the one handf it says what Vixen has sai above and then it says any Legally docked dog can be entered, so does that mean any dog from say a Country like
the USA, where docking is legal, or what?

As I show a non-docked breed I am not up on all rules of showing docked breeds.
__________________
My dogs are my Life

Ive got the do you. Thanks Sheplovr


The picture is of My Two Borzois Pellow and Rye I also had a Golden Oldie named Ludmilla who went to the Bridge on 14.03.07 and my special wee man Brodie who sadly went to the bridge on 22 August 2008 All loved and missed as are all the others who have gone before I still have little Faun my dachshund and last but by no means least Keri the Birman Cat.

Borzois are like chocolates one is never enough

Borzoi mad is offline Borzoi mad's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2008, 02:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
mermaid2708's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: dorset, uk
Posts: 893

Rep: 17 mermaid2708 is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 6
Default

there were still docked dogs being shown at crufts this year as any dog born and docked in uk before 1st april 2007 is classed as legally docked so it will take a while before there are lots of tails wagging around the show rings! but i do not know the rules on docked dogs from abroad??? maybe the anti docking alliance could enlighten anyone who wants to know.
__________________

i have been boo'd!
i have been gobble gobbled by sheplovr!
i have been Ho Ho Ho'd!
i have been kissed by sheplovr!
"I've got the do you?"

Last edited by mermaid2708; 07-01-2008 at 02:35 PM.. Reason: spelling!

mermaid2708 is offline mermaid2708's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 PM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright 2006-2010 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.