All About Tails
Why we don't doc tails and remove dewclaws.
First and foremost the original Olde English Bulldoggee has a tail. We are not looking to reproduce a more affordable looking version of the English Bulldog.
We want to produce a true OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGEE and this includes tail and dew claws. The original Olde English Bulldoggee was a sport dog used for bull baiting. They are now great family pets and not used for sport. Therefore there is not need to inflict pain and remove the dewclaws.
Research has proven the removal of tails at such a young age is detrimental to their overall health and development. Tails are removed at the very young age of between three and five days of life. This is a time a puppy should be growing and thriving. Instead the removal of the tail causes bleeding, pain, and interrupts the growth process for healing. Research also shows the removal of the tail at such a young age can lead to chronic pain and disruption of the nervous system.
Additionally dogs communicate with their tails. Have you ever noticed a dog without a tail wiggling its entire body? We hear all the time how their bulldogs don't get along. We have a full crew of seven together and everyone gets along. Sure there is some growling here and there but the tail serves as a communicator and there is minimal to no altercations at our home.
Our Research is backed up by our two Bulldoggee specialist veterinarians who support the discontinuation of tail and dew claw removal.
Furthermore Europe has banned the cruel unnecessary practice.
IOEBA prefers the tail and dewclaws remain intact.
So why do individuals remove tails and dewclaws just for a certain look which can cause significant damage to a family pet?
The answer is misinformation and lack of information.
Research is number one to LakeViewLodgeBullys.
If you need additional information please contact us. Below are Research based document links.