9ì CONTACT: Carol / Email: email@example.com / Phone: 1 (780) 237-6767 All our puppies are CKC registered, microchiped, vet examined & given first vaccinations, dewormed and sold with a health guarantee, a puppy package and 6 weeks of free pet insurance. We require a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 to reserve a puppy. All our bloodlines are from Europe. We believe in bringing the best of what Europe has to Canada. After all only the best will do.
We changed our plans for Ghana’s breeding.
Unfortunately Ghana did not get pregnant by AI, we will be breeding her to Flip in her next heat.
We are no longer docking tails, please read below.
So far in Canada 7 provinces have banned tail docking. These provinces are, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and most recently British Columbia. It’s just a matter of time before the few provinces left, will follow. I encourage everyone to educate themselves on this topic. Here at Offenburgher Kennels, we have decided to not dock tails anymore.
Tail docking is the term given to the surgical removal of puppies’ tails for cosmetic purposes. The procedure was usually performed at 2-5 days of age; the tail is cut off using a pair of scissors, the reason some breeds and not others are docked is simply because of the fashion set for that particular breed. Europe and several other countries are opposed to the cosmetic tail docking of dogs because the procedure is unnecessary.
Tail docking is painful
Advocates of tail docking claim that it does not cause pain or discomfort, as the nervous system of puppies is not fully developed. This is not the case; the basic nervous system of a dog is fully developed at birth. Evidence indicates that puppies have similar sensitivity to pain as adult dogs. Docking a puppy’s tail involves cutting through muscles, tendons, up to seven pairs of highly sensitive nerves and severing bone and cartilage connections. Tail docking is usually carried out without any anaesthesia or analgesia (pain relief). Puppies give repeated intense shrieking vocalisations the moment the tail is cut off and during stitching of the wound, indicating that they experience substantial pain. Inflammation and damage to the tissues also cause ongoing pain while the wound heals. There is also the risk of infection or other complications associated with this unnecessary surgery. ( I personally have lost half a litter because of infection setting in.)
Tail docking can also cause unnecessary and avoidable long term chronic pain and distress to the dog. For example, when a chronic neuroma forms at the amputation site. Neuromas are often very painful.
Tails are major communication tools
The dog’s tail serves a critically important role in canine social behaviour. The tail is a major communication tool between dogs. The tail’s position and movement can indicate friendliness, a desire to play, submission or a warning signal, among many other messages. Thus the tail also serves as a protective mechanism for dogs, part of the various strategies employed by dogs to communicate with one another; establish boundaries and to avert aggressive encounters.
The tail also communicates important messages to humans during human-dog interactions. The action of the tail can help humans to interpret a dog’s body language and to determine what sort of interaction is appropriate for a particular dog. Thus the tail plays an important role in public health and safety.
Removing the tail impairs a dog’s ability to communicate properly, leaving them highly vulnerable to being misunderstood by other dogs and humans and placing them at a distinct social disadvantage. Therefore tails must not be removed for any reason other than for therapeutic purposes.
European Rottweiler breed standard: http://www.ifrrottweilers.org/the-breed-standard/the-rottweiler.html
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(Video on Rottweiler tail docking ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWK_uYbjnMY