hi its me again ! our breeder says that we should probaly get our new pugs tail clipped!i told i her i really didnt want to put him throuth that and that his tail is short enough. but she insisted we do because hell be better off? i asked her why she thougt this is better and she just told me to trust her!and said not to worry and wont talk about it anymore.can anyone help! thanks
I've never seen a pugs tail clipped. My uncle has a pug named Brutus and he has his tail. Anyone - correct me if I'm wrong but I think the breeder is full of it - pugs don't have clipped tails. I think I would look for another breeder of pugs - just my opinion.
If someone trys to tell you to do something, but then can't give you a reason why (good or bad), thats a "red flag". (bad, bad, bad) I know of people who have had their pugs tails shortened, but it was just for whatever aesthetic reasons. Also, keep in mind that if they are more than 3days old tail cropping is major surgery (involving anesthesia risks and everything else). So if you don't think there is a really good reason to do it, don't.
thanks if you rmember im the one who asked for names because hes coming in a week and i highly doubt shell let me stop after all the payments ive made but i really have to be honest i wat this dog but this breeder is giving me second thoughts. i keep trying to tell her that i reslly think his tail is short enough now.she seemed like agood choice so i might just go with it and try not to keep in contact so shey wont keep bugging me to dock it?
correct me if i am wrong but i thought pugs were born with short curly q tails. i have never seen one with an actual tail. i have seen ones with longer cokscrew tails and some with short corkscrew tails but none with an actual tail. just take the dog. but don't sign anything that says you have to crop the tail cause then she may be able to legally hold you to doing it. cropping tails may be for cosmetic reasons but we have had to crop many a tail on dogs and cats both that have injured their tails and they do not show any signs of being painful after the surgery.
As a AKC Pug breeder for over 8 years, I can tell you I have NEVER heard of docking a Pugs tail. I would not purchase a pup from this person and if she is claimimg them to be AKC, I would call the AKC to see if she as in good standing with them. Have you seen the parents? Are thier tails cropped? Are they really pugs? Depending on the contract, you should be able to get your money back. Maybe minus a deposit. But if you can prove that you were looking to get a pure bred Pug and your Vet says its not, Then I would think you can get it all back. Is the breeder offering you a guanentee of any kind? What if the dog has hip or knee trouble later, will she tell you to "cut it off" too? I would like to know the name and location of this person. I know other AKC Pug breeders would also.
my room mate has a pug, and her boyfriend mother has 5, none of them have their tails clipped, i've never heard of such a thing, besides I think their tails is what makes them so cute... DON'T DO IT!!!!!
i too have never heard of docking a pugs tail, they are very short to begin with. besides, if a tail is docked it is to be done between 3 and 5 days old. i don't understand why she would want you to have it docked. after this time, it would be considered any amputation. this is the same for dew claws. the breeder usually brings them in and both are performed at the same time.