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Dogs with docked tails are less likely to sustain tail injuries, according to new research published in the British Veterinary Association’s weekly journal, The Veterinary Record. The findings show that cocker and springer spaniels are particularly prone to painful and debilitating tail injuries if docking is not carried out.

The rest of this article appears in 30th June issue of Shooting Times.

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  • W.F.Sephton

    I am surprised the issue was ever brought up. The vets involved in the banning ether did not know their jobs or spaniels very well. Even a household pet will sustain tail injurys if not docked let alone a gun dog.