5 Reasons For Doberman Tail Docking

Breed Standards

Without a tail dock, your Dobie will not be eligible to participate in AKC conformation events.

Working Dogs

Dobies were known as working dogs, so owners would cut the tail with the aim of preventing injury.

Traditional Look

Doberman's tail docking is associated with the preservation of the breed’s traditional look.

Social Status

Cutting the tail was believed to cripple Dobie's ability to run fast and stay agile.


Docking Dobie's tails would prevent injury while hunting and also help them move swiftly.