Unfortunately, tail docking has been a part of the doggy world for thousands of years. Many people still believe that the practice is harmless and beneficial for the dog. But, those were never the reasons that tail docking became popular.
There has been a shady history behind tail docking since the beginning. It was originally done to help dog’s in dog fights and in gambling games like ratting (an event where dogs chase and kill vermin). Docking was never really about helping the dog. Within the last two decades, there has even been a study condemning the entire practice. To check out more of this story, click here.