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Statement on Tail Docking

The United States’ English Springer Spaniel breed standard states, in its opening paragraph, that Springers are “….a medium-sized sporting dog with a compact body and a docked tail.” Breed historians note that Spaniels have been depicted with docked tails since the 16th century. Springer enthusiasts, both field and conformation, dock tails for utilitarian function and […]

April 2014 Dog Bytes

In This Issue A Note from the Editor 2013 Annual Awards 2013 Titles Earned Future Meetings Brags and Wags Breed Bans Won’t Happen to My Dog by Nina Stively Show Results Up Coming Shows A Note from the Editor Welcome to the new Dog Bytes format. The newsletter will now be completely online. This change […]