Letters February 2006 Issue

Letters: 02/06

Cosmetic or Not?

I read with some interest and frank dismay your article on cropping and docking (“To Crop and Dock? Or Not?” December 2005). While I do agree that ear cropping is purely cosmetic, and should probably be banned, I strongly disagree about your position on dewclaw removal. It is ridiculous to assume that a vestigial toe could affect a dog’s balance, except possibly detrimentally. I have had several litters of AKC registered dogs and…

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