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Hello, I'm actually going to be trying to adopt a corgi but I heard most Corgi's are born with tails. I looked into some breeders who guarantee they dock tails and cut dew claws. Have you heard of any breeders who don't do this to corgis?
Preferably in Wisconsin? And, why is it so important? I don't plan to show my dog, but care for him and do my research about what he'll need.
 

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If you are buying a Pembroke from a good breeder, the odds are they will be either natural bob-tailed or docked, since that is what the AKC standard calls for. Someone who breeds strictly for performance, and not the show ring might leave the tail, but I wouldn't count on it. Especially since they are done at only a few days old, and there is no way of knowing which puppy will be going to what home at that age.

If you are getting a Cardigan, then it will have the tail left, since that is the standard, and the only reason a Cardi would be docked is an injury or something.
 
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I wanted a Brittany and they have docked tails. I contacted a local breeder and asked if I could get one not docked. He said sure, as long as I paid for it ahead of time and agreed to no refunds under any circumstances as he could not resell one with a natural tail.
I actually bought a Toller, so I don't know how it would have worked out.
Dewclaws are useless and get get caught. Clipping those is harmless enough.
 

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Dewclaws are not useless. When attached, they are vital tools for gripping the ground when making fast, sharp turns. They are also useful for working retriving dogs, like if they where working in frozen water, the only way to crawl out, is with dew claws.

Why do you not want a docked tail? It is harmless, and done at such a young age, that the nerve endings aren't even developed yet. Painless. Plus, some are even born with natural bobs. I forgot what it is called, but bobtail x bobtail pairings often result in sitllborns, so there are usually instances where the litter is more or less half natural, half bobbed.

If you want a tail, your breeder could possibly work that out. Otherwise, look into cardi corgis.
 

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I'm looking at breeds right now, and in one of them, tails are docked, but you sometimes see one with a natural tail. One breeder of this breed told me he will leave the tail, but pretty much under the conditions Tollerowner mentioned the Brittany breeder gave her. He also admitted that he would pick the puppy in the litter he considered the least (i.e., the one furthest from the standard to be met for a show prospect) for that person. I think what Tollerowner did - go for a different breed - is the best solution for someone who really wants a natural tail on a docked breed.
 

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