White boxer with docked tail at beach

Why Do They Dock Boxer Dog Tails?

The docking of Boxers’ tails is a hangover from when their ancestors were used as hunting dogs, used to hold down large, fierce prey. Historically, Boxers’ tails were docked to protect from injury. It was thought that a short tail would be harder for beasts like wild boar and bears to grab. Now, tail docking …

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