Docking a dog's tail is painful, especially for adults. The practice has caused puppies to die from shock because of the stress.
Has anyone ever docked an adult boxer's tail? a smaller dog, but I would think what essentially is an amputation wouldn't cost THAT much.
Q: Why did we start docking dogs' tails? A: Tail docking of dogs is believed to have arisen for three reasons at different points in history. In ancient times Romans.