No Tail Docking?

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Why Are Corgis Tails Docked?

The AKC standard for Pembroke corgis requires that their tail be docked. The origin of this ritual was because their tails were traditionally docked as the breed was created as a cattle herder. The tail had no purpose in herding cattle and only served as a liability for the dog.

Tails over 2 inches in length  do NOT meet the AKC Pembroke Welsh corgi breed standards. Thus would be very undesirable and would be seriously penalized when shown.

Can my corgi have a full tail?

The short answer: yes!

A prospective owner would have to give notice several months in advance, as they would have to be at the very top of the waiting list, and they would have to choose which puppy they wanted BEFORE such puppy would be 3 days old, before they would go in for tail docking. Being tails need to be docked between 3 and 5 days old (day 3 is better).

Puppy must be PAID IN FULL BEFORE tail(s) would be removed. Failure to pay for such puppy 100% in advance would mean the puppy WILL have it’s tail docked.

There would be NO EXCEPTIONS to these guidelines, as having a Corgi puppy with a tail could potentially drastically reduce it’s value to other prospective owners. Especially AKC puppies, as they would NOT qualify for any AKC shows as the Pembroke Welsh Corgis can NOT have tails longer than 2 inches, per AKC official standards for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Keeping a tail on a specific puppy is the sole responsibility of the prospective owner. They accept any an all consequences of keeping said tail.

If you would like your Pembroke Welsh Corgi to have a full tail (no docking), there is additional documentation that you would need to sign. Please contact us to discuss the process further.