Current laws in NSW (and most of Australia) now prohibit the docking of tails of any dog. Please do not ask any breeders to dock the tail of any puppy, as they would be committing an offence if they did so. For further information please visit this link: http://www.ricecrc.org/reader/aw-companion/tail-docking-guide.htm
Traditionally, tail docking was performed when the puppies were newly born within days. This was prior to their neur logical development and caused no harm or distress to the puppies. If a tail was docked at any older age, this is no longer refered to as “docking”, but an amputation.
All forms of docking and amputation are now prohibited by law in NSW for routine, prophylactic or cosmetic reasons, and no ethical breeder or vet will perform this surgery. If the animals welfare is at stake – ie: dog or puppy has irreparable tail damage, then vets are permitted to perform an amputation, however this must be well documented.
Please respect the laws of this state, and don’t promote or request the illegal docking of tails.
Team RCNSW did an amazing job at the 2017 Rottweiler championship show at Orchard Hills Dog Complex. A fun filled day for the whole family. Look forward to the next one in October and a big congratulations to all the winners.
As a newbie to the Rottie show business, The club has really made me feel very welcome. Provided me with lots of info and helped me a great deal in getting an understanding of all the intricacies both in and out of the ring. Thanks RCNSW!