Why are boxer dogs tails docked?
Here's the long and short of it.
Historically, tail docking was thought to prevent rabies, increase a dog's speed, and prevent injuries.
For hunting and herding breeds, tails could collect burrs and foxtails, causing pain and infection.
The longer tails of herding dogs could also be caught in gates behind livestock.
Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.
Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.
Safe: Some Vegetables.
Your dog can have a healthy snack of carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices, or zucchini slices.
Even a plain baked potato is OK.
Don't let your dog eat any raw potatoes or any potato plants from your pantry or garden.
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