It is with a heavy heart that I announce that my dogs will no longer be shown in CKC Conformation Shows until such time that the national Bouvier des Flandres Club of Canada changes the standard to allow for dogs with natural tails.
Cosmetic surgery has been banned in some European Countries as early as Jan, 1988. We are talking over two decades of scientific evidence proving that it is unecessary, inhumane and cruel.
I have been on the “Au Natural” ban wagon since 2005. Going against my own convictions and docking tails until it was banned in BC in Oct, 2015.
No more! I am finally taking a stand. And I ask you to do the same. Say No to adopting a puppy from a Bouvier breeder that supports unnecessary cosmetic surgery on their puppies like ear cropping, tail docking and dewclaw removal. Better yet, contact the breed clubs and CKC and make your position known.