There are 174 breeds registered in Canada that
are either cropped, docked, and/or remove dew claws. There are more than 50 CKC
recognized breeds that include ear cropping or tail docking or both as
acceptable options under their breed standards. These breed standards are the
rightful purview of breed parent clubs responsible for the preservation and
advancement of their breeds. Breed standard provisions are grounded in the
history, purpose and working characteristics of the individual breeds. Removing
the breeders rights to these procedures will change these breeds forever. Many
will not survive it. Contrary to the claims that we crop and dock to "beautify"
our dogs (cosmetic), in actual fact, these procedures predate dog shows by
hundreds of years, and are done to preserve the function of the breeds.
We need your help to start the fight to maintain
our rights. We need your help to educate the public & veterinarians
on why these procedures are done. We need your help to help us fight to maintain
our breed standards as they are written.