Again, depending on the breed, an incision is made all the way around the tail at a joint in
the tail vertebrae and the tail is sliced off. Skin
sutures are placed to help aid in healing. Done correctly, the process is relatively safe since no drugs are used. Also, some breeds have their dewclaws removed at this time as well. Tail docks are commonly done in Cockers, Rottweilers, Min Pins, and Yorkies.