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I am looking for a vet in the leicestershire/northamptonshire area that does tail docking or even a mobil vet that would.

I have tried local vets but none are intrested.

I have found one in oxfordshire but was wondering if there was anyone closer.

I know this is always going to be a controversial subjet to some. I have trawelled the internet and can not find anything closer, any useful help would be appreciated

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hi there i have a five month old fell with a tail and am looking to get him docked i went to my vet in suffolk and he told me if i had a gamekeepers licence he would do it but i have never met a keeper with one how much did the vet tell you he would charge

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hi there i have a five month old fell with a tail and am looking to get him docked i went to my vet in suffolk and he told me if i had a gamekeepers licence he would do it but i have never met a keeper with one how much did the vet tell you he would charge

this one wanted gun licence or letter stating they are worked, price was not far off 45 a dog and they had to be brought back about six weeks old for chipping. the only bit i dont agree with is them being chipped so young. Also they had to be done in the first 5 days. I am not a vet but for a dog that is five months old it is probably a different ball game.

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I took my litter of 5 Lakeland/Patterdale pups to my local Vet on 12th March for tail docking, I had several letters from landowners with permission to control pests and vermin on their land. This was good enough reason to have tails legally docked. Pups were 2 days old when this was done. Cost £10 per pup. Mother of pups also had her tail docked 2 and a half years ago by the same Vet in Gainsborough. Taking them all back to Vets on 16th April for chipping.

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I took my litter of 5 Lakeland/Patterdale pups to my local Vet on 12th March for tail docking, I had several letters from landowners with permission to control pests and vermin on their land. This was good enough reason to have tails legally docked. Pups were 2 days old when this was done. Cost £10 per pup. Mother of pups also had her tail docked 2 and a half years ago by the same Vet in Gainsborough.

It is good to hear there are some good vets out there now i just need to find one a little closer :yes::D

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5 month old :icon_eek: and as for the original poster,there is a vet in south yorks thats will do it,my last litter was 6 pups and docked and dew clawed for £45 pm me for anymore details

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hi there i have a five month old fell with a tail and am looking to get him docked i went to my vet in suffolk and he told me if i had a gamekeepers licence he would do it but i have never met a keeper with one how much did the vet tell you he would charge

you can't dock a tail at 5 months that would be more like an amputation. :thumbdown:

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it would be a operation and done propally the vet said it would be fine up to me it would have been done at birth its just down to opinion i dont think it looks right and will pay to have it done proper

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I spoke to my local vet and he said he was prepared to dock 'working' breeds on 'proof of use'

I asked if shotgun certificate was ok and he said yes!

Cost was mentioned and he then said he thought he could do 3- 4 pups for a consultation fee approx £25 more pups then 2 consultations.

He also said the pups have to be chipped.

Prefer to dock and chip them at surgery, between 2 - 5 days old

He was going to look into 'ringing' as per lambs.

I know he had looked at all the DEFRA stuff and said there was 'no reason not to dock working breeds'

He is in Cambs pm me and i will see what i can do

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I spoke to my local vet and he said he was prepared to dock 'working' breeds on 'proof of use'

I asked if shotgun certificate was ok and he said yes!

Cost was mentioned and he then said he thought he could do 3- 4 pups for a consultation fee approx £25 more pups then 2 consultations.

He also said the pups have to be chipped.

Prefer to dock and chip them at surgery, between 2 - 5 days old

He was going to look into 'ringing' as per lambs.

I know he had looked at all the DEFRA stuff and said there was 'no reason not to dock working breeds'

He is in Cambs pm me and i will see what i can do

Bit young to chip at that age mate ..

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I spoke to my local vet and he said he was prepared to dock 'working' breeds on 'proof of use'

I asked if shotgun certificate was ok and he said yes!

Cost was mentioned and he then said he thought he could do 3- 4 pups for a consultation fee approx £25 more pups then 2 consultations.

He also said the pups have to be chipped.

Prefer to dock and chip them at surgery, between 2 - 5 days old

He was going to look into 'ringing' as per lambs.

I know he had looked at all the DEFRA stuff and said there was 'no reason not to dock working breeds'

He is in Cambs pm me and i will see what i can do

Bit young to chip at that age mate ..

 

I said the same to him and i think its in DEFRA's guide!

I did ask if he would be prepared to wait until the pups were ready to go and he sort of said yes but would want a written gaurantee that I would do so

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In Towcester in Northampton is a vetinary surgery called 'Beech House Vetinary Surgery' and they have working dogs too and are very happy to dock tails after recieving a letter from a Gamekeeper for proof that you are going to work them.

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