Do you need to dock a jagdterriers tail?
It is against the law to dock a dog's tail in Australia and the UK. If you do dock a dog's tail in Aussie or UK you can face fines up to $37,500. However in the UK dogs that are classed as "working dogs" at the moment can have their tails docked by a vet - however you must prove the puppy is a working dog.
Yes! You should never try to dock a dog's tail at home. The tail has bones in it, and it's about as painful as someone cutting off your finger. If you're going to have the dog's tail docked, let the vet do it. You need to realize, though, that docking the dog's tail will cause it pain, even if the vet does it.
If for some reason such as breed standard or whatever, you need to dock your pup's tail, then have the Veterinarian (only) do it between the ages of 3-5 days, no older than 5 days. Do NOT do it yourself, can only injure your dog or have an infection set in. A Vet can do it quite painlessly at 3-5 days of age. Check with our Veterinarian if you have any questions.
Medically, no, it is not necessary to dock (snip or shorten) a bulldog's tail. However, breed standards in the US and possibly other countries require a bulldog's tail to be docked for show purposes, and most people who own a bulldog will have the tail docked. No. According to the AKC breed standards, a purebred English Bulldog's tail isn't docked, it's naturally short.