You said the AVMA proved is was BS.... No the did not..... Here is what they posted on it.
That is a position statement....
How about some real studies that prove my point....
Here are some highlights for you....
In one shooting season 57% of undocked Spaniels and 39% of Hunt Point Retrievers experienced a tail injury of some sort.
Researchers at Glasgow University found that almost 57% of working spaniels suffered a tail injury during the 2010-2011 shooting season.
The rest of the UK backed off on the docking ban..... The current issue is in Scotland alone.... But it is about to be reversed...
England, Wales and Northern Ireland there are exemptions for working dogs of certain breeds including Spaniels, Hunt Point Retrievers and terriers.
Here is a study from Sweden.... Largely the same results.
A couple of points.... You took a swipe at the AKC...... The AKC has NOTHING to do with the breed standard of any breed they register.... Zero, nada, zilch.... The Parent clubs of the individual breeds control the standard. And now in most breeds that are traditionally docked and or cropped, may be shown in conformation with full tails and or ears, without penalization..... Boxers, spaniels, Danes, etc... Not sure about dobermans.
And here is a visual aid for you.