No, we do not dock tails. We feel that the tail is aesthetically important to balancing the Cockapoo body, and Cockapoos are beyond cute with their tails attached! Tail docking begin in ancient Roman with the belief that removing a dog’s tail prevented rabies. It continued through time with working and sporting dogs as it was believed that removing the tail would prevent injury during activity, such as hunting or herding. For some breeds, tail docking began as a way to improve desired appearance, and some breed clubs today include cosmetic tail docking as part of their breed standards. Popular opinion seems to be changing though, as many people and organizations, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, are opposing the practice.