Jailed for Docking

Docking of dogs is now illegal in Great britain and most of Europe Now

There has been cases of people Jailed for Docking a litter

No vet in Great Britain will dock a litter of Rottweilers

If you see a litter of Rottweilers in Great Britain docked i'd check the breeder out
(buyer beware)
If they are prepared to illegally dock what else could be wrong
(pedigree, age of dam, health of puppies etc)

Docking of a dog now has a maximum penalty for each offence

six months in prison and a fine of £20,000
also receive a ban on keeping animals.


Mrs Breden was sentenced to two months in prison for the docking of each puppy, to run concurrently. Arrangements are being made for the care of her Rottweiler bitch.

A WOMAN who docked a litter of Rottweilers has been sent to prison for two months (for each puppy) and banned from keeping any animal for ten years.

Gillian Breden, who may appeal, pleaded guilty to docking the eight day-old puppies
 when she appeared in court three weeks ago and was convicted of eight offences.
Sentencing was delayed for probation reports to be made.
Mrs Breden is thought to be the first person in England to be prosecuted under the docking ban in the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

At the previous hearing the court heard that Brighton and Hove City Council animal welfare officers saw the puppies at Breden’s home in Grove Hill, Brighton, in June when they were a month old. Len Batten, prosecuting for the council, said Breden immediately admitted she had docked the tails herself.
She said she had not known it was illegal to dock a tail and she had never done it before. But the court ruled that ignorance was no excuse and that dog owners had a duty to research the law.

Council officers took the puppies to the vet to be checked, and as they had no power to keep them they were returned to Breden. She told the court she sold seven for £300 and one for £450. She still owns the dam.
Previously she told the court: “People asked me if I would dock their tails as soon as they were born so I did it. I didn't know it was illegal. People who had them didn’t know either.
"If I’d known it was cruel I wouldn’t have done it. I am sorry for what I have done.”
She said she bred German Shepherds and Greyhounds until ten years ago and had never bred Rottweilers before.



TWENTY-two Rottweilers and Boxers have been seized from a bungalow in a raid involving the RSPCA and police.
A 42-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assaulting officers, alleging causing minor injuries, and she and her 30-year-old husband are to be questioned on suspicion of causing animals unnecessary suffering. It is believed this may refer to Docked puppies allegedly being found at the property in Hailsham, East Sussex.

The RSPCA took away
 eight Boxer puppies,
 four Boxer bitches,
 eight Rottweiler puppies
 two Rottweiler bitches;
 a further 11 Rottweilers and Boxers were left at the bungalow.
 One puppy said to have a severe eye infection was put down later the same day.

 Witnesses say the dogs were being fed on whole rabbits.

The RSPCA said an investigation was taken underway. A police spokesman said: I can confirm an incident happened in Hailsham and three officers suffered minor injuries. Two people have been questioned and bailed to return to the police station