Yes Judy, we do a lot of beating in the winter, so all of our girls work with us during the shooting season. They are legally docked by our vet, each puppy has a license which has to correspond with it's micro-chip details too. I have considered working type homes first, although this can not be guaranteed for all puppies. It is very difficult as the tails have to be docked at a very young age. The tails are a good length, (not too short), they cover and protect their bottoms and private bits easily, they still wag extremely fast!!