Congrats on your new pup! I hope you will enrich each other’s lives.
One of the things I love about my Vanilla is that she has her full ears and tail.
It’s my understanding that people do this purely for cosmetic reasons to make the dog look “meaner” or as amberc922 said, for the purposes of fighting.
There have even been reports as of late of people trying to do this at home, which is just insanity.
I have a very strong opinion toward not doing it but I won’t elaborate as I tend to get carried away.
I’ll just say that I think one of the best sounds in the world is Vanilla’s tail thumping on the couch when she sees me!