I live in the UK, so this is not something that is done over here. Can I ask why is it done? Is it just for aesthetics? Is it just tradition? Is it a 'show standard'? Can this be ignored if it is, or will you be laughed out of the place? I prefer dogs looking natural. I'm especially happy when I see a dog with a usually docked tail, un-docked! Much better for wagging! What are other peoples thoughts?