Actually the AKC standard calls for the tail to be docked But after speaking with two AKC judges and to members of PCA the thinking process is changing, now that the world is getting smaller we have more European imports. I am for the natural tail movement I love the look . I left a natural tail in my last litter and really like it ! But until the standard is changed it can go both ways in the AKC ring ...Please, don't dock! Why dock? It makes no sense, embrace the real breed, fight the trend to chop!