I've had four schnauzers, and the breeders docked the tails on all of them, I imagine they do it shortly after birth. Two came with ear crops also, and the other two, we had their ears done by our vet. My views have changed, and I will no longer have any type of cosmetic surgery on any of my dogs in the future. They do require that tail and ears are done for show dogs in America, otherwise they can't compete. In my opinion, they should change those rules. I wouldn't be opposed to a ban.
I've seen some shows on the TV show Animal Precinct, where these people try to perform these procedures on their own at home, with no medical assistance. This causes those dogs to suffer with much pain and infections, those people should be severly punished. Some dogs have their ears cut with regular scissors, then each time they try to even them out, they cut some more. One poor dog had a large rubberband very tight on his tail, because the owner wanted it to self-dock by cutting off circulation.
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanual Kant~