Some of the region's gamekeepers were at Holyrood today, as part of their campaign for working dogs to be exempt from the ban on docking dogs' tails.
The gamekeepers say the law preventing docking is actually causing suffering to spaniels, who can injure their tails while they're working.
They have presented a petition containing 4,000 signatures to the Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead.
The practice of docking was outlawed in 2007, and at the moment applies to all dogs except where a tail is already diseased or injured.
Offenders can be fined up to £5,000 or face six months imprisonment