Campaigners for and against tail docking for working dogs are being asked to submit their views to the Scottish Government.
Animal welfare groups say the practice of docking puppies tails is unnecessarily painful for the animals, but gamekeepers say it stops damage to their tails later in life.
They want the Scottish Parliament to overturn an outright ban on the procedure.
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The force says the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
The woman was taken to Borders General Hospital after suffering injuries to her arm and leg.
The scorching temperatures over the last couple of weeks has meant the water levels are very low at Will Pool, in Lazonby.