Does a poodle have a naturally cropped tail. Most of the poodles that I have ever seen in dog shows and such have a long tail with the pompom at the end. My rescue poodle Cali has a cropped like tail. Her tail is maybe an inch or so long. I haven't ever heard of people cropping a poodles tail before but I also haven't ever seen a poodle with such a short tail. Could it be that she was born like this or could someone have been cruel and cropped her tail for no good reason? I am just curious as I noticed it when I gave her a bath today and trimmed her hair up. I will post new pics on her dogster page as soon as I can. Thanks for any help on this one, cus I'm baffled.
Hello, I used to raise poodles about 10 years ago (Toy Poodles) and we would always have their dew claws removed and their tails docked when they were about 3 days old. I dont know if this helps you or not.
Body (a) Chest deep and moderately wide with well sprung ribs. (b) The loin is short, broad and muscular. (c) Tail straight, set on high and carried up, docked of sufficient length to insure a balanced outline. Major fault: set low, curled, or carried over the back.
Yes, in most of the world they crop the tail in the first few days, as with the dewclaws. Are you in Europe? In parts of europe they don't allow docking the tail anymore. If its a couple inches, it may be too short. A vet must know what the proper length is for each breed. Sometimes they don't.
Banchie, what size Poodle do you have? In the US almost all poodles have docked tails. You generally dock 1/3 (give or take) when they are approx. 2-4 days old. A short tail that is undocked is a defect. Would love to see pics of your poo.
Ok Thanks everyone, her tail is aprox. like 2 inches long. I have seen a lot of poodles around here with long tails and hers was the first stubby tail I had seen. Thanks for responding, lol I was just curious on whether or not her tail was natural or if it had been cropped for a reason or unnecessiarily(lol SP?) Thanks all.