I have an Aussie and I get so tired of people asking about her tail. I was wondering if people with schnauzers, cocker spaniels, dobermans, pointers, min pins, etc. get asked about why they don't have a tail.
You get asked cuz she has no tail, the others have very short tails.
Its okay, I get asked why I shave my dogs backs. I had a lady come and tell me "oh your dog had spine surgery to? So did mine tehy shaved her back just like that!" and I didn't explain to her that its how my breed is.
my corgie has a hamster butt. i get that question all the time. but i cant stand it when they say what is that dog a mix of. i forget that there are people out there that are not pet people. i dont know if its just me but when people say i dont like animals i think its just unthinkable.
My Old English Sheepdog has a docked tail. He doesn't even a have a stub! Little kids will often ask about he tail. He has a really good dock. I don't like to see docks that are too long;especially on a Sheepie!
I haven't taken Maggie, our brittany, to many places yet, but I've already had a few comments about her tail! (or lack of) But more people comment about the ticking on her legs-they always say, "she's speckled!" or "she has freckles!" I always liked the clear orange and white color, but now that we have Maggie, I just love the ticking-it makes her stand out.
How about this one. Without fail whenever I take my pug, Bailey, anywhere someone will ask me if she always breathes so loud. Well....if she's breathing you can pretty much hear it. I guess they would die if they heard her snoring. She's asleep under my chair right now snoring up a storm, lol.
I dont often get asked about Muz's tail, been asked a couple of times though- usually they want to know if she came that way.
For those of you with dogs with cropped tails do they wag very speratic, and unevenly. Mazel wags her tail but it is not an even, rhythmic motion. it kind of wags a little and then is kind of jerky in a very uneven motion. I always think that is is because it is missing the end go it lacks the weight of the tail to give it momentum. Do your guys' tails do that too? Why do you think it is?
People just seem to ask me if my dogs came that way?! LOL I have MinPins and a Doberman! Most comments I get are on Mocha's cropped ears, and they call me mean etc... Funniest part is when I tell them I ADOPTED her that way!!!! LOL
All mine wag thier nub differently, Fawnzie has a slow thought out tick tock type side to side wag, Chopper has a fast side to side, throw in the odd circle wag here and there and mocha well hers doesn't stop and is mostly a back and fourth wiggle.... LOL
I saw a cocker on the recent dog show on animal planet that was not docked and it looked plain ridiculous! I don't know if its because thats not how we're used to seeing them or because it was shaved and looked like a rat tail. It was just too long and totally ruined the look of the dog. I love the little wiggly nub, its adorable.
Tail docking in Australian Shepherds is because . Docking the tail (cutting it off, usually performed at 3 days old) has a purpose. The tail was docked on order to keep wolves from grabbing the Aussie from behind. Then being strung out, when a second wolf would get a hold of the nose and for cattle can't step on it and hurt the dog