My beautiful german shepherd puppy was born with a stubby tail but I haven't ever known german shepherds to have this happen...can any1 tell me what could be the cause of this...is it one of those weird not heard of but normal things or do I have a serious problem to watch out for with her health....can any1 please help me....
I have never known of a purebred German Shepherd being born with a stubby tail. I imagine with genetics you just never know what could happen. I have seen some instances, mainly in cats, where stubby or none existent tails can cause spinal nerve issues which make them unable to go to the bathroom. Generally speaking it is cats who have no tail at all, like the Manx breed, that this happens in. If the puppy has a tail then i would also think it shouldn't ever become an issue. I ahve seen 1 German shepherd that was born with a corkscrew tail. This person had gotten their GSD from a pet shop.
I think this is a natural mutation that can probably happen with any breed. In some breeds this mutation was even encouraged and eventually became the standard. I haven't heard of any health problems with those breeds resulting from stubby tails.
In all the years that I have been breeding dogs, I have raised 3 breeds. Akitas, Labs and golden retrievers. I have personally seen it in all three. Not common, but once in a while it does happens.
The essence of hypocrisy is the tendency to make an exception of oneself.
One person living in my neighbourhood has a German Shepherd with a stubby tail and he said it was born with it. He also said that there wasn't any health problems with his German Shepherd. We never know what will happen to animals like cats with two heads and so on..
Animals have it's own personality, you just have to find it.
No both parents are purebreed GSD's & no they weren't bred by me...they was left to my cousin by his mother who used to show dogs after she died...and my tic-tac sized brain cousin thought he could breed them to get fast cash and as I said tic-tac brain didn't relize the cost of the vet bill for a dam nd her litter so brought the parents to me about three weeks before she was due the rest of the litter came out fine she was the only pup to have a stubby tail... I check to see if she had an anus because I heard of pups without tails being born with no anus but she has 1.. And she's the leader out of the litter lol...my main concern was with her health in the future seeing that you really can't detrimine a pups health defects at such an early stage