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Tail Carriage

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by ghggp, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. ghggp

    ghggp Premium Member

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    IMG_4658.JPG IMG_8295.JPG Has anyone run into this, Tail Carriage changing?

    When I got Logan he was a retired show dog. He always carried his tail down unless he was moving and then his tail was never raised higher than his back.

    Now his tail flips up when he stands like a Pom! What's up with that!

    Not that I care much since he is just beloved pet. Just curious why this is happening now!

    I have attached a few before and after shots so you can see what I am talking about!
     
  2. RikyR

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    Cody did the exact thing, but only when he was on alert. We adopted him when he was 5, not sure if he did this all the time, or it happened later in life. Zulu so far has never raised his tail much higher than his back. This was one of the things I noticed that was very different about their behaviours. BTW, that is a nice group photo!
     
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  3. Hanne

    Hanne Forums Enthusiast

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    What beautifull dogs you have there:)

    I guess it has something with confidence / self-confidence to do - Minnie has mostly high tail. :lol:
    When we go to unknown places, it's not that high :hide

    Do not know if that's the case with Shelties.
    With GSD they almost always carried the tail "normal" :biggrin2:
     
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  4. ghggp

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    That is so funny that tail carriage can vary so much!

    This never happened with any of my previous shelties!
    Glad to know other are seeming to have the same issue!
     
  5. ferg

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    Having spent a large part of my life on a farm I can tell you, all animals including Shelties, raise their tail when they are excited, scared, alert to a new sound or

    other folks walking their dogs on the street/road. Both of ours have always done this even when puppies. Of course Laddie's is the most "Showy". IMG_0932.jpg All animals don't actually raise their tail as high as others.
     
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  6. ghggp

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    Good lookin boy!
     

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