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Ikram45 02-26-2014 08:08 PM

Question about tail
 
hello everyone,

I just wanted to ask is this tail normal for an 11 month old GSD?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...6b4a6783a925a2

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...f0428d25929103

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...45313104_n.jpg

zyppi 02-26-2014 08:10 PM

looks fine to me.

pretty baby.

dogfaeries 02-26-2014 10:59 PM

Looks good to me.

Castlemaid 02-26-2014 11:07 PM

Perfectly normal. :)

Twyla 02-26-2014 11:19 PM

Just curious-- why do you think it isn't normal?

Mocha 02-26-2014 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twyla (Post 5098690)
Just curious-- why do you think it isn't normal?

Same, it just looks like a tail to me ? :)


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SummerGSDLover 02-26-2014 11:43 PM

Looks fine to me too. Also curious why you'd think it wasn't normal?

*-*Summer*-*

Mocha 02-26-2014 11:55 PM

When I read the title of this thread I thought it was going to have two heads, scales and breathe fire :D


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Ikram45 02-27-2014 04:55 AM

Thanks all. I was just curious because his tail seemed not so fluffy to me according to his age :D

Harry and Lola 02-27-2014 05:11 AM

I found my female GSD didn't come into her coat until she was around 3 years old, so your GSD may get fluffier.

Also, to ensure the tail on a GSD doesn't get a permanent kink in it, it's a good idea to trim the tail ends so that the hair does touch the ground. If the tail ends are long enough to touch the ground when the tail is relaxed, the dog will automatically lift the tail, as they don't seem to like the sensation of the tail hairs on the ground, and this can cause the tail to kink.

You can trim the tail ends with scissors, but I find by burning the ends with a cigarette lighter gives a much more natural look than cutting with scissors. I always have burned the tail ends off my pups and still do with older dogs when the hairs get too long.


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