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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question about tail

hello everyone,

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





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looks fine to me.

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Looks good to me.

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Perfectly normal.

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Just curious-- why do you think it isn't normal?
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Just curious-- why do you think it isn't normal?
Same, it just looks like a tail to me ?


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

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


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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-27-2014, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. I was just curious because his tail seemed not so fluffy to me according to his age
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-27-2014, 05:11 AM
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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.


if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.


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