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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Wonders of the Tail Wag

Sitka is a 7 month old male German Shepherd, 3/4 working line and 1/4 show line, but he looks full working line.

I took him home at 4 months, prior to which he had pretty well only been at the breeders. Here he was socialized with other dogs outside of his litter, cats, kids, and strangers. When I brought him home though, he was still quite nervous of other dogs, people cars, loud noises, etc.

He is not a nervous dog, anymore, by no means. He loves other dogs, is okay its okay with strangers, and lives for car rides. The motorcycles he used to be afraid of are now seen as balls to be chased after (which we're working on!)

His tail is not bushy like most GSDs I've seen, but I'm not concerned - afterall he is mostly working line.

My question is, does is tail have to stand up at attention. In my house his tail has enough strength to knock over decorations, whether he is excited or not. But as a norm, his tail is not upright.It's not tucked between his legs, but generally, it lays flat against his bottom with the tip happily wagging along the ground.

Does anyone else have a GSD with a lower-lying tail? I often read that happy dogs have their tails up high, and that lower-lying tails are a sign of nervousness. But Sitka does not seem nervous at all. But naturally, his tail is low... is he nervous, or is he just a little less cocky (tail-y?).

Thanks for your input!

-- Ruth & Sitka
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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