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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Curled Tail... Is it normal?

I bought a GSD puppy from a breeder and I've noticed the tip of her tail curls over and for as long as I've had her its never been straight. Im just wondering if she will grow out of it or not? She's about 5 months old.
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I bought a GSD puppy from a breeder and I've noticed the tip of her tail curls over and for as long as I've had her its never been straight. Im just wondering if she will grow out of it or not? She's about 5 months old.
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Its a fault, but nothing serious or even uncommon in the breed.

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Is it always THAT curled?
There doesn't look like there's anything wrong with it... I think it's to keep it off the ground as they walk
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its always curled that tight in fact she gets caught on things and it doesnt uncurl it will just drag whatever it has like chirstmas tree ornaments.
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its always curled that tight in fact she gets caught on things and it doesnt uncurl it will just drag whatever it has like chirstmas tree ornaments.
LOL!
I just pictured that, how cute, hehe!

She's a very pretty girl with a very curly tail!
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I had a cat with a tail like that, but it had a sort of "kink" right at the bend. She was a stray so we thought it was an injury, but (she was pregnant, we got her spayed after she had them) one of her kittens was born with the same type of bent tail. Maybe just genetic?

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There's an ornament with bells in it that she got it caught on it was so funny cause it confused her.
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Do you have a picture of her standing/walking with her tail up and curled? (BTW, she's really a nice looking dog)

They can be born like this http://www.petcaregt.com/dogcare/dogtail.html






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