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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Tail Wagging

DH and I have noticed that Rocky will wag his tail but he doesnt seem to do it much. Apollo on the other hand will beat you to death with his tail if given the chance.

We can remember if Rocky did it as a puppy or not. So my question is, does your GSD wag his tail alot, or just kind of some times?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 07:34 PM
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Re: Tail Wagging

As a baby puppy, Grimm wagged more. He is still socially pretty waggy, but much less so than when a baby.

Funniest? He is still puppy enough at 19 month to still wag his tail socially at bugs he finds.

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Re: Tail Wagging

Both of my boys wag their tails whenever they're really happy, and it does feel like they're beating you to death with it sometimes, I'm sure my walls will testify with the thumps!

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Re: Tail Wagging

It is funny Jesse up to 6 months didn't wag his tail too much but now at 7 months he has started to do it a lot now.

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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 09:21 PM
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Odin - tail = baseball bat

Frigga - tail = whipcord

Although Odin is usually reserved in wagging his tail he does so profusely whenever either DW or I come home. Frigga always wags her tail like a propeller.
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Re: Tail Wagging

Dena has a gentle swish. She doesn't wag it that much around the house, but she will wag it the entire time we're at the park, even sometimes while she's sitting or laying down.

Keefer will beat you to death with his tail, and he wags it at home all the time - I can just look at him and that thing starts going. Food, attention, a toy, his leash, pretty much anything gets him going. He's an excitable boy, lol!

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Morgan is pretty expressive with her tail. When the kids and I come home - even just from 10 minutes at the corner store - she thumps on the wainscoting with joy. Taking a walk, she's usually slowly swishing it around. Unless there's a squirrel or cat, then the tail goes faster. Neighbors puppy - fast happy tail. Mailman - held up high and moving faster! Some other female GSD barks in her face rudely, big flourish of peh, what is your problem as she's walking away.

With all this swooshing going on, she never hits us with it. Considering she's not Lady Grace, it's pretty amazing she's never put someone's eye out with that thing!

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Re: Tail Wagging

I wouldn't consider Brenna a very 'waggy' dog. She has 2 distinct wags. One is a submissive but happy full body wag where the tail moves in conjunction with the rest of her body snaking back and forth when she's greeting a person she knows, she also uses it for my mom's dominant lab mix. Her other wag is an excited wag for when she sees a squirrel/chipmunk/feral cat/etc. in this case she raises her tail high and swings it back and forth, separate from the rest of her body which is in alert mode.

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Yukon has an almost constant wagging tail. In fact that is how his breeder described him to me in her updated e-mails.

He can clear the coffee table of all remotes, books, plates, cups etc.. in seconds.

Out on walks his tail resembles a flag blowing in the wind.
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Re: Tail Wagging

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Originally Posted By: GSDadOdin - tail = baseball bat

Frigga - tail = whipcord

Although Odin is usually reserved in wagging his tail he does so profusely whenever either DW or I come home. Frigga always wags her tail like a propeller.
That's the same with my dogs...Emma wags side to side, Elle's tail goes around and around. They've always have wagged their tails alot, but watch out you will get beaten with the tails when they are super excited about something!

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