If you have or seen a Boston Terrier and there tail is kinked, it's just the way there tail is. it has never been broken. Unless somebody actually goes and breaks the dogs tail.
Bostons don't have a tail!
My Boston Terrier was born with NO TAIL at all. Nothing. Nada. For quite some time I've wondered if this is a fault on the breed, but no one has been able to answer that. And I do mean NO TAIL at all.
Although it is unusual, a Boston Terriers tail can be crooked, have bumps, or the dog may have no tail at all.
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Follow the advice of a Veterinarian
The Boston is born with a small crooked corkscrew tail, most breeders have them docked because their usually not very "pretty" in their natural state.
In Boston Terriers (as well as all the other dogs that have docked tails), the docking must be done sometime before the puppies turn 2 weeks old.
Some times they look like they've been broken, whuch is normal. Typically though they lay close to the rectum and are kinked or twisted.
its tail should look like a big lump of cotton
It's a Norfolk terrier
No. A Boston Terrier's tail length should be preferablya quarter of the distance from set-onto hock.Answer:Boston terriers have log tails when born, but many have the tail amputated (docked) to a shorter length when they are still puppies. This is done (according to owners) to prevent balls of fecal matter from becoming stuck to the tail hair. Many dogs have appearance standards calling for docked tails.
Jack Russell tails should be docked between 3-5 days of age, and unless you are an experienced breeder it is best if performed by a licensed veterinarian. The formula for docking tails is: take one-third OFF, leave two-thirds ON. If there are any doubts about length it is better to err on the side of too long than too short. You can always re-dock if the tail is too long but you can never add back on if docked too short.A Myth: There is no such thing as a "standard length" of tail (i.e. 4"). The length of tail when the terrier reaches maturity will vary in relation to the size of the terrier. For example, a 10" terrier will have a shorter tail than a 15" terrier and vice versa. What is important is for the tail to be in balance with the overall size of the terrier. This is also the time to have the dewclaws removed.The tails are docked for reasons of tradition and hunting.
According to the breed standard of the American Kennel Club (AKC), a Lakeland Terrier's tail should be docked so that the tip is in level with the occiput when the dog is standing in a show position. However, if you are not showing your dog, there is no reason why you should dock your Lakeland Terrier's tail. Docking causes great pain to the dog, and may also be illegal in some countries such as the UK.
No they don't, but when they're a puppy, you can put a rubber band around it, and in a couple weeks, the tail will fall off, and be docked!
Boston Terriers are born with a screw tail. According to the American Kennel Club, Boston Terriers with docked tails will be disqualify.
This should rather be done by a professional as it can be easy to cut the dog.
Mine has a tail that's maybe an inch and a half, does that count?THIS IS MY MURPHY... http://farm4.static.flickr.com30912722826601_68e3a8d98e_b.jpgHOWEVER JUST AN FYI, BOSTONS TAILS ARENT DOCKED- THEY BREAK THEM INTO "CORKSCREWS" WHEN THEYRE PUPPIES. APPARENTLY SOMEONE DIDNT KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING WHEN THEY TRIED TO DO MURPHYS... IT HAS TWO "KINKS" IN IT.
I believe she is a mix, perhaps with a hint of pekingese (curly tail and coloring) and terrier.
The fish could have been bred to have a curled tail so it could be genetic. It could also be caused by the fish having been kept in a tiny container or the tail could have been damaged and the regrowth (scar tissue) has made the tail curl.
No, never. Bostons don't have much of a tail other then a small corkscrew and you leave it alone. If you get a Boston with a tail it is not full bred but don't ever dock it. I doubt a vet would anyway.
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Tramp is a Kerry Blue Terrier mix. Note the folded ears and the carrot-shaped tail. There is a rumor that Walt Disney owned a Kerry Blue! Her two neighbors were a Scottish Terrier and a Bloodhound.
Tail bobbing should only be done by a licensed vet, since it is major surgery. Both skin and bone needs to be cut, and the skin stitched to cover the wound. Tail bobbing is loosing popularity in the United States, but is still required by many breed standards. Some rat terrier puppies are born with bobbed tails. Mine was!