In mammals a tail appears physically as an extension of the backbone ("Chordata"- zoological classification of animals that have a backbone) is the central upright balancing hanger of adjoined parts of a creature.
If you reduce a tail to a Chordate, the most abstract is an Eel or Snake.
A tail can be thought of as an extra limb thats' mechanics may or may not be particularly dexterous or manipulative by its usage upon objects(except in Possums and Monkeys though they prefer to do much of and any dexterous manipulations of objects using any of the other limbs they have and sometimes but rarely the limbs adjoined to their pelvis' in preference to the limbs adjoining the neck and shoulders).
However, as a primitive simple or poorly functioning limb it only tends to commit protection of the sensitive genital area of creatures in land based animals when used as a limb for a function by the actual direct usage for manipulation of its being.
Definitely in dogs' and cats', emotional expression is abstractly obvious(definitely related to) related their tails manipulation by the tails' manipulator muscles having positioning or posture movements effected upon it deliberately.
Definitely also it is obvious that the backbone is a jarring(adverb) fastening against the shock waves of movement caused by usage of its adjoined limbs during traversal, of the tail will be sending back more shock waves amplified by the tails' position setting muscles' associate nerves and mechanical effect of gravity relating each shock cycle upon the fulcrum of the tail base.
The resulting usage of the resultant traversal shock cycle can indicate anything from fatigue to a forced repositioning of the tail by an external or environmental influence, inclusive, how well balance is being maintained in some situations of movement.
Tails appear to have their best usage in flight(running at top speed) whether as an environmental sensor(wind) or as a defensive sensor when fleeing (enemy touches its tail during running).
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However, carnivorous predating game for food requires a set of inbuilt drives psychologically that enable the dog to survive called predatory instinct(a primary directivein Canis), of this has a special part of it called "chase instinct".
As you have probably seen both kittens and puppies and even bigger varieties of either Canidae or Felidae chase their own tails and snap their teeth at them and once in a rare time injure their own tail mildly.This "chase instinct" has an extremely valuable point that it is part of the predatory psychological drive, that being it causes them impulsively to react at sudden movements with a rush of emotion or feeling to attack before it comprehends exactly the cause by recognition of the cause.This is a major part of their ability as a predator to survive.
Generally predators(quadruped mammal) all point their tail directly out behind them straightened when they start to chase.
When predators form groups or are alone to hunt but particularly in predators that catch prey by chasing these predators must move at immense speeds almost always to catch their prey.
This naturally is extremely dangerous but the final most important point is that because they are moving at top speed they "cannot simply stop or adjust course instantly or quickly if wind strikes side on" "unless they are disturbed enough".Because they are effectively a sail at side on to the wind a strong gust will throw them into a tree if they do not realize to adjust to the sudden mechanical environment change.
However alike a rabbit on the point of having no tail(a Bobcat or Lynx), they have ears that mechanically will be sensitive to strong wind gusts.
Your dog's tail is a versatile tool that that dogs uses for a variety of its needs. A dog's tail can be used for its social and physical needs. A dog's tail can act as a specialized tool, depending on the dog's need. Your dog can use its tail to communicate, balance, for swimming, warmth, and to keep insects away.
As a communication tool, a dog will signal its social status and emotions with its tail. It can make these signals through the position in which the tail is held and through the direction and speed of its wag. By noting the action of a dog's tail, humans and dogs can make a decision on whether the dog is approachable. The action of wagging also releases pheromones from the dog's anal glands which gives further information on a dog's social status and sex.
As a part of the dog's spinal column, the dog's tail is used for balance. This balancing ability of the tail is especially useful when the dog is walking on a narrow passage or running and wishes to make a quick turn in another direction. A dog will also use its tail as a rudder for changing directions when it is swimming.
The tail of most dogs is sickle shaped or curved over their back, unlike their ancestor, the wolf. In northern dogs, you will find long haired tails that curl over the back. The hair helps to keep the dog's face warm because as the dog sleeps, it keeps its tail curved over its face. The tip of the tail may even rest directly on the nose.
A dog's tail can be used for preventing fly and insect bites. A dog swings its tail to prevent flies and other insects from irritating the dog. In the same way that a cow uses its tail to shoo flies away, a dog will move its tail to get rid of insects and flies.
Your dog's tail enables the dog to send out instant messages, have balance and increases its comfort level. Dogs need their tails because without it, dogs do not have the many advantages that the tail provides to the dog.
Sometimes dogs use their tails to show emotion!
a dog with 2 tails!
yes dog tails can be diffrent shapes some can be straight curly or not have a tail at all.
That thing on the back end of a dog that wags!
The cast of Puppy Dog Tails - 2005 includes: Cyril as himself
It means you are very happy.When a dog is happy, it wags its tail.A dog with 2 tails wagging would be very happy.
The Tails of Abbygail You're a Good Dog - 2013 was released on: USA: 2013
No, all basenjis tails do not curl. It depnds on if the dog is full breed or not.
(v)- very excited
A dog has 1 tail unless you are delusional or you have a headache then you may see two
Yes this is a good dog for kids, they can pull their ears tails and lay on them and the dog will love it.