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Why do pugs have curly tails?


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April 13, 2011 8:12PM

Pugs have curly tails due to breeding.

A Pug's tail is set high, curled as tightly as possible, pinned to the back. Double scroll is more desirable among breeders.

The tail is the way dogs express themselves, much like a flag. With a pug, if he is asleep and relaxed, the tail becomes long and loose. If the pug is happy, excited, etc. the tail is curled up tight like a knot on top of its butt. When a pug wags its tail, it will usually be tightly curled and flutter like a butterfly wing. When the tail is loose and wagging, in a circular motion, it is a submissive wag which is quickly followed by the pug showing you his belly.