Saturday, 21 September 2013

Otter, Whip or Ring?

Hey pups! On one of our morning walks Mom took a while to look closer at my tail. She looked, she pondered and then she laughed. What sort of tail do I have? So of course, being the human that she is Mom had to go to the great Internet (whatever that is) and do some research. She found an interesting BLOG (Doctor Barkman Speaks) with cool information.

Not mine! Created by the good people of Doctor Barkman Speaks!!!

They worked out all the percentages and things- clever dogs! 

Labs have an otter tail! (Not our photos!!!)

Whip tail 

Akitas have ring tails

A Sickle tail - Mom says this is the one I have

Last but not least a screw tail!

As they say: you learn something new everyday! What type of tail do you pups have?

Licks and Wags,

None of the photographs in this post are mine! Links to the owners below:


  1. Koira has a whip tail and Pallo has an otter tail. I would love to see a breakdown between the whip and otter tails. I wonder why they grouped them together?

    1. It is based on a observation of 330 dog breeds. 56% had either otter or whip tails. But I'm wondering what the individual amounts are too.

  2. Hey Dina we never thought about tails but maybe that is because it is a sore point with me as they cut mine off before I was rescued. Big sigh. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

    1. That's really bad- here in England docking tails is illegal apart from for medical reasons.