Does your pet have a long tail and do they ever smack you or break things with i

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  1. Charlu profile image79
    Charluposted 7 years ago

    Does your pet have a long tail and do they ever smack you or break things with it?

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    BethDWposted 7 years ago

    My lab is constantly knocking things over with her tail. She's actually broken two mugs in the last week! She tends to forget that it's attached to her body.

  3. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Three long tailed dogs but they are soft tails so no pain when they wag - but the big one is a Leonberger and so he is very tall and his tail is always knocking stuff off my desk.  Nothing broken recently though.

  4. bmcoll3278 profile image81
    bmcoll3278posted 6 years ago

    We have two beautiful dogs, Max and Budweiser .

    They both have very long tails. We had the opportunity to bob Max's tale, when he was very tiny. He is a blue healer, it is common to crop their tails. At the time we felt it was wrong to cut his tail so we had it left intact. Now at one year of age, his tail is constantly smacking and hurting us.

    On reflection, we wish we had allowed the breeder to Bob his tail.

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      BethDWposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I always thought it seemed cruel to bob a dog's tail too, because I always assumed it was done for solely aesthetic reasons. But I guess they can also develop health issues if their tail is injured when it hits something solid (like a door or wall)!

  5. landscapeartist profile image72
    landscapeartistposted 6 years ago

    When they say labs have a solid tail they aren't kidding.  My Drake walks by and cleans the coffee table as he is going.  He has broken so many mugs and glasses that none of mine match anymore.
    He has bruised my legs with one wag of his tail.  It hurts when you get hit by one of his wags.

  6. Danieljohnston profile image88
    Danieljohnstonposted 6 years ago

    My friend has a heavy and thick tailed dog. Its bad. A hit to the back of the knee and your on the floor, and then it slaps you in the face and its all over. Maybe being a bit dramatic but he has hit me in the face with it, and knocked me over - not pleasant at all.


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