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Types of Tails

Docked
Docked

What is Tail Docking? There are over fifty breeds of dog, which have had their tails docked, since the inception of the breed. The original reason for docking some breeds is well documented, for some, the reasons have been lost over the fullness of time.

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Otter
Otter

Thousands of fresh and saltwater anglers across the country have increased their success using Capt. Bruce’s ‘OTTER TAILS’ as a trailer on all kinds of bucktails, spinner baits, flounder rigs, diamond jigs, plugs, spoons, tubes and more! An ORIGINAL CREATION by Capt. Bruce and quickly gaining popularity since 2006.

Ring
Ring

Ringtails are primarily nocturnal, with large eyes and upright ears that make it easier for them to navigate and forage in the dark. It uses its long tail for balance, as it is an adept climber. The rings on its tail can also act as a distraction for predators. The white rings act as a target, so when the tail rather than the body is caught, the ringtail has a greater chance of escaping.

Screw
Screw

Surgery to fix screw tail The best way to treat a bad case of screw tail is surgery. This entails removing the end of the tail and the infected skin fold in order to end up with a clean area.

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Sickle
Sickle

The sickle tail is the single phenotypic characteristic that seems to separate dogs from wolves. Dogs who have tails tend to have an upward curve in the tail, which is called the sickle tail. Wolves' tails, on the other hand, hang straight; this is called the brush tail—similar to that of a fox.

Whip
Whip

Whiptails are long, slender lizards with pointed snouts and extremely long tails. Snout-vent lengths range from 2¾ inches (69 mm) to 5¼ inches (137 mm) among the various species of whiptails. Giant spotted whiptails (C. burti), with tails longer than their bodies, can have a total length of over a foot.

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