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Why Does Loki From Portugal Have A Tail? He's A Beautiful Dog But Are They Bred Differently Over There?

by Kris
(Illinois)

It was great to see the Australian Sheperd win Best In Show at the National Dog Show. They are undoubtedly the best.


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agree
by: Anonymous

I agree, I was thrilled to see her win. I believe they said it was the first time. She is so pretty, beautiful light brown eyes. so girlie like in her face.
don;t know anything about how thye are bred in Portugal, sorry. I sure you can google it, if you want.

tails
by: Gayle-- Big Run Aussies

Many European countries do not allow tail docks, so I suspect that the dog in question was from one of those countries. Some breeders in the US are not docking either.

Loki
by: Anonymous

I don't know about Portugal but in some European countries (I only know of Switzerland for certain though, because I'm living here currently) the docking of dogs' tails is banned, and since some Aussies are born with full tails (although in America I think they are usually docked) in other places they either choose not to dock puppies with full tails or they are not allowed to legally.

Loki from Portugal love his full and beautiful tail!
by: Patricia Costa

My dog Loki has born with a full tail and the breeder didn't dock the tail. If they born with tail, they keep the tail. And i didn't want it any other way :)

In Portugal they allow the breeders to dock the dog's tails but some prefer not to do it.

Tail Docking
by: Muffin's Mom

Our Aussie, Muffin has a full tail complete with long swishy hair. Many people choose to allow their Aussies to retain their tails since they were born that way rather than having them docked. I think it is, at least in part, the region you are in.

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