White Shepherd > Gay tails? (6 replies)
by Neigepearl on 12 December 2010 - 23:46
|Are any other breeders concerned with the number of dogs with gay tails in the breed - especially in Europe? I'm seeing more and more of it...|
by hertoginhelena on 13 December 2010 - 05:22
|Not really no.|
by Neigepearl on 22 December 2010 - 00:40
|lol. Maybe that's why we see if so often?|
by travelmate81 on 27 December 2010 - 22:10
|Gay tails ? give us some examples please for your concerns ;-)|
by Neigepearl on 06 January 2011 - 23:45
It should be a fault, but many photos I've seen of whites gaiting in the show rings, they seem to have them. I don't want to point out specific dogs (I'm wary of offending people), but you should be able to see which dogs have too high tail carriage.
by hertoginhelena on 07 February 2011 - 13:05
|I don't think it's seen as fault over here. Some of my dogs have them too and I really don't care. They are just as beautiful and sweet and maybe most important, it doesn't affect their health. Unlike other faults where people aren't too careful with (deafness or eye problems for example) They are becoming very different from the German Shepherd (unfortunately) and their appearance is changing. But not always for the worse. |
In my opinion.
(I do look at it when choosing a pup from a litter though, but still, it's not my main concern.)
by monapurrs on 19 February 2011 - 03:29
|I see plenty of gay tails in North America, too. I would imagine it would be a fault in any WS/BBS breed standard - it is definately a fault according to FCI's Breed Standard - here are some excerpts:|
TAIL : Bushy sabre tail, tapering to the tip; set on rather deep; reaching at least to the hock joint; at rest, it hangs either straight down or with a slight saber-like curve in its last third part; in movement carried higher, but never above the topline
FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the serious- ness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Aestetically it is annoying, but I could think of worse faults to have;o) Still trying to find a link that explains how it affects function...