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Old 12-31-2012, 07:51 AM
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Tail feathering

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We went for a hike today and a few people were saying that he does not look like he is 6 month old (a few mentioned his tail feathering). So I'm starting to wonder if his date of birth the old owners gave me is the correct one... What do you guys think?
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:00 AM
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It's all good...Charlie's tail looked like that when he was that old and now it's pretty long. It should be starting to come in fast now. I'll see if I can find some pics to show you.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:03 AM
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looks like Rose's tail at 6 months. Especially when wet or humid outside her tail and coat get curlier.
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He looks exactly like a 6 month old puppy! Annef
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Looks perfectly normal for his age. Soon it will "uncurl" (not a good term but know no other way to describe it), but as it grows, it finally starts to hang down. To me a pretty tail is one of the main things I love about goldens, though mine have good looking tails, you need to see some of the pictures posted of some of the dogs owned by those here on the forum. Can make your eyes water (some even trim them)!!?? My two are a year & 1/2 and Coops tail is very respectable and beautiful when not full of mud, Kye's is shorter but very thick and matches her coat honestly.

Give your boy some more months and soon it will be the tail you recognise.
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Looks like Shadow's tail. Shadow is just over six months.
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We adopted Lola at 11 months old. She hardly had any feathering other than a few whispy curls on her tail. At about 1 and a half years old she had a beautiful tail!
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Looks just like a 6 month tail to me.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:13 PM
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Looks perfectly normal for his age. Soon it will "uncurl" (not a good term but know no other way to describe it), but as it grows, it finally starts to hang down.
I have always loved when the breeders I know use unfurl.

World English Dictionary
unfurl (ʌnˈfɜːl)
vb
to unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state

I love the nautical connotation. I always thought it was quite fitting.

My puppy is too old now, but it would be so cool if someone with brand new puppy would make a "Tale of the Tail" photo journal. Maybe taking tail shots every two weeks. So, many folks seem to have this question.
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Bear is only 4.5 months but his tail look exactly like that one pictures. But we can tell his feathers are getting longer and longer and should start dropping I the next few months or so.


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