Please tell me if the curling up the tail in my GR is normal or not. Is this a pure blood line of a GR or is it an indication of a congenital challenge.
Do you have a photo?
thank you 😍 exactly what was running in our mind. As far as he is healthy, all should be good.I don't think it will lead to any heath problems, so no worries there.
Goldens should not have a tail curled over their back like that, sometimes purebred dogs can produce what is known as "gay tail" which is when dogs have a curl to the tail....and actually some show dogs have thee type of tails because they are quite eye-catching when there is a big plume of long flowing hair behind the dog, but it is not correct, I don't know that "gay tail" would be as over the back as your puppy's tail though. Hopefully other members will also chime in.
The other thing is that your puppy could have some other breed in the mix...a breed with a curly tail.
Thank you for that. What are the possible future challenges for the baby if he is diagnoses as one with “gay tail” ?Yup, that’s a gay tail. It’s a fault that is becoming more common, unfortunately. Highly heritable and very hard to breed away from. I have been fighting it in my own breeding.
In very young puppies, tail carriage can sometimes improve but to be honest I personally have not seen the curled over tails improve much.
Absolutely none. Gay tail just means he carries it in a way that is not ideal according to the breed standard... If the curl is significant you may find people who question whether he's a purebred golden, but it should have absolutely NO affect on his health or well being.Thank you for that. What are the possible future challenges for the baby if he is diagnoses as one with “gay tail” ?
No health issues, even with a tail that curls up and over, practically touching the back. In my mind, it’s basically a matter of aesthetics. Some people hate it, some don’t mind it and some think it’s cuteThank you for that. What are the possible future challenges for the baby if he is diagnoses as one with “gay tail” ?