The tail is a thick brush set on high. When the dog is alert or excited, the tail is carried in a loose curl over the back.

Tail set high, thick brush carried curled over the back.

Tail--Set moderately high. May be carried curled over the back when excited; limited to one full curl. When extended, the bone must reach to the hocks. Fault: Tail which falls over to either side of the back.

Our logo dog above has the ideal tail and tail set

Gay Tail

This dog has a gay tail which does not come sufficiently over the back

One of the foundation bitches of the breed had more than one full curl to her tail and this is not uncommon in the breed today. Preferable to a gay or sickle tail because the set is correct.


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