I'll go down any path that you want me too.....you famous, frosty eyebrowed master!
I personally cut my dogs tails shorter then most. My buddies like them about half. What ever works for you and makes you feel like a famous old lion hunter i guess.
I wish that i could go back and also whack my older dogs dew claws and pads off. Doesn't make them hunt any harder but might make the difference in their feet getting soar or not. Course i haven't had much trouble with them getting too soar on the chain, thats where they spend most of their time.
Heres a few pics. It's hard to really see but this might help.
with dew claws and pads
no dew claws and pads
3 month old pup that has been cut
I'm thankful for being dumb and slow, then i don't have to over think this stuff.
Best of wishes....
Jason Sorensen (801) 633-4659
Trashy Mustang Hounds