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no hair on tip of tail

Postby bowtech36 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:55 am

Almost all the hair on last inch of tail is gone. Almost like a scab now/dry skin. Only on.my two main dogs. Rest of the hair on body is fine. Rest of tail is fine. I don't see them chewing. Is it just from consistently smacking it on brush and dog box?
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Re: no hair on tip of tail

Postby Grzyadms4x4 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:42 pm

I think you are right. One of my hounds has the same problem. I don't think they can feel much back there or something and they just wack the hell out of it or vice versa.
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Re: no hair on tip of tail

Postby dwalton » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:44 pm

Dogs that are tail whippers will keep the hair off the last inch or two of their tails if they do a lot of cold trailing. Thats where you see a lot of dogs in the southwest with tails dock part way. Up here some of us cut a 1/4 to a 1/2 off the tails before 3 days old when we remove the dew claws. It takes care of the problem. Dewey
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Re: no hair on tip of tail

Postby bowtech36 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:35 pm

Thanks I've heard that's why a lot a lot of guys do it. Just making sure they didn't have some secret tail rot I didn't know about. My male is a serious tail whipper when he's cold trailing. Makes sense.
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