Schnauzer with Long Tail

by Elene
(Oklahoma City, OK)

Lacey

Lacey

Is it okay for a Schnauzer to have a long tail? My Schnauzer has a long tail and the groomer calls her "the Schnauzer with the long tail". Do people look down on them if they have long tails? Thank you.

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Sep 27, 2014
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Long Curly Tails.. Keep The Tail..
by: Michele ( Benji & Rebel )

Rebel is now 6 and Benji is only 2.. since commenting I now have two Schnauzers as well as Rambo who is not a schnauzer.. Benji, too has a long curly tail and they look great and always wag.. Benji wags his tail round in circles and also from side to side… I believe if tails were supposed to be docked then puppies would be born with docked tails.. some are..and that's natural..

Sep 21, 2014
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keep the tail!
by: Daly

My schnauzer is a rescue that I got since he was a puppy. He has his full tail and I would never dream of docking it. People kept telling me to do it. But frankly, I think that the practice of cutting a tail or cropping the ears is just cruel. Same thing with my PitBull. I agree it give them personality!

Jan 03, 2014
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Schnauzers with long tails
by: Anonymous

My schnauzer has a long tail , I think it adds to her personality and makes her who she is! I love it!

NOTE FROM LINDA AND MAX: We agree, they look great!

May 29, 2012
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Lovely long tail
by: Anonymous

Your schnauzer's tail is wonderful! He's adorable and likely would be traumatized to have it docked now. Best to leave his tail natural. It looks really good! Should be illegal to crop ears and dock tails in my opinion. The dog can feel the pain and it's so pointless b/c it's only the human who wants it not the dog.

Dec 30, 2011
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Long tails aren't bad
by: Seth C.

I love your dogs long tail! it makes him look cool.

Oct 13, 2011
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looks like my schnauzer!
by: Anonymous

My schnauzer has a long tail just like yours and actually she has no schnauzer haircut like yours, they look good with a long tail remember it´s just a standard

Sep 22, 2011
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She is beautiful
by: Anonymous

I wouldn't worry about that awesome tail!

May 11, 2011
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A lovely long & curly tail
by: Michele

My pedigree mini-schnauzer.. REBEL.. has a lovely long curly tail ( rather like the husky's ).. and he loves wagging it.. everyone comments on it when we go walkies.. as he looks so cute.. he's not 3 yet..

Jan 27, 2011
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Tails
by: batiger

We adopte 2 dogs from a schnauzer rescue in 2010 after our 16 year old schnauzer passed away. One is actually a half schnauzer half wire fox, she has a long curly tail. The other maybe a schnauzer mix we're not sure but he looks a lot like our old schnauzer but he has a long tail also. I see no problem with the long tail, you just have to make sure the hair doesn't get matted. I kind of like the tails, they look cute.

Dec 04, 2010
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adopted a schnauzer with a long tail
by: Anonymous

my osn and family just adopted a standard schnauzer that has a long tail and she is now 6 mo old and too old to dock, but we think it gives her character and we are hving the groomer to groom her tail just like the rest of her body so that everything will be clean and flowing naturally.'i was a vet. tech for nearly 8 yrs and the tail docking and ear croppin of these dogs are way too painful and should be outlawed. everyone wants to talk about humane treatment of these animals so for anyone who wants to dock a tail or crop ears i would tell you to go to a vets office and see if you cna sit in on the surgery and watch how painful it is when the animal wakes up, so no look should superceed comfort in my opinion. our annie is perfectly happy and healthy and has alot of schnauzer character wiht her tail and ears.

Oct 09, 2010
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Leave My Tail Alone
by: Sue

Please leave the tail alone!!!!! Here in the UK we DO NOT dock their tails- they are a natural part of the dog.

Jun 12, 2010
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shadow the long tail schnauzer
by: A.M.R

I have a schnauzer with long tail his name shadow, and his tail looks very healthy and everybody that has a schnauzer like me they say that they would of liked to leave the tail long, I leave the bottom of the tail long so it would looks nice, it's okey to leave him with a long tail and he will not be suffering.

Apr 05, 2010
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Love the tail!
by: Anonymous

I think it's very cruel to dock the tail. It's something we have been accustomed to in the US. I'd like to see the AKC stop promoting it.

Apr 05, 2010
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"Tails"
by: Anonymous

Here in England it is illegal to have tails dogged.
Hope this helps, they look so much more natural with their tail, which they were born with.

From Rosemary

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