Boston Terriers with Bobbed Tails

I am looking to buy a bt,,,noticed that some have bobbed tails and some not...is there any reason why the tails would not be bobbed.....

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Nov 12, 2012
Boston Terrier Pups born with long tails
by: Anonymous

I have 2 Boston Terriers male & female she just had a litter of 5 pups all have long tail will not be getting their tails docked they are cute like they are the way nature made them

Dec 19, 2011
tails and snouts
by: Linda Galway/TurnerME

Long tails and long snouts? I think someone jumped the fence. It wasn't necessarily in this breeding, but somewhere along the line... I just have never seen a purebred BT with a "long" snout and tail. Perhaps other BT breeders will have an explanation for this. I know some BTs have more of a "stop' between the eyes and muzzle, while some lines have a more pushed in face, but "long?"I'm sure they're cute, though, but you may have a hard time convincing someone they are purebred BTs. Good luck to you.

Dec 12, 2011
Boston Terriers with long tails and long snout?
by: Anonymous

We have our second litter and there are 7 pups - they are born with long tails and long snouts. Is this normal? Our first little was born with short tails and flat snouts - this time around its same mom different dad?

Dec 05, 2011
Full Blood BT with long tail
by: Anonymous

My M-I-L has a breeding pair of AKC BT that both have corksrew tails. Of her last whelping 4 were born with cs tails and one with a strait long tail. I think this is like any genetic trait, the DNA may be a very recessive trait yet can still arise occasionally. How do we think traits change over time. Either people breed for selected traits they like, or mother nature begins to select that trait more often until it become dominant.

Jun 01, 2011
i have a full tale full breed boston
by: Anonymous

I have a full breed boston and he has a full size tale they was orig bred with a long strait tale the boob tale and cork tale was by accident I think he looks wonderful with his tale from what I hear aka is trying to bring the long tale back into the ring

Nov 24, 2010
tails
by: Linda Galway/TurnerME

The length and "style" of the tail are genetic. There is no docking involved with BT tails. I have two Bostons, not related, one from a reputable breeder and the other a rescue from a backyard breeder, and both have the corkscrew tail. I have seen a few with a straight tail, which in my experience has a little more flexibility of movement. The corkscrew tails are quite "tight" against the hindquarters, and least in my "kids" they are.

Nov 24, 2010
Pure Bred Bobbed Tail
by: Anonymous

We have a Male Boston Terrier who was born with a bobbed tail, and contrary to the other posted response to your question, he is AKA registered. I myself have never seen a pure bred Boston Terrier born with a long tail. My sister use to breed Boston Terriers and none were born with long tails. More female Boston Terriers have corkscrew tails than do the males. Usually the corkscrew tail will lay to one side of the rectum and it is ugly.


Nov 24, 2010
Tell Tails
by: Mary

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A bobbed tail does not mean that a dog is not a pure bred Boston. Yes, the naturally shorter tail is preferred and a bobbed tail in the show ring is disqualified, but even the most decorated AKC Boston can give birth to a long-tailed pup. The breeder has them bobbed at birth because their tail-bone calcifies quickly and if the new owner wants it bobbed, then it would be an amputation at 8 weeks old.

I bet that you can find a non-pure bred Boston with a short cork-screw tail too.

Nov 19, 2010
Boston Terrier Tails
by: Kathleen (webmaster)

We have a male with a corkscrew tail, and a female with a short tail. We suspect that her tail had been docked and think she is not purebred. The tail alone isn't what makes us think she's not purebred, though. And regardless, we love her. Corkscrew, according to AKC standard, is preferred.

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