Wavy haired girl

both of our bosties seem to be developing wavy hair near their tails..... their hair also stands up on end when they are alerted....like a ridge back!
Anyone else find this in their dogs?

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Sep 26, 2013
My boston has a wavy butt too
by: Diane

And the bristling spine too. Bandit's waves seem to come and go depending on the time of year. We're seeing it now, for about four inches above his tail. It is wavy, not just a growth direction, and does look like an old timey wavy perm.

May 13, 2013
Wavy butt? Mine too!
by: psinatra

I rescued a 13 month old Boston in January 2012. As her winter coat came in, I noticed she began to acquire a wave in her coat that went from her lumbar region down toward her tail. She looks like she has a marcel wave. Well, it is spring now, our Ms. Moozzy is about 30 months old now and the wave is still there. I found this post and thought I'd add to it. I, too, would like to know more about this wavy hair. I don't believe another breed is in her mix. She appears to be "all Boston" to me.

Jun 09, 2012
by: Alissa

Our 2 year old Boston, Sophie, does the same thing when she's alerted. We call it her "spine" because all of the hair along her spine stands up. It's hilarious. She has a wavy, brindle patch above her tail.

Nov 15, 2011
by: Linda Galway/TurnerME

The hair by their tails isn't really wavy, but they have corkscrew tails, so it does grow in the direction of the tail bends. Yes, when on alert, the hair stands up along their spine. That's pretty normal for all dogs, but you see it more when it's short-coated.

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