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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    What ever the lenght it should not be docked if it's healthy. Some screw tails can be so tight that they need to be docked, but other than that anything goes.

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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    Hello,

    Agree...Bullies should never have a tail docked. Sometime a tight pocket tail does require surgical removal for medical reasons...

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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    What exactly is a "screw tail"? Winston's tail is about 2-3 inches long, and it is kinked, but it doesn't exactly curl all the way around. He doesn't have problems with it, we don't have to wipe his booty after his duty but we do wash beneath it every bath time very well.

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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    A screw tail is one that curls and is close to the body, sometimes tight fitting to the body.
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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

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    This is our girls tail - it is 7.1 inches long. i really wanted to go to shows with her, but cant find how long tail that is aloud - the breed standard doesnt mention any length preferenses... anyone know? she has fci pedigree and is 13 weeks old by now.. can anyone help me, is it to be read somewhere what is aloud and not?

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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malin Björefalk View Post
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    This is our girls tail - it is 7.1 inches long. i really wanted to go to shows with her, but cant find how long tail that is aloud - the breed standard doesnt mention any length preferenses... anyone know? she has fci pedigree and is 13 weeks old by now.. can anyone help me, is it to be read somewhere what is aloud and not?

    I bet @Davidh might know..

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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    Yes, English Bulldogs are born with tails. I don't ever remember my grandma docking any tails on the bullies! Some had long tails, but not many in all the years that I remember...and she probably raised 250 puppies in 30 years.

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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    Here is the AKC standard for the bully tail.

    The tail may be either straight or "screwed" (but never curved or curly), and in any case must be short, hung low, with decided downward carriage, thick root and fine tip. If straight, the tail should be cylindrical and of uniform taper. If "screwed," the bends or kinks should be well defined, and they may be abrupt and even knotty, but no portion of the member should be elevated above the base or root

    So you can see the tail can be straight but short, so your bully's tail is a little long, but do not have it docked as that will be a disqualification.
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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malin Björefalk View Post
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    This is our girls tail - it is 7.1 inches long. i really wanted to go to shows with her, but cant find how long tail that is aloud - the breed standard doesnt mention any length preferenses... anyone know? she has fci pedigree and is 13 weeks old by now.. can anyone help me, is it to be read somewhere what is aloud and not?
    that's called a pump handle tail and will look substantially shorter as she grows up. It should be allowable.

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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Here is the AKC standard for the bully tail.

    The tail may be either straight or "screwed" (but never curved or curly), and in any case must be short, hung low, with decided downward carriage, thick root and fine tip. If straight, the tail should be cylindrical and of uniform taper. If "screwed," the bends or kinks should be well defined, and they may be abrupt and even knotty, but no portion of the member should be elevated above the base or root

    So you can see the tail can be straight but short, so your bully's tail is a little long, but do not have it docked as that will be a disqualification.
    thats is the same information that can be read for european standard and FCI standard, but there is no where one can read actually inches thats is allowed, right? thank you guys for reply =)

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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    Quote Originally Posted by linwhite View Post
    that's called a pump handle tail and will look substantially shorter as she grows up. It should be allowable.
    never heard of that name on the bulldog tail - i will google it, thank you! =) i also think it will look shorter when she grows into it, but wanted to check with you guys if you had some more information - i have searched the internet so im starting to get grey hair soon tnx again

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    Default Re: Are English Bulldog puppies born with a tail?

    Yes they are born with tails. I don't know if Ace had a straight or screw tail at birth as the entire litter were all docked not long after birth

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