Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 38

Thread: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

  1. #1

    Default When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    I was curious when is it considered TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail? My bullys tail is about 4 inches, I've attached a couple picture below. I notice that about 90% of bullys have just about no tails, or just a little cotton ball which I do like. I don't hate my bullys tail but it would be nice if hers was just like most of the other bullys. From what i've seen it seems as if the majority of bullys with lots of White seem to have longer tails. My bully is just about all white (95%)

    Here are a few pictures





    when she was a baby


  2. #2
    My Bully Gave Me Wings Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Twice's Avatar
    Real Name
    Bev
    Location
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
    Posts
    2,711
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby (my Sweetie Head 10.24.11-11.23.12) and Otis
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    Some bullies have longer tails than others and that's perfectly normal. I have one with a tight piggy type tail and one with a tail kind of like your girls. We have a thread about it somewhere around here. I'll try to find it for you


    edit...

    here ya go, it was one of the daily polls


    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...ldog-have.html

    there was also one last year...

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...lly-tails.html
    Last edited by Twice; 07-30-2012 at 02:42 PM.

    For me, her name was Abby
    10/24/2011 - 11/23/1012


    Obtaining a dog license should require more than writing a check.

  3. #3
    Pet Sitter LoveMyBully82's Avatar
    Location
    Houston, Texas, United States
    Posts
    320
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    Jackson has a long, yet curvy tail (not as long as yours) but I think its cute. Its him!

  4. #4
    Pooper scooper jessport's Avatar
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    48
    Bulldog(s) Names
    daisy
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    My little girl has the longer straight tail and she's 99% white.-2012-07-30_12-46-14_648-jpg-2012-07-30_12-45-55_16-jpg

    I may not be perfect, but my dog me!

  5. #5
    Drool Catcher Taylor's Avatar
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    238
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Miss Charlotte Elizabeth
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    Personally I wouldn't cut it. For purely cosmetic reasons it's an unnecessary surgery that could cause complications if it gets infected.

  6. #6
    Snookie ain't got nuttin on me! Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    ChanelnBrutus's Avatar
    Real Name
    Rosemarie
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5,077
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Brutus (EBD 6/4/11), Chanel (Pitbull 12/23/06)
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default

    IMO I wouldn't have an unnecessary surgery. It's better her tail is like that easier to keep clean.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk so that explains my grammar
    Everyone wants to kiss a bullie

  7. #7
    I am in total control....I think Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    GatorRay's Avatar
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    3,472
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Gator & Lucy Goosey, the Basset and Gigi (AKA Gypsy)
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Blog Entries
    13

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    I agree, I wouldn't take it off for anything. They are common and even desirable so why put her through the pain and the risk of unnecessary surgery?

  8. #8
    .................
    Real Name
    Becky
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    14,938
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jake
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    ....YOU DON'T CUT A BULLY'S TAIL!

    They come the way they stay!

    Thats a perfect Bully tail!!!

  9. #9
    Pooper scooper jessport's Avatar
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    48
    Bulldog(s) Names
    daisy
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    I love daisy's tail I've had this discussion with my vet (not for daisy of course) and it sounds so horrible! The tail is an extension of the spine and the procedure (depending on how it is done)is very painful. Puppies actually scream. Some vets actually cut the tails with a pair of scissors. OUCH! I think your baby's tail is beautiful as is she btw I can't believe the resemblance.

    I may not be perfect, but my dog me!

  10. #10
    Head Pooper Scooper I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, Texas
    Posts
    13,247
    Bulldog(s) Names
    BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Katie
    Likes (Received)
    1557

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    I totally agree with @JAKEISGREAT, leave that tail alone, he has a nice tail. Be glad it's not a tight cork screw tail you have to clean all the time and it's painful for them. Leave it be.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


  11. #11
    Pooper scooper LucyLou's Avatar
    Posts
    34
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lucy
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    I too think her tail is adorable just the way it is.

  12. #12
    Pooper scooper cslafferty's Avatar
    Location
    Linden, MI
    Posts
    26
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lola (1/31/11) & Chief (9/18/00-12/30/10)
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: When is to TOO late to cut off a Bulldogs tail?

    Have the same issue with my boston terrier. Her's is about 2 inches long and sticks straight out for about an inch and then curls like a pig's tail. Most boston's are like bullies and have just a flap. I like that she has a little stub that she can wag!! And she wags it all the time!! I agree with everyone else - that's part of her uniqueness, so leave it as is.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •