Boston terriers are usually born with short tails. The American Kennel Club states that they are either straight or kinked. The tail is set low on the hind quarters and is generally quite thin and tapered.
The American Kennel Club breed standard states that a dog with a docked tail does not meet the breed standard and would be disqualified from competition. To meet the breed standard, Boston terriers need to be small, short-coated, strong dogs that are muscular in appearance. They can be brindle, black or seal in color, but they must also have the white markings that make the breed so distinctive.Learn More
Boston terriers are intelligent, outgoing and energetic with a good disposition. They can be stubborn at times but are typically eager to please their owners, which makes them very trainable.Full Answer >
Boston terriers are small, short-haired dogs that weigh up to 25 pounds. They have black and white or dark brown and white "tuxedo" coats. Some Boston terriers also have brindle patterns, or faint, multicolored stripes or patches, along some or all of their bodies.Full Answer >
English bulldogs are born with naturally occurring short and curly tails. Their coats are short, flat and smooth and exhibit a range in color from red, cream and white to a brindle mix that appears in uneven stripes or waves.Full Answer >
Dogs wag their tails as a form of communication. As well as happiness, tail-wagging also expresses anger and agitation. A person should look at the entire body of the dog to determine the emotion - stiffened muscles, tension and ears pinned back are signs that it is best to leave a dog alone.Full Answer >