Just this week I heard about a dog breaking their tail! Wow, never thought of that! Our dog Summer’s tail is Apricot Australian Labradoodlesometimes like a helicopter when she is so excited she just can’t stand it! Sometimes it hits things so hard I am surprised it hasn’t broken! Sometimes a kink in a dogs tail can be from a break.

What is a dogs tail made of?

A dogs tail is an extension of their backbone. It is made up of muscles and bones to work together to create movement. If your dog has a long tail and they are not wagging their tail in a back and forth motion they may have a broken tail. It is not uncommon to break a dogs tail. They can control the tip separately from the rest.

What does a dog use their tail for?

Labradoodle Puppies runningA dog uses their tail to share their feelings. If they are happy and excited they will wag their tail. A tail is used for balance when running, doing agility and swimming. The tail also gives off a dogs scent for the others to find out who they are.

Make sure you take your dog to the vet for regular yearly visits!


Cheryl Sabens

Ashford Manor Labradoodles

Australian Labradoodle Breeder