Someone I know recently got a dog. This dog, however, has no tail. How do you find out why the dog has no tail - was it born like that, was it removed, etc.

What can I look for that will tell me the cause?

1 Answer 1


Sometimes with dogs who have had it removed there is a tiny patch of hair missing where the scar tissue hasn't allowed tail hair/fur growth. You may have to pull back the fur a little bit to search for a scar or small hardened lump or skin where it has scarred up.

You can check this list.

It may help you identify it's breed, to tell if it's a breed that genetically has stubbed tails.


We can't help with breed identification on here since there are too many variations, mixes, assumptions, and identifying qualities etc..


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.