Love a tail. Want a tail. Covet a tail.
The bunny butts are cute, but I feel I miss subtleties in mood. I also think that other people would understand much better if they say Maddie's tail play-wagging furiously when she barks and nips at big dogs (the dogs never mind, just the people); I can watch the muscles twitch and know when she's wagging but people with tailed dogs miss it.
I grew up with dogs with tails and docked dogs, and docked can be nice. Til I got a Corgi with NO tail, though, I never realized how much I relied on watching tails to learn my dogs' mood.
Dont hold back...do you like the tails or not?????
I am so used to no tail I would not know what to do with one. Hope its not too painful when they lose it.
To "Wag more, bark less", you need a tail.
I don't think we should dock a tail just because we like the look. Fashion does not justify such an invasive procedure. There is a significant cost to the dog in balance and body language (Al has a problem with lunging/snapping sudenly at larger dogs; sometimes I think he doesn't know how to say "Back off!", and maybe a tail would help him signal his mood/intent). A tail keeps the nose warm on cold nights.
I wanted an undocked dog from the start; we tried but gave up.
I would not like to see this legally mandated; I'd like to see it voluntarily abandoned.
If we had longer tails ourselves, we might find many uses for them.