Monday, 18 November 2013


So so many different type of dog tails. Siberian Husky's have a Brush tail, a crank tail belong to Bull terriers, Boston terriers have screw tails maybe a kinked tail belongs to a french Bull dog. We have sword and whip and low-set and stumpy, squirrel, Pot-hook, Rat tail the list goes on and on.
The one thing tails have in common is they wag. We always equate a wagging tail with happiness. Unfortunately it really depends on which direction the tail wags.

                      Tail wagging could convey more meaning than previously thought.
Dogs have different emotional responses to their peers depending on the direction of a tail-wag, a new study found. Seeing a fellow dog swing its tail to the right keeps canines relaxed, while a wag to the left side of the dog's body seems to induce stress, the researchers say.
For their study, a group of researchers recruited 43 pet dogs of various breeds. The animals were outfitted with a vest that monitored their heart rates, and they were shown videos of other dogs either wagging their tails to the left or to the right. 
The  dogs that watched left-side tail wagging behaved more anxiously and their heart rate sped up, the researchers said, while the dogs that watched one of their peers wag their tail to the right stayed cool; they even began to approach the dog on the screen, suggesting they saw the right-side wagging as a signal of companionship, the researchers said.

  By Megan Gannon, LiveScience

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