Are French Bulldog Tails Docked?

Are French Bulldog Tails Docked?

Are French Bulldog's tails cut off?

The French bulldog tail isn't docked when it is a puppy. It is a naturally occurring little stump on their butt!

The common element between these breeds as well as the French Bulldog is the stumpy little tail. "Ratters" were required to have a brief, very hardy tail that might be easily gripped as a way to hoist down the dog into a small space to capture vermin, such as early manholes and other infrastructure spaces slightly too small for people. Holding a ratter puppy by his tail caused no pain and was commonplace in the late 1880s.

Ratters were any breed of short-haired, smooth coating puppies such as "rat" terriers, miniature pinschers, along with other smaller breeds.These breeds were referred to as Ratters because they were used to catch rodents and other vermin. French bulldog tails are naturally short and sit over their anus, giving an obstacle every time they move for a jungle poo. It is not unusual to need to wipe your Frenchie's fanny with a human/dog approved moist wipe (baby wipe) in order to prevent any residual...detritus...from sticking around in there once they perform the deed. Frenchies are talented poopers and strike a hilarious pose when they proceed.


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