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Why does a dog have a tail?

  1. Nov 19, 2005 #1
    Why does a dog have a tail?
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  3. Nov 19, 2005 #2
    That question belongs in the Tails, Beaks, and Claws forum. Evo will be along soon to move this thread.
  4. Nov 19, 2005 #3


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    Its what people used to hold a dog by before the invention of the lead.

    (Mainly for balance, I think)
  5. Nov 19, 2005 #4


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    Aside from the balance, it constitutes part of canine communications. It also covers the dog's arse to hold in the stink to make for more rewarding butt-sniffing. :biggrin:
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