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It seems there are variations in tail length from boxer to boxer.   Is there a standard for tail length?
 

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The only "standard" I have seen is that they should be set high, docked, and carried upward.
I dont know if the wording of "docked" is even still used since they can have a full tail :)

There are many lengths and all depends on who was doing the cutting :)
 

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My first boxer Altlas had a littlle stub, my 1 year old Junior has about a 3 1/2 - 4 inch tail :think:
 

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As Sharon said it all depends on who is doing the cutting and what the natural tail is like.
Phoenix's sister has a longer stub than her and one of her brothers is shorter.
 

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Maggie's tail is very short... Jessies tail is about 3inches, maybe a little more!
 

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Hot dog. That's too funny. Eddie has a hot dog too, Lenny barely has anything.
 

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I always thought Harleigh's was docked too short. It doesn't even cover her "hole" when she tries to tuck it between her legs when she is in trouble. It's funny to see
 

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The US standard actually penalizes an undocked tail, but length of dock is not specified.  The average seems to be about 4" in show lines.  The Australian/NZ standards state the tail should be no more than 2" long; of course in most (maybe all) of Australia the choice to dock has been taken away, but the standard has not been changed.
 

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Cooper's looks like a little kick-stand when he sits.  I haven't measured it, but it's probably about 3".
 

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My white pup is a bit on the long side, probably about 3-4 inches.  It looks so cute when he carries it up high, makes him look proud!
 

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Maggie's is 3 1/2 inches long and Herbie's is 3" long and when they are mad they look like fried twinkies.....LOL
 

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Acie's is just a short fat little stub! I haven't measured it but if I had to guess I'd say it's about 1 1/2- 2 inches long. It's sooo cute when he tries to wiggle it! Kinda just twitches around! :lol:
 
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