7 Dog Breeds that Are Born Without a Tail

Dogs that are born without a tail or only a short tail (called a nub or stumpy tail), this is usually because these breeds have an ancestral T-box gene mutation (C189G). We compiled 7 dog breeds that are born without a tail.

#1 – Brittany Spaniel

Most dogs of this breed are born with a short tail, and only a few are born without a tail.

#2 – Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier was born with a little tail called a nub and this is mentioned as a standard characteristic.

#3 – English Bulldog

English Bulldogs are usually born with a short straight or screwed tail, but sometimes a small part is born with a long tail.

#4 – Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle was born with a stumpy tail no longer than 4 inches

#5 – Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are born with a short tail, or without a tail, due to a recessive mutation in the T gene, and this trait is expected of many people with this breed.

#6 – French Bulldog

According to UK breed standard, French Bulldogs are born with a very short and stumpy tail that covers the anus

#7 – Braque du Bourbonnais

In the past, the Braque du Bourbonnais was called “short-tail pointer”, because the braque du Bourbonnais is sometimes born with a short tail (brachyury) or no tail at all (anury). The gene responsible for this characteristic has been identified as being the same as the Brittany one, of autosomal dominant type.

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