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Old 09-10-2008, 04:39 AM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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"my Jack Russell Cross whom I had before the others, wags [his] constantly ever since [he] was a puppy it's non stop vigorous wagging, especially when [he's] happy - which is all the time.."

Ditto! Nothing makes my dog unhappy...it's almost as though he's challenging me to try, go ahead and try, to ruin his mood. It's not possible!

(Raggy, I am glad your Faith is doing so well now ~ ).
Thanks, she's doing wonderful and is able to run but with a limp and crooked walk...I'd post photos but until tomorrow I only have access to a wireless connection provided by a cell phone company on an account that's not mine and has all types of restrictions, can't get on to image shack or photo bucket to host photos. Will be back to normal tomorrow.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Tonka, my beagle/coonhound mix, is a tail wagger. He does the full body wag whenever I come home (even if I just went outside to get the mail!). He even wags in his sleep. I figure, whenever I hear his tail thumpin', he must be having a good dream.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My dog rarely wagged her tail unless I was giving her treats or playing with her. I had her for 16 years.
I don't think your dog is meloncholy or sick, she just doesn't wag her tail unless very excited.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Max, our golden, has several wags: a slow thump-thump wag while laying down on the area rug is a response to "Where's Max?" or "Hi, boy!" or "Does this dress look good on me?". A left-to-right wag means "I'm happy to see you!" or "Welcome home!". A circular wag (when the tail goes in full circles like a merry-go-round) means "I'm really really excited to see you!" or "Are we going for a ride and I'm going to shadow you until we do!" or "I can hear the pop of the canned dog food!" (a treat with dry food every week).
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Both my dogs are tail- and whole-body wagers, because they are both happy, cheerful dogs. And time they are up and around and engaged with people, or near people, they wag tails, and when they are resting, they thump their tails if you walk by or talk to them. The older dog, Tess, wags her tail so much she gets "happy tail" on a frequent basis - when she wags her tail, she wags it so hard that when she hits it against a chair leg or wall, it splits the skin on the end. Usually we just put ointment on it and it's fine, but we've had to bandage it before, and wrapping a bandage around the end of a short-haired dog's tail is an interesting exercise.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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titanium -- i loved reading this thread b/c this is a question i have had, too!

my 12-year old shih tzu is a BIG tail wagger...he is such a happy dog we called him "helicopter tail" when he was little b/c he'd get that thing going so fast and hard, it would go around in circles...

on the other hand, my mother's 10-year old shih tzu hardly ever wags his tail. you really feel like you've accomplished something to get him to wag HIS tail. and i feel like that matches his personality b/c he's much more serious and a loner who tends to keep to himself. also, maybe like your dog, he's quiet and he doesn't bark very often...

i'm happy my dog is a wagger b/c i feel like it matches his social, talkative personality...also b/c it makes me laugh!

good thread!
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Hoover, Alabama
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Max, our golden, has several wags: a slow thump-thump wag while laying down on the area rug is a response to "Where's Max?" or "Hi, boy!" or "Does this dress look good on me?". A left-to-right wag means "I'm happy to see you!" or "Welcome home!". A circular wag (when the tail goes in full circles like a merry-go-round) means "I'm really really excited to see you!" or "Are we going for a ride and I'm going to shadow you until we do!" or "I can hear the pop of the canned dog food!" (a treat with dry food every week).
I laughed when I read your post, Bitbit! I could just close my eyes and hear my own golden retriever's tail "thump, thump, thumping" against the hardwood floors!
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:51 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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(Raggy, I am glad your Faith is doing so well now ~ ).
yes! Thank goodness you didn't have him put down!
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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Interesting....

I get this newsletter named "Dog Crazy Newsletter" from someone called Dr. Jon who seems to be in sync with our board.
Today's newsletter from him is named "Dogs Wagging Their Tails - Learn What it Means..."

So, is Dr. Jon here among us? C'mon you can tell me!!!

So, now... to answer the OP's question...

My puppy wags his tail when he's happy or excited (which is most of the time)... Being a lab mix he's got a very strong "otter" tail...

sometimes I call him Otter Tail...

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Old 09-10-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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My rottie/lab is constantly wagging her tail. I am amazed that it hasn't fallen off yet.

My shepp/husky rarely wags her tail.

I know she's happy, but she's just way more reserved than my rottie.
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