Thanks he is a gorgeous little manHe sure is a cutie, no matter what his tail looks like.
OMG that is the worst thing I have ever heard!Nope that is a gay tail and it will likely stay that way. Sometimes they ease back just a bit as the dog ages, but I would not hang my hat on that.
The good news is that you can show and finish a Poodle with a tail this gay. One of the advantages of a gay tail is that it never goes down in the ring, which is the kiss of death in Poodles who are supposed to have an "I own the world" attitude.
You can get a tail fixed. This usually entails climbing into a car at a show with a terrier person. This person will cut the tendons in your dog's tail without benefit of anesthesia. Besides the pain and suffering the dog endures, it can also lead to serious infection and sometimes nerve damage that causes the tail to just flop around (you will never finish a Poodle like that). This practice is wrong and evil and I encourage you to avoid it even if you run into people who say it is OK.
I saw walker on TV the other nightI looked at your tail again. It IS docked to a nice length. YOu can fashion the tail ball so that 90% of the fur ball is on the underside of the tail and you trim the part closest to the back shorter. It is all illusion...the ball appears to be mounted correctly on top of the base of the tail, but in reality the fur is not symmetrical all around the tail. I also would never do that terrier snip. Thats horrible. If I were you, I'd START preparing him for the show ring. Join handling classes. Teach him to stack, Grow that topknot out and just watch that tail and see what happens. He might be the next little "Walker"...the dog that Kaz Hosaka is showing right now!
I am not sure if I understand, was this dog bought as a show potential? Because if the breeder said this puppy is then I would contact the breeder about the problems you see. The tail is a pet peeve of mines but its also the last think I would worry about. I would focus more on the structure and if the puppy meets breed standard.Pet first and foremost but if I were able to show him I would, but the tail curling is a big problem, and also I am afraid he may be an inch too tall when full grown. But if those problems work themselves out I would like to show. He has a great champion AKC pedigree.
It is important to me that it turns out straight but it doesn't mean I will "get rid of him" if it stays curly I just hope hope hope it straightens or there is something humane I can do to straighten it.
Could and should are two different things lol , I would talk to the breeder more and see what Him/her opinion are of the puppy really is. If the puppy is not show quality you will be wasting you time not unless you just want practice for the future.I didn't buy him to show, but they did tell me "I could probably show him"
I just thought about maybe getting into it because he is so pretty, and has nice structure but I don't know the exact standards other than like height tail set etc.
Yes they can be there if the dog is show quality LOL I hate when breeder telling people it could be shown and its not show quality. Some breeder tend to do this with new comers. I hate to see news comer have a dog not finishable running around in the ring and they never get a title. IMO that's a waste of time.Could and should....hmmm. I see a lot of breed-owner-handler dogs in the ring. SHOULD they rightfully be there? Possibly not when compared to some of the big kennel name dogs. HOWEVER, they don't look half bad and you never know until you enter the ring. I happen to think my silver male could win westminster but I have had poodle people tell me the judges wouldn't give a passing glance because he's 22 inches high. For a male these days its considered tiny. HOWEVER, I believe he has what it takes. So I encourage everyone to enter the "sport" of purebred dogs. That's what it is, a sport....just like anyother. You train, you prepare but you don't always win. It doesn't mean you are not worthy to enter the competition. Every professional sport has a winning streak and a losing streak. It just might be little London's in the ring at the right time, under the right judge and is just "ON" that day. Good luck.