When a dog's tail hangs lowly or is tucked between his legs, it exhibits nervousness or a sign of submission. Some dogs' tails, such as the greyhound's, naturally hang lowly, showing that the dog is relaxed and friendly.Continue Reading
When a dog moves his tail into an upright, rigid position, it is a sign of alertness. This occurs when something startles or arouses the dog. While some tail-wagging indicates happiness, stiff tail-wagging can be a sign of aggression against an intruder. A tail tucked up against a dog's belly is a sign of fear or extreme submission.
In addition to their tails, dogs also express themselves with their ears, eyes and other body language.Learn more about Dogs
While animal experts have not yet determined the exact signal sent by one dog licking another dog on the back, these experts have determined that when one dog licks another dog the message is that the dog is showing either submission or affection. Dogs will also lick their owners to show affection or to show submission as well.Full Answer >
According to Windswept Poodles, phantom poodles exhibit all the markings of the Doberman pinscher, such as light-colored eyebrows, muzzle and throat, legs and feet and below the tail area. The term "phantom" applies only to color and markings not to a specific poodle breed or size. The classic black color is often combined with apricot, brown, cream, gray, red or silver or apricot mixed with brown and red.Full Answer >
Some physical traits that are characteristic of Labrakitas are a curled tail, a black body with small spots of white, a black nose, long legs and a thick coat. Labrakitas are also heavy shedders and need to be brushed repeatedly during the spring and summer.Full Answer >
Common signs of anxiety in dogs include panting, a tucked tail, yawning and lip licking, turning away from people or other dogs and pacing. Some dogs may bark, whine or show additional white around the eye. Anxiety symptoms vary among individual dogs.Full Answer >