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Standards for Mini Aussies (Kink Tails)?

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Loki

Tennis- ball...Must get- tennis ball...
 
 
Barked: Sat Jun 19, '10 1:15pm PST 
Okay, so I have an eleven month old Mini Aussie named Loki and a couple of days ago, for hygiene reasons, I decided to clip him off (he's a dirty, dirty dog unfortunately) and well, there's always been something a little off with his tail. I would note something weird about it, but I just thought it was my imagination and then before we clipped him off, my friend was wondering if he had a broken tail, but after clipping him we discovered he has a kink in his naturally stubbed tail and when my mother saw it during one of our walks, we get into a little bit of an argument about whether a kink tail was against the standards?

Not that it matters much, seeing as how Loki isn't nor can he be registered, but I'm very curious. I tried to find it, but could find no mention of kink tails being a fault or not. So, I'm just wondering, is it considered a fault? If so, wouldn't people just dock off to the top of the kink or is there a minimum on how short an Aussie's tail can be?

Thanks so much in advance!
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Saddlebacks Huckleberry Finn

Im a Lover not a- Fighter!
 
 
Barked: Wed Oct 27, '10 8:58pm PST 
Genetic causes of birth defects, also called congenital defects, can occur from a variety of events. Mutations, or changes in the genetic material known as DNA, can result in production errors. This could be caused by trauma, malpositioning, or a pharmacologic interference. Approximately 6% of pups born will have some type of developmental defect. These will range from very minor (kinked tail tip) to major (cardiovascular anomaly).
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