Top 8 Dog Breeds with Natural Bobtails

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Who doesn't love seeing an adorable little stump of a tail wagging? Many breeds like Boxers, Rottweilers, and Doberman Pinschers aren't actually born with natural bobtails, but have their tails docked shortly after their birth. This traditionally was done to prevent working breeds from getting injured in the brush, but it's now mostly done for appearance. While this procedure is still legal in the United States, it's banned in many countries and highly controversial. If you like the look of a stubby tail, there are many wagless wonders out there who are naturally born with short tails due to a genetic mutation. Here are some of the top breeds out there with natural bobtails!

#1 Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

This dog breed is exactly what the name implies. These pups are a close relative of the Australian Cattle Dog, but with natural stumpy tails. Like the Australian Cattle Dog, these dogs have a little bit of dingo blood in them. They're tough dogs with high energy, who's favorite past time includes hitting the trails with their human.

#2 Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds can also be seen without long wagging tails in full bloom, although it's less common. These athletic pals have a strong work drive, and can be too much to handle for sedentary owners. They are however are a top dog of choice for those who love to hike and spend time outdoors.

#3 Brittany

The Brittany comes in both long-tailed, short-tailed, and even tailless varieties, although the natural bobtail is most common. These dogs are smaller than setters, but leggier than spaniels, with the same gorgeous feathering and a boldly patterned coat. These fun-loving dogs make great canine companions for an upbeat, outdoorsy, family life.
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#4 Catahoula Leopard Dog

The Catahoula Leopard Dog is the state dog of Louisiana. This gorgeous breed resulted from mixing numerous breeds together, so it's looks can vary greatly. It's known for it's patterned coat and striking eyes. The breed is occasionally born with a natural bobtail. These guys are hardworking, energetic, and dependable.

#5 Croatian Sheepdog

The Croatian Sheepdog is known as the humble shepherd, a hard working and loyal pal. They are sometimes born with natural bobtails, or even no tail at all. They are a medium sized dog with black wavy fur and a fox like face. These pups have all the intelligence, agility, and trustworthiness that you would expect from a working sheepdog.

#6 Bourbonnais Pointer

The Bourbonnais originates from France and is known among french hunters as the tailless pointer, with pretty fawn and liver ticking. Their tails naturally come in long and short sizes, with tailless being fairly common. These doggos make great companions in the field or at home, with a serious but affectionate demeanor.

#7 Polish Lowland Sheepdog

This lively herding dog is know for their shaggy coat and scruffy look, often with a fringe flopped over their eyes. Their tails are naturally bobbed, or at least shorter than usual, which goes along well with their adorable look. They're hyper, fun-loving pals who do well with active families.

#8 Schipperke

The Schipperke is a little ball of energy, and is sure to keep you entertained! These pint-sized pals have natural bobtails, or sometimes longer tails that curve up. They are sometimes referred to as the Tasmanian Black Devil, and have a neverending need to run. There's never a dull moment with this adorable creature!