Saturday, 23 May 2015

What Is The Proper Position Of A Siberian Husky Tail According To CKC?


Welcome to Siberian Saturday. Today I am going to take you over the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) standard of a Siberian Husky tail, and what the proper positioning of their tail actually is.





What is the proper position of a Siberian Husky Tail?
When most people think of huskies, they picture the tail being up, in a sickle type curve, but did you know that is not the typical position for them?

Siberian Husky Tail Down Position

In the photo you see above, Lexus is showing you the typical position a Siberian Husky's tail should be. Yep, straight down, in a relaxed state. A Sibe's tail should be relaxed when they are relaxed, simple really.


Siberian Husky Tail in a sickle position

In this photo, you see Mika with her tail in a sickle curve. This is how the tail should be positioned when a Siberian Husky is at attention, alert, or showing off their gait, as Mika is doing beautifully here.

Siberian Husky Playing In The SNow

Finally, this photo is showing you how a husky's tail should be positioned, if they were working, or being active in anything related to working. Lexus was in the midst of digging small holes in the snow, so I suppose that could be considered as work!

Stay tuned to upcoming Siberian Saturday posts, where I will share some more about CKC standards for Siberian Huskies.
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This weeks Sepia Saturday contribution - with a lil' color pop
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18 comments:

  1. Gosh it must be tough being a husky with proper tail positions and stuff........all I know is my tail pretty much does what it wants to and WHEN it wants to - even when I'm sound asleep!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. hahaha! Well technically I don't show my huskies, so their tail position doesn't really matter. But it's cool to know the standards though!

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  2. Thanks for the tail talk, who knew? Not me I thought it was always up. Beautiful sepia photo.

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    1. Your welcome, and yes I know. So many people think that when they think husky. It is the Malamute that carries their tail in a sickle all the time, but huskies generally are suppose to have tail down. However since a husky is almost always on alert and in a playful mood, their tails are up quite a bit.

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  3. How interesting is this!!? I never knew this before!! Oh your Sepia photo is precious. Thanks for joining the hop.

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  4. That is interesting. Bentley's tail reacts pretty much the same way without the fluffiness.

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    1. Would you like to borrow some fluff? We have lots! hahaha!

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  5. That is so interesting! My Husky would never pass AKC standards, her tail is always up & wagging!! I love that sepia photo of Lexus w/ the flowers, beautiful effect!
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    1. hahaha koda is the same way. He loves to carry his tail up. I think he is just always on alert! haha!!

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  6. Interesting. The GBGV tail is supposed to be carried like a sword when we are walking along. Who know tail position was so important?

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  7. That is interesting. Ididn't realize that a relaxed state was a straight tail. When a cat's tail is raised it's a signal of "hello" a happy tail. When they shake it and it's up like that they're really happy to see you.

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    1. I know, it's so interesting ti learn a dog and cats behavior according to their tail!!!

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  8. Wow, I love this tutorial for the proper tail poses of the husky and interpretations of them. Thanks!

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    1. Your welcome! I thought it was quite interesting as well!

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  9. Interesting. People do not realize that tail placement and carriage is important for a working breed.

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