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Specializing In Natural Bobtails and Natural Rearing

PROVEN HUNTING AND WORKING COMPANIONS FOR 20 YEARS
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The structure of the canine spine consists of the following vertebrae -
7 cervical (neck)
13 thoracic (upper and mid back)
7 lumbar (loin)
3 fused sacral
**6 to 23 coccygeal (tail)**

A bobtail Catahoula with a shorter type (stubby) tail has 6 coccygeal vertebrae.
Only the #6 vertebrae is visible and can be felt coming from the body.
Dogs with an approx. 2 bobtail have 7 coccygeal vertebrae and so forth.

There has never been an instance of a bobtail Catahoula being born without
the required minimum of 6 coccygeal vertebrae - a full spine.

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Bobtail with 6 Coccygeal Vertebrae


 

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 Longtail Dog

 

 

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Bobtail Catahoula with 7 Coccygeal Vertebrae - Approx 2 Tail

 

 

Bobtail Stubby

Bobtail Catahoula with 6 Coccygeal Vertebrae - Stub Tail

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