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Why do dogs wag their tales???? - Hvorfor logrer hunde m...

Why do dogs wag their tales????
Hvorfor logrer hunde med halen?

Hunden logrer med halen for at indikere, hvordan den har det. Hvordan halen er, har samme funktion som vores smil - der udtrykker en hel masse. Halen viser hundens mentale tilstand, dens sociale position - og ikke mindst dens intentioner. Det er også en hilsen.

Nogle siger, at hunde normalt begynder at logre, når de er 30 dage - og rekorden i denne artikel er 19 dage, men vore hvalpe plejer almindeligvis at begynde at logre omkring 18-19 dage.

De er bare så søde, når de stolper rundt på deres små spaghetti-ben og halen logrer!!

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Wagging tails - dog tails - why dogs wag their tails

(Excerpt from How to Speak Dog)
Dr. Stanlmed halen?ey Coren


"....In some ways, tail-wagging serves the same functions as our human smile, polite greeting, or nod of recognition. Smiles are social signals, and human beings seem to reserve most of their smiles for social situations, where somebody is around to see them. Sometimes, vicarious social situations, as when watching television or occasionally when thinking about somebody special, can trigger a smile. For dogs, the tail wag seems to have the same properties. A dog will wag its tail for a person or another dog. It may wag its tail for a cat, horse, mouse, or perhaps even a butterfly. But when the dog is by itself, it will not wag its tail to any lifeless thing. If you put a bowl of food down, the dog will wag its tail to express its gratitude to you.
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A dog's tail speaks volumes about his mental state, his social position, and his intentions. How the tail came to be a communication device is an interesting story. - read more about it on this link:

http://www.pets.ca/articles/article-dogtails.htm

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AND NOW!! read this........... an interesting article.........

It is something of a surprise to many people to learn that puppies don't wag their tails when they are very young. The youngest puppy I ever saw systematically wagging its tail was eighteen days old, and both the breeder and I agreed that this was quite unusual. Although there are some differences among the various breeds, the scientific data suggests that, on average, by thirty days of age, about half of all puppies are tail wagging, and the behavior is usually fully established by around forty nine days of age.

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