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Why is my miniature Doberman born with a natural bobtail?

Hello everyone,

I recently adopted a miniature Doberman and noticed that he was born with a natural bobtail. As someone who is fairly new to owning this breed, I'm curious as to why this may have happened. I've heard that it could be due to genetics, but I'm not sure if that's the only reason.

I'm also wondering if there are any potential health issues I should be aware of with my pup having a bobtail. Any advice or information on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hello everyone,

I would like to chime in on this topic based on my experience as a Doberman owner. I have had two Dobermans in the past and they were both born with natural bobtails. From what I know, it is true that the natural bobtail is a genetically inherited trait, but it can also be caused by a range of other factors including environmental and nutritional factors.

As for the health concerns, I can attest that both of my Dobermans with natural bobtails showed no signs of any health problems that were linked to their tails. They both lived a long and happy life without any complications.

That being said, it is still important to monitor your dog's health and wellbeing, even if they are not showing any symptoms. Regardless of whether they have a natural bobtail or not, regular vet check-ups and proper nutrition is always recommended.

All in all, I feel that having a mini Doberman with a natural bobtail is nothing to worry about. It is simply a unique physical feature that sets your pup apart from the rest!


Hi everyone,

I have a different experience with my miniature Doberman regarding his natural bobtail. While it is true that a natural bobtail is a genetically inherited trait, it can also be caused by other factors such as injury or surgical removal of the tail. My Doberman had his tail docked due to an injury when he was a puppy, so his bobtail isn't the result of a natural genetic trait.

In terms of health concerns, I haven't noticed any problems with my Doberman's bobtail. However, due to the way his tail was docked, he does have a slight curvature in his spine which did cause some issues early on in his life. Thankfully, with proper care and attention, his back issues have been resolved and he now lives a happy and healthy life.

Overall, having a miniature Doberman with a natural bobtail can be unique and special, but it's important to remember that not all bobtails are the same. Keep an eye on your pup's health and wellbeing and don't be afraid to consult with a veterinarian if any issues arise.


Hi there,

I can shed some light on this topic based on my personal experience as a Doberman owner. My Doberman was also born with a natural bobtail, and from what I understand, it is a genetically inherited trait.

Apparently, there is a gene that causes some Dobermans to be born with a naturally short tail, which is known as the "natural bobtail" gene. This gene is thought to have originated in certain breeds, such as the Rottweiler and the Australian Shepherd, and has since spread to other breeds, including Dobermans.

In terms of health issues, I haven't noticed any problems with my Doberman's bobtail. From what I've read, as long as the breeder has screened for other health issues and the pup receives proper care, having a bobtail shouldn't cause any major health problems. Of course, it's always important to monitor your pup and take them to regular vet check-ups, just to be safe.

Overall, having a mini Doberman with a natural bobtail is unique and special. I hope this information helps!


Hello everyone,

I have a miniature Doberman too, and he was also born with a natural bobtail. I've had him for a few years now and I can confidently say that his bobtail has caused him no health problems so far.

However, I have noticed that some people assume that a dog without a tail is aggressive or mean. This is simply not true and I feel that it's important to educate others on this topic. My Doberman is the sweetest, most loyal dog I could ask for, and his natural bobtail is just a part of who he is.

Additionally, having a mini Doberman with a natural bobtail can save on grooming time and expenses. Not having a tail means one less thing to clean and maintain, which can be a plus for those who prefer a low-maintenance dog.

Overall, I think having a natural bobtail in a mini Doberman is a cool and unique feature that makes them stand out. As long as they receive proper care and attention, there should be no health concerns to worry about.

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