PROTECTING A BEAGLE’S TAIL
REASON: The reason many beagles need to protect their tail is because they hold their tail high when chasing through thick brush. There is nothing wrong with a beagle who holds their tail a little higher, but it may cause the dog some discomfort after the hunt. In the case of our dogs, Beau and Willie tend to beat their tails more than the rest. Especially, when we hunt in dense cover, these two dogs tend to come back with bloody or worn tails.
SOLUTION: Depending upon the severity and location of the beat tail, there a few different ways to solve this problem.
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