Bushy tail

It's taken Senji over 6 weeks to fully "blow coat"…from July to mid August. He has a brand new shiny coat now. Within the past week or so, it seems like his tail has gotten very bushy. Are basenjis like wooly worms? Does this mean we're going to have a harsh winter?

Basenjis can have different coat textures which will effect the "bushyness" of the tail. My foundation bitch Keiko had a long (for the breed) coarse coat and she would grow a tail that greatly resembled a Shiba Inu when I didn't trim it. Her daughter Dallas has a slick, eyelash length coat. Dallas' tail never really needed any trimming as it never got bushy.

We keep our male tri's tail trimmed but not our red female

Shadow is still blowing his neuter coat and he has always had a thick tail-but not as thick as Sugar's. I keep both trimmed very short. (pic's are in the forum-somewhere!) Damisi's tail is very thin.

@YodelDogs:

Basenjis can have different coat textures which will effect the "bushyness" of the tail. My foundation bitch Keiko had a long (for the breed) coarse coat and she would grow a tail that greatly resembled a Shiba Inu when I didn't trim it. Her daughter Dallas has a slick, eyelash length coat. Dallas' tail never really needed any trimming as it never got bushy.

And would that be from the Arubmec in her… 😃 ... some lines are known for "heavy" coats and "bushy" tails!!!!

Arubmec in her

What is that?

Our breeder had an old male tri that had really long grey scruffy hair and looked almost like a wolf.

Basenji Mix

OK - I don't have a clue how to trim a tail. Do you think it's possible to get Daisy's tail in better shape? It has gotten very bushy in the last few weeks! The actual tail stem is very thin compared to the fur camoflauge.

Side View

Top View

Do we win the contest for bushiest tail? 🙂

I've seen bushier 🙂 I love how deep the red is on the underside of her tail!

I have to go check Ivy's and see what color hers in underneath…I am quite sure it isn't that deep red.

Wow it is bushy, but really a beautiful dark mahogany color.

My wife was taught by our breeder. There is an art to it. She uses human hair sissors and cuts sideways on/ with the tail fur, slowly and gently trying not to hack it up. The tip is tricky- she kind of feather's/ layers it to make it look natural. It's easy to trim the black blending fur too much.

She also trims his orange fur on his thighs, near his butt.

our female has a big fat lump on her tail, you don't see it but you can feel it.

@Barklessdog:

What is that?

Our breeder had an old male tri that had really long grey scruffy hair and looked almost like a wolf.

Arubmec is a kennel name, breeder here in No. Ca.. Pat Cembura

Best thing to use on tail is thinner scissors… the a clean up with regular ones

@Barklessdog:

Wow it is bushy, but really a beautiful dark mahogany color.

My wife was taught by our breeder. There is an art to it. She uses human hair sissors and cuts sideways on/ with the tail fur, slowly and gently trying not to hack it up. The tip is tricky- she kind of feather's/ layers it to make it look natural. It's easy to trim the black blending fur too much.

She also trims his orange fur on his thighs, near his butt.

Oh yeah, Senji also gets a bushy butt in the winter. 😃 I generally leave his fur "au natural". I figure he needs any insulation he can get.

@Barklessdog:

Wow it is bushy, but really a beautiful dark mahogany color.

My wife was taught by our breeder. There is an art to it. She uses human hair sissors and cuts sideways on/ with the tail fur, slowly and gently trying not to hack it up. The tip is tricky- she kind of feather's/ layers it to make it look natural. It's easy to trim the black blending fur too much.

She also trims his orange fur on his thighs, near his butt.

lol, totally off subject but I love the Naruto headband on the 'senji! Absolutely awesome… they kinda remind me of little trouble making ninjas...

(Also the invader zim t-shirt is awesome..)

@Duke:

OK - I don't have a clue how to trim a tail. Do you think it's possible to get Daisy's tail in better shape? It has gotten very bushy in the last few weeks! The actual tail stem is very thin compared to the fur camoflauge.

Side View

Top View

Do we win the contest for bushiest tail? 🙂

that's not a tail…that's a brush! 😃 That is actually very cute!
🙂

@tanza:

And would that be from the Arubmec in her… 😃 ... some lines are known for "heavy" coats and "bushy" tails!!!!

Yep and that's why I crossed her to the linebred Serengeti dog, to "fix" the coat. 🙂

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@Jala:

that's not a tail…that's a brush! 😃 That is actually very cute!
🙂

Daisy's tail would make a good fur (feather) duster.

Jack has a pretty bushy tail year round. I love it, and cant make myself trim it. It goes well with his build. He seems to be a bit more muscle than most basenji's Ive seen in person and on the forum in pics and videos…Vet says hes not over weight, he has a muscular build, I love the way he looks, and i prefer the look of the bushy tail!! LOL

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