I've been meaning to write this post for a while. It's about the exquisite joy of having a boxer with a long tail (undocked). Gracie is my first boxer with an intact tail. At first, I was hesitant to get her intact. What if I didn't like how she looked? What if she wouldn't be as true a boxer as the other boxers I had before? Well... There are a million surprises in a boxer's tail! It conveys new expressions I didn't even know boxers could convey. It wags, cleaning everything off the coffee table - no exceptions! It can sit upright and stiff, downward and curled with the tip up; it can wag horizontally, or in circles... all depending on her state of mind. It can whip you across your face when you least expect it, or it can wake you up in the middle of the night if she's having a happy dream. But, most of all, she still does the kidney bean when I come home every day, only in her case the tail smacks her right in her face sometimes, and she has this priceless dazzled expression - what is that thing that hit me??? Bottom-line - no reason whatsoever to cut it! I brought Gracie from Germany - where they don't dock anymore for quite some time. And seeing just how enjoyable having a boxer girl with a fully-grown tail can be, I decided to share this with you, and to invite you to take a poll, to find out if we are ready to stop chopping off little tails... For those of you who'd like to see my girl's tail in action, her photostream is at Flickr: Wolf Healer's Photostream Hoping the results are positive and that breeders read my posts as well... I welcome your comments and thank you all!