• Michael D'Abruzzo

    June 19, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    What a great discussion! I am overall in agreement with all of you. In regards to the high tail, like Allie mentioned, it is all relative to a dog’s natural anatomy.
    For instance, some dogs carry their tails higher or lower, even when not communicating to any other beings and otherwise in a neutral state. Think of huskies compared to greyhounds. Free-ranging mixed breed dogs are known to morph into a similar square shape with higher-held curled tails after so many generations worldwide.

    So when reading body language, everything is going to be relative to the “neutral” of that dog.

    As you can see in the photos, center of gravity, facial expression, and ears, etc.. also add to the context.

    Video adds an additional layer since you can also see tail movement, blinks, etc..