Margarette Hayes 1933

The tail is very important and must be rolled. I have seen a Tibetan who was asked if a dogs was a true Tibetan one, examinating the tail first. The tail must be rolled on the back, the tighter the better, at its end there is a little knot. Indigenes say that all dogs got it. My husband, amongst all the dogs he has exaline, has never seen a single one without it. I have seen a puppy bred in England which parents were Tibet import without it.


Standard 1935

There may be a kink in the end.


Standard 1960

There is often a kink at the end.


Dr Guy LESCURE 1961

It is reported that In Tibet, many Lhasa terriers have, at the end of the tail, a kink probably caused by the welding of the two last coccigeal vertebrae; its absence is not a default.


Standard 1972

There is often a kink at the end.


A.K.C. Standard 1978

There may be a kink at the end.


C.K.C. Standard 1982
(Canada)

A kink in the end is permissible.


A.N.K.C. Standard 1987
(Australie)

There is often a kink at the end of the tail.


F.C.I. Standard 1987

Often a kink at the end.


F.C.I.. Standard 1998

Often a kink at end


Kennel Club 2003

Often a kink at end.