Comte Henri De Bylandt
1894/1904
Carried well over the back; a low carriage is a sign of impure blood.

Lionel Jacob 1901

Should be carried well over the back after the manner of the tail of the Chow. All Thibetan dogs carry their tails in this way, and a low carriage of stern is a sign of impure blood.


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 kink. 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

Well feathered, should be carried well over back in a screw, there may be a kink in the end. A low carriage of stern is a serious fault.


Standard 1960

Well feathered, should be carried well over back. There is often a kink at the end. A low carriage of tail is a serious fault.


Dr Guy LESCURE 1961

The tail is long, when extended it overtakes the hock by 2 cm .
Attached rather highly, it harmoniously continues the croup line and, about 2 cm after its attachment, it rolls down on the back, falling on either side but without really rolling up.


Standard 1972

High set, carried well over back and not like a pot-hook. There is often a kink at the end. Well feathered.


A.K.C. Standard 1978

Well feathered, should be carried well over back in a screw ; there may be a kink at the end. A low carriage of stern is a serious fault.


C.K.C. Standard 1982
(Canada)

Set high. Carried forward close to the back with the tip draped on either side of the body. The tail should not rise vertically. A kink in the end is permissible. A low carriage of the tail is a serious fault.


A.N.K.C. Standard 1987
(Australie)
Well feathered, carried well over back and high set, but not like a hook.  There is often a kink at the end of the tail.


F.C.I. Standard 1987

High set, carried well over the back but not like a pot-hook, often a kink at the end,  well feathered.


F.C.I.. Standard 1998

High set, carried well over the back but not like a pot-hook, often a kink at the end,  well feathered.


Kennel Club 2003

High-set, carried well over back but not like a pot-hook. Well feathered.




Should be carried well over back in a screw in direct continuation of hindquarters