Meanining of Dog Hair Position

Another heritage from the wolf is the ability to bristle it's hair. Where you can clearly see this is in the lower back and all along it's backbone. When the dogs hair is curled up it means it's very excited or wanting to say "stop what you're doing, it's bothering me!", if you don't it might growl at you. The same occurs in wolves with their facial hair, and when their hairs are lifted it creates a threatening look in them. Their lifted hair and tail are part of the threatening and aggressive gestures. If their tail falls in a perpendicular position it means that they are unsure and stops being a threat.

Laying on their backs with their legs upward, means complete submission.

How dogs get to know each other: by contact through the nose

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