Theory Of 5 - Tail Styles

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Theory Of 5 - Tail Styles - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    A “plume tail” may be left in its long and natural state, though some owners prefer to have it shortened.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some owners prefer to leave the "plume tail" of their pet in its long and natural state, while others choose to have it shortened. This suggests that there is a choice and personal preference involved in deciding whether to keep the tail long or shorten it. Therefore, the statement "A 'plume tail' may be left in its long and natural state, though some owners prefer to have it shortened" is true.

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  • 2. 

    For highly stylized trims, the tip of the “pom-pom tail” should be almost in line with the top of the dog’s skull.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    For highly stylized trims, the tip of the "pom-pom tail" should be almost in line with the top of the dog's skull. This means that the tail should be positioned high on the dog's body, creating a visually balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance. This is commonly seen in certain dog breeds that have a pom-pom tail as part of their breed standard or desired grooming style.

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  • 3. 

    If a dog has an overabundance of tail coat, do not bother the owner before trimming the tail.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that if a dog has an excessive amount of fur on its tail, it is not necessary to inform the owner before trimming it. This implies that it is acceptable to trim a dog's tail without consulting the owner. However, this is not true as trimming a dog's tail without the owner's consent or knowledge can be considered intrusive and disrespectful. It is important to always communicate with the owner and seek their permission before making any changes to their pet's appearance.

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  • 4. 

    If time becomes an issue in a busy grooming salon, you can save time when trimming tails by not being overly picky, but make sure the tail is neat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In a busy grooming salon, time is often limited. To save time when trimming tails, it is suggested to not be overly picky, meaning not spending excessive time on perfecting the trim. However, it is still important to ensure that the tail appears neat after trimming. This implies that while some minor imperfections may be overlooked, the overall appearance of the tail should still be tidy. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 5. 

    On a “carrot tail,” there is always excessive length or a flag hanging off the back side of the tail.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because a "carrot tail" refers to a tail in which the feathers are shaped like a carrot, not to any excessive length or flag hanging off the back side of the tail.

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  • 6. 

    On a “pom-pom tail,” the tail structure should be long enough to allow you to clip a third of the base of the tail bone with a #10 or #15 blade in reverse.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a "pom-pom tail" refers to a specific grooming style for dogs where the tail is trimmed in a certain way. In this style, the tail structure should be long enough to allow for clipping a third of the base of the tail bone with a #10 or #15 blade in reverse. This means that the hair on the tail is trimmed shorter towards the base, creating a pom-pom-like appearance.

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  • 7. 

    On “rat tails,” only the end of the tail is trimmed very close to the skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rat tails are known for having their ends trimmed very close to the skin. This suggests that the statement "On 'rat tails,' only the end of the tail is trimmed very close to the skin" is true.

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  • 8. 

    On some “pom-pom tails,” the bone may be so short or non-existent that only a puff of fur can be left, hence a “bunny tail."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that on certain "pom-pom tails," the bone may be very short or missing entirely, resulting in only a puff of fur remaining, which is why it is referred to as a "bunny tail." This implies that the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    Some breeds need no trimming or shaping to accentuate their natural tail style.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some dog breeds have naturally beautiful and well-shaped tails that do not require any trimming or shaping to enhance their appearance. These breeds are born with tails that naturally complement their overall body structure and do not need any additional grooming. Therefore, the statement that "some breeds need no trimming or shaping to accentuate their natural tail style" is true.

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  • 10. 

    The completed “carrot tail” shape looks like a thick carrot, wider at the base, tapering to the tip.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is describing the shape of a "carrot tail" as being wider at the base and tapering to the tip, resembling the shape of a thick carrot. This implies that the completed shape is indeed true to the shape of a carrot.

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  • 11. 

    The ideal ratio for a poodle type tail is ½ clipped, ½ pom-pom.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the ideal ratio for a poodle type tail is half clipped and half pom-pom. However, this is not true. The ideal ratio for a poodle type tail is typically a longer length with a pom-pom at the end. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 12. 

    The proper length of a “flag tail” is determined by trimming the tail tip even with the top of the hock.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The proper length of a "flag tail" is determined by trimming the tail tip even with the top of the hock. This means that the tail should be cut so that it is level with the top of the hock joint. This is considered the correct length for a "flag tail" in order to maintain the desired appearance.

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  • 13. 

    If shortening a plumed tail length with V snips, always hold your hand around the tail bone for protection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When shortening a plumed tail length with V snips, it is important to hold your hand around the tail bone for protection. This is because the tail bone is a sensitive area and holding it ensures that you do not accidentally cut or injure the dog while trimming the tail. Therefore, the statement is true and it is necessary to hold your hand around the tail bone when using V snips to shorten a plumed tail length.

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  • 14. 

    The shape of a poodle type tail will be more ball-like on pets that lack length in the tail bone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer is that poodles with shorter tail bones will have a more ball-like shape to their tails. This is because the length of the tail bone determines the overall shape of the tail. If the tail bone is shorter, it will result in a rounder and more ball-like appearance. Therefore, it is true that the shape of a poodle type tail will be more ball-like on pets that lack length in the tail bone.

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  • 15. 

    When a “carrot tail” is held upright, there should be no dip right in front of the tail where it meets the spine.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a "carrot tail" is held upright, there should be no dip right in front of the tail where it meets the spine. This means that the tail should be straight and not curved or bent at that point. If there is a dip, it could indicate a deformity or injury in that area. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct as it accurately describes the expected appearance of a "carrot tail" when held upright.

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  • 16. 

    When beveling the lower line of a pom-pom, comb the coat down and trim well below the clipped line.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When beveling the lower line of a pom-pom, it is important to comb the coat down and trim well below the clipped line. This is because beveling involves creating a gradual slope or angle in the coat, and trimming well below the clipped line helps to achieve this effect. By combing the coat down, any excess hair is removed, resulting in a neater and more defined bevel. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 17. 

    When creating a “flag tail,” the tail must be clean, properly fluffed, and brushed out.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is stating that when creating a "flag tail," it is necessary for the tail to be clean, properly fluffed, and brushed out. This implies that these are the requirements for achieving a flag tail, indicating that the statement is true.

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  • 18. 

    When shortening a “plumed tail,” make it look as natural as possible.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Shortening a "plumed tail" means trimming or cutting the feathers on the tail to make it shorter. The statement suggests that when doing this, the goal is to make the tail look as natural as possible. Therefore, the correct answer is true, indicating that it is important to maintain a natural appearance when shortening a plumed tail.

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  • 19. 

    When trimming a “plumed tail,” double check around the base of the tail for long strays or unevenness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When trimming a "plumed tail," it is important to double check around the base of the tail for long strays or unevenness. This suggests that the statement is true because it emphasizes the need to pay attention to the base of the tail while trimming.

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  • 20. 

    When trimming is required on a short, natural tail style, it is best to hand scissor the tail.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When trimming is required on a short, natural tail style, it is not best to hand scissor the tail. The correct answer is False.

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