I have a 1 yr old chocolate lab and she has recently developed a ring of white, bristly hair around her tail. Has anyone else noticed this and why is it happening?
It sounds like it might be a scar from something.
That's probably where the scent gland is. It's not uncommon from what I have read over the years.
WindyCanyon Girls, August 2014
Debi and Bauer
Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for much, but bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.
I guess its pretty common. Here is a link, the picture is of a yellow, but you can see the ring on the tail.
Mismarks & other odd markings in Labradors part 2 - Woodhaven Labradors
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
My chocolate has this too. It's pretty typical.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.