Huh. I guess I've never even seen a well-bred Rott then . All the Rotts I've known have at least a 4 inch tail. I guess I didn't pay enough attention to the Rott in the Westminster show.When a Rottweiler's tail is docked it is supposed to be at the first joint making it very short. The tail is only supposed to be long enough to extend the topline, visually.