Photo courtesy Westminster Kennel Club.
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind ...
Irish Water Spaniel Ch. Oak Trees Irishtocrat, a dog that arguably earns the adjective "great."
If may not be Lassie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but many parent clubs have Halls of Fame or Registers of Merit for the most accomplished dogs in their breed.
The Miniature Pinscher standard says the tail is "docked in proportion to size of dog."