Twist in the tail...

The only eyewitness of the sheep attack now says that the black dog he saw (in the middle of the night, from a great distance, through a bush, in the rain…) “had a curly tail”.
The owners of the Poodles have asked me to come up with a list of blackish dogs that might fit this description.
I’ve included dogs that can come in black (or appear to be predominantly black when seen at night) and can have tails that might curl. (I’ve seen very unlikely tails curl when very excited.)
On current form there’s every chance Sussex police will start doing a house-to-house on this case and decide to bring all dogs of these breeds in for questioning.
If so, the Poodles’ long-suffering owners can now recommend a very good lawyer….
The two dogs currently held by the police don't have 'curly tails'. But perhaps the police suspect the dogs were wearing cunning disguises? Perhaps complete dog suits that also prevented them picking up any forensic traces of dead sheep on their very absorbent coats?
Or perhaps the two Poodles, now locked up for over a month without grooming, boosters, flea control or worming, could just be innocent…

Can you add to Sussex’s most wanted – please post in the comments section any additional possible suspects?
Afghan Hound
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd Dog (Undocked)
Basset Bleu De Gascoigne
Bearded Collie
Border Collie
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bouvier des Flandres (undocked)
Chihuahua (long and Smooth)
Cocker Spaniel (undocked)
Cane Corso
Collie (Rough)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chow Chow
Collie Smooth
Dachshund (all sizes/coat types)
Curly Coated Retriever
Dobermann (undocked)
English Springer (undocked)
Finnish Lapphund
Flat Coated Retriever
German Longhaired Pointer
German Shepherd Dog
German Spitz (Klein and Mittel)
Giant Schnauzer (undocked)
Gordon Setter
Great Dane
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Greenland Dog
Japanese Shiba Inu
Large Munsterlander
Patterdale Terrier
Perro de Presa Canario
Polish Lowland Sheepdog (undocked)
Poodle (undocked)
Portuguese Water Dog
Pyrenean Sheepdog (undocked)
Rottweiler (undocked)
Russian Black Terrier (undocked)
Schipperke (undocked)
Shih Tzu
Siberian Husky
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Swedish Lapphund
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier


Chapstaff said…
The Sussex Police are making fools of themselves.
Do we know whether a similar situation has occurred elsewhere & how it has been handled by that police force?
Beverley Cuddy said…
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Beverley Cuddy said…
nteresting question! Has this happened in your area? Surely most forces don't view Poodle straying as quite so serious a matter!
Anonymous said…
I've never heard of anything like it in my life. How ridiculous! Surely things can't get any worse. I hope these poor dogs are soon back home where they belong.

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