The hackle is the perfect tool in the canine communication tool kit. It's visual AND smelly.
|Humans hackle too. Goosebumps are|
a type of hackling.
|Dr. Barkman wouldn't mind being able to hackle. It's a handy way|
of saying something without saying something.
Poodles, Pulis, water spaniels and some other curly coated breeds have coats without the course primary hair, which is the only follicle involved in the hackle. If you have a dog with a fuzzy coat, let me know if she hackles.