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Old 11-27-2012, 12:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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hahaha THAT is a great pic!!! soooooo cute!!!
wolfy puts his ears back when he's happy, cuddly, greeting people, and sleepy.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Dogs have so many expressions

"take pity on me" while begging for a pork chop

"Are you laughing at ME?"

"Is this my best side"

It's really about knowing your dog.

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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In my years of living with GSDs I had two that would pin their ears back when they were happy and excited - while their ears were back their entire body was wagging. Our B'EL would tuck her tail and roll her eyes in sheer delight whenever she was scratched under her chin or on her chest. They all have their little quirks - you need to know your dog and read their over all body language.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My dogs have their ears back all the time. Just means they are happy.

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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It can be happy and relaxed, and even enjoying, it can be from fear and insecurity, it can be many things. And sometimes, when they are enjoying it they can even lick their muzzles or blinking their eyes.

My dog when he has that sleepy face, he actually look quite pitiful lol but he loves being petted and his hears would be down while landing his head on us.
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