I'm just curious how many people's dogs lick you and what does it mean? (Or what do you think it means?)
By licking I'm not really referring to licking out of excitement when they see you and want to lick your face. When I am sitting at my chair doing work, my puppy will come sit at my feet under the table and start licking away. She'll lick all over my feet and my legs like she's cleaning me or something. I've read it could be cause human sweats can be salty to dogs. Or it could be just grooming or affection. Just curious what everyone's thoughts are.
Mine both lick me, if they get the chance usually they lick around my neck and face (which usually makes me tell em to quit it) I think its a bit of "sucking up" like they do to other dogs.
They do it to each other too, licking muzzles etc.
Hex loves licking my legs especially after a shower LOL I assume he wants to wash off the "clean" They do seem to like salty sweet too
Mauser will lick my mouth and then try to nibble-bite. That hurts!!
Our Corgi mix, Winnie, licks to lick my husbands arms ... constantly!! We don't know what he gives off buy she likes it.
The Chinese Cresteds are serious lickers - especially when it comes to your face. They LIVE to lick faces!! And not just ours. I always have to warm people that they are lickers. Kids think it's hysterical - especially when the kid lays on the ground and the Cresteds mob them to get at their face.
But all my dogs know what STOP and NO LICK means - for those times when they won't stop or for when they meet people that do not want to be licked.
My daft pug will lick anyone to death. Grim just started licking my feet (if they're bare) when I'm standing anywhere... but he used to bite them not long ago so I prefer the licking! He will come up to me sometimes and look at me eye to eye for a few seconds, then he will nuzzle and lick my face and my ears. Given that not long ago ALL contact was using me as a chew toy, I really appreciate the licking!
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"Mr. Grim"- Threaten my handler. I dare you.