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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Have you ever seen a female lift her hind leg to mark?

Saw a very large hound dog of some kind doing this at a dog park (it's located near something else I go to, so I was parked outside watching the dog for a bit). I thought the dog was a male until it came right in front of my vehicle and lifted its leg to mark again on the fence in front of my car, and it was definitely a female.

I have heard of females "marking" but to actually lift the leg like a male was a new one for me.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 07:42 PM
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It's not all that uncommon, I know multiple girl dogs who are leg lifters. There was a girl Bichon who marked at the training building I worked at worse than most males.
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My female shepard mix does this to. Yet my 8 1/2 month male gsd doesnt even lift his leg yet so funny.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 07:49 PM
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Our female rat terrier lifts her leg to pee all the time sometimes even lifting her leg to try and mark on trees were the males went. shes our crazy lazy lil pepper

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I have two who do. It always makes me laugh because they watch each other very casually...and then get into a literal peeing contest.





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Definitely. Chrono's best friend lifts her legs and marks absolutely everything in sight. She's annoying to take on walks, and when I take her to the dog park she spends nearly the whole time peeing on trees and bushes.


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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 08:05 PM
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ahaha Maggy does it but only when she's on heat. one time she even did it in side the house I couldn't believe it.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 08:30 PM
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I had a little female GSD named Trooper and she lifted her leg to mark until she was so old that she would topple over because she could no longer keep her balance. It was quite a sight!

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Both of my females did it. In fact, Chama taught Basu to lift his leg!

Chama would actually lift her leg, turn her body, stand on her tippy toes and mark way up on trees. Too funny!

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Sadie lifts her leg...Jax does not lift his LOL
The first time we took her to the dog park I thought she was hurt... Walking around with one leg hiked, peeing all over
...nope, just making sure she marked every single puddle of pee with hers before meeting the other dogs.
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