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In an earlier thread, I had wrote this information. I thought that I would start a new thread so we could continue this discussion.

Originally Posted By: beagletails
He doesn't lick, but he always wants to smell your breath when he first comes up to you. Weird I know and some of our visitors are a little shocked by his behavior, but once he smells your breath he doesn't do it again so we just don't bother trying to stop his behavior.

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Not to hijack the thread, but this is a pretty interesting behavior, Donna. Perhaps he's just curious about the health of the human he's sniffing? I wouldn't be surprised if our beagles had the ability to smell a number of human illnesses or conditions based on specific odors. I could be way off base and he may just like the smell and warm air =)
 

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It is amazing to me what our animals can do. I suffer from a mood disorder and my Beagle/Lab Sam can detect mood swings before any human.

Java you mentioned that maybe Tate is curious about the health of the person he is sniffing. I think you could be on to something there, although dogs tend to sniff each other's butts to meet and greet and I think it is perhaps just Tate's way of being a little more polite with his human friends. lol
 

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Originally Posted By: beagletailsJava you mentioned that maybe Tate is curious about the health of the person he is sniffing. I think you could be on to something there, although dogs tend to sniff each other's butts to meet and greet and I think it is perhaps just Tate's way of being a little more polite with his human friends. lol
Maybe those pesky jeans get in the way? =)

When someone pats Java's tushy (area right above his tail), he'll bend his body, stick his butt up in the air while his lower body gets low to the ground. I call this the Rub My Tushy pose.
 

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Maya, our female, likes the tushy (right above the tail) rubbed real hard and she actually gets weak in the knees from it. She puts her butt down to the ground rather than raising it, but boy you can sure tell she loves being scratched/rubbed there.
 

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fun topic. my malamute (female) could have cared less about butts and crotches (excuse the frankness) but LOVED breath and feet. every person who came into the house had to pass the breathalizer and dr. scholls tests. she really loved feet probably because she could reach them easier and mine were, well,always a special treat - yes, they stink!!! she loved them...

so far jack could care less about any of them...
 

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My lab, Cassie loves a good tushy rub and she does the same thing as Maya, but she adds in this funky lip curl and we laugh and call it her Elvis.

Violet's entertaining behavior is stalking Duke in the back yard. She'll go into point and stare at him, then stalk a few steps, really slowly, crouched low, then point again and eventually (after numerous pointing, stalking rounds), run and pounce! We crack up.

Duke is the actor of the family and we are all amazed by his Academy Award performances. We keep him out of my son's room because my son has a bird. When Brad does open his bedroom door, Duke will head back there every time, looking for food droppings, I'm sure. When he turns and sees us looking at him, he'll yawn and stretch and act so nonchalant about it. Then he acts likes he's turning toward our room and the second you turn the other way, boom! He's headed to Brad's room. He can play it SO well and we know what he's doing, so we're really entertained by his Beagle Theater!
 

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My beagle has yet to develop any weird behavior (except for the constant farting) Altho he does stalk birds. he wont howl or bark, he'll just stare and stalk them kind of like a lion would a gazelle. its so strange. He never barks at any weird wild animals that might be in the yard, he just likes to look at them, and possibly stalk them if their intresting enough i guess. lol
 

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Originally Posted By: beaglemomfun topic. my malamute (female) could have cared less about butts and crotches (excuse the frankness) but LOVED breath and feet. every person who came into the house had to pass the breathalizer and dr. scholls tests. she really loved feet probably because she could reach them easier and mine were, well,always a special treat - yes, they stink!!! she loved them...

so far jack could care less about any of them...
Maya is my beagle with the foot fetish. She loves dirty socks and when she sleeps with us she has to be right by our feet. If we are on the couch then she lays with her head on top of our feet.

One other behavior with our Beagles is that we say we have NASDOG racing. Every evening they do what others call the zoomies I guess and they all race around non stop through the back yard. Naturally I have paths worn into the grass because the NASDOG track is identical every night. It is always Maya in the lead, then Tate and then Jasmine. If Sam bothers to participate he is usually up with Tate most of the time. It is cute and we love to see them get their exercise we just wish the track would change occasionally so we could have grass and keep it.
 

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Daisy gets a dehydrated chicken treat every evening when I get home. She can't just take it and eat it, that would be too boring. So when I hand it to her she has to throw it in the air 3 or 4 times and pounce on it each time it lands on the ground. Apparently, it's not any good unless you throw it around
 

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Marley Barley likes to hump one of the cats, which I know is a symbol of dominance, but the cat takes it like a back rub and starts to purr.

Marley also loves to push her nose up into the soft part of the cats' bellies and toss them in the air. I keep thinking their fat bellies are going to suffocate the dog if they get any fatter.
 

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Ben loves to smell knees. It works in his favour that he is knee height, so he always makes sure to get a good knee sniff in when he meets people on the street or when visitors come to the house.

He also likes to use humans as a chin rest. When we are relaxing on the couch or in bed he always likes to rest his chin on some part of your body.

He is also very good at pretending to sniff when he spots another dog on our walks. This only happens when the other dog is on the other side of the street. Ben will stop to sniff something so he can check out the other dog. You can tell he is pretending to sniff b/c he is not so involved in the sniffing as usual. He does this part sniff, part shifty eye look at the passing dog. It is pretty clever.
 

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Zelda has this interesting trait when humans are crying. My bf's 3 year old cousin is autistic and has a lot of fits and cries (mostly screams) out of nowhere. If Zelda is around when his cousin does this, she will instantly run to the girl and sit on her feet and just look up at her, and she will stop crying right away.

Also, when I pretend to cry (or cry for real when Zelda bites - still need to get her to stop that hyper activity) she will stop what she is doing, come right up to my face and kind of tilt it from side to side before proceeding to lick my entire face.

So cute.
 

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homer smells farts-the stinkier the better for him.when hubby rips one homer will run up and lay his head on his lap and sniff and inhale like crazy.weird little guy looks like he died and went to heaven.and he loves following gram around when she has a bad case of the walking farts
 

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One of the families that just purchased one of our pups has a 2 yr old Beagle at home already. She told me when visiting the pup last night that her adult Beagle runs up and sits on her lap when she gets home each day and just stares in her face as if to say okay, I'm here...now love me! It sounds very cute.
 

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That is a wild dog/ wolf instinct! Dogs sometimes like to
play with their food! (The act of tug of war) with a sock for
example is how coyotes & wolves tear-apart prey for
consumption! In the first week of hunting elk I heard a pack of
at least 6 cyotes kill & go bonkers as they tore-apart 2
turkeys in a feeding frenzy! Goober was a very friendly dog,
but he had the killer instinct with many small animals!!!
 

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Vinny is perfectly behaved, has no bad habits and waits to be called on before moving a muscle. Yea right, he is a Beagle and he is weird.

His most rescent foray into weird-dom is to lick the lotion of of the wife's neck at night. Go figure.
 

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Joe - the friends we hang out with every weekend all have dogs. This summer we were there all the time and I always had lotion on my legs... all three of them would not leave my side until all the lotion was licked off. Gross, but realllly funny.
 

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Oh that is something else that is a little weird about my dogs. All 4 know how to eat off a fork real well. lol Obviously they are a little spoiled when it comes to scraps on our dinner plates. They usually only get it by eating off a fork though or the 2 boys would never get any. They are so submissive that when a dish is given to all 4 the boys back off and let the girls eat. Then they look around as if to say...What, you didn't leave me ANY? If I feed them with a fork they all line up and know they have to wait until I say their name and we go round and round until all the food is gone. Then they can lick the plate. Okay...so you tell me ...is it the dogs that are weird or the people?!
 

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I think to us it isn't weird in any way. But to people who do not own dogs at all and who just aren't dog people in general... they'd think the people are the weird ones.... they just do not understand how special dogs can be and the weird little quirks they can possess!
 

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Dogs kick their legs when you rub their tummy, right? You can pet... no, TOUCH him ANYWHERE on his sides, tummy, chest, even a few places on his back, and he'll kick like crazy. He even does it to himself. He'll have an itch on his side or something and he'll start nipping at it with his teeth and the next thing I know, he's kicking himself in the face with his back leg.
 
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