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My previous beagle Molly was a big time licker, and Maggie is certainly following in her footsteps. As soon as we sit down, Maggie runs up and starts licking our hands and our arms. If she's not licking us, she's licking the floor, the furniture, the walls...you name it.

I'm just wondering if this is a beagle thing, or if Maggie's missing out on some important nutrient. It's just kind of weird that both of my beagles had/have licking OCD.
 

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Bernie's not so much a licker as a biter LOL.. the only thing he licks are bare feet after you've had a shower, or after you've taken off the soggy socks from stomping through the soaking wet, muddy park. He's actually not very affectionate at all.. but we're putting that down to the husky in him. He's near us most of the time, but not on us (except to chew parts of you off!)
 

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Zoey becomes a licker once she knows she did something wrong. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/yay.gif Other than that she would much rather sink her teeth into something than to just lick it.
 

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Sounds like Maggie is a compulsive licker. I would make sure you mention it to your vet next time you go as compulsive licking can indicate things like stress, anxiety, pain, etc.

Originally Posted By: Li'l Maggie If she's not licking us, she's licking the floor, the furniture, the walls...you name it.
Abby likes to lick in the face, but even then she's not really a "licky" dog.
 

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I just posted about this too - Miley is a huge licker but I'm beginning to notice that it's almost when she's a little nervous.

I've started some heavy duty obedience training with her and I notice the licking is really bad when we are in the "heat" of her training session.

And she has the most smelliest breath~~ /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/angel.gif
 

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Bones is pretty much all tongue when she first sees us in the morning, when we get home from work, and when she comes in from being outside for a while. She zooms through and finds everyone, perhaps jumping up on furniture to reach faces, and then goes to find Spock and tackle him. It's almost like she has to make sure she gets everybody in the entire house before she ignores us for her big brother. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif Though sometimes if she's sitting on or next to you and you're petting her head, she'll start licking a finger and then chewing softly on your hand.

Spock loves to lick toes and fabric. He'll be in my lap grooming himself, and suddenly, I'll find he's licked a wet spot on my knee or something.
 

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Buster is our licker. He is compulsive about ears to the point we had to really watch him because everybody had ear infections and he wasn't helping, He loves to sit beside one of the other dogs and wash them from head to toe, and they seem to enjoy it, especially Blaze. He also will lick our hands.

BJ licks pillows. He also likes to lick legs when you have just gotten out of the shower.
 

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That is definately not limited to Beags. Our old Aussie/German cross, Pocahontas, was a big-time licker. Once she hit the 'senior' stage, she licked everything...mostly her paws and the carpet. My dad thought it was just her female instincts getting carried away of wanting to clean up. I guess now that was not the case.

I used to joke she had OCLD- Obsessive Compulsive Licking Disorder. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/sick.gif
 

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Caesar is also a licker. He licks our ears, face, feet, arms, just about anything and everything. And he has terrible breath.
 

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I have TWO "big time" lickers out of the pack of 10 - JoJo has been nicknamed "Miss Lick Lick" because of the many kissies she gives EVERYONE. Princess has always been a "kisser" - these two are "kissy kissy" - however, one of the fosters I had a few years ago was a LICKER - not a KISSER. She drove me crazy - I always got to sleep on "soggy sheets" because she licked the sheets so much at night. Apparently it was a life-long habit with her - and she still does it though she's in a wonderful home. I suppose her "licking" could have been anxiety - she had been purchased as a pup by a young boy - after he went away to college the mom re-married and the new hubby didn't like the dog (he said he was allergic - but I don't believe that) - so the mom (who worked for my company but in a different town) asked if I'd take her. I had my hands full, but told her I'd help find her a home. She was with me for several months - until her "new mom" was recuperated from surgery. She's been there for several years and as far as I know she's STILL a LICKER! As we always say about JoJo, "she can't control her licker"!
 

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Li'l Girl's not a licker, but our Traveler is a big time licker although he pretty much confines his licking to humans. So, it's not just a beagle thing since he's a mixed breed.
 

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Maggie has to lick our face every morning, what we call "good morning kisses" and then sometimes she will start licking my hand or arm or something and won't stop. We had another beagle who would barely stick out his stuck and barely lick your arms!
 

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Booker and Moose will both lick our faces sometimes (usually when they have just eaten the most disgusting things...). Moosie has also had a few episodes of compulsive licking of his paws/leg which seemed to be tied, for the most part, to stress. But with Popcorn it is entirely different - she just licks whatever is in front of her face (our legs and feet, her legs and paws, blankets, sheets, the dog bed, carpet, etc.). It doesn't seem to be stress related and is really gentle (unlike Moosie's licking which causes hot spots). To me it almost seems like she licks when she is NOT stressed and is just hanging out...
 

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Duke isn't much of a licker, except when there's food involved. Cassie, on the other hand, has always been a licker and often got our friends with her "drive-by lickings". When you're close to her face, out comes the tongue and I have always told her, "Love without licks." It never worked!
 

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Henry licks a few times a day; coming home, after playing, that sort of thing. He restricts it to the face mostly, and to be honest, I don't really mind. All my dogs have been kissers more than lickers, and as gross as the thought is, I appreciate the sentiment behind it. If I'm rubbing his chest or we're just hanging out, he'll reach out and lick me...it's kinda cute!
 

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Chloe almost never "kisses" me.... but when she meets my friends and my cousin (especially), they french kiss like there's no tomorrow.... I'm so gealous sometimes /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/thumbup.gif
 

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Daisy only seems to lick me. If I put my hand down when she's passing by she'll stop to lick it until I pull it away. When I'm on the computer she'll put her front paws up on my chair and lick my chin and my hands. I get her back by kissing her all over her head, ears and cheeks. It becomes a "licking/kissing duel". It doesn't really bother me too much.

At night, she will jump up on the bed and lick each of my hands until she's licked all of whatever it is that tastes so good to her. She even holds my hands down with her paw.

Sometimes I think she does it because I'm the one that feeds her and pays attention to her the most. Puppies often lick their mothers' lips to prompt them to feed them. I really don't think she licks me out of love. But I kiss her out of love. LOL

My Vinny used to poke his tongue out about three quarters of an inch and lick my chin or mouth only once at a time. That, I think, was love.

Monica and Daisy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
 

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My Maggie is a compulsive licker -- like your Maggie, she licks walls, furniture, carpet, my legs -- you name it! Unfortunately, some of the things she licks make her sick, i.e., concrete, sand, bricks. I believe that her compulsive licking is part boredom, part attention-seeking. I believe it is definitely behavioral as opposed to nutrition-based. Maggie has been on Prozac for a long time after suffering from major anxiety attacks -- it greatly reduced the licking behavior. Due to her liver disease, we cut back on her dose and the licking has increased again.
 
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