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Old 12-12-2012, 12:34 AM
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Default Our Simcha does a lot of self-grooming is this typical?

Simcha very frequently appears to be grooming himself, i.e., licking his paws, licking his tail. Thankfully, licking of privates seems to be fairly limited, and can generally be stopped by distracting him. The licking does seem to be very cat-like, as if he hates to be dirty.

I am also very happy to note that he never has rolled in poop or anything stinky, and he never sticks his nose into poop. And just yesterday, he made me laugh. I was walking him, and preparing to use the plastic poop bag. He had circled and scrunched a few times, and finally produced a fairly small result. But then, I noticed that he was experiencing what a Star Trek aficionado might describe as a ....., er, .... ummm..... Klingon. He was quite aware of it, and seemed to be very disturbed by it, turning his head around and staring at his own backside. I was just about to help out with the plastic bag, when he shook it loose by himself.

All the same, I was impressed by his own sense of cleanliness. I wonder if this is a Chi trait not so common to other breeds. Any other CP here have a very fastidious dog??
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:28 AM
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My chis clean themselves a lot! I also find it very cat like but maybe not they also clean each other.


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Actually Rolo doesn't much, he's a typical lad, can't be bothered! Your comment about the "Klingon" made me laugh, Rolo has done that and it's usually because he's bunged up with bits of tissue he eaten!


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Odie grooms quite often. She's a very clean dog. She will hold her bully stick with her paws, but not her raw meat. She'll also avoid stepping in mud puddles. I think that as long as the grooming is not obsessive, there's no issue.


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Odie grooms quite often. She's a very clean dog. She will hold her bully stick with her paws, but not her raw meat. She'll also avoid stepping in mud puddles. I think that as long as the grooming is not obsessive, there's no issue.


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Star is the same way! I noticed she wouldn't hold her raw meat. If pee somehow is running to her feet she lifts her leg to try to avoid it.
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Toby is the same as Odie and Star. He likes to maintain his cleanliness. I swear he is the most girlie male dog I've ever met! Lol.


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Old 12-12-2012, 08:35 PM
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Bella spends a considerable amount of time self grooming her front paws, she also bites her toenails and keeps them really neat which I find extremely handy, she's such a helpful girl.
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Rolo is gross. When he pees he pees up the back of his front legs every time. He must be an exception going by all you guys posts!


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