is it a breed thing???

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  1. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs New Member

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    this may sound silly, and not interesting, but i as wondering...when phoenix sleeps he rolls up in a ball. when Magnum sleeps he puts his face between his 2 front paws, and has one leg to the side. u can see it in my sig.now, we have had 3 rotties in our life, and they all seem to do the same thing. is it a coincidence or is it a breed thing? if so, why do they sleep like that??
     
  2. nicco

    nicco Wolfpack

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    I think it's a coincidence...I don't think it has to do with the breed.Amira sleeps in every position possible...lol
    Hmm...maybe she's a mixed breed lol Kidding
     
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    Coincidence, I think. Peanut does the fur ball routine, and she sleeps in the same position as Magnum. Depends on mood or just whats plain comfortable.
     
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    beagle_lovergirl Stare at my avatar....

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    Yeah probalt just coincidence. Belly sleeps all stretched out. Sometimes on her back or curled up too.
     
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    My dogs never sleep in the same position.
     
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    o u got magnum....awwww
    sry i know out of topic....but does he like pheonix?
     
  7. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    My girls all have their own sleeping positions - Colby likes to lay on her side with her feet pressed up against the couch, May likes to curl up into a ball, and Tippy likes to tuck three legs under her while one of her front legs goes out behind her and then she lays her head on the floor. :D
     
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    I think it could be a breed thing. They're all built differently so maybe certain positions are more comfortable to certain breeds. My GSDs all folded that last joint on their front legs under them when they were lying around with their heads up. My Lab would always cross her front feet....too cute. I notice my Dobe does like my GSDs with that long bone in the front leg...folding it under alot of the time...just one. LOL. He also will get in these positions which look horribly uncomfortable to me. LOL. He will almost sit upright on the couch with his front legs up on the back rest and his head way way craned up and out away from his body...his nose pointing so oppposite from everything else. His neck is all twisted and he'll sometimes have his nose up against the wall. He's too weird. I hear this type of stuff from other Dobe owners. Just one more entertaining thing about Dobes. LOL. They do weird things.
     
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    i posted this in a diff thread:
    they sniffed each other, and magnum looked a little "weird".lol and then phoenix sniffed magnum's ear which is infected, and magnum growled at him, and phoenix was scared. a few seconds later, they sniffed each other again, and they were fine. theyre going their own way though. they dont lpay together, maybe because magnum is too old to play.lol phoenix put his front paws on magnums back and they started fighting. i yelled then they stopped. magnum's not feeling good due to his ear infection, i guess, but it's going to be taken care of tomorrow. i walk them both at the same time..they get along great while i walk them, and like i said in the house, they realy dont giev a shit about each other.lol phoenix finishes the food that magnum is leaving behind..no food agression there...
     
  10. stirder

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    my gsd's sleep/slept in every postition their bodies could possibly fit in, and some that looked impossible. so, dont know, think its a individual dog thing.
     
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    Dober... I think the crossed paws are a lab thing, both of Elin's labs did/does that. My goldens slept in every position, though some times Chip looks like a seal with his front paws flipped out . One thing I always loved was when my dogs slept on stomach in " frog" posititon.....showed good hips.
     
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    gapeach Big Mutts

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    My mom and I have also noticed Angel, (her GSD) will not roll over onto her back to be petted where Carey anytime she thinks you will, will roll over for a belly rub. Carey also lays on her back to play alone, holding the toy in her mouth and will take it out with her paws and put it back. Carey will sleep in any position, including on her back. Angel sleeps curled in a ball or stretched out with paws in front.
     

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