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Do shibas sit uniquely?
  • Koni B.Koni B.
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    Post edited by Koni B. at 2011-10-05 14:23:27
  • shibahiroshibahiro
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  • we were just talking about things like this at work. because we see so many different breeds of dogs, and so many individuals of a breed, we start to notice breed specific behaviors that most people might just assume is typical dog behavior. i see other breeds of dogs do these types of lie down, but it does seem to be localized to specific breeds, shibas being one of them. all of the shibas that we groom do this once they get comfortable. i've also noticed that when getting a bath, when shibas shake, their "shake" is 2-5 seconds longer than other dogs. they also do this little kick with their back feet when they get them wet.

    among other breeds, i've noticed that australian shepherds mostly, but some other herding dogs too, will constantly pick up their feet in a sort of rotation while being groomed. it makes the grooming very difficult sometimes, but its still kind of funny. we call it the aussie dance. huskies almost always shred their towels, and hate having their tails touched more than any other breed. there's tons more, but it would take too long to list them!

    also, after working with various breeds of dogs for so long, i can pretty much name a breed by its bark now.
  • AnnaAnna
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    I know a lot of dogs who do the Sphinx pose. :D

    My parents' cocker/tibetan spaniel mix ONLY laid like that. My friend's shi tzu and wheaten terrier both lay like that pretty often as well, haha. The shi tzu sits with his legs off to the side like that as well.
  • Tiger lily does all of those, the pugs certainly never did!
  • curlytailscurlytails
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  • AWE46M3AWE46M3
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    My puppy sometimes does that "fake out" one but that's about it. I do notice though that he butt doesn't touch the ground when he's in a normal sitting position - anyone else notice this?
  • mattzmattz
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    HAHHA I love the sitting on the side pose, Etsuko does it all the time and I see it as her "just chilling" pose.
  • lockshi3lockshi3
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    I've seen the "sausage dog" with Jake - we call it the "monorail" instead lol
  • Tanuki does all of those too. We call the last one the "seal" though.
  • catloreecatloree
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  • Koni B.Koni B.
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    Post edited by Koni B. at 2011-10-05 14:23:47
  • HamletHamlet
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    Hamlet also does the sloppy sit, frog-legs, etc - and the EPIC TIRED pose with all his legs super straight! Jules is a better sitter, but she does all the epic-tired poses with the best of them :D
  • cmed24cmed24
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    Kuma only sits in the "side pose" and his poor but slides on the tile in the kitchen so hes constantly adjusting! we love his side pose, its like hes too cool to sit like other dogs
  • gogogogo
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    Koni is so freakin' adorable!!

    I always referred to the legs straight out in the front and back as "the superman".
  • catloreecatloree
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  • koyukikoyuki
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  • HibariShibaHibariShiba
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    Post edited by HibariShiba at 2012-04-06 23:39:12
  • RyuDragonRyuDragon
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    Ryu does these same poses also, he also likes to nap in the corner against the wall with his feet up in the air. He will also lay all stretched out half in half out of his dog bed. Ill have to find some pictures later and post them.
  • drh1382drh1382
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  • GatsuGatsu
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    I just walked in on my puppy, sitting with her legs back frog style. Not laying, but sitting! I never seen a dog sit like that, it was crazy!

    I tried to take a pic, but I moved a little too fast, and she got up.
    Post edited by Gatsu at 2012-04-11 22:43:59
  • MomooMomoo
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    Post edited by Momoo at 2012-04-12 17:14:35
  • Fen is a very handsome boy!! Thanks for sharing the pics.
  • Koni B. and Hibari are also gorgeous pups.
  • LoreliLoreli
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    Mine do the sloppy sit. I usually call it "treat in hand sit" and "whatever" sit lol

    When they know I have a treat, you could measure them they sit so straight lol

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