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Old 06-04-2010, 10:52 AM
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Why do dogs snort?

When Woody plays with his mum, she often snorts(a bit like she's got something up her nose/sneeze) at him. I just wondered why she does this?
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:55 AM
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Re: Why do dogs snort?

I have no idea but when we come home the 2 GSDs snort at us, Bob less so, so I assume it means they are happy
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Re: Why do dogs snort?

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I have no idea but when we come home the 2 GSDs snort at us, Bob less so, so I assume it means they are happy
Yes Woody does it occasionally when we come home too. I wondered if it was something to do with excitement?
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Re: Why do dogs snort?

It's strange as they only seem do it as a greeting, you got me thinking & I listened to them as hubby took them out just now (they are excited!) & no snorting just a lot of barking & whining
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Re: Why do dogs snort?

Ace does it to Akira when they are playing, but havent got a clue why lol, it sounds like its ciming from the back of the throat rather than the nose though
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Re: Why do dogs snort?

My lot do it when they wake me up
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Re: Why do dogs snort?

Lol I've no idea actually, Bella does is while she's playing then wipes her nose all down the front of the sofa
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Re: Why do dogs snort?

Are they the same with humans? As far as I know if human snorts, they probably have a heart disease symptoms. Anyone can clear this to me?
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Re: Why do dogs snort?

It sounds to me as though you may be describing 'reverse sneezing', which is caused by an irritation of the soft palate.

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Re: Why do dogs snort?

Perhaps they are snorting with laughter? lol
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