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why do dogs sometimes sleep with there back legs out

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by DKDREAM, Jul 5, 2009.


  1. DKDREAM

    DKDREAM PetForums VIP

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    why do dogs sometimes sleep with there back legs streched out? Blaze does it sometimes but Pupkin its all the time. Is this a sign there hips are good?
     
  2. Nonnie

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    I was told that once. Havent a clue if its true or not.

    Both of mine lie and sleep like it. I assume it just feels comfortable.
     
  3. DKDREAM

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    the only other dog ive known do it was the one i grew up with a cross named sophie she was a lovley dog.
     
  4. terriermaid

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    frogs legs is a pretty normal position for whippets but i'v been having a bedlington staying and he stretched himself out all the time and just got longer and longer lol
     
  5. DevilDogz

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    Most of our dogs do it constantly!!I have never heard of it being a sign of good hips, not saying its not though! :)
    Would be intresting to find out!
     
  6. Patterdale_lover

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    I think it is just comfy
    We like to sprawl out sometimes don't we
    Although i tend to find my dogs do it more in hot weather
     
  7. DKDREAM

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    it maybe a myth i dont know would be interesting to find out
     
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    My 2 Chi's do it all the time DK..:D
     
  9. basi

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    Do you mean like this. Mine do it all the time.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. DKDREAM

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    LOL bless it, what a good way to discribe it lol Blazes dad was french too pmsl
     
  11. Tigerneko

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    Tiger does it all the time, it looks really funny cos he's got muscley little bum cheeks and they stick up a bit, like he's clenching them LOL

    I don't think Ruby does it though, she's normal(ish) :laugh:
     
  12. DKDREAM

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    Yeah thats what i mean :) thanks for posting the pic
     
  13. Nicky09

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    Buster does it all the time I just assume he's comfortable that way.
     
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    ive just read that it means pups are comftable and sercure
     
  15. basi

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    That's good then:D
     
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    My Staff/Lab used to do it all the time and he had bad arthritis in his back hips so I think it must be a myth.
     
  17. DKDREAM

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    Yeah i am so glad they both feel that way. It also said its because they can and are flexable
     
  18. Classyellie

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    Good news! :D Pippa does this a lot and so does Harvey
     
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