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    Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Now let me give you my definition of "Love bites" first. I don't mean mouthy hand grabbing, or open mouthed play chomps. What I mean by "Love bites" is when they nibble very gently on your skin with their front incisors, it gives a little pinch. (kinda like when a dog scratches its self with it's teeth)

    I have had two dog in my life that gave actual "love bites", those two dogs have been my German Shepherd, Bruiser, and my Australian Shepherd, Hawkeye. I wonder if it's more of a herding dog thing or not?

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Rusty does that occasionally. Almost always when he's got his head wrapped up in a blanket (don't ask). It's as if we won't know it's him if we can't see his face. He's so slick.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Porkchop is always doing this to us. It's like he's trying to groom us.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    My BIL's cockapoo does this, usually when we're scratching him. We always figured he was returning the favor.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Frag does this too us as well.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Jack does this to my head. And typically when I'm sleeping or laying on the couch.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    my black lab would do this everytimewe gave him a scratch... we would scratch him and he would nibble us back

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Bella does this if I scratch her bum LOL.. We call them "flea bite-us"

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Yeah, Kina will do that to me, usually when I come home from work and she's excited to see me, or after I scratch her bum.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    My own dogs don't flea bite me but there are a few at work that do, actually most of the boxers do it, lol.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Jasper does that to me all the time - especially my shoulders for some reason.
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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    My staffie bull does this. Very cute! Totally a grooming behavior, not play.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Not my dogs, but one of my horses did.


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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Jazz does that too.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    One of my old dogs when I was growing up did that. She would do it on the back of my neck which didn't bother me at all but freaked my mom out. lol
    Oliver does it now too. Mostly on my ear or the ear of anyone close enough for him to reach. That freaks some folks out also. He is actually very gentle but it is weird.


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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Yup, Libby does this! It's super-cute... like she's grooming us.
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    Mia gives love bites. I actually think she thinks she's grooming me. She also insists on cleaning my face too.
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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Lucky does this too! He does it to both FH and I, and will also do it to the blanket he has on his bed. I've always wondered what it meant.

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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Quote Originally Posted by pittsabowawa View Post
    Bella does this if I scratch her bum LOL.. We call them "flea bite-us"
    Same with Alvin! He especially enjoys flea-biting people chins.


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    Re: Did you ever have a dog that gave you "Love Bites"

    Quote Originally Posted by Keechak View Post
    Now let me give you my definition of "Love bites" first. I don't mean mouthy hand grabbing, or open mouthed play chomps. What I mean by "Love bites" is when they nibble very gently on your skin with their front incisors, it gives a little pinch. (kinda like when a dog scratches its self with it's teeth)

    Wally does sometimes, usually in the morning, he'll do this and play bow - presumably inviting me to do some playing with him like we do every morning.

    Sometimes he'll also do it if I scratch him right at the base of his tail or a little further up. He'll flop down on his side make this "hah hah hah" sound rapidly and nibble on my other hand.

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