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Tongue hangs out - what does it mean?

May 19th, 2005, 09:04 PM
My 11 month Golden puppy often has from 1/2" to 2" of his tongue sticking out of his mouth. Does this signify anything in particular or is it just him? He sleeps with his tongue sticking out and walks around like that too - just wondering...

May 19th, 2005, 10:20 PM
It signify's extreme cuteness.

May 19th, 2005, 10:43 PM
He's probably panting when he's awake and then dreaming of panting when he's asleep. :)

May 20th, 2005, 08:18 AM
It signify's extreme cuteness.

I think the same thing, love it! Wish my golden had his tongue out more often very cute :)

May 20th, 2005, 08:58 AM
You mean like Mr. Winkle? :cool:

May 20th, 2005, 09:16 AM
Given his age, I'd say he's just being obstinate!

Other than that, I wouldn't worry. We had a dog that would pant, then close his mouth while about 3 inches of tounge hung out the side. He looked like Stimpy!

May 20th, 2005, 12:54 PM
Well I sure got some neat responses! I, too, think it soooo cute - his "little" tongue sticking out the front of his mouth.. Sure enjoyed the picture of the little one too! I haven't seen any other dog do it as much as Bobby does so I was just awonderin'.... Thanks everyone.. When I learn to add pictures to messages, I'll post one of Bobby with his tongue out...

May 20th, 2005, 12:58 PM
Consider youself to be the lucky one! It would surely make me feel special. :)

May 21st, 2005, 11:29 AM
Well, I couldn't resist taking Bobby's picture and posting it...
at least I hope it gets posted... I used the "Attach Files" option and it is a jpg file.

May 21st, 2005, 01:35 PM
I take it that he can fit his tongue in his mouth all at once right? He just chooses to let it hang out? I only ask because I've known two families who had to have their dogs tongue 'trimmed' down because it was too long for their mouths. One of them was a pom and the other was a boxer. As long as he can actually get it all in his mouth when he wants - I would think that he likes it cuz it makes him look cute - and he's right! :D

May 21st, 2005, 09:38 PM
Yes, his tongue does fit in his mouth - when he wants it to. It just seems he likes to stick it out!

May 22nd, 2005, 09:04 AM
my bulldog sticks his tongue out...but so do most bulldogs.