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    Fantastic! Already so many wonderful dog loving stories! I love it : )

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    I've had many many Kelpies and whoever told you they aren't affectionate hasn't known a Kelpie.

    Decide for yourself if you think the dog is "walking all over you".
    Ha thanks for the info. I think I've decided now that kelpies are the awesomest dogs in the world : )

    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    When I get home, I first hear barking, then I see her little face against the window, and when I ackknowledge her, she starts wiggling. And by wiggling, I mean her ears pinned back (is this a good or bad thing?) her tail moving at lightening (SP??) speed, her itty-bitty butt moving right along with the tail. I come in, say 'Dora!', she runs and when I lean down to pat her.... she sticks her butt in my face. Literally. It's the first place I pat her, its comical.
    It's great reading about Loeka (how do you ronounce that, btw?) cant wait to hear Clea's or Floyd's, I've being wondering how Staffies say "welcome home".
    I love the ears pinned back and the butt wiggling. We should make videos and make a video mash of the all.

    It's pronounced Luka (he's loosely named after Luka by Suzanne Vega) but I got to spell his name the Dutch way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Batty is SO similar to Loeka!!

    He does the sitting/leaning thing too and paws at me and hubby as well (reminds me to get his nails clipped so that's kind of a bonus)!

    I take it as affection not dominance with Batty, but I do know him very well

    I have to laugh at him sometimes, if he's asleep when I leave a room and doesn't notice I've left he freaks out and madly dashes around the house to find me. It's just a bit cute He doesn't have sep anx, just doesn't like falling asleep with me there and waking up and I've disappeared!

    If I pick him up he'll put his paws on my shoulders with his belly against my chest and stomach and do the frog legs kind of like a child would to give cuddles and kisses.

    Ooh, on the rare nights when he is allowed to sleep in the bedroom he'll curl up at the end of the bed and protect me from the big bad evil cat who likes to curl up on the end of the bed
    HAHAHAHA Loeka does EXACTLY the same!!! He doesn't have sep anxiety either but he does always need to be able to see us, preferably both of us at the same time. And otherwise he follows me even if he's deep asleep.

    And he used to put his belly against my chest but he's getting too big now but I LOVED those hugs hahahaha...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    very affectionate....lick...lick...lick...special staffy cuddles...the best in the world
    I had my first staffy experience a few months ago and I never knew they were soooooo affectionate. It was amazing. He was like a huggable tank who didn't know his own strength. It was awesome.

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    Taya isn't overly affectionate but she has her moments. She loves to lean against you, especially sitting down with her back to you so she can get a chest/back rub. And there are times when she'll nudge your hand if you stop patting her.

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    Both of mine are affectionate but in different ways.

    Madeline willl paw at me if she thinks she's not being patted enough. She's not much of a licker but if I'm sitting down she will try for a sneaky lick to the face.

    Griffen is a snuggler, he doesn't mind if I dont pat him but he'll sit at my feet and lean back into me. If I'm sitting he'll come and put his head in my lap or try to sit on me not that I let that happen often at 55kg he's one big lap dog

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    little Nelson is very affectionate.. i have often wondered about separation anxiety, he is a rescue after all, but after reading these posts, he's just a fairly normal dog i guess. (first dog for me) he is always in the same room as i am, has a bed under my desk, (i tried to move it, but he would sleep there anyway, so he may as well have the bed) will come looking for me if he's asleep when i leave the room. he isn't very demanding, but at times will stand next to the chair, and ask for attention. and i usually give it to him. he loves the morning snuggle in bed before i get up, (i invite him to come to me) and the same with both my husband and i before we sleep at night - he will go to his bed when told to tho. he is always ready for a pat on the back of the head, and a chest rub - two of his very favourite things. and talk about a butt wiggle! he doesn't just wave his tail when we come home, he wags from mid back down! lol...

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    As for whippets, I wasn't expecting sight hounds to be so affectionate or so I had been told - again crap.

    When I arrive home, I have the pogo-stick (my boy), the sooky face (one of the girls), the sad pathetic face (another of the girls) and the grunter (the Setter).

    As no one is allowed to touch the glass sliding door they go thru their routine until they have calmed down and then are let in. I kneel down, gather them close as they snuggle in, all the while hoping the setter hasn't just had a drink because her ears will be all wet.

    Then we all set off for a walk around the house yard, carrying the pathetic faced girl while she places her head against my neck, scatch the setters ears, she's tall so I can reach her ears as we walk and kick around the green rubber ball for the other two then back to the house, get the dog blankets put them on the lounge and settle down for 15 minutes of us time, break out the lap top and catch up with what's on the Forum.

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    It's a bit hard to tell with Frosty - when she's being affectionate, or just demanding attention from her personal slave. She would prefer to sleep on my bed but I don't allow it and it's not much fun for her when she falls off it because she had a stretch and forgot where she was. So we only do that in the morning after I've gotten up and let her out for morning dos, and just gone back for a bit of a snooze / sleep in.

    She likes to be in contact most of the time, depending how wriggly I get. We share the couch when watching TV, and she likes to sleep against my feet in the office or at least within a couple of metres.

    She loves meeting new people too, much wiggling. And she loves licking anyone who lets her get away with it. It's so funny if my mum sits on the couch and Frosty sits next to her - and tries to sneak a lick of Mum's ear and then leans away like nothing happened. I think Mum has mixed feelings about it, she's perfectly capable of telling Frosty to get off the couch but she doesn't. I do sometimes.

    Masha - remember what we've been saying about ignoring your dog for the first few minutes when you get home? It helps reduce separation anxiety and associated naughty behaviour. You leaving and returning should be no big deal. I know an excited greeting is wonderful but it may also be the source of many problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loeka View Post
    I had my first staffy experience a few months ago and I never knew they were soooooo affectionate. It was amazing. He was like a huggable tank who didn't know his own strength. It was awesome.
    yep...that's my dogs...huggable tanks Sumo is so powerful and I think he still believes he is a little puppy...who used to be able to sleep on my chest. Now he is 21 kg and not so little anymore...like have a huge bag of potatoes on me

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    Kaos sounds like Chopper. If you want to cuddle him you have to get him in a headlock somehow so his damn tongue can't get you!! Angel's my favourite to cuddle. She almost purrs like a kitten, it's adorable. Trixie does affection, but she doesn't crave it like the other two.

    Ivan is an island. He's only really ever in the same room if he wants food or a walk! Apart from hating the hair, that's another reason I never want to own another Husky. Maybe they're not all as aloof as him, but SBTs are my heart breed. I want to always own at least one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post

    Masha - remember what we've been saying about ignoring your dog for the first few minutes when you get home? It helps reduce separation anxiety and associated naughty behaviour. You leaving and returning should be no big deal. I know an excited greeting is wonderful but it may also be the source of many problems.
    I totally get what you mean. Sometimes I forget myself and greet her straight away, though I can truthfully say 6/7 times I ignore her, put all my stuff away, change clothes, take her out to pee and then pat her. Its just so easy to forget sometimes

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    Hi Masha

    I have slightly different order on returning home.

    Bring first load of stuff in and dump on chair.

    Open back door, stand around and wait for dog to show up, then stand around some more being boring... then go back for second load of stuff out car if there is one.

    then put stuff away then change clothes
    then play with dog or feed her or walk her or whatever is next on the agenda, dog wise.

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