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    Smile How Affectionate is Your Dog?

    I was just wondering if your dog is affectionate and how do they show their affection.

    They told me that Kelpies aren't very affectionate but I think Loeka definitely has his moments : )

    For example, Loeka sleeps in our bedroom in his own bed. After the alarm goes off, he's allowed on the bed by invitation only (he needs to be called, sit, and be told UP). Then he will lick us to death and wriggle around because it's OHSOEXCITINGTOBEUPAT630AM!!!!!! Also, he knows he will get fed soon after : )

    When we get home from work, he knows he isn't allowed to bark, jump or ask for attention but ohboy is he excited! His butt wiggles (even when he sits patiently) and his ears are pinned back in anticipation. He has to wait until I've put away my things and usually I will go to the back deck and sit on the couch and then he is allowed on the couch by invitation only and again it's Loeka Loving time. He likes sitting in my lap, sticking his tongue in my ear, getting tummy rubs, head rubs, etc.

    Unfortunately, he recently started a habit of pawing me and I wonder if it's affection or trying to get me to do stuff. He also sits on our feet or leans against our legs which I've been told is a Kelpie thing but I don't know if that is affection or dominance.

    So tell me your stories!

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    I've had many many Kelpies and whoever told you they aren't affectionate hasn't known a Kelpie.

    Pawing for attention is common to any breed. With one of my Kelpies we would say "enough" and she had to leave us alone. She would nudge us and visitors with her nose. Because we were accommodating she continued. It didn't bother us and she responded to enough. She didn't have any other traits that were "dominating" and she was titled to UD level.

    We all have little things we let our dogs get away with, we don't always have to be so strict and enforcing of the rules provided the dog doesn't take advantage of us in other ways or all the time.

    I demand my dogs be as close to me as possible, heeling while touching my leg. I even have a command, "close".

    Decide for yourself if you think the dog is "walking all over you".

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    Dora is basically the same
    She tries to wake me in the morning by standing against the edge of my bed, panting loudly. When that doesnt work, she starts barking (which is very annoying). But usually, my alarm wakes me up. She doesnt get a morning pat, I firste take her out to pee and poo... then it's time for the morning hug sesh.
    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".
    Last edited by Masha; 03-04-2010 at 07:23 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    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

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    Bella is very affectionate. She loves to be with me, always curls up next to me on the couch, and when she's allowed up on the bed on weekend mornings she cuddles up next to my pillow. When I come home she wags her tail so hard her whole body shakes

    When I pick her up and say cuddles she puts her front paws on my shoulder and then rests her head on my shoulder and snuggles in.

    Charlie likes to come and curl up on your lap or behind your legs. He doesn't really like being picked up and cuddled like Bella does.

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    very affectionate....lick...lick...lick...special staffy cuddles...the best in the world

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    Ralph is affectionate with a capital A.....kissy....kissy........kissy.......Staffy cuddles....rolling all over me when he sleeps on the bed with me. Lays down on my feet, leans against my legs and just wants to be close all the time! SBT love/affection is the best in the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    very affectionate....lick...lick...lick...special staffy cuddles...the best in the world
    I'll 2nd that Dorte...

    Stafford cuddles & kisses sure are the best

    They are very affectionate & cuddly when one of their humans are sick, sad, feeling down etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Ralph is affectionate with a capital A.....kissy....kissy........kissy.......Staffy cuddles....rolling all over me when he sleeps on the bed with me. Lays down on my feet, leans against my legs and just wants to be close all the time! SBT love/affection is the best in the world!
    I'll 2nd you too HEM,

    our breed sure are big soft hearted pooches, bless em

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    Kaos is a sook, but i find Atlas is much better at showing affection.

    Kaos cant sit still, so her cuddle is licking, climbing all over you, pawing you.. bit of a pain

    At doesnt give cuddles often, but will snuggle with me at night, he will also follow me from room to room, when i move he give me a bit of time, and if it looks like i am not coming back he comes and finds me!

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