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Q: Why does a dog lick your face???

July 3, 2009 | By caleb m. | 6 answers | Expired: 1870 days ago

caleb m.

Are they smoochin you or are they getting the taste out of their mouth?

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Jasmin T.
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Jul 05, 2009

most of the time their saying they like you and your their favorite human

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Salena S.
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Jul 04, 2009

well you know how a dog pees on a tree to mark his territory? Well I think a dog licks your face because he wants to say "i like you and your one of my favorite humans" lol

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Midwestwoman
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Jul 04, 2009

This is a submissive gesture. Canines lick the faces of their mothers and other adults to solicit regurgitation. Adult dogs continue this behavior as a way to comunicate a need for attention and acceptance.

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patty
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Jul 03, 2009

have to agree with Michele. They show their love as well as "mark" you with their scent.

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Michele Z.
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Jul 03, 2009

It is probably due to a couple reasons. Hannah (below) pointed out the most significant: it is a sign of love! But it may also be a way of "claiming you" --you will smell like the "licker", and your hand may taste good.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jul 03, 2009

uh they are showing you there love by giving you kisses.

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