|Barked: Fri Jul 20, '12 4:49pm PST |
|I recently adopted a dog from a shelter, and she is very clearly a large part greyhound (or at least a very similar sighthound). She has the markings and face of a catahoula leopard dog, but the legs, neck, tail, back EVERYTHING of a greyhound.
Anyhow, my query is this:
When we first got her (she was a rescue dog from a hoarder, very skiddish, very low hopes for this dog), she would do this thing where she would curl her lips up in a 'smile', usually while sneezing, ALWAYS while going nuts with her tail.
The shelter had seen her do this too, and had thought she was smiling until a volunteer said that was a nervous tick. That's what I thought too, until I looked closer.
She NEVER does it when scared, it's almost always when we're playing with her, singing at her or coming home after being gone for a while.
I've heard that some greyhounds 'grin', but I can't find much info or pics of it. Is that true?
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