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What is with the raised paw?

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Bisou CGC- TDI

Boney Baloney- Face
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 22, '08 1:13pm PST 
Bisou always sits with one paw in the air. I have seen many pics of Paps with a raised foot. What is the deal?
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Boston

King of- everything
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 22, '08 4:26pm PST 
Hmmm not sure. Daisy doesnt do this. Boston does though but only after he broke his leg. But I was told most dogs with broken legs after they heal will always do this. But I dont think that is what you are talking about so not sure.
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Kujo

Kujo Padfoot the- Vicious, CGC
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 22, '08 8:43pm PST 
My Papillon does this ALL THE TIME. In fact, his main profile pic and his forum icon both show him doing this.

I think it's just a breed trait that hits some Papillons and not others- like Bichons doing the JR thing, where they kind of dance with their front paws, you know? (I have a video of another Papillon doing that, too!)

But yeah, I don't think there's anything wrong with the pup, it's just a quirk. My Kujo does it so much that my friends joke about me having a three-legged dog.
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Sawyer

Sawyer the- Warrior
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 26, '08 11:37pm PST 
i don't know why papillons do it, sawyer does it and my mom thinks it's the cutest thing ever
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Heidi CGC

Play Play Play
 
 
Barked: Thu Feb 28, '08 6:04pm PST 
My mom thinks it’s really cute when I do it, and people always comment on it. By the way Sawyer we have the same leash that you have on in your pictures
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Gray Dawn- Treader

Don\\\'t Tread- on me
 
 
Barked: Fri Mar 14, '08 1:12pm PST 
I don't do it all the time, but sometimes.smile
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Charlie

Sorry Charlie!
 
 
Barked: Thu May 1, '08 3:02am PST 
Charlie does it all the time. I tell him he doesn't look like a man-dog when he does it. =D
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Andi

It's all about- meeeee!
 
 
Barked: Mon May 26, '08 9:41am PST 
I do this too! It's the cutest ever! My mom has FINALLY figured out why I do it though.. surprise! I love my little pappy armpits scratched!

I come over to mom, raise my little paw and she scratches my wittle pitties until my eyes droop and I almost fall into a love coma. BOL!

Darnit I'm cute!
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Barkley - Never- Forgotten

Is there cheese?
 
 
Barked: Thu Aug 21, '08 6:06pm PST 
I do this! I never thought that other paps might do it, too!
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Toby

Mama's Boy!
 
 
Barked: Fri Aug 22, '08 6:24am PST 
hahaha... Toby does this too. He even does a weird little march when he wants to play. He raised one paw at a time. I love it!!!!
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