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"muscle head"
Barked: Sun Oct 5, '08 9:44am PST 
licking licking and more licking. i love to lick. lick anything. can you help me. is this a trait?

Barked: Tue Oct 14, '08 5:49pm PST 
definitely think its a trait. bailey is an akita mix and it seems like licking is her favorite thing.. so no worries smile

Barked: Wed Oct 22, '08 7:57pm PST 
Quannah used to love to lick . And no one ever discouraged him . In fact for ten years that was my alarm clock . . . licks on the face .


All the snow- belongs to me...
Barked: Sun Jan 25, '09 8:33am PST 
I think Sabre misses summertime simply because there are no bare legs to lick!! He does do some flying licks to my neighbor's face. Licking can be a nervous tendency as well, I read somewhere.

Barked: Mon Apr 13, '09 3:32pm PST 
That is a Akita trait!! I call my Akita "The Akita cleaning service" lol laugh out loud but yes this is a Akita thing my Akita Porscha licks everything. smile Gotta love Akitas!! happy dance

As long as they- think they're- the boss
Barked: Tue Jun 30, '09 8:09am PST 
Yes it is definately a trait Mika licks everything ,soapy water(discouraged firmly), bedding,floors ,sidewalks or whatever is available when the mood strikes.

All the snow- belongs to me...
Barked: Wed Jul 8, '09 5:16pm PST 
Summer is here and licking abounds!!

Hachiko is my- Hero!
Barked: Mon Jul 13, '09 10:20am PST 
I love to lick cause my hooman thinks im grooming him! I just use it as a sneak attack to get close so I can bite him! It works great on feet and ears!