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Old 04-07-2007, 03:33 PM
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I knew loose skin in general was for protection but I always wonder why the loose skin around the lips. I suppose if a dog is grabbed in the face it would give them more "wiggle" room.

I also read that in some breeds like the Bloodhound the lip skin waving back and forth stir up scent particles.
I've watched mine use that "wiggle room" in play. They are more than willing to engage jaws, but if one misses and just gets jowls, she pays the price, lol! Kharma is "jowlier' than Shiva, and has a big advantage at this game.

Interestingly, in regard to your second paragraph, Kharma is also the superior tracker of the two.

It's very interesting to be able to observe this kind of stuff first hand
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