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Old 08-19-2012, 02:13 PM
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Default What part of your dog...

Is their most expressive part? What tells you immediately what they're feeling?

Both Traveler and Ridgie Didgie Doo are extremely expressive with their body (and voices) but in both one thing seems to stand out above all else.

For Traveler it's his ears. Being as giant as they are it's inevitable.

IMG_2519 by Traveling Koolie, on Flickr

IMG_3950 by Traveling Koolie, on Flickr

IMG_4172 by Traveling Koolie, on Flickr

And for Didgie it's her eyes.

IMG_2757 by Traveling Koolie, on Flickr

IMG_4826 by Traveling Koolie, on Flickr

And Kaylee it's her tail

If it's curled she's happy

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:50 PM
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Hmmmm... Her face lol. You just have to look at her to know what mood she's in. Big dopey grin vs sad glum faces etc
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:55 PM
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Charlie and Lincoln I go by their tails. Lincoln wags his tail more when being naughty. Charlie you can tell her level of happy by her wpm (wags per minute). The others usually just their posture or ears.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:07 PM
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For Bubbles, it's her tail, with up and over the back being happy/confident.

For Pen, it's his mouth.

And for Kimma, it's really just her general body posture.


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Old 08-19-2012, 03:12 PM
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Summer- eyes and grin. And tail. Haha, I am cheating... Her tail goes a million miles an hour when she's happy/excited.

My best Friend by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr

DSC_0113 by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr

Mia... that face! Just all of it. She has the best expressions ever.

I really hate you right now

DSC_1757 by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr

Feelin' ornery

DSC_1509 by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr


noeyes3 by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr


DSC_0148 by Summer_Papillon, on Flickr

Both my dogs are the kind that wear their emotion in every fiber of their being. lol It's hard to just pick one, especially for mia.

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Old 08-19-2012, 04:36 PM
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I dunno. I kinda want to say his whole body. His face is very expressive, of course, but I can tell a lot by his tail and posture, too...

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:54 PM
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Chloe, ears and tail and eyes.

Violet, ears and eyes, and goofy grin.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:01 PM
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Ears, then eyes.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:01 PM
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Liberty's most expressive characteristic is his voice. Whether he's "wrrr"ing in excitement or huffing unhappily he is ALWAYS talking.

Mammoth's is definitely his mouth. He purses his lips when he's upset/confused and absolutely grins when he's happy.

Bailey's is his paws. His emotions cause him to leap or skitter or tilt around the house in a mostly undignified fashion
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RD View Post
Ears, then eyes.
^ Orson too.
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