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Old 10-04-2012, 07:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ril-Mas View Post
HUH!!! It's amazing what you can find out when you Google things. LOL

Apparently, it's called the Flehmen Response and it's the dogs way of processing different smells.

I even found a video on Youtube (not a boxer though).
Dog flehmen, basenji flehmen (video #1) - YouTube
Lol, was just going through your post and before I got to this, I knew what it was. My male dogs in particular are infamous for this when there is a female nearby in heat or even when they are smelling each others dingle dongs.

I always laugh when my old man golden does it because I relate the behavior to mating ( I know it isn't just that but that's when I see it most) and I can just picture his big old butt trying to mount a poor female. He's neutered even but he hasn't forgotten the taste /scent of a female in heat.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think all dogs do this lol...more so males I believe. Actually I believe all mammals do this Cows, horses, goats, pigs, ect ect....they usually curl their nose up instead of the teeth chattering
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Dog teeth chattering

Hi there!

Teeth chattering on dogs is fairly normal as written in this article here: https://goldenretrieverlove.com/why-...r-their-teeth/. In the specific instance wherein your dog smelled your blood, this may solely be the reason for chattering and nothing else. Dogs have the ability to taste what they're smelling. It may have excited him or ilicited some feelings in him that would have caused him to chatter. Other than that, he's fine.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Teeth chattering is just a show of a excitement/stimulation. High drive dogs do it often, it's almost like a release of excess energy. My drivey lab does it when we play ball. My boxer does it when we tug, my GSD does it when I have super high value treats. My Mal puppy does it went he looses the bite rag.
Nothing to be overly concerned about. Just means he was excited at the end of game.. It wasn't like he bit you on purpose (by the sound of it).
He was just stimulated from the play and clatter was the result of that.
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