I know, apologies, the title is a bit strange... but I've been wondering about this for a long time. Our cavalier Belle, who is two, has trouble accepting other doggies to sniff her bum. She doesn't even like our other cavalier Bob, who is going on 10 months old, to sniff her, she will sometimes let out a little growl at him (but only at him, not other dogs). When we meet other dogs, Belle happily sniffs their bums but runs for cover or sits down when they try to sniff hers. Bob is more than happy to accommodate the sniffing of his rear, he'll even lift a leg for a better whiff.
I am baffled by this behaviour, is Belle just being secretive and Bob is open with himself? Do any of you have similar experiences or how does your cavalier usually react to bum sniffing? Because, we all know this is how they get to know each other, it is the "How do you do?" of the dog world.