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    Default Poppy smothers my mouth.

    First a little background first for those who are new...

    Poppy was adopted last April. She is approximately 3 years old. She was one of four dogs who were all separated and fostered out when the owner died. I also own a male Cavalier, Dylan, they get on wonderfully. She is passively jealous of Dylan and nudges her way in if I cuddle him. Poppy is a complete love bug, I can't keep this dog from my lap or snuggling me all night which suits me fine!

    Just recently she has started a strange behaviour. If I lie on the floor, she covers my mouth with the front on her neck and presses down so I can't breath! If I breath she cries. She hate being breathed on anyway like if I'm facing her in bed!! I'm sure she loves me but why would she do this?! Any ideas?
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    Hi Pauline,

    When I got my first cavalier almost 10 years ago I was told about this habit that a lot of a cavaliers have. It is called pressing or "the cavalier hug". Max did it and Bailey does it too. Usually the more affectionate the dog the more they hug.

    Deb
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    i think it is just affection My Lola does it all the time!
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    Chamberlain does that if I turn away him when I am sleeping. He will climb over me and lay across my neck until I grab him and snuggle him to my chest.
    Mommy to....

    Chamberlain (10 month Male Blenheim Cavalier)
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Pauline* View Post

    Just recently she has started a strange behaviour. If I lie on the floor, she covers my mouth with the front on her neck and presses down so I can't breath!
    Dylan has always done exactly the same. You can't breath and it seems as if he is trying to suffocate you but I'm certain it is just affection!

    Poppy sounds absolutely adorable.
    Jane
    Harvey (B&T) - 03/10/04
    Dylan (Tri) - 05/05/05

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    Guinness does this, I call it "smash cuddles" cause he gets so aggressive about it. Never occurred to me it might be a breed thing.

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    Baxter does this... he loves it! so do i though!
    Sarah, Thor, Freya, Poppy & Baxter

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    "smash cuddles"! Love it- a great name. Jasper has always done this.
    Karlin
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    Dougall does it to Graham in Bed
    Tania and The Three Cavaliers!
    Dotty!- A Sweet Little Tri
    Molly - Pretty Tri Dougall - Gorgeous Blenheim

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    Jasper does it , I wear glasses and sometimes he quashes them right into my face
    Andrea
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    21/Dec/05, Gabby ruby girl 8/Nov/07, and Felix the cat 4/April/10



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