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    Hi all,

    My dog , Alex, has a tongue obsession. Anytime that he is around my sister's golden retriever he will try to jump up and lick or grab Riley's tongue. Has anyone heard of a King Charles spaniel with a tongue obsession?

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    Wow, I have never heard of that. Does Riley mind?
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    My immediate thought is that the tongue is incidental - it's a puppy's effort to get pre-chewed food out of its mother's mouth. Which is why, of course, dogs lick human's faces - nothing to do with affection, an ingrained habit of trying to get their share of what's going. And we reward it by saying 'Oh isn't that sweet' and producing a treat! From the dog's point of view, works every time.

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    Riley is very patient, but he does get irritated after awhile. Perhaps it is that ingrained instinct to get food from the mouth of others.

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