Kishu Licking
  • bizebize
    Posts: 11
    okay so ive read one other member mention the obsessive licking, but how many other people can say the same about their kishus? Sushi lovesssss to lick people, she will literally hold your hand with her paw and go at it until you cut her off. Whats the reason behind this almost obsessive behavior? Ive done searches of course and read info pertaining to dogs licking in general but never got to discuss it with owners of the same breed.. any input?
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1762
    My Shikoku will lick and lick and lick at someone's face until you cut him off too. Fortunately, he's very easy to dissuade. I suspect he licks like crazy for attention, since it's hard to stop him without touching him or giving him some kind of contact.

    Maybe Kishu owners can weigh in. :)
    Akiyama no Roushya || 秋山の狼室 || www.kishu-ken.org
  • bizebize
    Posts: 11
    even if you try to cut her off by rubbing her stomach or anything else which she likes she trys to revert back to holding your hand to lick it, some people more than others though which makes me think its possibly the salt in our skin or something like that.
  • LosechLosech
    Posts: 2081
    Conker (Shiba Inu) does this. The only way I can stop him if if I take my hand away or get up and leave. I kinda accidentally train him to do it though. He was a horrid biter as a pup so I encouraged licking instead of biting and... Yeah.
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  • bizebize
    Posts: 11
    i believe ive done the same thing lol
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    All my kishus love to lick and give kisses to everyone... Although taro only likes to lick his immediate family members. Yuki is bit extreme, she licks everyone and won't stop unless you run away from her. Kinda funny.
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1762
    To weigh in on this very old thread now that I have Kishu experience: yes. My Kishu lick. A lot. So much. They are the lick-i-est dog I have ever owned. Nami loves to bathe me and all of the puppies just wanted to lick lick lick lick everywhere - which is probably both a puppy and a Kishu thing. Fionna is also a licker.

    They are actually Kissyuu dogs.
    Akiyama no Roushya || 秋山の狼室 || www.kishu-ken.org
    Post edited by Crispy at 2014-11-26 19:54:57
  • SangmortSangmort
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    Yeah Goon is most def. a licker. That said, it's not obsessive, she'd rather have belly rubs or go chase a leaf blowing in the wind lol ~
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    Need to get some goon pics up Osy :)
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • SangmortSangmort
    Posts: 5510
    @shishiinu - I know! I fail. D: We're taking her hiking on Thursday, so I promise...soon! :) ~
    Post edited by Sangmort at 2014-12-01 21:35:11

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