Funny but peculiar behaviour..

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Chris:
I have a Border Collie pooch who, if she gets over excited when playing has a bizarre habit of doing a kind of slow motion over eggagerated Hannibal Lecter impression... remember.. the ff..ff..ff.. thing.. , while moving her head a little as if trying to hear something or see something just out of line of sight. has anyone else ever had this with their pooch?
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Spot:
This is odd, last night I caught Lady up at the window sniffing the air then making funny sounds with her mouth and moving it just slightly. Now I know my cats do this behavior when they see birds but I've never saw any dog do this until last night. BTW she's collie/shepard I don't know if it's specific to the breed or what.
Celeste
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Kathleen:
[nq:1]I have a Border Collie pooch who, if she gets over excited when playing has a bizarre habit of doing ... hear something or see something just out of line of sight. has anyone else ever had this with their pooch?[/nq]
Yeah. Both of our BCs (neutered male and spayed female) do it occasionally. We've dubbed it "making whiffle lips". I think they're actually tasting chemical compounds in the air - taking air into the mouth and sort of swirling it aroung the palate and sinuses like a wine snob with a glass of suspect vintage. Sometimes they'll do it out of the blue, with no obvious stimulus, but more often it has to do with a flyball teammate either in season or getting ready to come into season. It's actually a fairly reliable early warning system - "Uh oh. Zane thinks Dom is coming into heat, probably in the next week". They also did whiffle lips when a male teammate had a UTI.
Kathleen
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Sionnach:
[nq:1]while moving her head a little as if trying to hear something or see something just out of line of sight. has anyone else ever had this with their pooch?[/nq]
Question - does she seem to be distracted or not fully conscious when she does this? What are her eyes doing during the behaviour? It's possible that she's having some sort of focal or petit mal siezures.
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