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Old 07-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Eating Habits

Over the years, we have had several dogs: 3 golden retrievers, a yorkshire terrier and now Shadow, our havanese.

None of the other dogs would gather a mouthful of food from their bowl, carry it to another part of the house (usually near one of us) drop the food on the floor in thier new found eating location and consume it there as Shadow does and then venture back to the bowl and repeat the exercise until either we move or he is done eating.

Have others experienced eating habits like these?
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Yup!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Yes. I gave in and my pup's designated eating area is by my feet, wherever that may be.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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I think it's a small dog thing. We had a very small mixed breed dog when I was a kid (looked very much like dogs in the havanese/bichon family but much smaller) who did this and both my parents Maltese and Bichon did it. Brody doesn't do it so much, but I live in a small apartment and he can always see me from his food spot.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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Yep...Panda will take a mouthful of food, carry it to the rug in front of the kitchen sink, spit it out, look at it, smell it, then eat it one morsel at a time, then repeat..... They are so funny!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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Dexter and Jack like to have company while eating. If I leave while they are eating, they will not eat. Havanese are such social butterflies.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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Rosie is terrible about it. I keep a bowl of kibble upstairs and one in the kitchen. She will eat out of the bowl as long as I am in the room with her, but if I leave she does the mouthful at my feet thing. Then I noticed that if I went upstairs she just didn't eat. So I keep kibble in both places now. Usually it is at her Daddy's feet not mine.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:37 PM   #8
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In a rather unHavanese way Sawyer gobbles the whole bowl every time in approximately 45 seconds He has never been picky about treats and could've cared less when I switched his food a while back.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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Yes, my previous dog did this. She would take her kibble to the rug. I thought it was a "princess" thing. Now I feed frozen raw, it's inhaled in seconds.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #10
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I agree, it's a small dog "thing". I had bichon frise for years (now have a Hav) and they did it too. Crazy!
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