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Do your Havs give hugs?

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He then started putting his paws up on my shouldiers and getting his nose by my cheek, he was larger by then of course. Yes, he actually would come up and give me hugs.
Kodi gives hugs too! He'll do it when he's done getting groomed, and still up on the table (er...washing machine<g>). He also does it from the floor. He'll come up to you very gently and stand up, reach his front feet as far up your leg as he can, and then sort of stretch so his body is pressed against you. It's not the same as jumping up... there is no force behind it, and he doesn't do it when he's excited. He just wants you to lean down and love on him. He'll stay in that position as long as you keep hugging, stroking and giving him nose kisses. It's really cute.

Is this a Hav thing or a Kodi thing? I've never seen a dog do it before.

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Awww..that is so cute!

My Hav's don't hug but they sure like to kiss, and with my mom being in Hospice..they sure bring her alot of love!

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Yep Murphy does the exact same thing! I love it and my customers get the biggest kick out of it as Murphy doesn't discriminate in who he will hug. He is also wonderful with the children who conme in and he is so adept at knowing who to be calm and gentle with and who he can chase and rough house with.

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django is full of hugs! it melts my heart every time he does it
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Sami likes to be picked up and held and she kind of forms her body to ours with her paws on our shoulders so she looks like a baby. Our friends comment on that all the time that she looks like a baby when she does that. (Shh! Don't tell her that she is a dog and not a baby, she'll be crushed!)

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What PrincissP said goes for Rosie also.
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Scooter and Murphy do but not Gracie. She loves to be snuggled but doesn't get up in your face. The other two always want to be in our faces! Murphy gives nose kisses and if you're in need of a sinus cleansing then our house is the place to visit! Scooter just loves being close and wants his face right in mine. If I'm lying down he jumps up and curls into a ball on my chest. (Only at nap time though, never at bed time.)

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Our little guy Jazz will give hugs, but they're on his terms and when he wants to do them! He can't be coaxed - just does it when HE wants to!!! Little Brat! ;-) But he will either stand in a chair & stretch up onto your body or from the floor he will stretch up onto me as far as he can stretch and then stay as long as I rub & massage his back!!
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My Kodi gives hugs, and lots of kisses, too.

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Todd's a hugger and a kisser..he also cleans

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