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Now don't laugh; but can your Havs clean their rear end? Rosie can't, she is to long and can't bend her body that far. I used to laugh at my mother because she always washed her daschound's (sp) rear after every potty. I never realized that the dog probably couldn't get to it. No wonder we have to do the booty baths. And if they were giving birth, how could they clean themselves? Maybe Rosie is an abberation? You think?
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I'll jump in and answer! I see them licking away when they come inside after a trip to poo, but they can't seem to bend around that far. I end up combing out the dried on "remains" or, if things are really bad, it's a quick drip in the kitchen sink to wash up.

Never really noticed if this is something other breeds can do. I owned a Samoyed years ago and never had to help her clean up.

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I never had a dog that couldn't before. And it took me months to realize that Rosie couldn't. Actually, someone said something about me letting her kiss me in the face and being who I am, I said why not she can't lick her *** like your cat. But really it was there in my subconcious mind--then I started watching. Sure enough, she can't.

Glad to know that Rosie is normal. HA
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Quincy I believe could,but he does the set down and enters through the front legs to reach. Does that make sense? He licks his pee-pee regularly,but not too much his bunger.

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I keep telling the kids that he doesn't have the option of using Toilet paper..ewww!

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Does sitting on the floor and scooting their rear across the carpet count?

Let me put it this way, during Gucci's heat that I let her have, she cleaned herself for a few days until she figured out that I could just spray her off in the sink and then after I washed her off, she started WHINING at me to clean her off. (I kid you not)

Unreal. She's sort of like my kids... Hu-kids:'Mom, can you pack my lunch" ..."Mom, can you find my ____" and Gucci: "Mom, can you wash my _____"
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I was about to say absolutely but then I'm not sure. Cagney can do it, and she scoots her rear on the carpet often but I'm just not sure with the little ones. I have to watch more closely. However, they do often lick their private parts and then try to kiss me. No offense, but no way!!! There's something about that that smacks of some kind of perversion.

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The Fluffs get bum baths pretty often, so no, they certainly cannot clean their own bums! :P

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Ya know...........I am not sure.......maybe not......I just know for sure if theyhave "something" back there, both of my boys try their best to see what "it" is.....and sure enough.....Poop bath has just made it to the top of my list of things to do!

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I bath a minimum of weekly and groom daily but there still is the odd occasion where poopies get wound up in the hair and then it's a bum wash moment. My dogs are all in full coat so there's a lot of hair on that poop trip down to the ground.

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