Does your Dobe graze?

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On grass??

I swear Regan is part cow.I fully expect a loud "MOO" one of these days instead of a WOOF.

He is compulsive with eating grass. Now with all our snow and ice, he will paw away at all the frozen layers until he can reach a pathetic patch of brown grass just so he can get to it.

 

In the warmer months, I swear he goes through grass withdrawal if he doesn't eat alot of it everyday. I had heard that Dobe's do this, but as he is my first, I was curious if indeed it is a trait common to them all.

 

Can be problematic when we are not at home: most of our park areas do not treat their grassy areas, but once is all it takes.You can't always tell from looking at the grass.

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Mine both do- my akita did as well but not to the extent these two do- I was just watching them outside today and was thinking the same thing about the MOO's... lol

Oh these dobies, such a wonderful, funny, interesting bunch arent they?

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Sofia was grazing, then would immediately hork it back up.. I realized that she was hungry and confusing hunger pains for queasy.I started feeding her an early breakfast and the grazing and horking stopped..

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Come to think of it that is what wyatt did the "horking"... Always was such a lovely sight....

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Regan will gag ( "hork"?) once in a while, but usually he just is too busy eating. Get a few more Dobes and I could sell the lawn mower and the Weed Whacker.To think that all these years I have been mowing the grass myself! Silly human. I haven't been playing this right.

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Oh yes! Z loves to munch on grass, and it doesnt even have to be growing. After I mow and there are sometimes big chunks of grass that fall out of the mower deck, she will latch onto them like she has found a treasure! I've gone to the back door in the spring or summer and called her to come back inside, wondered where she was, and my son will say, "Dad, Ziva's at the salad bar again"---sure enough, she's picking greens around the chamomille that grows near the back door.

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Hummm...I can't say I've ever seen Dakota eat grass!  Although she is quite fond of frozen horse nuggets, or poopsicles as I like to call them!  Gross.  :S

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Yup !!!! .. every morning without fail ...

on the trail she has a few favorite spots where she goes grazing, 

she needs her fiber too :-)

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Bogart loves grass too.  He rarely comes back inside without a little leftover grass sticking out of his mouth.  And if it isn't grass he's pruning leaves from a shrub in my backyard.  If I can teach him to pile up all the sticks and twigs back there he might be my little landscape assistant someday.

 

I also laughed when I read the word 'hork' too!  Bogart did that today.  On the carpet.  He was standing right beside me and was so silent I almost didn't know it happened.  By the look on his face he was just as suprised as I was.            

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Tory does more than Tony, she'll make a meal of it. Funniest is when a single blade of grass gets stuck in those little front teeth.

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Oh I know.. that piece of grass dangling in the breeze just cracks me up.. especially when it happens to Miss Priss.. She'll look at me when I'm laughing as if to say:

WHHHAAAAT???

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Sounds like most Dobes are grazers.....now I won't feel so bad when Regan gets "mooed at" by friends.His breeder did mention that his Mom and grandffather loved grass.

Oh yeah- Regan does the grass clump thing from lawn mowing too. Guess they are even better aged, because days later, when the clods are brown and crispy, they are even more appealing to his canine taste-buds. He gets so wrapped up in eating them that he is oblivious to anything else.

Kind of makes me wonder what sort of effect grass eating has on a dog (LOL),,,,certianly is addictive, that's for sure.

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Mine usually eat grass and then come in and "hork" so I have a green slimey mess to clean up. Unless they reconsume it first.

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Eeeeuuuuwwwww!

And speaking of Eeeeeuuuww.. dont' forget that wonderful aftermath of grass ass we have to contend with..Sofia will look at me with that..
"What's that hangin' out my backside mom??"

Best leave the mowing to goats!!

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So, I think I saw my dog eat her own poopsicles...what?!