Anonymous

Why Do Dogs Lick People?

18

18 Answers

Rajesh Shri Profile
Rajesh Shri answered
Licking is a universal behavior in canines and most dogs do this with passion. There are many theories behind licking. Some say that it is one of the ways it expresses itself with another of its breed or human beings. Hence it may be either to greet somebody or just show its happiness and pleasure to be close to the person of its liking.
Another theory states that the habit of licking in dogs as seen in most animals is a sort of cleaning ritual. Bitches also lick up puppies and do this for considerable amount of times and cleaning them up could be one reason for doing this. However, when a pup licks its mother, it could be asking for solid food.

Similarly, when a dog licks the face of its owner, it could mean the same thing. Lastly some say, dogs lick human beings as they like the taste of salt. You may try and see if your dog licks you up more when you return home after a workout session, dripping with sweat!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The answer is simple. They like the taste of the sweat on our bodies. It is salty. Thats why they like weird places like the palm and feet
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My Dog is a real lick-er and he constantly does it I think he does it because he can't use anything else to express his feelings.
Manny Mesak Profile
Manny Mesak answered
Well it could mean you ate something and the dog likes it and licks you or it just likes your taste
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I've noticed different licking behaviors. There is the face licking that appears to be.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
They being friendly hounds.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Dogs lick us for lots of reasons, in packs its a sign of respect to lick the mouth of another dog, also our skin can be salty and thats tasty
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Dogs have highest number of sweat glands on their tongue.To clean the sweat they lick the ones they like.
kate Profile
kate answered
IN most canines, licking of the the muzzle or lips is a care-seeking gesture.  Very young pups do this to encourage the dam to regurgitate food.  So you dog, when licking around your face, is giving you the dominant role and asking for sustenance of a sort.
mary hill Profile
mary hill answered
Their lick is like kisses too show how much they love you and how excited they're to see you
Denise Araujo Profile
Denise Araujo answered
Well... When dogs lick you it's because they love you and just like how humans kiss with our lips they kiss with their tongues..
so basically they kiss you but in dog version.. :D
that's all I know...
see you.. Xoo.xx
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
They love you....Also, I have been told that they can smell the sweat on your skin.

Answer Question

Anonymous