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    Default Hanging Tongue Question?

    I noticed that many of the older bullies I list for adoption here have their tongues kinda hanging out to the side.

    I also notice Molly who is only 3 years young is starting to do this occasionally.

    I am wondering if it is just age & muscle control or is it a symptom of something? Or am I just being nutty?

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    My childhood bully, Richard lived to be 12 and never had the problem. Abby is 9 and she is fine. I am not sure why that is. I noticed it also.

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    Default Re: Hanging Tongue Question?

    My 3 yr old's tongue hangs out all the time. When he naps on the floor...he tongue drys to the carpet

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    Mr.Beefy sticks his tongue out when he sleeps but he has a pretty bad underbite.My neighbors bullie's tongue is always out and he has a very elongated underbite. I think it depends on their underbite and if the tongue can creep out of the space. I dont know if that make sense or not??

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    Default Re: Hanging Tongue Question?

    I am sorry I think you may have possibly misunderstood my question....

    Here is a picture of Harley (who is available for adoption via Love-A-Bull Rescue in Phoenix)

    See how his tongue is kinda floppy and to the side? This is what Molly has been doing sometimes lately that she NEVER did before.



    There is many more that I have listed. I will see if I can dig some more up.
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    Default Re: Hanging Tongue Question?

    I've noticed that too, and have always wondered if it's an elderly bully thing, just the way some bully tongues are, or if it's caused by something. Hopefully someone has an answer!
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    Ok things i read....Some dogs always have their tongue hanging from their mouth because they have a poor bite. See if your dog can't hold his tongue in his mouth comfortably because of his bite. Some dogs tongues are too long. Some dogs teeth arent in th correct position to hold the tongue in or they are missing teeth.Commen in dogs with smushed faces.

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    Default Re: Hanging Tongue Question?

    The weird part is that yes, she may do this when she pants, but sometimes I see it when she is just hanging out. Not often, but since I have noticed it on the rescue listings I guess I notice it more?

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    Mr.Beefy's tip of his tongue hangs out because his teeth in the front are very crooked and doesnt hold the tip in.

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    Default Re: Hanging Tongue Question?

    You know when you're in your teens and some things just seem real perky.
    Then in your 20's they are "confident"
    30's they are looking a little tired and droopy
    40s ............ well the energy to just keep the perkiness and avoid the droopiness just isn't quite the same......
    50's ........... who cares, let it just hang where gravity intended.
    60's ............ how the hell did they get that long

    Well girls ......... it might just be the same for bulldog tongues ........

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    Default Re: Hanging Tongue Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    you know when you're in your teens and some things just seem real perky.
    Then in your 20's they are "confident"
    30's they are looking a little tired and droopy
    40s ............ Well the energy to just keep the perkiness and avoid the droopiness just isn't quite the same......
    50's ........... Who cares, let it just hang where gravity intended.
    60's ............ How the hell did they get that long

    well girls ......... It might just be the same for bulldog tongues ........
    omg i love this!!!!

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