I don't mind it when mine does, I mean I won't just let him keep on lapping or for example on my lips but cheeks and otherwise are fine one or two sneaky little kisses won't hurt anything.
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I have no problem with it. That being said my dog is not a big licker, she gives hugs--like, actual hugs, she jumps up and puts her front paws around you and leans in (she wasn't trained to do this; apparently her mom also somehow picked this up without training).
It's something like this, although this isn't me and this isn't my dog:
Ive seen people pretty much let their dog tongue them. So nasty. I know people can be obsessive with pets, but thats just nasty.
Being a real man, I can honestly say that I have no problem if a dog jumps up and licks my face. Maybe it's just the hard-bodied, alpha male, cowboy inside of me, but that sort of thing has never bothered me. I played full contact football in the dirt as a kid and swam in ponds with my friends, because we lived in the country and that's what all the farm boys did.
But then again, that was back before germs existed.
I have a 95 LB boxer, and he is a lover for sure. These people saying dogs lick their buttholes and eat shit must have dumb dogs lol... My dog NEVER once has licked his butthole, and has never came close to eating shit either. Maybe its because I regularly bathe him, but yea, he dosen't do any of that lol.
The whole thing about a dog having a cleaner mouth than a human or vice versa is rather silly. There are a bunch of good reasons that licking your wounds is an instinctive response. Saliva from other animals, however, might contain bacteria that is harmful to you. Don't know about dogs specifically, though.
if you're really a pet lover.. you wouldn't mind those things..
I taught mine from early on not to intensively lick me, no matter how much of a greeting/sign of affection it is. Of course I don't mind if he manages to get a lick in when I come home and he greets me.
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Every dog i've had or known stinks from their mouth or just overall stinky, the odor isn't directly pleasant, but i got used to it
but this is usually downplayed by me or others just calling the fuzzball for "aww what a stinky dog!" or "get outta ere! you stinky!" wich sorry to say, can't help doing that. its not a pleasant smell, but its a funny one atleast. :P
but sure i try to avoid them licking me in the face, i mean just imagine on a subatomic level all those brown poop molecules being plastered on to your face now like it was some kinda mud mask. :P