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#1 bushy

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:51 AM

has anyone out there got a collie with a long tongue.ours seems to be too long for his mouth, is this normal? :confused:

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:56 AM

oh yes! Bailey cant fit his tongue in his mouth. Our neighbours love him because of his comedy tongue. It certainly gives you plenty of opportunity for some really good pics

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:06 AM

thanks i was beginning to think we had another oddball in the family we have 5 dogs and they are all very different and a little bit strange.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:15 AM

Baileys tongue "put away"
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A hapy picture
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And the usual state of his tongue
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It gets bigger but I dont have the pics of that

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:24 AM

thanks claire the markings are not the same but it looks like benji willpost some pictures when i get them out of the phone

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:32 AM

Thats ok. Welcome to the boards btw. Where abouts in the UK are you, i'm determined to find other BC peopl enear me!!!

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:13 AM

I always wonder how Annie gets all of that tongue back into her mouth before she closes it. Of course, in some human circles...never mind, I'd better not go there...
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:42 AM

Uh oh, crate time approaching? :rolleyes:

I'm always wondering why Kessie's tongue is so short; this is about as far as it comes out:
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Before I found these boards I'd never have considered that a short tongue! There's some amazing tongues out there :eek: . Try the search function, you'll find loads of tongue pictures.

Oh and welcome to the boards of course!

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:42 AM

Lol... yup totally normal. My two have almost always got their tongues hanging out- to some degree. :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 12:51 PM

Have you seen Wick's tongue yet? OMG. That dog has tongue. :rolleyes:

Dazzle's doesn't always fit in her mouth either. Very normal for these long tongued BCs.
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:32 PM

Teehee, Kat's Dogs - I was thinking of Wick too - but you know what? I think Claire's Bailey would give Wick a very close run for her money. :rolleyes:

ETA - Sorry Bushy - I forgot my manners - welcome!
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:18 PM

Anyone have any ideas as to why a BC needs such a long tongue?

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:17 PM

Anyone have any ideas as to why a BC needs such a long tongue?

So they can make fun of the sheep by sticking their tongues out at them.

For real, I would think somthing to do with panting and keeping cool and all that - but I really have no idea! :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:49 PM

Almost missed that Bustopher,,,,,,,you know,,,,,in yer crate you rascal!

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 09:16 PM

Originally posted by Kat's Dogs:
...I would think somthing to do with panting and keeping cool and all that - but I really have no idea! :rolleyes:

I'm with you. Wick's tongue is hidden most of the time, but when she chases ball, she goes all out, not just chasing it, but hauling butt back to line up for the next throw. I think that she must do triple the yardage of a normal dog, what with the over-running, the circling, and such. She's also really weird.
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Posted 09 August 2006 - 03:39 AM

Airbear, I just visited your dogs' webpages, and I am impressed with the against-all-odds start that Wick had. She's so lucky to have found you! She's a fascinating character, that's for sure!

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 09:16 AM

Originally posted by RaisingRiver:
Anyone have any ideas as to why a BC needs such a long tongue?

High performance motors need bigger cooling systems.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 01:03 PM

Nice one, Mark. :rolleyes:
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