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Pet Pics on Petsugar 2008-07-10 10:15:39

Pet Pic of the Day: Do All Dogs Have Frog Legs?

This is Kaci, proud pup of ShinyCrazy. Not only is Kaci totally adoro (as you can see from the rest of her pics), but she brings up a good question: Do all dogs eventually get "Frog Legs"? See her legs in this piccy — spread out behind her like a frog? What is up with that!? I'm guessing it keeps bellies cool on the grass, but it sure does give me the giggles!

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TASTEthiss TASTEthiss 9 years
wow i didnt know there was term. My mini schnauzer does this all the time and everyone that sees it laughs!! I always thought he was just unique. haha.
drea-nicole drea-nicole 9 years
Viva has frog legs. Especially after a long walk, the first thing she does when she gets home is spread out on the cool tile! Sooo adorable!
lillovelygrl33 lillovelygrl33 9 years
many smaller breeds of dogs have floating knee caps and laying with their legs like this helps pop them back into place! that is an explanation our vet gave about my maltese laying like this!
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 9 years
My male dog Jack does this! and he hasn't been neutered yet! I always feel so bad for his "jewels"... lol! Sometimes he will even drag himself in that position to get more confortable or reach a toy... ouchie! lol
Bebeshopper Bebeshopper 9 years
How funny . . when our dogs (and cats) do this, we always call it "froggin". I agree that I think it's a way for them to cool off. (Or is it a form of yoga?):)
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
My Baylee sits like this a lot too, when she's just hanging around inside the house. We call her "Dogger" sometimes because she makes us think of Frogger. :-)
Shortiegurl03 Shortiegurl03 9 years
Harley mostly uses his frog legs when he's chewing on a toy. Its so funny and weird. =) it looks a little like doggie yoga
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
mm. max doesn't do that..but it is really cute!
SarahPW SarahPW 9 years
my doggie always sits in the frog dog position- i guess he's just comfy that way. i didn't realize that everyone called this position fog dog- i guess i thought i was unique :(
Spectra Spectra 9 years
My dog Scout has never done that, but maybe some dogs do it because they like the grass on their tummies.
cancankant cancankant 9 years
My male (neutered) dog does this, but not my female. I think it's comfortable for them. The ultimate in stretching out and relaxing. He also drags his legs behind him when he gets off the couch. We call it "lazy legs".
teresamari teresamari 9 years
Both my dog and my cat do this, but the cat might have picked it up from the dog.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 9 years
1 of my dogs has them all the time, the other 2 I haven't seen it yet
linb linb 9 years
My toy poodle does this, but my mother's toy poodle does not - both are female. Mine is also much more active than my mother's, so I think it is a way to help them cool down.
thelorax thelorax 9 years
Hahahaha my dog Scout does this when she's being sneaky. For example, the first time she met my husband's cat, she laid down a safe distance away, and then inched along like a lizard very gradually until she was close enough to lick the cat's face.
pugglelover pugglelover 9 years
My puggles do that all the time to cool off. However my other dog who was a lot larger than them never did that or my parents dashhound doesn't do that either.
kourt kourt 9 years
lucy has "frog legs" a lot. she'll even drag herself around the house sometimes, i call it her "army crawl".
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 9 years
Both of my dogs do this lol. We call them chicken legs though, because they look exactly like little drum sticks.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
B-Bop does it when he's hot, I love it. I call it superman, because it looks like he should be flying!
lolococo lolococo 9 years
Benji does his frog legs all the time, especially if he's hot or chewing on a ball!
kristyrk kristyrk 9 years
Samson has frog legs!!
amerynn amerynn 9 years
My dog gets them, but my parents' dog does not!
Aphrosette Aphrosette 9 years
adorable!! And no I do not think all dogs get "frog legs" but I do think that all female dogs do! I have seen so many female dogs do this, but haven't seen any males do it! Maybe its because something gets in the way!
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