I don’t know about you but I find it adorable and sometimes humorous to see cute little doggy tongues peeking out (and sometimes hanging out) of their mouths.
Do you ever wonder why dogs often have their tongues sticking out? There are various reasons. Sometimes they are just panting because they are hot. Sometimes they are missing some teeth and so the tongue hangs out where the teeth would normally hold them in. Sometimes it’s due to age, or a birth defect, an overbite or under-bite, certain medications or injury. And sometimes they just are more comfortable with their tongue hanging out a little.
If they do it all the time, check to make sure their tongue is not cracked or swollen. this is called Hanging tongue syndrome and can cause them considerable pain. It’s similar to we humans getting a painful case of chapped lips.
You can read more about the medical issues about dogs’ tongues that stick out here: Why Does My Dog’s Tongue Stick Out?
The following photos are of adorable Chihuahuas with their tongues out. I hope they bring a smile to your face as they have to me!
Twiggy here belongs to one of our admins in our Facebook group who is Della Cameron Patton. We all love silly little Twiggy!
I don’t know the name of this little cutie but the fur mom is Peggy Meeks.
Look at the itty bitty tongue peeking out! This is Dora and she is owned by MJ Kush.
This is Charlie Ray Logan Sparks and he loves sleeping in the sun. He’s 9 years old and a momma’s boy. His mom is Meghan Banner.
This is Cheetah taking a little snooze. Joshua and Jennifer Hubbard are the pet parents.
Ricky is such a cute Chihuahua, isn’t he? Kelly Pflueger Cirrincione is the pet parent.
This sweet Chi girl is named Ally. Her mom is Lawanda Vermillion Walker.
The big guy is Thor. I don’t know the name of his little friend. Connie Finnegan is their mom.
This is Baby and her mom is Marina Waspe.
Say hello to Sassie! Her daddy is Roger Helms.
ChiChi is showing off her pretty hat! Shanel Pasco is her mom.
Little Lucky also belongs to Shanel Pasco.
This adorable little guy is Monte. Monte is the ‘shop dog’ at the grooming salon his mom Melodie French works at. Melodie says he loves going to work with her. Monte is also 4 years old and a rescue.
Diamond is 4 days old in this photo. What a sweet little pup! Stacy DeVries is the pet parent.
Mr. Darcy’s photo wasn’t very clear but he’s such a little cutie, I had to include it. Sally Silis is his mommy.
I don’t know this Chihuahua’s name but he or she belongs to Lisa Cooper.
We have another Chihuahua named ChiChi. I’m not sure of the gender but this adorable Chihuahua reminds me of a little teddy bear. Tracy Wong is the pet parent.
This Chihuahua makes me laugh! He or she belongs to Jill Elizabeth.
I don’t know who this little darling is but the pet parent is Deana Parks.
This is little Lemur sticking her tongue out. Amanda Marie Ponce Saldana is her mom.
This is Chico the Chihuahua and his mom is Destiny Ahaus.
Here is Zoe enjoying the beautiful day. Her mom is Kathy Haldeman and she says Zoe has a heart of gold.
Mary Silvia is the mom of little Buddy here.
Beebee the Chihuahua is a whopping 3 and a half pounds. Brooke McDonald is her mom.
That’s it for our “tongue in Chi” gallery post! I hope you all enjoyed it. And thanks for all the help I received on our Facebook page for suggestions on what to call this post!