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Why do dogs like to ride in cars with their heads stuck out of the windows?

Asked by Adirondackwannabe (36555points) March 19th, 2011

Just happened to take a look outside and a truck pulled into the parking lot with a dog hanging out the window. Why do they do it? Doesn’t it seem the air flow would mess with their eyes? Just a random Saturday thought. It’s in the details Josie.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The drivers always smell like wet humans.;)

JilltheTooth's avatar

Oh, c’mon, wouldn’t you? It’s actually bad for their eyes and ears, they pick up stuff…

JmacOroni's avatar

They enjoy all of the scents.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

My two dogs never did like to ride, but I don’t think they ever got to ride when they were young.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Mine loves car rides.Boat rides too:) So do the cats.XD

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille The cats like the boat? I love the water. It’s very calming.

AmWiser's avatar

Not this Doggy :P

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe They liked the big boat we had.They might not feel the same about the puddle-jumper I pilot now.—That’s right…pilot.I pilot a puddle-jumper!

ucme's avatar

It’s the closest they’ll get to a blow job, at least one that’s not self inflicted.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Are you sure there aren’t laws against that?

marinelife's avatar

They love the plethora of scents (ones that we don’t even smell).

blueiiznh's avatar

So ironic you asked that question. My puppy had his first experience with it yesterday. He was in the back seat and it was 70 F outside. I rolled down his window and he went bonkers with his head rolling side to side, swirling and taking all the new scents in.
He didn’t stick his head out, but just sat there and swayed his head like a lunatic taking it all in. Funny stuff.

Meego's avatar

My chocolate lab loves to stick her head out the window, when we had a sunroof she stuck her head out there. My black lab X hates car rides one time though he was in the back of the SUV and the windows were open sitting up and enjoying the breeze almost sleeping. I think its not just the smells but it feels good it’s like when you put your hand out the window, it feels nice.
@blueiiznh I lurve your puppy :D

blueiiznh's avatar

Thanks @Meego Here is a recent one of Hendrix learning to play cards

john65pennington's avatar

This answer comes from a very reliable source… border collie.

The highlight of his life is when he goes riding in the car. His head is stuck out the window, even if the outside temperature is 10 below zero.

I asked “Mikey” one day, “Michael, how come you love to stick your head out of the car window?”. He replied, “because I can smell a million different smells all at one time”.

His answer was good enough for me.

Meego's avatar

@john65pennington DUDE! Your dog talks! I have a lot more questions

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