Why do dogs shake?
Dogs do not have hands. They cannot grab a towel and dry or brush themselves off. What's a dog to do?
The rapid movement of the skin twisting and turning throws the dirt or water off of the dog into the air. This twisting movement usually starts at the head working its way down the back to the tip of the tail. What a refreshing feeling for the dog, but beware, if you are too close to your dog, whatever it is that is coming off the dog just may land on YOU!—Photos taken by Emily Tiscarenio
Bowie the Shiloh Shepherd shaking off right after he caked himself in mud on a hot summer day.