I am afraid to touch any dog's belly now.
Are you telling me the area in the red triangle on male dogs is off-limits? (And my dog doesn't have testicles, just hard little submerged knots, so I'm scratching the area formerly known as his balls.)
And if this were your female dog, you would keep your hands away from the mid-line beneath the bottom two teats?
I woud avoid the teats on the dog below, but not the thigh area. It's important to note that these are dauchsunds, and the lady parts aren't hanging out there all raw and exposed.
Seriously, I really do need to know the rules, because sometimes I rub the bellies of strange dogs, and I don't want to be locked up.