when scout was a baby she used to dump her food bowl and then eat eveything off the bottom of her crate. a woman i work with says her dogs purposely take the food out of there bowl and walk across the kitchen and drop it on the mat and eat it that way. who knows why they do these odd things. wish they could tell us. i 'd like to ask them a few things!!!
My dogs do the same thing. But they take some and just come right to the carpet (their bowls are in the kitchen) chew, go back for more, and so forth and so on. I think it's just because they like to eat on the carpet because it is where we eat. Now if we eat at the table and feed them at the same time, they stay in the kitchen.
My rottweiler is 4 years old and has done this for some time. He will stand there and eat at his bowl but other times he will grab a mouthful of food, run into another room, spit it all over the floor and then eat it. He will also spit it out on the steps and sometimes leave it there for us to walk on.