Why take food out of the bowl to the carpet?

United States
@Toofancy (550)
February 8, 2009 9:58am CST
I have two dogs. One chihuahua, and one poodle. When they eat food from their bowl, they put the food in their mouths, and then take the pieces to the carpet in the next room and eat it there. Both of them do this. My son was visiting yesterday, and he saw the dogs doing this, and commented that HIS chihuahua also takes his food from the bowl to the carpet to eat. Does your dog do this? Why do dogs do this? Do all dogs do it? I am very curious about this habit.