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    We took Koda for a walk today, we didn't pass many dogs.
    But we did pass a few.
    first we passed what i THINK were two Tibetan Spaniels, one in particular was really trying to get to Koda, Koda wasn't that fussed, he was happy to keep moving on. i was planning to keep him away from the other dogs, but the owner of the other dogs let them come to Koda. They sniffed each other then the Tebbie nipped Koda on the nose .... once again Koda wasn't that fussed, he freaked out a bit, but was happy to move on!
    Then later when we had just got back to the car, i was giving him some water, when a Border collie walked past, the BC didn't even look at Koda, and was probably about 4 or 5 meters away from him, BUT Koda went absolutely insane Barking Non stop and doing his best to pull the lead out of my hands to get to the dog (I know that if he did manage to get to the BC he wouldn't have hurt it at all, even though he sounded like he wanted to kill it... ). I managed to settle him down, once the BC was gone (which still seemed to not have noticed Koda) but i don't understand why he went crazy for one dog and wasn't bothered by other dogs. Does anyone have any ideas, or had the same thing happen to them?

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    I am feeling in a frivolous mood so my reply is.. do you like everyone you see or meet? Maybe dogs are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I am feeling in a frivolous mood so my reply is.. do you like everyone you see or meet? Maybe dogs are the same.
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    okay....
    i was just asking about something i had never seen any of the dogs i have ever had do... ... sorry for the stupid question...

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    I am sorry, I did not mean to imply at all that is was a silly question.
    I do think that all animals and humans can be like this. My dogs hate one cat and adore the other.

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    I can't help with a solution, but can say I have observed similar behavior with my dogs. What's even stranger is they each have likes and dislikes separate to one another. Villain might bark like a loony at a dog that Flirtty totally ignores, and vice versa. Makes life interesting!

    This is off topic... But kinda related: Villain has had issues with bicycles, motorized scooters and motorcycles and trucks in the past. My ordinarily calm dog becomes the devil incarnate when one of these goes past- barking like a maniac and once or twice he has lunged forward at especially large trucks! Scary! But, anyway, here's the weird bit... He doesn't have an issue with cars, EXCEPT for vintage cars!!! Over 25 years old.... And Villain likewise seems to think its for barking at.

    Maybe, unlike me, he's not into vintage!!!!!!!!

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    Sometimes dogs jjust dotn like other dogs.

    My boy Lennox, who is no longer with us, used to hate bull terriers with a vengeance. But only if they were mostly white. If they had a lot of brindle or other colouring they didnt bother him. But if they were mostly or all white, he had big issues with them. And it was because as a 1 year old, he was attacked by one, and as a 2 year old we were at the beach and him and Chevy were laying on our blanket with me and my kid (who was about 1 at the time) and a BT came up, Lennox ignored him, until the BT growled at me and then it was all on.

    No other dog ever bothered him, just BTs.

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    I agree with DiDee

    My dog goes nuts for other dogs that look like her friends - eg black and tan kelpies get enthusiastic greetings as do all ACDs and Border Collies. With the BC - they can be a bit breedist or even owner or ball obsessed so the chance of one of them being pleased to see Frosty is very low, sadly. But most of the ACD will play.

    My dog is completely not fussed about any dog she rates as small and feeble eg cavaliers, mini schnauzers, dachshund, cocker spaniels, etc. Or any dog that tells her it is small and feeble. Or old.

    I don't think it's ok to let other dogs bite on the nose - how did that happen?

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    Well some of my dogs are dead set racist against some breeds.
    When I was showing Bubba I hated that we had to be in the same group as sibs & mals because Bubba hated them & they seemed to know Bubba was a threat to them even though he only ever grumped at them once. I think maybe because he's a livestock guardian & they are wolve like breeds but only thought of that after someone here pointed it out.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    When we were at the Dog Friendly accommodation over the weekend, the owner's pack of 3 not so well mannered rescues ran up to the gate (properties have a fenced off deck connecting to the house so dogs can't escape) and they certainly scared Suzie! They ran up as close as they could to her (as the gate was shut) and tried to get at her. Since then she's been very untrusting of other dogs. She's even barked at a few dogs at the dog beach, which she's never done before. So maybe even though your boy didn't seem phased by the first dog, afterwards he didn't trust the other dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I don't think it's ok to let other dogs bite on the nose - how did that happen?
    I dont think it's okay either, (which is the reason i was going to keep him away from the little dog, because i thought he might be a bit rough) they just sniffed each other then the Tebbie gave Koda a LITTLE nip on the nose, it wasn't much at all, he barely noticed it. If it was actually a Bite, i definitely wouldn't have been happy at all!

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