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    I ask because my dog gets on with all the dogs he has met at the dog park big and small apart from boxer dogs.

    He met one last week and was charged at by the boxer which happens with other dogs but he usually does not mind but he snapped at it,noise not any biting going on.Then once he was told off they became good friends running round together.

    Today another boxer charged at him and he did the same thing and my husband took him out of the park and when they came back the boxer was waiting for him at the gate and Dexter had another snap.My husband took him out again and then back in the park when it was gone and Dexter was fine playing with all the other dogs.

    He has never growled at another dog even though he was been attacked before(not at the dog park)and is very easy going out and at home where our other dog is the boss.We only got him at 10 months old and I think he was badly treated maybe something happened with boxer dogs then though I would have thought he would be like that with all dogs not just one breed.

    I really don't know what we can do about it apart from avoid boxer dogs.

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    I have noticed at Dog-training that some dogs do not seem to like certain dogs/breeds. Not sure if this is due to things that have happened, or due to vibes certain dogs give off. but many people have said, "my dog dog does not like... breed..." I do know that my dogs seem to have an affinity to giants, especially newfies. But is that, because of what they look like or how they behave? I am just not sure. I have had people tell me their dog does not like large dogs and when they meet my very large Katy, they usually do like her. So like I said, I am not sure which comes first
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    I know Johnny isn't fond of Shar peis. But that is because there is one at agility that always tries to attack him.

    I hear people say that their dogs don't like certain breeds a fair bit too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle89 View Post
    I know Johnny isn't fond of Shar peis. But that is because there is one at agility that always tries to attack him.

    I hear people say that their dogs don't like certain breeds a fair bit too.
    That would make your dog not like them.A friend of mine is scared of German Shephards and her dog can sense that and is not to keen on them.

    The three boxers Dexter has disliked have all been male though he has a lot of male doggie friends and one of his male dog friends can be a bit growly and Dexter is very respectful of him though they are now used to each other and play well together.

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    My Crested hates Bassets with a passion, we have no idea why, the first one he ever saw was my mothers puppy and he is as friendly as they come.

    We were talking about this at the show today actually, it seems not many dogs seem to like hounds... guess they must smell funny

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    I have heard of this before, it definately exists, not sure why, I always guessed it was due to a bad experience with a particular breed, I guess boxers are a very unique breed, sharpei's were mentioned too, same goes for them.

    I've also heard of a rotty that hated yellow commodores and would attack them, no other cars, only yellow commodores, the owner could never work out why.

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    s/tzu hates any dog moves....my minis does not seem to get along with staffy. I think staffies are in general very confident and bold, and they tend to rush to other dogs which my minis has a problem with. My minis loves ridgebacks, gsds, and of course any swf dogs like his brother...lol
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    My dog loves most any other dog. She had a bit of a problem with italian greyhound or whippets for while but that was due to bad experiences as a puppy with one particular crazy aggressive IG.

    More recently she has managed a polite greeting with that dog - but now she's visibly much bigger than it, and it is reasonably well behaved with bigger dogs.

    Some dogs are much better at reading doggy body language. And some dogs aren't built to make correct displays of doggy body language so they can't properly signal that they wish to be friendly. Dogs with long floppy ears or very pointy ears can't make a whole bunch of signals necessary to "act friendly".

    And some dogs have no idea how to act friendly because they never learned as a puppy. I think this is getting worse, especially with the pet shop SWF. Because they're taken away from their litter mates too young and the new owners don't socialise them enough or at all - and the warnings vets give with vaccinations don't help.

    New puppy owners need to organise playdates - with dogs you know are vaccinated and well behaved. So your puppy can learn.

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    My dog absolutely hates the chihuahua's. Don't know if it it because they're two males who barked at her when they first met when she was a pup. These days, if the owner of them is walking in one direction and I am walking in another, one of us will try to walk our dog/dogs behind a car, a bush, or any point of concealment to avoid each other.

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    My staffy/terrier loves almost any polite and friendly dog, but he dislikes any that are over-exuberant and in your face -- i.e. Labs, oodles. But more often than not he goes out of his way to avoid Labradors, probably because of their body-slamming. He bodyslams in play, but he's only 10KG.

    Mischa is wary of SWFs, even though she lives with one.


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