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Does your dog seem click with dogs that look the same as them?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by BabyBlu, Aug 21, 2013.


  1. BabyBlu

    BabyBlu PetForums Senior

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    Just took Edie for a walk and we came across another Blue Staffie boy her age. I was also walking the neighbour's Dachshund, who is Edie's best friend, and the Blue Boy was with two Shar Peis.
    The two Staffies immediately clicked and ran around together, wrestling and running in and out of the lake. They ran so close like 2 horses pulling a carriage. It was a joy to see. Loads of people stopped to watch because they looked so handsome and fun.
    Edie has gone past the age now of running around with other dogs. She usually gives them a sniff and then that's it, or if they are very young she might play a quick game of tag. But with this boy it was a kind of instant recognition.
    A few months back this had happened with another blue staffie boy her age but she did already know him, but hadn't seen him in ages.

    Do you think dogs have an affinity with the same breed in the same colouring and age?

    The Shar Peis tried to join in but the blue pair were only interested in each other. (the dachshund hid between my legs!)
     
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    WeedySeaDragon PetForums VIP

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    Fitz and Wybie (whippets) are both definitely much more interested in sighthounds than any other type of dog.

    It's not that odd really, I don't think it's unusual for different breeds or types to have differing play styles and it's only natural that they would enjoy playing with dogs that play in the same way they do themselves.

    With our lot it's chasing and coursing each other, it's very rare we meet a dog that is willing to play like that that isn't a sighthound, hence why we don't let them play with strange dogs :lol:
     
  3. metaldog

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    Pippi loves other Jack Russells.

    Bizkit only likes pointy smooth coated dogs. He's prejudiced against straffies and Border Collies.

    I'm sure they can differentiate between breeds but I'm not sure if they recognise their own breed or just like meeting dogs with the same playing style as them :)
     
  4. sezeelson

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    No Rossi doesn't.

    He clicks with 'quick' dogs like grey hounds & whippets who are up for a game of chase! And a Great Dane we recently met who was extremely playful :D
     
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    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

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    Yes mine is much better with bull breeds. Not so hot with busy dogs like spaniels or collies.
     
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    Chance does seem quite comfortable around other ambulls, particularly solid white ones, and theres quite a few of them at weight pulling so yes i would say he does 'click' with them!

    harvey gets on well with all dogs, but he seems to prefer alot bigger dogs to play with!
     
  7. Owned By A Yellow Lab

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    Dex seems to click with any female dog :)

    The only one I've ever seem him avoid is a lovely but very large GSD x Husky. Dex looked visibly scared when she tried to engage with him!

    He gets on with most dogs including a few fellow Labs. But if a young bouncy male Lab tries to play, Dex simply will not tolerate them.

    He won't engage with GSDs or Rough Collies.
     
  8. BabyBlu

    BabyBlu PetForums Senior

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    What's weight pulling?
     
  9. Sarah1983

    Sarah1983 PetForums VIP

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    Spen doesn't really seem to have a preference. The love of his life is a husky/gsd mix, a pure husky comes a close second. Then there's Rupert, some sort of french hunting dog, and Khan the rottweiler and Jessie the munsterlander. He completely ignores Senna and Scoobie the two Labs we see most often, has a brief play with Milo then ignores him and a quick sniff with Cooper then ignores him. So out of the 4 Labs we know he's not really interested in any of them lol. But they're all male and he's far more interested in the ladies.
     
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    Yes Florence's best buddy is another Chocolate Lab called Sammy, they just adore each other and would play for hours if their mean old owners would let them ;)
    Freya does like chasing other very fast dogs but doesn't particularly gravitate towards any dogs really.
     
  11. Pupcakes

    Pupcakes Lady of The Terrors.

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    Yeah Charlie has always been great with other Jack Russells, even a young male Jack humping him, he never squabbles with them, even if they get shirty with him, male, female, hes like "Yeah its cool man, we gotta stick together"

    Dottie just doesnt want any dog near her!
     
  12. Dogless

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    We don't meet enough other RRs for me to be sure but he does seem to recognise the breed in terms of being a bit more excitable. His favourite dogs are sighthounds - plenty of speed for games of chases. When we went to a dog fun day last year there were different groups of dogs and he was drawn straight to the pointies.
     
  13. cavmad

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    My cavs are certainly very breedist. If i bring a cav in to foster they get up and greet them and then invite them onto the sofa. The few times i bring a different breed to foster they just open an eye and go back to the important thing in life sleeping. The others dont really care the two big ones tend to go towards collies but they both love rough collie chase games the only lurcher (greyhound x GSD) pinned Ollie down so he being a sensative soul avoids pointy types which is a shame as they would run with him.
     
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    Indie gets a bit freaked out by German Shepherds, once sniffed she's fine.
     
  15. Pezant

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    Oh yeah, Henry goes nuts for other Setters, especially English. He definitely recognises them and is far more keen to meet them than any other breed.
     
  16. Huskybob

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    Absolutely. When Broder was in someones front garden he wouldn't react or pay any notice if a dog went past... unless it's was a husky. Then he'd go mad, rearing up, howling and trying to get to it to play!
     
  17. Freyja

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    All the hounds and the iggies love to meet other sight hounds. I know the iggies are toy breeds but they do assoctiate more with hounds than other toy breeds not just because they live with them.

    The chihuahuas don't really bother about others they will associate with all the other dogs we meet whatever their breeds but saying that we don't really see any other chihuahuas when out walking.
     
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