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Is it Malamutes or Akitas that 'aren't meant to be offlead?'

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Eroswoof, May 6, 2011.


  1. Eroswoof

    Eroswoof Guest

    I can't remember which have been mentioned in threads :eek:

    But after agility tonight one of each came over (off lead) and with a hugeeee cross breed too, and they loved him, he loved them....and they played chase for about an hour :lol:

    They were wonderful and gentle with him and they had a fantastic time :D
    I always say he prefers bigger dogs but it just struck me all the things I'd read and heard about the breeds he was playing with.

    We've exchanged phone numbers so we'll meet up on the beach sometime too :)


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  2. Nicky10

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    Akitas and a lot of malamutes should never go offlead just because of high prey drive and recall issues. Although some mals like SH's Maya can go offlead most should only be let off in secure areas

    Sounds like Bumby had fun though both are wonderful breeds with the right owners
     
  3. Eroswoof

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    I told them about Maya actually :lol:

    To be honest, all three were dogs had been to the same training classes with the agility trainer so I knew he was okay to go over and play, but it still struck me just how lovely they were with him :eek:

    Just pming you anyway hen xxxx
     
  4. Nicky10

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    I think most people just think that akitas and mals are dog aggressive and some are especially same sex aggressive but they sound great especially to be playing with such a small fluffy thing
     
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    Jacks the same he's wary of little(r) dogs but loves to rough and tumble with the big boys :lol:
     
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    Kenzie loves big dogs, but that's just because she's a rottie herself don't ya know :rolleyes:
     
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    When Buster was a puppy he used to try and take on big dogs and run scared from the little ones :rolleyes:. He's still terrified of our neighbour's shih tzu she yells at him and he hides behind me he loves playing with big dogs especially german shepherds now though
     
  8. Eroswoof

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    Why Kenzie is big

    Kenzie, in stature, you may be small,
    But I'm really tiny and I've always stood tall!
    Some people think that big dogs are violent;
    But they aren't! Not really! They're just super giants!
    But much as I loved those great big dogs
    They just weren't as much fun as lying in front of
    An open log fire, what fun it would be; we may just be small
    But our loves plain to see and Kenzie, you know, you're loves everything to me

    Love Bumby

    xxxx ​
     
  9. Eroswoof

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    Do you think it's because some small dogs are allowed to yap and nip and things maybe :confused:

    I tend to find Bumb doesn't like to play with dogs his own size because they don't seem to know how to play with other dogs (these are the ones we have met - honestly no offense to anyone at all :eek: ).

    Bigger dogs seem much happier to chase him and things

    xxx
     
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    I think it depends on the owner some toy dog people let them get away with being aggressive just because they're small and it's so cute but I think Bella's just scarred him for life lol and a lot of the toy dogs that were around when he was a puppy were owned by those people :rolleyes:. Besides he prefers to play rough and generally only other terriers and big dogs are willing to do that
     
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    I think with Jack its just because he's been brought up with bigger dogs.. he will play with little dogs but is just wary when they first meet.
    I would think your right about the yapping theres a shih tzu next door that just yaps at Jack through the fence he just stares at it like "whats all the noise for" lol Never barks back :lol:
     
  12. Eroswoof

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    Bumby is happy to play rough, though to be fair - that's not something I've taught him; he's just always been like that :lol:

    Aye Bumbs always been socialised with all sorts :lol: it's just the dogs he's been round have naturally always been bigger than him :lol: I know Helbo's boy, Charlie got bitten by a Shitzu yesterday :( there was a thread up :(

    Having said that....Bumble isn't the quietest of dogs :lol: though he never barks in another dogs face.

    He just saves it for me :).....:mellow:......:blink:.........:mad:

    xxxx
     
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    I've never really met a toy dog that's happy to play rough some of his best friends are staffies. He was socialised with little dogs not hard when there were about 10 yorkies on the street when he was a puppy and big dogs he just prefers big dogs
     
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    When we step out of the door for a walk Mkita honestly becomes deaf! My oh calla him loofy as he is so aloof and in his own fluffy akita world! From my experience so far he is perfectly fine saying hello to little dogs but he reminded us last night of his prey drive. Lady walled round the corner of the field with two small terriers, well the terrirs walked around the corner follwed 3 minutes later by the lady I should say. Makita lunged forward at a fast run concentrating ont he dogs(we were ten fifteen metres away and my OH called his name and pulled him towards him to walk on a short lead) and the lady didn't noticehim bee linignf or them as she was clipping them on lead. These two fluffy dogs took him by suprise apearing from undergrowth and he wanted to chase! Then again three nights ago was playing with a tiny 14 week old-time pup, but they met in a controlled way and the puppy didn't make Makita jump. I can safely say our boy will never b without a long line if I want to live to 30without cardiac problems :)
     
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    Mitch my adult AKita loves to play off lead, his recall is very good, his best friends are a Staff and a Greyhound x staff (the only dog that can out run him!!!) Chi Chi is only 6 months so her recall is still being working on. She just wants to play with everything....litrually!!!!! she is still bouncy so when we do introductions we always make her stand still. I think any dog has a prey drive you just have to work on it. But this is just my opinion :)

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    Your dogs are gorgeous! Lovely photo. Did you have them both since pups?
     
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    Yes Mitch was 8 week and is now nearly 3, and Chi Chi was 7 weeks and is now 6 months. They were modeling their new bandanas at VW show last week. :)
     
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    My 2 little ones prefer to play with big dogs. When were at their breeders over easter they were both running in a pack of 10 dogs. Buck was happy to run with the other italians but Willow just had to play with her rhodesian ridgeback. Willow is a bit of a wind up merchant and would run at Simba to get him to play. Even better was when her bedlington x whippet joined the game.
     
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