Are there breeds your dog doesn't like or is scared of?

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  1. JacksonsMom

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    I meant to post about this a few weeks ago, but I met a friend up at the dog park a few weeks ago, which doesn't really happen often anymore, but we were on the small dog side and it was surprisingly a busy day. Maybe 10 little dogs.

    Then there was a 7 month old english bulldog. She was honestly a sweetheart. There was no aggression, or any type of pushy behavior at all, etc, I watched very closely and feel I know dog body language pretty well... but I have NEVER seen Jackson react the way he did. He was honestly terrified of this super friendly dog. I think it was the snorting noises and just kind of "bulldog walk" maybe? I don't know, but every other dog he was fine/normal with, did some sniffing, a bit of play bows, etc, the poor sweet bulldog would come up to his butt to smell and Jackson would like cower away, tail tucked in, ears back, just very scared even though this dog was not doing anything alarming. I really think it was the pig-like noises and grunts the dog was making. He's looked at a few Pugs very oddly sometimes, too, but he's never been 'scared' of them.

    But anyway, in general, he does not like bully-type dogs (including Boston Terriers, French Bulldogs) and he also doesn't like Boxers or young Labs.

    The dogs he seemingly gets along with best and enjoys the most are herders, and other small terriers, most small white fluffyish dogs, and also Goldens he seems to love.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    labs/lab mixes. Always.

    He isn't scared or aggressive but you can tell he avoids them always. They are usually pretty pushy players and he doesn't like that I guess

    The few he has met that he learns are ok he is totally fine with but those are the only dogs he shys away from at first
     
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    Bailey only likes other Springers and a select few other sporting dogs. She actively avoids most other dogs.

    Buzz dislikes one particular Shiba Inu. The only dog he's ever growled at.

    Gabby appears to love Ava!
     
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    Schnauzers. It's incredibly weird just how quickly and how angrily Trent reacts to Schnauzers. I don't know what it is about them, but he really dislikes the breed. I originally thought that it was limited to miniatures, but there's a new standard in the neighborhood and Trent's the same way with him.
     
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    Maisy despises yellow retriever-ish dogs. There is a DA yellow lab our neighbor sometimes sits for who is her nemesis, and she seems to have generalized their mutual hatred.
     
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    Journey doesn't seem to have any discrepancies. She loves to play with pretty much all dogs. Especially speedy ones! But no, I can't think of any they she really doesn't like.

    The Dobermans are not fans of Boxers. They try to avoid them and really dislike their play style I think. Other than that, I haven't noticed a trend. Neither one likes really pushy, in your face type dogs (they make an exception for Journey). But that's not a breed thing, more an individual thing. Oh! And I forgot. They really do not like terriers at all. Big or small. They don't understand their play styles and I think just don't like their attitudes.

    Dance doesn't like most retrievers it seems. Or anything really in your face or pushy. She's not big on other dogs as it is, but retrievers and pushy dogs really get on her last nerve.

    One of my past dogs, Tango, had a thing against brindle dogs. No idea why and I always thought it was kind of weird.
     
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    Webster dislikes all bully type breeds. They make him nervous. He's been that way since I met him. The girls don't have any particular breed/type dislikes.
     
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    Great Danes, Seamus gets rattled.
     
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    Boxers. Elsie is wary of them.

    Zobby hates husky type dogs.
     
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    GSD'S. And bulldog types ever since one rushed him at a pet store a few months ago
     
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    yeah - Quinn is very picky. Mostly breeds that have given her a fright at some point.
    She's not that bad but I do notice a change in her with some breeds.

    Border Collies is a big one - lots of uber "friendly" rush-in-your-face types have put her off a bit.
    Malinois - no idea why, she just isn't super keen on them.
    GSD's - not really a fan.

    I'm like... way to go... pick pretty much the only breeds your ever likely to live with.

    She's never been a fan of standard poodles either... they just move to weirdly for her.

    But she LOVES huskies for some reason. Maybe its because she can see the resemblance. :rolleyes:

    She also tends to be pretty good with kelpies. I think its because she's met so many that are just-do-your-thing-and-I'll-do-mine with their attitude and she loves that.
     
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    Bulldogs, Pugs, Old English Sheepdogs, GSDs, black Standard Poodles, Great Danes, Boxers, overfriendly Labs etc, puppies of any kind ...

    It's much more rare to find a dog that Cohen actually gets along with off the bat. She's a total grump and would much rather not interact with a dog until she's gotten to know it. Intact male BCs and Huskies seem to get a pass.
     
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    Ivan pretty much gets along with all other dogs. I can't think of one breed that he dislikes in general. Now I can't say the same for other dogs meeting him. Hes lacking in dog manners. And try as I might I have not been able to teach him thats rude. I'm hoping that the next one will be taught some manners between the two boys.
     
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    My shepherd does not like goldens:( Probably because she was mauled by a couple in a dog class and that girl doesn't forget:)

    She LOVES little dogs, my sister has papillons and she gravitates towards small dogs in public:)
     
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    I wouldn't say dislike, but Caleb seems to be more watchful of bully types. And he will growl at them if they come up to him, except for the Boxer in our Nosework class. He absolutely loves Lee. Probably because Lee is just as goofy as Caleb.
     
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    Summit believes all huskies should die. If they have blue eyes... all the more reason. In fact, he hates blue eyes do much that non-huskies with blue eyes are automatically lumped in until he realizes they are not in fact huskies.

    I mean, he actually wants to kill them. It's weird and scary.
     
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    Fudge doesn't like Labradors or springers or small breeds really. He must love living in our house haha.

    Tika hates most other breeds equally and with a passion. German shepherds are worse though and Belgian shepherds seem to get a free pass.

    Scamp hates huskies of any description. Ever since he got attacked by 2 he has never forgotten. He's not a fan of labs either.

    Everyone else is good with pretty much all other dogs although I manage them so they rarely interact with other dogs anyway.
     
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    Watson loves all dogs of all breeds. He's a physical dog, so he's totally ok with other dogs getting into his personal space or playing rough. He can be a bit forward at first for dogs who value their personal space or take time to warm up, but if they give him a chance he usually wins them over.

    He's also quite forgiving of dogs who snark or growl at him. Our friends' dog is reactive and the first 2 hours together was rough, with their dog barking and flipping out anytime Watson looked at him (they were on leash and unable to get to each other). Once the other dog came around, Watson was totally fine with him and acted like nothing had happened.
     
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    Jubel isn't scared of or nervous around any particular breeds. He does strongly dislike a shepherd mix who walks in the same park we do but that grew from that dog being snarky and aggressive with him. It is now a mutual dislike and unfortunately the shepherd mix's owner is clueless and still thinks they could/should be friends. I think he's finally got the hint that no I'm not going to let them near each other ever again.

    Jubel does seem to have a thing for harassing beagles and beagle mixes for some reason. This is going back over 2 years ago to when we still went to the dog park but he'd relentlessly try and hump most of the beagles at the dog park. Not sure if he'd still do that or not. We only see one beagle somewhat regularly now walking around our neighborhood, he's only stopped to sniff this dog maybe twice. The beagle is always excited and wanting to play, Jubel mostly ignores it and continues sniffing stuff. I might be getting a beagle as a short term foster next week so it'd be interesting to see if Jubel is over his obsession.
     
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    Keeva hates Great Danes after she was attacked at my work. Now, she knows a few from daycare and is fine with them, but yeah, the sight of strange Dane sends her into a fury if I don't interfere/distract her, LOL. We were walking around a huge outdoor dog show, seeing dogs of lots of sizes, no issues, and then we came upon a big male Dane and Keeva was like, "HEY! HEY!.... **** YOU! YOU AND ALL YOUR KIND!"

    Macky thinks all dogs smell and have germs, Blossom ignores everyone until they get too close, and then she's an equal opportunist face snarker.
     

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