|Barked: Sun Aug 26, '12 2:29pm PST |
|One of the dogs at work (doggie daycare) is a Great Pyrenees. He was born and bred on a farm, so he's from working lines, but his owners adopted him as a pet.
When he first started coming he wasn't quite mature yet, and he was GREAT. Playful, social, super tolerant--he would just lie down and let the other dogs jump all over him. For some reason he was really popular with the bullies--all the pitties and Boxers and Bulldogs loved him.
Unfortunately, now that he IS maturing...he's becoming a different dog. He still has a select few doggie buddies that he plays with, but he is MUCH less tolerant than he was. He will now single out certain other dogs and stalk them before running over to bark and push them to the ground, so we have to watch him closely. He doesn't get into any actual fights, and I wouldn't call him aggressive, but he is being a bully. I'm actually thinking of moving him in with the small dogs, because they don't seem to bother him.
Attitude wise, he's pretty aloof, even with his owners, but he does tolerate a lot of cuddling and man-handling from them. And he sometimes come over to me for a butt scratch...after which I look like I'm wearing furry white gloves.
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