|Barked: Tue Nov 8, '11 4:50pm PST |
|I second that. A lot of breeds can "surprise you" when they go from friendly puppy/teenager, to less-than-friendly adult. I would expect any pit bull regardless of how nice and socialized it was as a puppy, to start showing some signs of dog aggression by age 2 or 3. If it never does, nice. If it does.. that's pit bulls for ya.
I'm even expecting it from Nix. He's great with other dogs right now, but Border Collies aren't exactly known for being the friendliest when it comes to other dogs, especially of the same sex. They're not really playful, is what it is. They focus on their work and they don't like playful dogs interrupting them. I know a lot of Borders remain playful as they were when they were puppies, and that's great~ I always wanted a dog who was good with other dogs, but I wont be all that surprised if by age 2 he decides from then on that he just doesn't feel like playing with strange dogs anymore. As long as he's not going up and outright attacking anydoggy (in which case I would worry and I would try to fix that, don't get me wrong) I can accept it.
Ava did it too. Although in a different sense. When she was a puppy she was the biggest little social butterfly you ever met. Someone didn't even have to acknowledge her.. if she saw them, they were automatically her best friend. She started showing signs of being suspicious of strangers by.. I wanna say about 1.5 years, but she was still for the most part a social girl. Now at 2.5 years she's suspicious of most people. She still has her friends, and she doesn't shy away (not usually anyways. I can think of only one person she's shied away from.) but she makes a big deal warning me about new people, until they show that they're friendly, then she loves them. She's a nice girl, just kind of protective, which I like honestly. I prefer a dog who's a little wary of strangers, to a dog who's never met a stranger.
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