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Old 09-29-2009, 09:34 AM
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YouTube - Puppy Owns German Shepherd

don't get me wrong, i understand the humor in it. that little chi is OWNING the german shepherd. and while the GSD looks well behaved and like hes playing, all it would take was just a snap or even just playing the same way towards that little guy to really hurt the tiny dog. :/ ehh i dunno. my friend showed it to me and it is funny, but it still made me uneasy for some reason

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Old 09-29-2009, 09:38 AM
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That tiny little dog didn't look like it was playing to me lunging so forcefully and all. That's just my opinion.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:51 AM
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I'm in love with that GSD.....aww, what a sweetie, so gentle and all.

As for the little one, I do think he's playing. He plays really rough though.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:53 AM
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To me, it was all play on both parts. That is almost exactly how Pedro (min pin x) plays with Mom's saint. Heidi totally gets that he's 1/10th her size and adjusts her play accordingly. She's MUCH more gentle and laid back with him than she is with dogs her size. Heck, the play style is almost the same as Pedro and the puppy (papillon) now...adult dog being chill and on his back while the puppy gets all kinds of stupid. It also looked like the little one was young and still at the age where adult dogs allow more stupid puppy behavior. Pedro got away with a LOT more stupidity as a 4 month old pup than he does now from the big dogs.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:55 AM
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That first shot didn't look like play to me ....... bless that GS !!!!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:26 AM
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looks like play to me! i have seen dogs play like that often. little dog is vocal! his tail is wagging, body language does not say aggression either
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:31 AM
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Looks like play to me.

Nope, not nervous about it. The GSD looks like he's got great inhibition and is clearly not at all upset by the pup.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:44 PM
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I want that GSD too! At first I thought the little chi was being aggressive but then it did look like play (it was a little hard to tell in the video), it even started rolling on its back. The GSD showed nothing but gentle playfulness the whole time so it didn't concern me. If they were my dogs I'd certain watch them closely while they played but I'd let 'em play.

It cracked me up when the chi tried to steal the ball out of the GSD's mouth even though that ball was bigger than its wee little head.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:01 PM
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too cute.. its definatly play. Keely is the same thing. She growls and will chase kacee down and nip gently at her ankles and she even looks like shes going to kill her. But irts all in good fun and kacee enjoys it just as much.

Plus. It is a pretty young puppy. I just dont see a pup that young being that aggresive. Not saying its impossible. But pretty unlikely.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:04 PM
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dogs are smart, my dogs teeth never bite down with me, unless their nibbling. they're very gentle with babies, they don't put their teeth on them at all, they're gentle with the cats, same thing, no teeth. Open mouth, but never any bite pressure at all. With each other or other dogs??? they bite the crap out of each other and love it, same with protection work. It's amazing how hard they can bite and how soft they can be at the same time.
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