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Old 10-15-2006, 04:15 AM
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My sister's dog, Zena, seems to be able to instantly sum up a person's character on first meeting! It's a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and one of the friendliest and most loveable dogs ever. It's only ever bitten 3 people, and those have all turned out to be complete idiots/psychos! Eerie!

It's 10 years old, and they have just discovered it has cancer. The vet tells them there is nothing they can do, but to keep checking the tumor (on it's nose) to see if it's growing. They have to measure it once a week. Thankfully, for the past month or so, it hasn't grown, so we are all hoping she'll live out her natural life without the cancer actually killing her.
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:19 AM
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Ah-ha! I'm glad you started this topic. The short answer is a resounding "Yes" - not just in my view but those of the biologist/author Rupert Sheldrake, who even did a BBC documentary about it.

As for being a good judge of character, my old GSD was remarkable in that way. My very first boyfriend she nipped in the testicles when she first met him!! She never did such a thing before or since. It was very astute judgment on her part. (Thanks to the excellent workmanship of Levi Strauss, no harm was done and this particular male probably went on to breed. I personally would not have bred from him myself!! A case of good jeans / bad genes. )

Next was my brother's girlfriend. She is the ONLY person in HISTORY who my GSD...
a) Didn't bark at AT ALL (really!) when she came into the house the first time, and
b) Wagged her tail at when she came downstairs byherself the following day. (My dog wasn't allowed upstairs, so this was like a second meeting on her territory.)

This was also excellent character judgement. My dog seemed entirely content in the company of this complete stranger in her home. Totally unheard of!! My brother went on to marry this girl, and rightly so.


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Old 10-15-2006, 09:05 AM
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Yes dogs have a great sense, no matter the breed. I remember my old girl Teka. She again a card.

Well she was not allowed any aggresive behavior, which was for her protection.

Well anyhow; I would go pick up a so called freind, He was having a hard time. So we went out. We did the human thing and talked. Then we went to get him home and he said. I want Teka to like me. I said okay!

So he went out and bought a pizza. He gave her more than half of the Pizza 3 peices to be exact since it was a small.

Once we get the wing nut home. He said; I want Teka to like me so she can become my Dog. Well okay!

He gets out of the car and generally Teka will not let any one out of the car, So I would have to hold her back to let them out. Good dog.

So wing nut reaches into pet the dog. With that she raises her lip and gives him a BACK OFF BARK!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Well the buddy was so upset that he stated I fed her! I said she does not care if you are the fool. It's plain that she does not like you and with that you can not have my dog!
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:32 PM
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Absolutely. I trust mine implicitly. And I've noticed how often they will do what I'm thinking of asking them to do before I ever say it. They know which one gets to come to work with me on any given day . . . just all manner of things they pick up on before there are any cues given.
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:43 PM
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My dog Squirt is definately sensitive. My baby Lola recently got sick, and Squirt went wherever she was, and would stay there. She is well now, but squirt still sticks close by. Lola has Down's trisomy, and Squirt has been very attentive from the start. It is kind of weird.
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:46 PM
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psychic, i don't know. psycho, definately.

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Old 11-29-2006, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SiNNiK View Post
psychic, i don't know. psycho, definately.


I'm not sure if it's "psychic" per say, but I do think dogs have the ability to "sense" things that are beyond the human comprehension. Maybe it's a sense humans do not posess, maybe it's sheer instinct. Not sure, exactly. But I do think that whatever this "ability" is, it's keen and very much on the money most times. I watch my animal's reactions to many things, and they give me more insight, as well.
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