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Old 08-09-2004, 02:55 PM
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Default My Yorkie tried to take on an Alaskan Husky yesterday!

My Yorkie has a small size complex, he doesnt know he weighs only 7 lbs. Every time a big dogs goes by he wants to start a fight, I guess thats why I named him Cid Vicious, haha.


Anyway, I ALWAYS walk my dogs on a leash and yesterday morning I let my dogs out in the garage with me for two seconds to say goodbye to my mother-n-law. next thing you know Cid tore out of the garage and down the street wanting to take on the Husky. The owner of the Husky had to kick at Cid to keep him out of "mouth" range so the Husky wouldnt snapp him up. Small dogs he loves but when a big dog comes along he become aggressive, anyone else have this problem with small breeds?
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Old 08-09-2004, 03:21 PM
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I actually have a story that is similar to this, but I was on the other end with the big dog. I have a golden retreiver mix and he is at about 65 pounds right now. I was walking him on his leash down the street and all of the suddent his cute little yorkie comes running at us. (But she was not barking), my dog actually ran from this little tiny 5 pound dog. (what a wimp - ) I am pretty sure she just wanted to play though. I know it is not really the same, but I figured it was still a funny story. I did used to have a West Highland White Terrier and he was the same way. He had little man's syndrome. He would sit on the couch and stare out the window and bark at everything that came by, especially big dogs.
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Old 08-09-2004, 11:20 PM
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I can't count the times I have had to keep little dogs from attaching my dobie. But we grew up with six little dogs who were scareless. Owners always have to be on their toes when mixing big and little dogs.

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Old 08-10-2004, 07:54 AM
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I've had all kinds of problems with little dogs being ridiculously aggressive toward my big dogs, but fortunately (for them), my dogs wouldn't deign to notice them.

I did have a toy Fox Terrier when I was a kid, and she went after everything! Mickey was eight pounds of unmitigated nerve. We just had to try to make sure she was under control at all times. Of course, when we had problems with neighbor's dogs digging under the fence it was a whole different story. Mickey would wait until they got halfway through, then attack them when they couldn't move. She stopped that problem on her own.
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:51 AM
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Well, I don't think it's the size of the dog that matters. By Boston Terrier is the boss of two pit bulls and a boxer. They are all much bigger than her, but she still keeps them in line. It's funny watching them too. Bula will want to play with Dixie, so she will start biting and pawing at her, and Dixie will snap at Bula. I guess it hurts Bula's feelings because she will go lay in the bed until Dixie goes and gets her.
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:56 AM
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I always walk Cid on a leash and try to keep him out of direct contact with large breed dogs. Cid does not know how to give respect to the larger breed dog nor know his place and I think thats when the larger dog puts him in his place.


A friend of mine has the sweetest Lab and that dog lives with two other small breed dogs, they all live just fine together. I took Cid over to her house one day and the Lab wanted to eat Cid up, my friend had never seen her Lab react to another dog like that. I think Cid didnt give the Lab the repect she needed as a bigger dog and she wanted to put Cid in his place.


Another time I was walking Cid and sometimes I pass this neigbor who owns ander Lab who is very timid. We have passed by a hundred times without problem even when the Lab is lying on the front lawn unleashed. Well, one day as I was walking by the neigbor, his Lab was lying there swinging her tail until Cid looked at her and hiked his leg on her lawn. Man, that female Lab jumped up and charged after Cid. I think Cid was disrepecting the Lab in her own yard.


By now you probably think Cid is a rotten Yorkie but he isnt. He is very sweet but just doesnt want the other neighborhood big dogs to know that! haha. CId trys to hold his own and I have to take lots of precautions to keep himself from getting killed because of his cocky attitude.
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:59 AM
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I can't count the times I have had to keep little dogs from attaching my dobie. But we grew up with six little dogs who were scareless. Owners always have to be on their toes when mixing big and little dogs.

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u have a or have had a dog named dobie??? what breed was it??
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:13 PM
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haa! haaaa! No, I had a dobie named Chazhound
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Old 08-10-2004, 02:21 PM
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I would be very grateful that nothing happened to Cid. I never owned a small bred myself, but I have frequently been involved in situations where a tiny little dog decides that he will take on my dogs. While I can forgive if this happens by accident I have no tolerance for the owners of these small dogs who sit there chuckling over this type of behavior.

I completely agree. I have an extremely aggressive Chihuahua and a sweet and harmless Pit Bull...I find it quite dissapointing that many small dog owners laugh it off if their dog is aggressive and trying to jump out at big dogs. This also happens when my Chi gets roudy around larger dogs..people will laugh it off, but if my Pit was to growl at someone everyone would probably insist on putting the dog to sleep.

Also, if the larger dog attacks the smaller one, guess who always gets blamed? I believe you should look into some training if he's extremely animal aggressive. I can see where you're coming from since small dogs possess animal aggression far more than larger ones and some of them can really be a handful at times. However, don't let your dog get into those kinds of situations because one day it won't be anything to laugh about and the person that has the large dog will end up taking the blame..not to mention the reputation of their breed (depending one what kind of dog they have) will be damaged that much more because your small dog decided to have another fit.

I'm not trying to offend anyone, I'm just saying every responsible dog owner should make sure their dogs behave properly and don't get into risky and unneccesary situations.
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:55 PM
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Pitbulliest, you've hit the nail right on the head there. The big one's always going to get the blame.

I've only seen it happen differently once. I had Kharma with me at Lowe's and she was being an adorable, quiet little diva puppy - not that she was ever little! A woman had two chihuahuas with her and they suddenly went berserk when they saw Kharma, growling and snapping and trying to get loose to get to Kharma. She just sat there and looked at them, and everyone talked about those bad little dogs trying to hurt that darling, well mannered puppy. I didn't enlighten them that she was probably trying to figure out if they were noisy cousins of those critters she likes to catch and eat at home. (rofl)
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