Originally Posted by Courtney
Is it unusual that a puppy would be attacked by an adult dog like that?
I don't know if adult vs. puppy is as much a factor as the OP saying the dog was already acting timid around other dogs. I have seen stable dogs target timid dogs. One of my dogs will pick on a real timid/submissive dog if I let him and the funny thing is, of all my dogs HE is the most submissive and gentle when it comes to play (likes to run and chase but doesn't like using his mouth and doesn't like rough wrestling so he rarely tries to play with my GSDs). Also since we weren't there we don't know what really happened, if the puppy was actually "attacked" or what. Sometimes people watch my dogs play and think they are fighting but I've had some seriously rough 'n tumble foster dogs!