I have a 16month bitch GSD. I used to live in a beautiful rural area full of fields and reservoirs and dogs off lead all the time. My Arwen would run off lead and play with any dog, there was up to 10 dogs all running round playing. I then had to move and it's a very urban area where the people are not as open and friendly to big dogs. 3 months have passed and I'm now having to keep her on lead as she has started to go for other dogs. Her hackles are up instantly and she barks and lunges. It's so sad to see this as she ran round with all sorts of breeds all the time. Could there be any truth in dogs mentality being like their owners and because these dogs are from a "harder" urban area she senses this and tries to defend?
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