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Old 03-23-2014, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I forget the technical term but an alert confident dog will raise just the hackles on his withers. A dog who's more likely to run at you and bite will raise the hackles all the way down the back. I see it in my 14 month old female, she's not sure what to do yet to be scary - nor is she sure she wants to be - so it all goes up and it seems silly to me.

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