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Old 04-25-2014, 10:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think sassing back is a pretty normal puppy thing, and it is very normal for the protection breeds and while some mellow at 6 monthish, some do it later. My 11 month old Dutchie still sasses when he is in his brat state, usually at 6 PM, but while he is confident he is not doing it out of fear aggression.
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