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Old 07-22-2012, 12:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Only one good golden? Then you haven't met Daisy
Yuppp. The first dog bite I ever got was actually a golden But after meeting Tator, who has the PROPER temperament (aside from his shyness), I quite like them ^w^
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well if by dominant she meant wont start a fight but sure will finish one....

NONE of my shepherds have been dominant and i've had several fosters as well. Least not in the sense that people assume. They are strong intelligent dogs. Shasta can be a total pain in the butt but she's not dominant in any way. Neither is Riley. Zena wouldnt start a fight but you better believe she would have finished it.

It takes a strong owner to have a strong dog. Breed doesnt matter. There are chihuahuas that walk all over their owners because they have never been told no or trained.

I'm honestly more concerned about the goldens i've come in contact with. Fearful, aggressive.... list goes on. I had a golden in class I actually had to dismiss from the class because he was just completely unpredictable. The lights were on and the wheel was turning but the hamster was dead.
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well if by dominant she meant wont start a fight but sure will finish one....

NONE of my shepherds have been dominant and i've had several fosters as well. Least not in the sense that people assume. They are strong intelligent dogs. Shasta can be a total pain in the butt but she's not dominant in any way. Neither is Riley. Zena wouldnt start a fight but you better believe she would have finished it.

It takes a strong owner to have a strong dog. Breed doesnt matter. There are chihuahuas that walk all over their owners because they have never been told no or trained.

I'm honestly more concerned about the goldens i've come in contact with. Fearful, aggressive.... list goes on. I had a golden in class I actually had to dismiss from the class because he was just completely unpredictable. The lights were on and the wheel was turning but the hamster was dead.
That's my girl, lol!!!
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At least she's smart enough to know that this may not be the breed for her. I wish more people would do that instead of just running out and getting one because they are pretty.
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My GSD is not dominant, I can't see her starting a fight, but I can see her in the future ending one. She does not like when dogs go after her, in her world everyone has to like her. My golden has the temperament a golden should have...I just love that dog He can light up a room
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My GSD is not dominant, I can't see her starting a fight, but I can see her in the future ending one. She does not like when dogs go after her, in her world everyone has to like her. My golden has the temperament a golden should have...I just love that dog He can light up a room
Another good golden I'd like to see pictures, do you have any?

After talking with my friend some more, she said by dominant she meant aggressive when unprovoked. So I think what we have here is a case of generalizing the bad behaviors of a few to the entire breed.
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My golden was viciously attacked by a Rott when he was 3-4 months old. I thought my baby was a goner Luckily my trainer had a Rott, so my pup was exposed to a nice Rott within days of the attack and I feel that made the difference in what could have been very damaging for him. He loves all dogs--big/small, kids, cats.... just everything


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If this is a friend you see regularly, maybe you and Spirit, in time, will demonstrate what a GSD is all about and she may eventually change her mind about the breed.
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My golden was viciously attacked by a Rott when he was 3-4 months old. I thought my baby was a goner Luckily my trainer had a Rott, so my pup was exposed to a nice Rott within days of the attack and I feel that made the difference in what could have been very damaging for him. He loves all dogs--big/small, kids, cats.... just everything


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