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|03-17-2016 05:03 PM|
|sebrench||I picked "instantly loves everyone" though if there was something between instantly loves everyone and cautious to meet people, I would probably have picked that. Asher didn't get the memo that he is supposed to be aloof, though he is getting somewhat more reserved as he gets older. He is friendly and outgoing in public places, out on walks, at the vets, pet store, obedience classes, ect. He likes to greet people. We've never encountered anyone acting shady or suspicious though. He does bark at strange occurrences outside...like people out on four-wheelers shouting at each other (which is happening on the road outside our house while I type this, haha).|
|03-17-2016 04:37 PM|
|Ivanlotter||Mine is still a puppy. Went to Puppy School and Mila immediately started barking/growling at the other pups and her back hair were standing up. So we all held back our puppies until the instructor came around and took the leash and took her to meet all the pups. Then all was fine. She is still to young to react to human strangers, will see in future.|
|02-21-2016 08:05 PM|
|MagicHorse||We just got our Shepherd, but he seems to like everyone. He did let out a huge bark the other day when I came home, through the front door. He seems to be just what we've been wanting. Doesn't bark except when he thinks something is "off". We are not sure how he'd be if anyone tried to threaten us, but I imagine he would try to protect us.|
|02-16-2016 09:22 AM|
Could care less about other adults unless they're being sketchy
|08-31-2014 05:31 PM|
Originally Posted by Susan_GSD_mom View Post
|08-29-2014 02:01 AM|
She is watchful and later ambivalent. But I think if I displayed any hostility or fear she'd be on them like a badger.
No exact vote category.
I keep my signals careful because she really disapproves of strangers on first exposure. If we are relaxed then she is friendly.
The the reaction is changing as she now settles into her second year; the 'friendly' is becoming 'aloof' towards adults.
She still likes and is attracted towards children. And herds them.
**add: It also depends on location. Around home she is more proactive in defense mode.. travel = day off
|08-28-2014 12:35 PM|
I couldn't vote.
My girl is a pup, so it's hard to say how things will end up, but as she gets older, she's leaning more toward the parade but not waving (which totally cracks me up). Right now, it's really hit or miss regarding who is an instant BFF and who she refuses to acknowledge, and there is zero correlation between that and the level of interest the stranger has in her.
Unless you are a kid. Then she will love you.
|08-28-2014 11:27 AM|
Bear appears to want to be everyone's friend, human, dog, cat, or otherwise.
Even when another dog (or person) clearly doesn't like him or is scared of him, he seems to take it as a cue to try extra hard to be friendly and un-obnoxious. It works maybe 90% of the time, and when it doesn't, poor Bear has a nearly perfect 'kicked dog' look over the fact that someone didn't think he was great.
I've found more people automatically assume he's going to bite their face off because of his breed than anything, and more than one older person who is wary of him because of 'bad experiences with police dogs in the 60s and 70s' (thought that was a strange one-off conversation, but I've heard it from about 10 random people we've met on walks in the past few months).
|08-27-2014 10:41 PM|
|DixieGSD||If were out in public, on a walk or whatever Dixie usually ignore's stranger's. If a stranger tries to come onto the property they are met with an unhappy girl. Until my husband or I give her the command to stop than she'll come back and watch the person very intently.|
|08-27-2014 05:28 PM|
Originally Posted by TankGrrl66 View Post
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