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Yesterday 09:41 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.
Yesterday 04:28 PM
Clare
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Originally Posted by TankGrrl66 View Post
Typical GSD Security Clearance, as I look at it.

My dogs generally don't care about anyone else/strangers unless I do. But they always accept friendly gestures if given...if not, they pretty much ignore other people.

On my property, they are friendly to anyone invited. And once someone has been invited once, my dogs have always remembered them and been friendly. Frequent fliers get a party of happy GSDs as soon as they walk in.
ditto this with my pack!
08-23-2014 07:27 PM
SuperG And perhaps another option...." Depends on how I act with the stranger".

SuperG
08-23-2014 07:15 PM
Susan_GSD_mom There should be another option--my male GSD stays aloof to strangers, but he doesn't immediately want to bite their head off. He doesn't really fit in any of those three descriptions.

My female, now, opts for the bite their head off. Until I let her see that someone is okay, then she is aloof.
08-23-2014 06:40 PM
trcy If we're out on a leash he loves people. If they are trying to come in his yard or house it's a different story. Delivery people usually back up about 10 feet once the barking and growling starts.
08-23-2014 05:54 PM
MichaelE Lisl is good with family that visits, but she doesn't like strangers and will not trust them. It does depend upon the person in some cases, but many times she will just ignore you after she gives you a once over sniff, or if she doesn't like you will try to keep you pinned in whatever location you are in.

The couch in the living room, the front porch, the bathroom (if you get that far). She will sit or stand in front of you, bark at you aggressively and not allow you to move if I allow it.

A few weeks ago I was in the garage with the door open assembling a new Weber grill. Lisl is never very far from me anywhere we are, but that day she heard the mailbox lid open.

I did not.

She quietly ran to the front porch and detained the mail gal until I could get to the front of the house to see what all the ruckus was about.

She never attacked her, but she would not let her off of the front porch until I arrived and told her 'quiet!' and 'off!'.

I appologised profusely for Lisl having scared the poor girl to death.
08-23-2014 05:53 PM
Loneforce Jonas Loves almost everyone. Especially kids. He gets so excited, that he sometimes scares the kids at first. If he don't like the person, usually I don't either
08-23-2014 05:52 PM
Rangers_mom Ranger loves people, all people.
08-23-2014 05:18 PM
TankGrrl66
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Originally Posted by Jusdy View Post
How does your GSD act with strangers?
Typical GSD Security Clearance, as I look at it.

My dogs generally don't care about anyone else/strangers unless I do. But they always accept friendly gestures if given...if not, they pretty much ignore other people.

On my property, they are friendly to anyone invited. And once someone has been invited once, my dogs have always remembered them and been friendly. Frequent fliers get a party of happy GSDs as soon as they walk in.
08-20-2014 02:51 PM
GSD_Dakota Dakota usually doesn't care for people. She isn't cautious, but isn't social either. She usually just lays on the ground and steals glances at their movements. She can be pet, played with or whatever but she isn't no family BBQ type of dog.
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