Yes, an 11 week old GSD puppy is really too young to be protective of you. Did the dog actually bite you? I mean did it break the skin?
I am wondering if the dog was actually attempting to play or if your dog was trying to get to the dog to play with it. When GSD puppies play there is often a lot of vocalization including growling and barking. I would be very concerned to see aggression, true aggression in a puppy this age. But a puppy that is fearful will bark and possibly growl as well. Was it totally lunging or did it back up at all and play bow.
Grabbing the pant leg is something that puppies do. A LOT! They will grab onto them and pull and growl, it is like playing tug. Or it is playing tug. It is possible that your puppy was not fearful of a dog acting this way because he has seen the pull the pant leg thing before.
I really think she is too young to actually be protective.
I am thinking if the dog wanted to bite you, it would have gotten you through the pant leg.
It is very odd for a strange dog to try and play with you though. Did you call Animal Control. That is really weird.
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Last edited by selzer; 01-19-2013 at 08:28 PM.