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View Poll Results: How Does Your GSD Act With Strangers?
My GSD automatically wants to bite their head off. 14 10.94%
My GSD is at first cautious around them, but then warms up. 72 56.25%
My GSD is instantly loves whoever it is. 42 32.81%
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Off our property no one else exists unless they're within 10 feet or so, then they get the full on GSD stare. If you offer food you'll get his full interest until it's gone and then you're not interesting again .

At home you get a bark and then stare and "who are you" full on sniff test, if you pass that then you are ok. If he likes you he will offer you a toy, if you agree to play with him you are officially his new best friend for as long as he feels you worthy of the title lol
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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at home, there seems to be 'no strangers' for masi,,checks them out, off she goes, no real interest.

in public, suspicious, don't bother me, "i don't exist and neither do you"..
Very similar to Otto, except any woman who comes into my house, Otto has to own them for a few minutes. He loves women.

Venus loves everyone. She's 15 months old. We're working on her not being 'Kisses with Teeth'
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Jenn, Masi is attracted to drunks (and we don't drink!),,but if you smell like booze, she's all over you like a wet noodle..weirdo
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Otto's like that about people who work with food. When I was having trouble with him as a yearling around men, I took him repeatedly to the quad at JWU and searched down young men in chef whites. Fixed the problem quick LOL.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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In my house, once I allow someone in, ridiculously friendly. Especially my male, and he's a PPD. He will go so far to climb into a visitor's lap and stretch out across them and lick them and make a pest of himself. On walks, they just act normal, not overly friendly, just stand there. But who is the fool that would come in uninvited.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Dexter is still young (15 months) so he may change but right now If he knows you, look out for slobbery kisses. If I let a stranger in the house he will smell them and bring a toy if he likes them, other wise he will go on his merry way back to what he was doing before the visitor came. In public If he doesn't know you, he will sniff you and then leave. Some strangers he will stay close to and actively nose them if they encourage it and let them pet him. Others he could care less about and will let them pet him but he will have the most bored look on his face.
Most strangers are not afraid of him and will put their hands out to pet him at the dog park/beach but usually he will just ignore them continue around them to where he was going. He has only barked at 3 people, one of those he actively chased on a skateboard after the guy knocked my daughter down. He doesn't have a preference over women or men.
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Suspicious of company at home, could careless about people in public..works for me.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My Girl, it does NOT matter where we are, who she is with...She is a lover. My pest control guy wandered into my backyard without giving me an alert and she rubbed her whole body on him giving him her ball.....She loves strangers on the street, in the back of the truck, walking beside me, it does NOT matter....Our house does stand a chance against intruders....
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My GSD once shot a stranger just for snoring in his sleep......

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My GSD once shot a stranger just for snoring in his sleep......

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