I had Liisi outside to potty last night (the last one for the evening), so I didn't bother to leash her. She's been very good about staying beside me off leash and since I live off of a country road, the traffic is all but non-existent after 6 pm. Anyway, back to the story, there was a stray dog across the street from us just standing there. He appears to be a harlequin Great Dane mix. He is perfectly harlequin, but looks kind of like a really large boxer. Maybe a boxer-Dane mix? Well, Liisi ran to the edge of the yard, raised her hackles and did the deep, big girl bark. Said doggie did not move. His ears did sort of wilt, though.:wild: Liisi came back to me and I praised her for being a good girl. Well, the stray moved a bit, so Liisi tore off out of the yard and ran to him. I called her (several times) but she totally ignored me. I walked out into the barren road and watched to see what she'd do. All she did is hackle again, lunge in his direction and run AT him barking, but she didn't bite AT nor did she bite him. She then returned to my side and just watched him. In the land of the two legged, I would call that a huge bluff. So is this aggression or is this her way of protecting me? I'm unsure.