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What is your dogs attitude towards strangers?

  • Friendly

    Votes: 23 54.8%
  • Aloof

    Votes: 4 9.5%
  • Guarded

    Votes: 14 33.3%
  • Agressive

    Votes: 1 2.4%

  • Total voters
    42
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What is your dogs attitude towards strangers?
 

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Oops, sorry. I forgot to make more than one choice.
 

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Upendi likes almost everyone. There are a few people though that she just doesn't like.
 

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Icesis is pretty shy until she gets to know someone. The 'getting to know' part goes faster if they have food though!
 

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Dandi adores other people. I'm still working on her not greeting everyone we walk passed. But she will get extremely protective and growl at anyone whose under the influence of drugs or alcahol. Not really sure why, but she's done that a few times now.
 

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I have a 15 month male DDB...he is very guarded and distrustful of strangers, if I give him a chance he will intimidate people and attempt to show then dominance..He hasn't shown any aggressiveness yet, but he will grumble and bark if a person does something he does not like...even making direct eye contact with him will result in a bark or grumble, or even strangers calling him by name seems to annoy him.....
 

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Aloof.

He isnt agressive by any means. but he is not going to run/walk/crawl on our walks, in a store, at the park to a stranger. At the park he will keep his distance, and survey if he feels the need too.I could have him on a 30 foot leash, out as far as he can go on a sidewalk,a nd if a stranger walked past, he would keep to one side and not even attempt to meet the stranger lol. No I have never tested this theroy on leash, but offleash have seen it many times.

In the house he is different. he is more intrested, which i assume is becuase now they are on his property. He will walk up sniff them out, get a pat or two and go lay down.
 

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I put down guarded because Max is often wary of new people-- he won't play with them, doesn't really seem to enjoy their pets. Once they are no longer "new" though, he usually is friendly. Some strangers he is more wary of them others, a few strangers he's been pretty friendly to but he really seems to dislike large men.
 

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My dog's reaction to strangers depends on the circumstances. In the waiting area at daycare, she tries to jump on them. If we are walking, she can get aggressive (I need to work on LA). If they come to the door, she'll usually bark once and then figures if we're not worried, why should she.
 

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Impossible to respond accurately to this (and most) polls.

Molly loves everyone.

Esther is leary of some, friendly toward some and outright ferocious toward some.

Solicitors do NOT show up at our door.

My late lab was very friendly toward most people, but aggressive toward males with a cigarette. He was abused as a pup - we assume by a smoker.
 

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Most of the new people Bentley meets are adults so I put friendly down because he loves new adults, but he's very aloof with loud teenagers and he becomes extremely nervous around children.
 

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Summer tries to make out with them. The rest of the papillons love them and Trey hates strangers and hides.
 

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Nubs is guarded with men. Once they give him the chance to smell them and gives him 5 mins to get to know him, He'll lick them to death. Women he meets with open kisses and full body wags.
 

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Hmm.

All mine are guarded until they are properly introduced.

The AS is the most interesting. He will yap his head off at the farrier from inside the yard. As soon as I let him out, he is licking the farrier's face. I would say that he is aggressive in the yard, and friendly outside the yard. Territorial.
 
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