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My dogs are very different physically. Shadow is a compact, bulkier boy who weighed 17 pounds when he was younger (he's 15 lbs now). Kidget is 15 lbs, but her body length is longer and she's much taller. She's also a year younger and came into the house a year after he did (he was a year old), but our girl has absolutely ruled from day one.LOL
My dogs do everything together... EVERY thing. But maybe once/twice a year, they'll have a squabble over something. They sound FIERCE, but the disagreement is over and forgotten in a matter of seconds. In fact, my heart will still be racing and they've already moved on to a nap or some other activity. I asked my vet about this when they were puppies and he said to watch them, but to let them work it out on their own. I think it's just their way of re-establishing their place in the pack order.
When Shadow and Kidget roughhouse (usually on my bed) I can actually hear their teeth clicking/hitting against each other's, but they're definitely playing. I will admit that I usually can't resist and stick my hand in there to join the game.LOL
I don't know if anyone else has seen this with their dogs, but mine "wash" each other's face.LOL One will sit with their eyes closed and the other will lick their face.LOL My vet said they like the saltiness of the other's tears. That's probably closer to the truth, but I prefer to think that they're taking care of each other.LOLOL
Anyway, they're smart dogs; if one pounces or bites too hard, the other will let them know about it and they’ll soon learn each other’s limits.