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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-19-2007, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Sharing...Jealousy???

We just had a friend stop over with his dog a Miniature Pincher (sp?) and Gucci was SOOO protective of her *stuff*. She seemed to get really upset when he went for her toys, and a bone that we had laying around.

How do your dogs react?

I'm now wondering how she would be if we got another Hav! I think she is the jealous type!! She didn't even want the dog, Frank, touching me! She seemed to be even JEALOUS of that!

Is this normal behavior? I'm going to ask our trainer about this, but I wanted to get your take, too.

I've also noticed here lately, that Gucci won't take the "submissive" with other dogs, she tries to be alpha! She is MUCH more laid back around other Havanese, even though she still thinks she's boss, she won't let anyone cut in front of her for water, etc. lol.. but very bossy with other breeds. When Frank went to sniff her "snuggle bear"...I thought she was going to come unglued!!!!!

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Oh Gucci, is someone messing with your things? That's right sweetie, stick up for yourself! Your mamma taught you not to take any cr*p from boys.

Kara, I don't see the problem? (Is there a "girl power" smiley?)


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Okay, on a serious note. My "boys" don't care about their toys so much, but they DO care about their bully sticks or bones. They'll be no sharing. My Shephard, who chews them up much faster would like to be able to enjoy theirs, but they are very clear with him, and he'll back off. I've always had 2 dogs, (now 3) so they don't really have ownership of the toys.


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Wow we have another posessive female don't we Kara...what did I say that..... I think it's hillarious when Havs protect their environment and the stuff within that environment. I haven't had a Hav over and can hardly wait for the day when Radar get's to play with a Hav in his turf...I'd like to see what he does.

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Cindy,

It is funny, but gosh....She was "guarding" her stuff! She was like "Back off mister"

He even went for a bone that she doesn't like, and she decided that was unacceptable! Or even getting near me! lol......

I'm just curious how the others are, I guess. I think if I brought another Havanese home, I would probably have to get another set of toys!!

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Maybe it was him and not her?? Didn't you say you have had other dogs come to visit? How was she with them?

It's interesting that you say she's more relaxed around other Havanese. I've noticed that with Rudy too. He seems to "know" them and plays easily with other Havanese.

I'm certainly no expert, but Rocky & Rudy have hit it off incredibly well. Many have said it's because Rudy is still a puppy, (he's 8.5 months) SO, if you're really thinking about another you might want to do it before she gets much older?


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We haven't had many dogs over, but on the occasions when we have, I haven't noticed Nico being particularly protective of his toys. That may be because he has about 5 dozen of them. And his bones and chew sticks haven't been down, so I haven't seen whether he's protective of them. He doesn't care about his food bowl - any visiting dog is welcome to his kibble. I haven't noticed any people jealousy either - usually Nico is busy playing with the other dog and doesn't seem to care if we pay attention to the other dog also. I don't think Nico is an alpha.
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I think Brady has a bit of a jealous side. I take him over to the neighbor's house a lot to play with their 2 dogs, a bichon and shi tzu. When I bend down to pet "the girls", he puts himself right between me and them and gets upset. He doesn't always act this way, but he certainly does assert himself sometimes. He recently stayed with his breeder while we were out of town. We went to pick him up and stayed a while to play with the puppies (4 weeks old, but that is another story). Brady did not like it when either of us picked up a puppy and he would run over and try to put himself between us and the puppy. DH thinks he really likes being an only child. I must stay though, he loves to play with other dogs. He is the social butterfly of the neighborhood always stopping to see his doggie friends on walks, and he just loves playdates! We have had other dogs at the house, and he does not seem to be possessive of his toys, just us. I guess he is just a spoiled only child.


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My SIL rescued a husky/shepherd/lab type mix, she is about 1 - 2 years old. Sam has hated her from day one. He actually tried to put her to the floor by her neck. Luckily she just looked at him like he was nuts. I didn't expect that kind of reaction from him. He see and interacts with different dogs all the time and this is the only dog he has ever reacted this way with. We had a family/friends BBQ and Bridget came, we had to keep them both on leashes. A friend arrived with their 2 English cockers who love everyone. They didn't like Bridget either. She must be sending off some kind of strange vib or something.

Talking about Minature Pinschers, Sam is absolutely in love with them. A Min Pin breeder goes to the sames classes as us and he goes crazy for them. If it was up to him there would be a new breed, Minature Havanese Pinchers.

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Can dogs really distinguish between breeds??Duncan really loves my neighbors Jack Russel Terrier,but he doesn't really like any other dogs,weird huh?
Poor Gucci,I wish I could tell what goes thru a dog's mind,don't you all??


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