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Do they know their own kind?

So for those of you lucky enough to have to hear my tails of woe about Timmy's fear of other dogs, I think there's hope. He's definitely doing better, between puppy classes and even walks around the neighborhood, but no where near running up or playing with anyone. On one of our walks earlier today we stopped to talk to one of my neighbors down the road with her little girl, who Timmy just loved. She told me if I was going to out with Timmy a little longer her son was going to be taking their dog Marley out for a walk and he would stop by. Marley came walking down the road as Timmy and I were at the end of our driveway and low and behold I think Marley is a Havanese or at least part, he's a rescue so they have no idea. Timmy immediately started wagging his tail and doing the running up and then running away game with Marley who was just standing there wagging his tail, putting his head down with is little rear in the air it was really cute. Do you think Hav's know their own kind? Timmy as never responded to another dog like this before, and he's been exposed to both big and small. Generally he just runs away or hides behind my legs, it could be coincidence, but I thought I'd get some of your thoughts.

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I agree - my Australian Terriers knew their own kind. I think they all use quite similar body language within the same breed, and of course also have similarities in appearance - if well-raised, they know how to play with each other, or at least, exchange greetings.

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I agree! We have run across very few in our area - I think three or four others in our town - since we brought Augie home over three years ago. I could definitely see the difference in his reaction to them!

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So for those of you lucky enough to have to hear my tails of woe about Timmy's fear of other dogs, I think there's hope. He's definitely doing better, between puppy classes and even walks around the neighborhood, but no where near running up or playing with anyone. On one of our walks earlier today we stopped to talk to one of my neighbors down the road with her little girl, who Timmy just loved. She told me if I was going to out with Timmy a little longer her son was going to be taking their dog Marley out for a walk and he would stop by. Marley came walking down the road as Timmy and I were at the end of our driveway and low and behold I think Marley is a Havanese or at least part, he's a rescue so they have no idea. Timmy immediately started wagging his tail and doing the running up and then running away game with Marley who was just standing there wagging his tail, putting his head down with is little rear in the air it was really cute. Do you think Hav's know their own kind? Timmy as never responded to another dog like this before, and he's been exposed to both big and small. Generally he just runs away or hides behind my legs, it could be coincidence, but I thought I'd get some of your thoughts.
Thats so nice you guys have a new friend Mine have only been around one other Havanese they had fun. Zoey goes to shows but doesn't get to play.

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When we're at the playdates, we always say that the dogs all get along so well, that they must know they're Havanese.


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a parent at my school, who swore she'd never cave in and get her kids a dog. well, a havanese breeder had a couple of littermates, 7 months old, she had to find homes for quickly b/c she was recently diagnosed with cancer.

This parent got a very handsome but under socialized hav boy, JJ.

so I set up a playdate with my 1/2 breed Ollie. JJ is very very shy around ppl and other dogs. but NOT with ollie, he tried to hump him like 20 seconds into the first sniff. and they played and romped. it was very cool.
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so I set up a playdate with my 1/2 breed Ollie. JJ is very very shy around ppl and other dogs. but NOT with ollie, he tried to hump him like 20 seconds into the first sniff. and they played and romped. it was very cool.
That's good to know, maybe not the humping part but at least playing. Timmy loves people and cats he just seems to be afraid of dogs. He will actually try to follow people when we're out and he's so disappointed when they ignore him. I'll have to get Marley's phone number next time I see him to plan something.

Karen, (Brady's mom) has asked me to come over to meet her crew, so Karen if you're reading I probably need to plan something with you.

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When we're at the playdates, we always say that the dogs all get along so well, that they must know they're Havanese.
That must be so funny seeing all the Hav's playing RLH.

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My 3 would love to meet Timmy too! Maybe we can all meet! What do u say Karen?!
I also hike my guys around the mainline area. If you'd like to meet up send me a PM. You can also bring Timmy to my house of you want. I have a big fence in yard. I'm in K of P.

To answer ur question, yes I feel they know their kind.





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YES, they absolutely know their own kind!!!
Tillie doesn't get to see havs very often, but when she does she is SO at ease and playful it is wonderful!!! Not so much with other dogs!

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