I’ve noticed that our dog Lucky prefers some breeds over others. He’s a tang/tugou, so he is always really friendly with other tanggou. These are the kinds of pure breds he seems to like:
Huskies: I’ve heard that lots of dogs don’t like huskies because their fur is really spikey. Some dogs assume that this means the husky is challenging them. Lucky has met two huskies. He played rough but friendly with both of them as soon as they met.
Labradors: Lucky always enjoys a good romp with a lab. He’s a little more cautious with them since a full grown lab is a few kg bigger than him, but he still manages to put quite a few of them in the legs up, paw on chest position. He’s never gotten in a real fight with a lab.
Rotweilers: Pretty much the same as labs.
He doesn’t really show any interest in other pure breeds. When he meets them on a walk, he’ll give them a smell and then move on. He seems to enjoy pissing schnouzers and spitz off. They get yappy whenever they see any dog. Lucky will walk up to them, smell their asses and then deny them the chance to do the same, smiling the whole time. There is really only one kind of dog Lucky doesn’t like: the golden retriever. He doesn’t get violent with them. He just doesn’t acknowledge their existence. He never smells them, much less play with them. If they try to play with him, he’ll just sit down and look away. I have never once seen him be social with a golden retriever, and he’s probably met 50 or 60 of them. We used to pass within two meters of a fenced in golden retriever on Lucky’s daily walk. The retriever would always cry for Lucky, but Lucky never even broke stride or looked at him.
Do any of your dogs have noticeable preferences or prejudices towards certain types of dogs?