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Rottie not loving little white dogs?

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Harley &- Rubi

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Barked: Tue Jan 3, '12 9:44pm PST 
Hi! Our Dog Harley is a rottweiler/bullmastiff mix. We got her when she was 4 months old, she is 8 years now. When we got Harley we had a pekinese that was brown and a doxie/spaniel mix that was white with black patches. Harley got alone well with these dogs. Harley has been without these other 2 dogs for about 6 1/2 years now.

All of a sudden Harley has a thing about small white fluffy dogs. One day we were at a corner waiting for the light to change so we could cross and a small white dog sat next to us and Harley snapped at it. Harley has a little hair in her mouth, the dog didn't even notice. I was so stressed out about this and now I don't trust her around small fluffy dogs.

So the question is, Is this a normal thing with Rottie's? Or is this just something with her only? Thank you all in advance for your help big grin
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Barked: Fri Feb 3, '12 9:02pm PST 
Sorry to hear your dog has made you nervous..I have owned Rotties for nearly 30 years. smile I will always own a rottie. Anyway, I would have to say that behavior is Harley, it is not a Rottie thing. My 5 year old Rottie has just recently started growling at my daughters friend whom he has known for 5 years and has never had a problem with her in the past. I have signed him back up to go to doggie school. He knows his commands but I feel it is a great way to get him resocialized in a controlled enviroment. To be with strangers and other dogs..Maybe you should consider something like that as well?
Good luck. smile
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