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Cosmo isn't much to play with dogs he doesn't know well - he finds a lot of the dog park greetings rude and abrasive, but there are some breeds he seems to just despise with no apparent reason.

He absolutely can't stand Great Danes, Pyrs, Bernards, Burmese, and basically any giant breed. I think size might be intimidating.

He also doesn't seem to like dogs with flat faces for some reason? He's consistently avoided frenchies, pugs, bulldogs, and their mixes.

Are there any breeds or types of dog your dogs favor? Any that your dogs hate?
 

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well I tihnk both of my dogs were more personality biased, and certain breeds often have that type of personality.
they both don't like dogs that act overly obtrusive towards them and these dogs often seem to be Retrievers.
 
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Asha is now extremely sensitive to other dogs manners, this came about after she got attacked by two dogs last year.

She doesn't seem to hate a particular breed, she just freaks out at pushy overexcited behaviour. Though she seems to really like Border Collies, 3 out of maybe 10 dogs she is allowed to play with are BC's.
 
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That's how Cosmo is, he hates when dogs run at him or are overly assertive and hover over him or try to sniff his butt forcibly. There's a dog at the park that likes to, ahem, lick his junk, and he tries to avoid the dog and walk away but it follows him and actually cries when he doesn't let him. He actually jumped up onto the bench to get away from it!

Honestly I would never own a lab just because of my awful lab experiences with them being overly friendly and jumping all over strangers or assuming all dogs want to play with them. My family has owned lots of labs and I never bonded with any of them.
 

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Northern breeds like husky and malamutes. And the dislike tends to be mutual. I like to pretend that raider knows a husky would have an pawesome home with me because I do a lot of canine - pulling activities.
 

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I've noticed Jayne gravitates towards other beagles, I've actually noticed this with a lot of beagles. Not so much in a play-sense, but she seems more friendly and excited with her greetings with other beagles rather than neutral. As for playing, she prefers younger female dogs. Most of the time when she comes to work with me she'll just sit around or even find a little lazy group of dogs to hang around with, but she only really plays with female dogs that are about her size or bigger, never smaller.
 

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Askur LOVES labradors maybe because a large part of his socialisation as a puppy was with a big calm labrador that belongs to my mums coworker.He probaablly thinks he is a labrador, although he always goes and retrieves labradors to play with at the park so I suppose in a way he is a labrador retriever... :D

In reality he is a 4kg yorkshire terrier. He also has another best friend who is an rottweiler, they grew up together.

He HATES my sisters Beagle, he actually growls and snaps at him he is never aggressive in anyway to any dog except murphy. Watching them last time made me realise its because Murphy doesn't back off.

He isnt the obvious obnoxious dog, not very energetic, but even when Askur had resorted to growl Murphy was still in his face wanting to sniff him. He probably missed many more subtler signs from Askur before the situation excalated.

My sister's response to this was to alpha role Askur...

Askur is not dog aggressive and he will play with dogs much bigger than him and does so regularly as long as they too were well socialised and back off when he gets overwhelmed.
 

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Levi has never met a dog he didn't like. He will avoid dogs that have snapped at him in the past.

There is a Mastiff mix that for some reason or another HATES Levi. As soon as she sees him, she charges him and tries to bite him. Doesn't matter if we are the ones coming in or if she's there first. H does avoid her and actually bares his teeth which is very very rare for him.
 

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Quenya will be friendly to almost all dogs, but definitely gravitates towards the working-type breeds bred to run--herders, huskies, and the like. She does not like to play with pushy, forceful dogs (does anyone, save maybe a few that are themselves lunk-headedly inclined?). I think she's learned that certain dogs are more likely to play her favorite game--Chase The Quenya But Don't Tackle Her If You Catch Up.

Skipper likes to run around other dogs while they play, and he LOVE LOVE LOVES to run after dogs that are chasing tennis balls. He doesn't want the ball, he just wants to chase the dog chasing the ball. For this reason he is usually found hanging out with Retrievers and mixes thereof.

I haven't noticed any breed prejudice in Victoria. Small, big, hairless or poodle-like, she treats them all pretty much the same, and has a love for young puppies.
 

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Yes! It started when Syd and my parents' cocker spaniel had some "disagreements." Not clear on which dog started this, but there's a mutual hate going on, and now they always have to be separated when I visit. This branched out to all cocker spaniels. Syd hates cockers. Unfortunately she now tends to dislike most small dogs. We steer clear of chihuahuas, yorkies, shih tzus, and such. The best playmates she has are pit bulls and labs, I guess they have a similar play style. Large, male, and playful tend to be her favorite.
 

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Echo will get along and play with just about any dog. She'll adapt her play style to the other dog. If things get too rough, she just plays dead until they leave her alone.

Chess on the other hand is VERY selective. She doesn't like other dogs in general, she'd be fine if she never saw another one again. She's not out and out aggressive, but wants to be left alone. She has liked a handful of dogs over the years though. Virtually every dog has been a calm, quiet male dog. Normally older. And if any dog comes up to her being rude and overexcited, she will go off and snap and pin them to the ground. My roommates dog is an older very laid back hound, and the only dog she actually adores. She always greets him happily and licks his mouth haha. She even snuggles with him, which is bizarre to me because even dogs she's ok with aren't allowed to touch her for any reason.
The one exception was at a horse show. We were sitting in the grass when a lady came up with her female mini poodle, and it was love at first sight. Chess immediately loved her and they wrestled for a good half hour, which is something she'd never done before and hasn't done since. She doesn't do physical contact in play, just chase. It was really strange.

Reese isn't selective, just be nice to her and she's nice to them. If they get rude, she snaps and moves on.
 

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Ok so Callie is generally nervous around other dogs - there are a few dogs that she loves and will play with for HOURS but for a majority of dogs, she is fine being around them and is getting better with greeting them but she generally doesn't like them being right up in her face.
With that said, there is one breed that she cannot stand - boxers. The first one she met, I know it was just trying to play but it was very rude (she was giving all the signals telling it to bugger off but it was jumping on her, humping her etc - I did my best to body block but the dang owner wouldn't come get their dog).
Anyway, ever since then she just won't tolerate a boxer being within 5 metres of her.
 

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Roxie I think dislikes most other dogs. She tends to not be very tolerant of dogs that don't have manners. If a dog runs up into her face, or pushes her boundaries she will snap.

Forbes seems to hate bully breeds. Anything that looks like a pit bull or bulldog he will see them from across the pet store and bark his head off. IDK what it is about them, he seems fine with every other dog.
 

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Pax isn't fond of Wolfhounds.. There's a wolfhound that frequents the dog park and he's so friendly and tries to play, but really none of the dogs want to let him join. I think they're all freaked at how large he is.
 

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My dog HATES pugs and Shapei's . I discovered that it was the way they (pugs and sharpeis) breath, my dog thought they were growling so he retaliated.
 

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Is your dog "dog biased"?

My dog has a very exuberant and bouncy play style. She loves to chase and be chased and to tag.

The play style of a lot of the "bully breeds" (where it looks like a dog fight but they are really playing) she doesn't like and I don't like either. She has long ears that they like to bite and drag her by and she doesn't like that. She just stops where she is and lays down and they leave her alone.

When I go to the dog park I want my dog to be able to run around, tire herself out and play with other dogs. As opposed to the dogs that like to stay in the same 4 by 4 area and wrestle and bite each other. When I see that going on, I just leave. I love when we are there with a good vibe of dogs.

She plays best with poodles and poodle mixes. If you have ever seen two poodles play, their play style is really bouncy and unique.
 

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Of the dog breeds he's been repeatedly exposed to, his only bias so far is that he finds Rough Collies really stimulating (I think it's the hair). He tends to be overly interested in unusual looking breeds he's never seen before and is initially a bit defensive with dogs that are larger than he is (and will decline to play if they're too excitable) but he gets over it pretty quickly.

His best play buddies have been a ratting terrier thing (Amish bred, out of actual working barn ratters... VERY high intensity dog, she's normally pretty dog reactive but he won her over somehow), hounds, and Rottweilers.

Oh... and he's biased in favor of puppies. He really likes puppies.
 

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Zeph is not a huge fan over the way over exuberant cant-stand-still-even-for-a-second dogs, although they have to be pretty intense for her to not want to play. Its actually only ever been three dogs, and she doesnt react to them, just looks at them quizzically.

Shes also not a huge fan of the smaller dogs, but I think this is more because she understands that usually they dont want to play with her, because shes just too big for them.

But her favourites are German Shepherd Dogs. Her best friend is a GSD, and she always gets a bit more excited than usual when she sees one.
 

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My dog likes dogs who are similar to him. About medium sized, floppy ears, and playful bouncy behavior. His favorite is probably female goldens and anything that looks like a spaniel. He's fine with dogs who are over the top and rude as long as their body language is clearly loose and non-confrontational.

He hates GSDs. Hates. I think he's very intimidated by them. In general he doesn't like breeds that have an intense staring look to them. He also hates all intact males, once he gets close enough to realize they're intact.

My puppy so far likes most dogs. She loves big dogs, the bigger the better. She doesn't like little dogs who make weird growly noises, like JRTs.
 
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