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minimax   

My pugs definitely react differently to pugs (and other brachy breeds), they much prefer playing with their "own kind" and we notice a lot in the park another pug will come running up, past other dogs, to say hi to us.

I always thought it might be partly because some dogs don't quite "get" pugs, they make odd noises and their curly tails can be confusing, so it's easier to stick with other squishies :laugh:

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Rebanne   

Yep greyhounds know greyhounds. I never believed it when the foster co-ordinator from my first greyhound adoption group told me but if mine see another grey they go bonkers.

Totally agree

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Yes. I had a bitch years ago who was badly attacked at a show by two dogs of other breeds at the same time. She was a pup, the other two slipped their leads, being walked by the same person. She refused to have anything to do with any breed except her own from then on. Ironically, she was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. :laugh:

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No idea but Zig has a thing for Vizsla's.. His fave dog at obedience is a Viz and he had a big play with one at the park this morning..

He seems to make a bee line for ranga dogs.

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Katdogs   

Stevie always knows both Labs and Goldens. She even got excited by something resembling a white sheep (big Lab x Poodle) and often other crosses, so it's not just the shape.

Sammy thinks finding another Lab at the park is like winning Lotto. He can run up like a maniac* and be welcomed! He scrunches down and goes in bum first with other dogs, but it's ON with a Lab!

*he has good recall and we do the nodding and circle-finger-sign first

ETA Jodie is a Kelpie and doesn't know why we need to meet other dogs when there is serious tennis ball to do.

Edited by Comrade Catdogs

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DakotaJ   

No question that Goldens recognise other Goldens- mine always used to go nuts when she was a puppy and she saw another Golden, more nuts than she went for any other breed. She's more restrained now but she always greets another Golden with great interest and a big tail wag.

She also can pick out another Golden from a long distance, the ears go up, she gets very alert and she follows it's progress across the park, obviously hoping it will come over to visit with her.

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Katdogs   

That's the saddest thing for Stevie :(

She is blonde inside but has black fur, so Goldens don't always recognise her! Most do, luckily.

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*kirty*   

Definitely! My Greyhound goes mental when she sees another Grey or Whippet. She springs at the end of the lead and spins in circles. :) She also loves Deerhounds.

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tdierikx   

My Lab wants to play with EVERYONE... *sigh*

My Staffy/Dane really loves small scruffies... like 3kg small... and she's 30kg! She plays with smalls so gently though - lays down and lets them belt her up. I think it's because as a pup her bestie in the whole wide world was a small scruffy mad terrier. She worked out that play with them worked better if she was laying down... watching a 20kg pup play bitey face with a dog she can swallow in one gulp is an eye-opener, I can tell you!

T.

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Actually my dog prefers funny looking dogs or squishy faced dogs for some reason. She gets very excited by frenchies, boston terriers, pugs and schnauzers for some reason. Also entire dogs, but thats another story...little tart :laugh:

Otherwise she's pretty antisocial and will try to ignore attempts by other labs to play with her. She'd rather play with her ball.

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bianca.a   

Yes my GSDs were really only interested in playing with GSDs when we used to go to a dog park. Molly's best friend was another GSD too.

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Yes I think they do. I think it's probably a combination of recognising dogs like their mothers and also dogs whose body language is just like theirs.

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Malakita   

I think they do. My Mal loves looking/ seeing other Mals and Sibes. Like she recognises her 'own kind'.

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Badbee   

Thanks everyone, it's really interesting to read all the replies here. Abby is happy to have a smell and play with other dogs but we haven't really come across any other miniature schnauzers in Wollongong as yet. Will keep looking.

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My old Dobe was breedist. He hated SBT's and Rotties but loved other Dobes and funnily enough he really liked the large Spitz breeds.

My Bulldogs are pretty friendly with everyone they meet but are definitely wary of much larger breeds. Lots of people (and their dogs) aren't sure what to make of all the snuffling and grunting they do. They definitely recognise other Bulldogs though and get very excited and love to play with each other. We also met a Frenchie on a walk and he and Arnold really hit it off :)

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I imagine so. My brothers GSD recognised my dad's GSD the day my dad brought my brothers dog home. He would go up to my dad's GSD and try and play with him and sit when them.

My border collie hasn't come across other BCs yet but she loves my brother's GSD who was from the same breeder.

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Yes defiantly ! I have seen it with our Cavs over the years.

Renae (and Joey when he was still with us) preferred to seek out their own, but young Miah loves any breed/type of dog biggrin.gif

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Akayla   

My dogs haven't been too fussed generally but my Czech Shepherd when I had her LOVED Malamutes. The bigger the better!

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hankdog   

Jake hates border collies with a passion. The dog next to him in the pound was a BC, I wonder what he shouted at him for two weeks.

Never seen another bulldog though.

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Border Collies are very much breed snobs and much prefer their own breed. They can spot another Border over a long distance, even at a dog show with dogs everywhere. They get on pretty good with Kelpies as well and mine have all liked Shelties too. The boy I have now has a passion for Poms, especially baby puppy poms. He goes nuts when he sees them and wants to nuzzle them gently.

Edited by dancinbcs

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