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Rose is very protective as well. Interesting she gets more protective of my 15 yo daughter. She also does not like other dogs in our yard when she is in the house. She barks and growls and her back hair is all up. If they walk on the side walk she is fine, she just sit at the window and mumbles(it is funny - I never heard a dog mumble - it is not a growl).
Yesterday our "crazy" neighbor who has two dogs a rottie mix and something else mix walked by our house when my DH took Rose out for a walk(we try our best to avoid going out when he is out). Months ago those dogs growled at Rose. Yesterday the dogs stood in our driveway and Rose's hair rose up and she was literally growling and barking at them.
She never does that at Petco, on a walk or even with the neighborhood dogs that come to play with her in our yard. I guess, I hope, she does know who her friends and foes are.
Rose Bud - Golden Retriever (June 2012)
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