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Old 10-16-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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http://s371.photobucket.com/albums/o...rent=012-1.mp4

Give me a sec to make sure the link works right. LOL

Had the kids outside today playing and grabbed the camera. Someone had made a point in another thread that they'd seen a pit-type dog run at them and their dog and were afraid it was going to attack, just to have it want to play. That's something that always bothered me - people assume they're aggressive because of the way they run full force when they're excited or because they see them play and think they're aggressive.

The dogs in the video are Diva, a tan Staffie that's about 5 years old. Randy, an APBT / Great Dane mix that's about 3 years old. Munchi, a Boxer / Boston Terrier mix that's about 3 years old. And just over half way through the video, Angus a Chihuahua / Terrier mix of some kind that's about 4 years old. Randy and Munchi play like this multiple times a day and are usually much more active and loud in their play. This was a lazy wrestling match. But to anyone that's not used to dogs, it could look like they're fighting.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Default Those man eating pitbulls............again



Give me a sec to make sure the link works right. LOL

Had the kids outside today playing and grabbed the camera. Someone had made a point in another thread that they'd seen a pit-type dog run at them and their dog and were afraid it was going to attack, just to have it want to play. That's something that always bothered me - people assume they're aggressive because of the way they run full force when they're excited or because they see them play and think they're aggressive.

The dogs in the video are Diva, a tan Staffie that's about 5 years old. Randy, an APBT / Great Dane mix that's about 3 years old. Munchi, a Boxer / Boston Terrier mix that's about 3 years old. And just over half way through the video, Angus a Chihuahua / Terrier mix of some kind that's about 4 years old. Randy and Munchi play like this multiple times a day and are usually much more active and loud in their play. This was a lazy wrestling match. But to anyone that's not used to dogs, it could look like they're fighting.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Ok, I can't get it to embed like I want. This opens to a new window in my Photobucket account, but either way you can see the video.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: zone 5
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That's true, and my girls get so freaking noisy when they play outside! We have a privacy fence, you'd think there was a dog fight going on at times. I shush them and they tone it down after a minute or so.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: zone 5
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OK, the video wasn't there when I posted, but now it is. I like the 3 dog hump train that they had going for a minute there! LOL.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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Great video. They look like they're having a world of fun.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Out West
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"Everybody Conga!"

hehehehe

Anyway, this COULD have turned in to a brawl IF, for example, this had taken place at a dog park and the PEOPLE there, who don't know that the dogs are playing as well as communicating to each other in their "brawls", got all hyped up and started yelling and carrying on, freaking out like I have seen people do at dog parks all. the. time. when it's just dogs playing.

Because the people freak out, the dogs freak out and that's when innocent play and communication can turn in to a fight.

But this? A fight? HARDLY! Yes, it's play but again, there is communication going on, as well, between these dogs. If people do not understand dog language, (body language especially), they really, REALLY should not have dogs.

My dogs do this at times...hell, it sounds even worse than this. They sometimes go at it and it sounds like they are going to kill each other. Sounds like. That's all.

There have been times they have gotten in to brawls because sometimes when the boy chases the girl and he does actually catch her, he'll pin her down, bite her neck and drag her around like prey, (he's got a very high prey drive), and she gets a little ticked about that and goes after him. If it's starting to get too nasty, I'll tell them, "ENOUGH!" and they stop. If I let them have it out, it's usually over in seconds. And guess what? They go back to playing and chasing each other.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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This brings back memories for me.

The dogs are socializing and playing canine-style. Some dogs get exited, run forward and jump but don't realize the distance/impact. I had about 6 years ago a pitbull/great dane mix, Nikki. Huge, but sweet dog. Taking her into the yard to play there were many times she knocked me over! With the cute doggy smile and panting. She also had a friend in my neighbor's Pomeranian and they used to play like this. That was the last dog i ever had after she died as a matter of fact.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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I really wish I had taken pictures of the Plotts we watched for a week.

Two people thought they were Pitts.

Even when they did leave I was attached to them.....just me.

They looked like this.

http://www.nationalplotthoundassociation.org/

Brindle
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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shhhh don't tell the cat that shes surrounded by killer monsters






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