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jasperpaw
15th May 2009, 07:20 PM
Jasper has always had this thing about barking at black dogs, I thought he had improved, but while out this morning for his walk he had `a right go` at two black Labradors on two different occasions and although he does`nt really watch the television there were four black Labradors on TV last night and he was making little noises at them. I was talking to a man with a Westie yesterday and he said his dog does`nt like black dogs. Do any other members dogs bark at certain colour dogs.

chloe92us
15th May 2009, 08:47 PM
Interesting....I've never noticed.

*Pauline*
15th May 2009, 09:23 PM
Now you have to watch how you react when you both come into contact with black dogs. A slight pull of the lead, sharp intake of breath, anything like that and he will pick up on the black dogs you are also reacting to :rolleyes:

lorebringer
16th May 2009, 09:51 AM
I used to have this problem with my Cocker - asked the vet what the story was and he said it's quite common. They can't make out black dogs facial expressions properly because they are so dark and automatically treat them as a threat, with our chap it calmed a lot when we fostered a black dog but every so often he will still bark at a strange black dog.

kmatt
16th May 2009, 10:17 PM
Anna loves playing with her big Black lab cousins. :) I do know that my mum's next door neighbor has a weiton terrier who HATES black labs.

Cathy Moon
16th May 2009, 10:23 PM
I used to have this problem with my Cocker - asked the vet what the story was and he said it's quite common. They can't make out black dogs facial expressions properly because they are so dark and automatically treat them as a threat, with our chap it calmed a lot when we fostered a black dog but every so often he will still bark at a strange black dog.
I have read about this too. We have a black labrador on our street, and his owner said he was traumatized several times as a puppy where other dogs would bark at him and want to attack him. So he grew up to be a dog who barks and attacks dogs in our neighborhood when he is off leash! (He's the one who bit our Chocolate, who happens to be black herself.)