(Closed) Happy growling?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 32
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@jasonkatie2014:  I a border collie/lab mix but we’re also pretty sure he has some pittie.  He happy growls quite often.  He does it when he’s playing with his toys and after he comes in from going outside before breakfast and dinner.

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@jasonkatie2014:  Aw, I love that she was an adoption!  That just makes my heart feel so good!  I think it tells a lot about a person’s character if they choose to adopt- so sweet!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My parents’ staffordshire terrier does this all the time. It’s totally cute.

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@jasonkatie2014:  Shameless puppy pic!

We put the scarf on him to make him look less scary since he’s a big boy.  It causes more people to think he’s sweet (which he is.)

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jasonkatie2014:  My maltese does that when we’re playing. Big smile, jumping all over, happy posture, tail flying everywhere, grrrrrrrrr. Fortunately though he’s 8 pounds and fluffy so it’s kind of hard for him to menace anyone…

Post # 38
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Helper bee

My parents’ great dane growl talks all the time and sometimes it’s really hilarious. He does it whenever someone comes home and if you get him hyper enough, he’ll go for like 10 minutes. My hound/mastiff or boxer mix does it real occasionally but only when he gets super excited. Whenever I go anywhere with my parents’ dog I always tell people that just because he’s growling doesn’t mean he’s being aggressive. He just likes to talk and make sure everyone knows it.

Post # 40
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@jasonkatie2014:  I have absolutely heard of black dog syndrome.  My pup Brutus is a rescue and I specifically chose a black dog (but mostly because I grew up with black labs so I prefer black dogs.)  It’s so sad but that is the reason we put scarves on Brutus.  When we forget and take him for a walk without one, people are more skittish around him.  But when he wear shis scarf people are more likely to walk up to him and ask to pet him or at least tell us how cute he is.

I wonder if shelters know the scarf trick?  And whether it might increase the adoption rates of black dogs if they were to wear scarves during adoption events?

P.S. Those pups are adorable!

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jasonkatie2014:  my Rottweiler is the biggest, goofiest baby ever, and she growl-talks to me all the time. It’s how she gets my attention to tell me she needs to go outside to potty as well. Her “real” growl/bark is VERY different. That growl will make your hair stand up. She’s ten years old and I’ve only heard it a few times, like 4 or 5 in her entire life.

Post # 43
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Helper bee

@jasonkatie2014:  My parents actually got their dane from the humane society. His littermates and him were abandoned in a house for 5 days so they were super thin when they came in. My uncle got his now deceased dane from the humane society too. Just let them know you’re looking for a dane so if one comes in to give you a call. Bud, my uncle’s dog, was used as target practice by his former owners and lost an eye and was riddled with pellets, so my uncle went to visit him every day until they told him he could take him home. He was still an incredibly sweet dog, and Jaxx is a big baby that can’t be away from my mom without moping. They’re wonderful dogs and one day I hope to have one myself.

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Animals are so weird, haha. I don’t have a dog, but I have cats and found that they purr when they’re happy and when they feel threatened. 

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I know nothing about pitbull happy growling because they are a banned breed in the UK but for sure, my JRT has the happiest, growliest play sessions which also sound as if he’s about to bite your arms off. My SIL who doesn’t like dogs, is convinced he’s going to gnaw her feet and simply won’t believe that he’s the gentlest boy ever, just very vocal. The puppy (also a JRT) hasn’t graduated from ferocious squeaky barking yet but he’s definitely going to be another talkative dog!

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