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We have a 3 month old chocolate LD which we take for walks to various parks in the neighbourhood. Apparently we live in Dogcentral and we meet one or two evertime we go out. She has been doing very well with all sized dogs but i am starting to wonder if i should avoid the really big dogs.

Today we met a great dane (blue and HUGE). it was very friendly but when our Hershey jumped to start a play the dane did the same and almost squashed out little 18 lb puppy. Do big dogs know not to stomp on puppies? will purposely avoiding big dogs make her fear them?
 

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Well, I don't know about squashing your puppy.. LOL Anyway, I got Fozzie and he was about 23 pounds when I got him. I have Phantom that is a full grown labradoodle, and he weighs 86 pounds. you would not believe how funny it was to see this 86 pound doodle playing with the little guy. there was never a squish involved, but you just may want to be cautious as to which dogs you let your baby approach. Maybe ask the onwer first if they are okay with other dogs. You never know when one might snap.
 

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Our first LD, Lani, played with a friends 90 pound lab/nufie mix starting around 12 weeks. She was relentless in her want to play, he never once hurt her. When Apachie would get tired of her he would just put his paw on her and she would lay down. She also played with a neighbor's great dane mix a few times. He was about a year old when she played with Oreo, the play was a little crazier since he was young but he still did not hurt Lani. As Shannon said be careful which dogs you let play with your baby. Our Lani is chocolate/cafe au lait also. Would love to see pictures of your baby.
 

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Since our Dakota was 8 weeks old, he has terrorized :wink: an 85 pound Rottie mix. I don't know where the Rottie gets his patience and tolerance. When he does finally have enough of Dakota, a growl--or just a certain look--will settle Dakota right down.
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Chester is about 100 lbs he's always been great with Archie he lets him know when he's had enough.
Usually owners know if their dogs are good with other dogs...of course not ALL of them realize it!
 

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just figureed this picture thing out... here is Hershey (3 months).





now i need to get one of her with the Great Dane!
 

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Hershey is adorable!

Be cautious, but try not to let your puppy know...your fear will make your pup fearful.

Dogs are usually good with puppies, but not always.

This article is not identical to your situation, but it has some good ideas to have handy if your dog is approached/attacked by another dog while on a walk or on leash:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Conten ... &C=0&A=985
 
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