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Just wanted to update on Ralphs behaviour, as havent posted much on this subject and thought it would be fun to see if others (who have rotts a similar age) are going through anything similar/different

Ralphs 10months now and has started to be more aloof in certain situations. From 12weeks even, he was growling at the back door at nightime and has always been protective of the car. I mentioned that, as my other rotts ive had, have been alot older when they displayed that sort of behaviour. Since then as hes grown, he has shown controlled vigilance in the house and the car etc still. He doesnt like motorbikes and gets the right hump if one stops behind us in traffic, as well as cars. The last week or so, he has started being more aware of passers by when on walks. A teenage kid was bullying his girlfriends younger brother in a park we were in. We past them 1st on the way in and on the way back after an hours walk he was still there doing the same thing. (Just kids stuff) but it got me annoyed as i cant stand bullying lol nether the less, after some words from "the boss" (my other half),i ignored and walked past with some distance. Ralph then started deep growling and bouncing on his front paws (on lead). I reassured and told him to walk on and all was fine. Lastnight a delivery driver with his bike helmet on walked up behind us on a walk and Ralph did not like it one bit, same process ensued.

Its a phase ive gone through with all my past males and is "normally" part of the breed, but i remember this starting around the 14month mark. Either way i just thought it would be fun to see how others were/are at this age, same or different and to exchange a few stories
 

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Haha Vader does motorbike impressions growling at any that have the cheek to follow us in the car!

At 10 months he has also just recently decided to start answering back to any dogs that "bark mean" at him. He will take a correction off the tiniest of dogs but a couple of the more reactive dogs in his training class now get a reply if they bark at him! 馃槀
 

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Haha wow another bike hater, must be the noise and helmet etc

Ralphs only doing it with people at the mo. Dont get me wrong he is tooo friendly with 99% of people and animals. He doesnt react to aggressive dogs, he just high pitch whines and continues to try and interact bless him. (This could change) Because of this i dont really mix him with strange dogs. Its normally my dog that gets started on so dont bother anymore. Most people where i am let their dogs run free with zero control whether they are friendly or not...But thats another subject

Thanks for sharing mate. Pretty cool that they are both showing some of the same behaviours as they are pretty much the same age馃憤
 

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Haha Vader does motorbike impressions growling at any that have the cheek to follow us in the car!

At 10 months he has also just recently decided to start answering back to any dogs that "bark mean" at him. He will take a correction off the tiniest of dogs but a couple of the more reactive dogs in his training class now get a reply if they bark at him! 馃槀
"Have the cheek" hahaha how dare they
 

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Ralphs only doing it with people at the mo. Dont get me wrong he is tooo friendly with 99% of people and animals. He doesnt react to aggressive dogs, he just high pitch whines and continues to try and interact bless him. (This could change)
Yeah Vader loves all dogs (think I've over-socialised him a bit!) and previously would be oblivious to other dogs being reactive to him. Only just recently that he starts being all friendly as usual but if they try to shout at him he's got a bit of "who do you think you are shouting at?!" going on.
 

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Yeah Vader loves all dogs (think I've over-socialised him a bit!) and previously would be oblivious to other dogs being reactive to him. Only just recently that he starts being all friendly as usual but if they try to shout at him he's got a bit of "who do you think you are shouting at?!" going on.
Yes my Bordeaux Leo was that to a tee. He never started anything his whole life im proud to say, but boy if another dog went for him he didnt take any crap. Except from little dogs, he literally ignored them no matter what they did and walked on, like he knew they werent worth it haha

He was a rescue, was very big and dominant. He was tied up, due to being unruly and left unsocialised with anyone but family until about 9months. We got him at 10months from a foster home, where he was already 65kg (145pounds) and had gotten into a fight with the fosterers 5yrold resident dogue and badly injured it. He needed a hell of a lot of work, but i was 26 at the time, had no kids and put my life and sole into him. He was great with all dogs and people in the end. Was very people vigilant though and if he thought anyone was threatened he would go into guard mode big time! But it was always justified and he never done that with non threatening people. Was a good learning curve for me and was my best mate. Still miss him dearly now
 

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Yeah Vader loves all dogs (think I've over-socialised him a bit!) and previously would be oblivious to other dogs being reactive to him. Only just recently that he starts being all friendly as usual but if they try to shout at him he's got a bit of "who do you think you are shouting at?!" going on.
Good thing about over socislising at a young age is that they might ignore other dogs in the end like you said Vader did/does. Id much rather have a Rott that thinks im the most exciting and fun thing in the world when older and looks to me above all else for guidance. 馃憤
 
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