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Has anyone had experience with their husky interacting with a small dog?  My sister is going to visit me at Christmas, and she'll be bringing her small chihuahua.  He is only about 3 pounds.  I am just wondering how my Olaf will react to him. Olaf does like other dogs, and he likes small dogs, but this chihuahua is quite small. I am wondering if he will see him and think he is a squirrel or a rabbit. (Ha-ha-ha.) Of course, we will supervise the dogs at all times, and maybe even keep the chihuahua downstairs. I hope Olaf will welcome my sister and the little dog and not fuss too much about them being in the house.  ;-)

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Hi, my partner has a Yorkshire terrier and one of mine is nervous around other dogs but he gets on really well with Toby terrier, they play together and lick each other.


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Hi Kim. 

For Aris it depends on dog. Usually, small dogs freak out of his size and start growling and barking, without him even noticing them. We managed to learn to ignore most of those small "annoying creatures" (I don/t have anything against small dogs, just against owners who dont help their dogs overcome fear and leave them off leash). 

We have only one chihuahua in neighborhood , I knew her long before Aris, and she attacks everybody all the time, so I/ve never tried to make them friends.

My sister has small dog, (she gave home to stray dog), but he knows Aris from puppyhood and they are still excellent friends.

I only recommend that they met at neutral area, and then come home together.

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With my Anna it depends on the dog and how they approach each other. Sometimes she will hit it off immediately and other times it's a no go before they even get close to each other. Last night she met a little terrier of some sort and she was OK and quiet other than her hackles being raised. And those can be confusing sometimes, because sometimes it's "hey I don't like you", and others it "hey let's rough house".

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with mine it depends how the small dog reacts..start barking nope they will not get on...no noise etc. the will get on like a house on fire... we have a chinese naked crested that we meet on a regular basis and boy is that thing feisty...LOL 

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My ex has a Yorkshire terrier.

He barks his head off at Darwin, Darwin just ignores him.

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Thanks everyone. I like the idea of having the dogs meet outside first, before I invite my sister and the dog into the home. I appreciate the advice.

 

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Marks mother has a small dog and it goes mad every time she sees keta barking growling and even tried to nip her . Not happy about the last bit . All through this keta just looks at her or walks away once she did run from her cause of the barking and nipping . I now try not to take her there so it doesn't stress keta out much .

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Harlow doesn't get on with any poodles large or small. Most other small dogs it depends on how they receive her as she wants to play with everyone they mostly don't like playing with her but it's 50/50 some really tolerate her others just go crazy haha

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Astro gets on fine with small dogs (his best friend is a miniature poodle), Koda on the other hand I would not trust with a small dog he doesn't like them at all! Definitely agree with walking them together first, let them walk in front of each other so they can smell each other, and keep food and toys away in the house in case there are any fights!


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@KimHuskyMom ~ If OLAF seems to like all dogs, big & small in general, then all "should" go well. But with your Sister's Chihuahua, please be careful. No matter how much we trust our dogs, you never know what can happen. Just make sure your Sis is HOLDING her CHIHU at ALL TIMES around OLAF...just bcuz CHIHU is only 3pounds, delicate, fragile and adorable!! You said you guys would supervise the whole time too, which is great!! My other fears...just don't step on CHIHU or lose her inside your house ... (ok, that's my biggest fears around Chihuahuas & little, tiny dogs LOL)!!
Have a great time with your Sister!! (Do ya like how I named your Sis's dog CHIHU LOL!!)

~ANGIE, ARMANI & ALINAH~

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I think it will go well, too, but we will supervise the dogs at all times. CHIHU (haha. Actually, his name is Choco) is just so tiny, that it makes me nervous to think about them both walking around the house together. 

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I want a coat like that dad....


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Has anyone had experience with their husky interacting with a small dog?  My sister is going to visit me at Christmas, and she'll be bringing her small chihuahua.  He is only about 3 pounds.  I am just wondering how my Olaf will react to him. Olaf does like other dogs, and he likes small dogs, but this chihuahua is quite small. I am wondering if he will see him and think he is a squirrel or a rabbit. (Ha-ha-ha.) Of course, we will supervise the dogs at all times, and maybe even keep the chihuahua downstairs. I hope Olaf will welcome my sister and the little dog and not fuss too much about them being in the house.  ;-)

I think this is a matter of socialization. If any dog is not properly socialized there’s going to be an issue. The best I can say is you’re going to have to wait to see how they interact with each other. I would suggest having them meet while they are both leashed. If they start by smelling each other‘s behinds that’s a good sign. That means they’re getting to know each other. If one kisses the other that’s a sign of respect and submission. Hope this helps.


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I think the genetics of a dog play a part in how they react to other dogs to. I have one who was well socialised with friends dogs from the age of 3 months and he’s fear aggressive, he’s ok with females but growls at some, not all, males.



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On 12/1/2017 at 6:52 PM, petertmartin said:

Harlow doesn't get on with any poodles large or small. Most other small dogs it depends on how they receive her as she wants to play with everyone they mostly don't like playing with her but it's 50/50 some really tolerate her others just go crazy haha

Interestingly, Mayo also seems to have issues with poodles unless she's all tired out from walking. Here I thought she would get along with the big ones!

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Although Charlie not tiny he is short of leg and Solo has always just ignored him. To explain Charlie was here first tends to be grumpy and when Solo joined us would bark at him Solo's response was to lie on him till  he shut up! Charlie hàs had a go 3 times first 2solo stood and took it third he'd had enough and put him in his place no problems since. They will find their own way and a neutral meeting place is a good idea.

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Interestingly, Mayo also seems to have issues with poodles unless she's all tired out from walking. Here I thought she would get along with the big ones!

In my eyes poodles have an awful temperament they just don't want to play

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Intro and go technique 

introduce them then walk at a quick pace.use this tech with police dog rejoining as well.works for me every time

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 My reaction is quite different to most replys. After seeing horror storys of people buying Huskys in pubs and taking them home and them killing little dogs and babys  ive another approach. I was on understanding Huskys dont recognise little dogs as being as same species as them . They assume there a kinda rabbit and if it gets intresting they will rip it to pieces. So I act accordingly and would never  let them get too close or ever leave alone together. 

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On 11/30/2017 at 1:28 PM, KimHuskyMom said:

Has anyone had experience with their husky interacting with a small dog?  My sister is going to visit me at Christmas, and she'll be bringing her small chihuahua.  He is only about 3 pounds.  I am just wondering how my Olaf will react to him. Olaf does like other dogs, and he likes small dogs, but this chihuahua is quite small. I am wondering if he will see him and think he is a squirrel or a rabbit. (Ha-ha-ha.) Of course, we will supervise the dogs at all times, and maybe even keep the chihuahua downstairs. I hope Olaf will welcome my sister and the little dog and not fuss too much about them being in the house.  😉

Introduce them slowly and just keep an eye on them when they play as huskies can be rough. I have a chihuahua and my husky is fine with him. My chihuahua is the boss. To be honest if be more worried about the chihuahua as they are little lions.

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