Haven't put our B's with small dogs but they seem to love bigger dogs. We have a old elkhound that the tri girl loves to boss around. Perhaps because she is a tri, or a girl or just the plain fact that she can. . Our neighbors have a mix breed puppy about 45 lb s that when they let him out our male basenji will run the fence line playing with the dog. He will actually look for the puppy when he goes out. So our kids put 8 paws up for bigger dogs. Our elkie has CDS (doggie alzheimers) so they will help him out when they realize he is having trouble . Most of the time as long as they are the boss everything is great
I haven't had a chance to get Zaire with many of the big dogs at the park. Charlie is VERY particular about what dogs he will tolerate. When it comes to big dogs with flatter snouts (Ie. Bulldogs and boxers) he does not really get along well. So Zaire has been in the small dog area at the park with him. I am hoping to take them soon to see Charlie's friend Sugar (a 75 lb. Golden Retriever) so Zaire can meet her and play around as Sugar LOVES smaller dogs.
Blaze hates small furry dogs. He catches them, pins them down and rips out their fur… if I'm not quick enough.
He loves big dogs! Rotties, Dobbies, german shepards, great danes, golden retrievers, and one 1/4 wolf. He tires them out, then pees on them triumphantly... You might have to watch out for that...
Tucker is the same way. Smaller dogs are 'prey', larger dogs are his choice with regard to playmates, it seems. We've only recently begun his dog socialization regime but all of his bestest dog pals are labs, a boxer, a rottie and some larger mixes. Whenever he sees a small terrier or the like, he just wants to eat them.
You know- I hadn't thought about it, but there is a new standard poodle in our complex that everytime Jack sees him he goes crazy- hackles raised, growling, baring teeth. That is the only big dog he has ever had an issue with.
I think it might be because the owner doesn't pick up the poop like she is supposed to, so maybe he catches on to the fact that I'm not really their biggest fan.