Saba is now nearly 3 1/2 years old, an uncastrated male. He is a very dominant, confident, problem child !!!
On Friday night my 15 year old daughter had a sleep over at a friends place. She arrived home on Sat afternoon, coming home by bus, so just waltzed into the dining room. She had her clothes on, (well thank goodness for that !!!), plus a friends cardigan as well.
All the dogs in the house greeted her normally, except Saba. He was in his crate, and as Olivia put her hand into the crate, he sniffed her, then growled at her. It took her by surprise, but got her hand out VERY quickly. I got him out of the crate, (after everyone else was put away and had calmed down), to see what he was going to do. She was still in the clothes she came home in. I got her to sit on the floor and gently let him go over to her, on a lead. He certainly gave me mixed messages. He had his tail wagging, (something he NEVER does), but ears were flat on his head, raised lips, low grumbling, but pulling to get closer to her. I obviously didnt allow him too close. I got her to go and get changed into her own dirty clothes. Tried it again, no the exact same response to her. Olivia was starting to feel scared of him, so I put him away. He was fine with me, my younger daughter, my hubby, and the rest of the dogs.
This behavior has completely confused me, and I cant stop thinking about him and his behavior. I just dont know whether he would have bitten her, if he got close enough or not ??? I suspect yes, but I dont know why…
The following moning, he was back to 'normal', and before I had a chance to supervise him, Olivia had taken him out, from his crate, on a lead, for a wee/poo, with Saba behaving normally ???
Im completely stumped by his behavior... He is Probably fanconi clear, thyroid tested normal this year, by sending the bloods to Dr Jean Dodds, full thyroid panel. Other than a poor doer, and some minor rashes on his belly, which just appear and disappear as they wish, he is fine...
Anyone got any ides on this odd behavior. He is back to normal with Olivia now ????????????????????????????????????????? Fine with the rest of us too.