I got my dog at the Humane society when she was about 6 months old. They found her as a stray in Kentucky & sent her up here to Wisconsin because there was a bigger chance at adoption. I saw her --- that little poop machine captured my heart ..... I've never had a dog like this. They said she's a cocker spaniel mix. I believe that's correct because only the "cocker hair" grows.
BUT --- She seems to only want to associate with humans
( even though she does the nervous pee thing once in a while when she meets a new person ) she's afraid of other dogs and "freaks out " if another dog is around.
My son has a sweet , shy young dog - we put the dog in our yard and let my dog, Poppy , out . Poppy RAN around and around the yard - and actually "screamed " -- like she was being skinned alive ( never went near the other dog while she was screaming ) ... I could tell she was terrified & the whole neighborhood heard her.
Is it possible that dogs can associate with humans more than they can with their own species ?