Japanese Chin Question

We just got a 8 week old Japanese chin and she is very cute, but she seems to have a huge...


We just got a 8 week old Japanese chin and she is very cute, but she seems to have a huge attitude. She growls if you pick her up and she does not want to be held or if she is playing. We also have a shitzu that is a year old and she growls at her and steals her toys away! Is that normal for them to act like that or is it just a puppy thing?

    In Japanese Chin - Asked by Anonymous - 12/30/2010 8:29:50 PM
Your Japanese chin may not have been as 'socialized' as you were told when you bought her. She may also need some time to get used to her surroundings and you. Japanese chins are normally VERY friendly dogs, especially at that age, if they are socialized properly before they go to a new home. Just give her some time. Stealing toys is a puppy thing. They like to do that, so it's pretty normal. But the growling should just sound like a friendly-play growl, not one where she's being 'protective' about it.
    Answered by ewokian - 1/2/2011 7:33:07 PM
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