Well I told you about the friend's dog that got rocks thrown at it. He loves me heh, probably because I have known him since he was a puppy. My dogs have been highly exposed to people of all races, and the only person our mixed breed dislikes is the guy from the power company. Any time he seest he white truck pull into the neighborhood, he goes into a barking frenzy if he's outside.
I am so glad to get this cleared up. I have friends from several races and like someone else said, our family is a mixed breed too. As Alfonse pointed out, it could be in the socialization. My other dogs have been well socialized, but this pup is still so young, we haven't started socializing yet. Hopefully that will help. She is to get her final set of shots this week and then I will feel more comfortable taking her out in public. I hadn't thought of that. My golden and pug just get along with everybody and it surprised me that she was scared. She has met new people before when they come over of course, but I still have an odd feeling that it has something to do with him being so loud. I could be wrong, but I know sometimes I want to tell him to tone it down a bit. I don't because that's just his personality. He's very friendly, just has a VERY loud tone. Anyway, thanks for understanding.
My dogs don't have a problem with any color of people. They see all different nationalities. But I think it is possible if you just plainly live in an area where its just one race and your dog be afraid when seeing someone different. My dog did take issue with a cross guard lady with the bright orange vest. Rufus got scared and backed away. He's fine with them now. He was just 1. That was when I first got him. My poodle took issue against the mail carrier when she came right up to us on my porch bench. I was really shocked and sort of happy that she would be so protective. She was leashed and no worries of her going after her. But that was prettty much the first protective thing she's ever done. I guess its becuase we were covy on the bench and she felt she was invading our personal space or something like that. When they are in the yard and they see the mail carrier, sometimes they get excited, but don't always bark. I met a man that apdopted a neglected german shepard that had knawed its teeth away trying to free itself from its life of being chained. He was in a minority area. The man that has the dog now says anytime he see a colored person he goes balistic. They say to him that he must have taught him to be that way.
Maybe you can understand it this way. Imagine what the Native Americans felt like when they first saw Europeans. Fear? and maybe Curiosity. But they were humans. Dogs can't understand that. And If they aren't used to something, they are going to be scared.
lol, this is slightly off topic, but the crossing guard story reminded me of my cat. I had a pair of bright orange sandals, made of a sort of funny material, and he was TERRIFIED of them. If I left them in the hallway he would refuse to walk past them unless I carried him. Occasionally he would creep up to them, smack one with his paw, and run full speed in the other direction. You never really know what sets them off, either in people or inanimate objects!
Wendy, I had a Newfie that hated the UPS truck too. He was ok with the drivers, but could hear the truck a mile away and he'd go ballistic. And don't one dare pull up beside us at a stop light!! The whole car would start shaking! One of the drivers said he was told it had something to do with the bearings in the wheels that set dogs off. Maybe hurt their ears or something? The Great Dane doesn't seem to mind them, and could never figure out why his buddy would go wild every once in a while. Sorry, this was off the subject.
ok from my point of veiw it sonds like your dog was not properly introduced did oyu get her after she was born?if so mabe bad puppyhood exerionce with yelling and tone of voice. made she think he is yelling at her and it brote back a bad puppyhood expereance like humans do.i mean i am afrad of th dark and hights because i hads a bad expereance as a young child.made it is like that with your dog.by the way i told you something i tell nobody so please don't laugh.