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Related: Culture Forums, Support Forums# have two male dogs and dont get the whole vibe

Charlie the toy poodle weighs 5 pounds

Junior the newfie at last check weighs 172

CHARLIE RULES Junior.

Junior will come up to Charlie on his belly looking for approval

It is wild

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#### frogmarch

(12,203 posts)the fact that the poodle ate your headphones and returned them a month later, in good condition and and in a box, no less.

That was a feat that even a 172 lb. Newfie would admire.

#### backwoodsbob

(6,001 posts)and he had them handed to me by a pittbull while we were eating at Olive Garden

#### frogmarch

(12,203 posts)#### lunatica

(53,410 posts)#### Worried senior

(1,328 posts)#### backwoodsbob

(6,001 posts)a Newfie who spends 20 hours a day sleeping on a bed doesnt need sympathy

#### Worried senior

(1,328 posts)it's just that the big ones are the most intimidated.

We have an Old English that's a real push over and he'd be cowed by the poodle too I'm sure.

#### Demoiselle

(6,787 posts)I think maybe nothing much scares them because of their size. (I've had Great Pyrenees for many years, and they're absurdly laid back.) Toy poodles do rule. We had a pair…toy poodle who wandered into our backyard one day….and her devoted subject, Pasha, a Kuvasz who followed all of her instructions obediently. Kuvasz can be tricky, though. Pasha hated most other dogs. But he never gave Mopsie any trouble.

Today, Wilbur, our Pyrenees, happily does Elbe's bidding. She's a smallish skinny dog from a Camden rescue. Looks like a cross between a Whippet and a Black Lab. Wilbur is at least three times as big and he has seniority in the house. But it doesn't matter. She rules.

#### riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)They're small so they have to be twice as macho.

#### Lydia Leftcoast

(48,217 posts)When another friend was no longer able to keep his small dog, they took her in. I don't know exactly what breed or combination of breeds she was, but she quickly became the alpha dog in that household.

#### 840high

(17,196 posts)my Shepherd.

#### Xyzse

(8,217 posts)The bigger ones know that if they try to do anything to the small one, they would get so much grief for it.

They take advantage of their privileged position.