And let's say...we were the people that had that dog. The dog that hated all the other dogs. It was so sad and embarrassing, I just wanted to crawl under the floor mats and pretend like I wasn't even there.
We arrived first, so Porsche first got to meet up with a Frenchie named Lola. She was the [second] cutest dog I have ever seen, and Porsche did her usual run around and bark at her. Lola wanted to play and was chasing Porsche, which was okay, I guess.
Then the other Bostons came. And Porsche would have none of it. She did not want to play with the puppies, or the fat ones that looked like pot roasts. It didn't matter if they were bigger, smaller, louder, more quiet, faster, slower or anything. She did not want to play with them and hated the whole time there.
She wasn't entirely anti-social though. Oh no. There were about twenty people there and she spent the entire time ignoring all the other Bostons (but getting along with 2 pugs and a Basset hound puppy) but lavishing attention and rolling all over the feet of the people.
I squatted down a few times to play with the other dogs and she became pretty jealous and was howling at the other BT's trying to make them get away from us.
So we ended up being the people with the anti-social dog...even though she really isn't. Any time you take her out for a walk, she's extremely friendly with people and 1 or 2 dogs at a time. We haven't ever been anywhere where there has been more than three dogs at once for her to play with or get used to.
Is it possible that she was nervous because it was a lot of dogs in a place she hasn't been before, or (which I think is more likely) does it sound like she really is anti social? I was honestly surprised that she didn't want to play with other BT's, but was all right with pugs and other breeds.
I'm still reeling in embarrassment about it ;)
One other thing I did notice, though, is that she is very much physically different from the rest of the BT's that were there. She is long legged and has a very lean and muscular body: looking more like a shrunken Boxer than the other BT's. The others were all cute, thick, short, fat and looked like hams running around. I realize the square stocky body is more desired in the show ring, but is it really that uncommon to have one like ours?
Kind of a vent/worry. Any suggestions are appreciated. (she is also seven and a half months old for anyone wondering)