Do Dogs Form DEEP FRIENDSHIPS with Other Dogs and other species?

Whilst we still study dogs to determine whether they truly, definately, scientifically form great friendships with each other, intellectually we know they do! This is seen with dogs and other species too!

There are so many stories of dogs showing us the obvious love they have for each other. Some are famous stories, other’s are day to day stories we hear and other’s are your own Doggy Friendship Stories of how you know DOGS DO IN FACT FORM WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIPS with one another OR another species!

One story we read about we wanted to share – we read this story from an article written by Stanley Coren DSc who has spent many years studying doggy behaviour. One of his favourite stories and is ours too now ……..

He writes the following and we thank him for this!

Let me just offer the case of Mickey and Percy which certainly suggests that this is so. Mickey was a Labrador retriever owned by William Harrison and Percy was a Chihuahua that had been given to his daughter Christine. Normally their size difference might prevent the dogs from becoming friends, however in this instance they became playful pals. The dogs would chase each other around, or Mickey would lie on the ground and let Percy pretend to be dominant as the little dog jumped on him and mouthed his ears. They ate together and when they slept Percy would lay against the bigger dog to stay warm.

One warm summer evening, the dogs were out on the front lawn playing one of their favorite chase games, and, as he often did, Percy made a wide circle at high speed in an attempt to get behind Mickey. Unfortunately, this time his path took him out into the street and he was hit by a car.

KEEP READING YOU WILL LEAVE HAPPY AFTER READING THIS STORY, WE PROMISE!

The first one on the scene was Mickey who barked and whined and nosed his little friend. Then, while Christine stood by weeping, and Mickey watched attentively, her father placed the dead dog in a crumpled sack and buried him in a shallow grave in the garden. The depression that had fallen on the family seemed to affect, not only the humans, but also Mickey. The big dog sat despondently staring at the grave of his friend, while everyone else went to bed. He would not come into the house when he was called, so William left back entrance open except for the screen door, in order to allow him to hear Mickey if he decided that he wanted to come into the house.

A few hours later William was awakened by frantic whining and scuffling outside the house. When he investigated the noise he saw, to his horror that the sack that he had used to bury Percy was now laying empty beside the opened grave. Next to it he saw Mickey, who was in a state of great agitation, standing over Percy’s body frantically licking his face, nuzzling and poking at the limp form in what looked like a canine attempt to give the dead dog the kiss of life.

Tears filled the man’s eyes as he watched this futile expression of hope and love. He sadly walked over to move Mickey away when he saw, what looked like a spasm or twitch. Then Percy weakly lifted his head and whimpered. It was his friendship with Percy that had kept Mickey close that night. There was also some deep sense within him that had sensed that there was a faint spark of life in the little dog combined with some mysterious instinct to return his companion to him that had told him what to do. He would not give up on his friend.

Because of this bond between dogs they would be able to romp and play again, and once more share the warmth of life and their canine companionship.

WE THEN ASKED YOU TO SEND US YOUR GORGEOUS DOGGY PHOTOS, DOGGY’S WHO ARE FRIENDS WITH NO GENETIC CONNECTION AND THOSE WHO ARE FAMILY AND ARE ALSO GREAT FRIENDS!

We asked you what your doggy’s do that convinces you that DOGS DEFINATELY CAN FORM DEEP FRIENDSHIPS WITH OTHER DOGGY’S!

ANGUS AND MILLY!

Carolyne told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘Milly was 8 when Angus came to live with us. She could not stand him at first but now 5 years later they are totally inseparable! Milly is 14 this year & Angus will be 6 despite the big difference in breed & age they are truly each other’s best friend ❤️

BAILEY AND HER FAVOURITE HUMAN!

NIKI AND BAILEY!

Clare told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘These two have been best friends since we brought home Bailey as a tiny bundle of white fluff. Niki was 10, and at first a little wary of the excitable tiny puppy that ran rings around him. But soon they became inseparable, but Bailey is definitely the boss! When Niki comes in, Bailey loves to pick up his lead and walk him around the living room lol xx’

JAX AND NEO!

Emma told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘these two have been together since birth and are bonded pair..they randomly kiss each other when on walks or at home when which is so heartwarming’

POLAR AND BEAR!

Terri told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘When Bear was 2 we decided it would be nice to give him a friend and so we introduced him to a tiny little 9 week old Polar,

Bear instantly took her under his wing and they play none stop every day inside and out, Polar can’t be without Bear she howls the whole time he is away from her. They do occasionally snuggle up at night 🙂

PIOHLIO AND LENDIA!

Susan told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘always sleep together. Always looking for each other and piohlio is blind and lendia the little black and white girl guides him around when he needs it x.’

SASHA AND SON STORM!

Esther told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘They were the best of friends. Went everywhere together. Even shared the food. Xx’

PEANUT, ARCHIE AND FRED!

Alexa told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘the little chihuahua is my grandog , the other two are mine they have been together for 10 years. They pal around the yard and sleep together… they are like brother and sister. The chihuahua on the other hand is younger and wants to play with them so bad. He dances around them and brings them toys… they just grumble lol as if to say go away kid… we’re tired.’

HULK AND FAVOURITE HUMAN!

Alana told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘Well his human brother has learning difficulties so when he has anxiety attacks hulk knows and Comforts him that is what he is doing there

They do everything together!’

TEDDY WEBSTER AND FAVOURITE HUMAN!

Maureen told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘he follows Blake around the house when he visits and loves going walkies Blake holds his lead and chats away to him its lovely to see xx’

ROLO AND DIESEL!

Sarah told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘there the best of friends always love being together and playing together and sleeping together and they love being together and rolo sometimes stays with his best friend’

ROCCO AND LUCY!

Hayley told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘My Rocco with my horse Lucy. He’s sat in her stable since a puppy and they love each other. If I ever can’t find him I know he’s in there with her 😍

BELLA AND BUSTER!

Sharon told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘Bella with buster he is my daughters he loves to come over or we go to my daughters house he gets very excited when he sees her’

ZACK AND ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE HUMANS!

ZACK AND ANOTHER OF HIS FAVOURITE HUMANS!

PEPPA AND ZACK!

SKYE AND RAGNER!

SKYE AND PEPPA!

Nichola told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘All like the same food😂they all sit in front of you while you eat😂5second doesn’t count😀😀

When they go out up the garden, they all wait and come down together

Zack is the last one in.

They all make room for each other to get on the bed. We don’t get the room😂😂😂

Zack allows them in his safe space under the kitchen table

Share toys😂😂sometimes fight like kids over them

Skye very mothering over all of them’

SAPPHIRE, RUBY AND BUNNY CYRIL WITH THEIR FAVOURITE HUMAN!

Helen told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘They always like being together with eachother and my daughter , always there for eachother to give lots of love and affection, if any of us humans are feeling a little poorly then ruby and sapphire are straight there trying to comfort us ❤

TAMMY AND LUCY!

Alicia told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘Tammy, the dog, met Lucy, when we rescued her from a dumpster. Lucy lives with seven other cats and other dogs but she developed a strong bond with Tammy and licks her ears, rubs against her, meowing like asking for loving caressing’

SHORTY AND FAVOURITE HUMAN!

Tony told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘Shorty loves his Haylee they’ve known each for a long time’

MONTY GIRL AND HER FAVOURITE HUMAN!

Linda told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘Me and my little Monte girl… dogs(or cats) give such unconditional love, especially the ones you rescue, or should I say the ones that rescue you. There is no love like it❤️❤️❤️

IZZY AND HER FAVOURITE HUMAN!

Sue told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘lexi is always cuddling izzy .izzy is really affectionate dog sits really close to you .nudges your hand to stroke her she’s so lovable x’

MINDY AND TYSON WITH THEIR FAVOURITE HUMAN PAPA!

Blanca told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

Tyson Jr. 🐕 en is the spoiled human dad 🐕 they have an amazing connection that they don’t need words or barking to understand each other, and inherited that from Tyson dad 🐕 Beautiful Doggy Souls who is already in heaven 🌈 besides his character and physical they are ta n look alike, just look and it’s everything.

Mindy ías is the girl of the house x she is so spoiled by all, she is the most loving, kind and polite and not only with her human parents but also with her other 2 furry brothers 🐕 🦺 🐶 Junior and Matias 🥰 ♥️

TOBY AND TILLY!

Gill told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘Toby on the left is a Romanian rescue and Tilly the Bocker is my daughter’s dog who has welcomed Toby and become his best friend after helping him settle in’

EMMA’S DOGGY’S!

Emma told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

They clean each other sleep on our bed together and play with there toys

They run around playing some sort of tag haha love cuddling with us too they are best friends ❤️

OLIVER AND SAMARA!

Suesan told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

  • ‘We adopted Oliver from a radio station and then we rescued Samara from Walmart in Missouri so they were both puppies but Samara outgrew Oliver she’s over 100 pounds and Ollie was 25 pounds Samara took the title literally of Big Sister now they run together on our property at night they sleep together in the living room. Of course Sweetpee and Romey sleep with us on the bed every night these are our furkids and the 4 of them are so very special and so loved! thank you so much for publishing
    • Ollie is 14 year’s old and Samara is approximately 12 or 13

COCO AND FAVOURITE HUMAN!

Geet told HAPPY DOGGY NEWS

‘Coco just relaxing himself with my husband.’

SOME OTHER BEAUTIFUL PHOTO’S WE HAVE BEEN SENT WHICH SHOW THE FRIENDSHIPS BETWEEN DOGGY’S AND DOGGY’S WITH HUMANS!

GRACIE WITH HER HUMAN FRIEND AMANDA!
GEORGE AND GINGER WITH THEIR FAVOURITE HUMAN!
PRECIOUS WITH HER FAVOURITE HUMAN!

NARLA AND HER NANA NINNINS (ALWAYS BRINGS HER TREATS)!
SANDRA’S BEAUTIFUL DOGGY’S!
ROXY AND SKYE HAVE BEEN BESTIES FOR TEN YEARS NOW!
RESCUE’S JAKE AND MARMALADE AND THEIR DEEP FRIENDSHIP!
HAKUNA OUT WITH HIS FRIEND MICKY LAST YEAR. ALWAYS LOVING TO BE INVOLVED!

DARCY AND BROTHER WILLUM SHARING VET STORIES!
FRIENDSHIPS MISS ROCKET CUDDLING BABY FLOKI!
BARRY’S NIECE – A PHOTO HE LOVES AND WE CAN SEE WHY! – GORGEOUS!
THE THREE AMIGO’S!
THE GET ALONG GANG!
LITTLE LITA, JAKE AND MARMALADE!
ZIGGY AND ONE OF FAVOURITE HUMANS!

O.K. SO WE UNDERSTAND THIS MAY NOT BE THE MOST SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF HOW DOG’S FORM WONDERFUL MEANINGFUL FRIENDSHIPS BUT WE KNOW THIS IS ALL THE PROOF WE NEED! DOG LOVER’S TOTALLY UNDERSTAND!

HELP SUPPORT OUR DOGGY NEWSPAPER BY SHARING OUR POSTS TO YOUR OWN FACEBOOK PAGE OR OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE ICONS ABOVE! – THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! LOVE AND WOOFS!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING TIME WITH US TODAY!

LOVE AND WOOFS!

ALISON AND JET (ADMIN CHIHUAHUA FOR HAPPY DOGGY NEWS!)

5 1 vote
Article Rating

Your Comments and kind thoughts !

1 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ukpops
1 month ago

wow This Particular information Sounds great.Please keep feeding us with this kind of information. Thanks for the information. 

1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x
%d bloggers like this: