by Rosemary Altiere
(North Kingstown, RI USA)
We have a wonderful JR - purchased when he was 8 months old - about 9 months ago - from a great breeder - he is smart and handsome.
From the beginning he seemed totally attached to my husband - my husband loves playing with him - they have enjoyed each other and still do except for one issue which developed about 2 weeks ago. The dog "Jagger" - will now growl and gently but firmly snap at my husband when he is petting him - for no apparent reason.
We now have my husband feed him and are trying to figure this out.
This dog is not terribly fond of men - loves women.
He is a great dog - we love him - frankly I do not 100% trust him - would not trust him with little children and we are very careful when strangers come to the house.
For the most part he is a wonderful animal - we have used private trainers - now we are taking him to doggie play groups, etc. Will get him into agility training - he loves to play soccer - watch other dogs on computer and TV - he is lots of fun - but the dog/owner issue is troublesome.