Czechoslovakian Wolfdog / Vlcak Lovec and some of his best friends in Gothenburg - Finnish Lapphund Izzie and Labrador Belgian Shepherd mix Ludde - teams up at the dog park for a showdown in pure dawg fun awesomeness. Tons of running, playing with soccer ball, tennis ball, chasing, playful attacks, submissive play, harmless biting (socialization), wrestling, and "play fighting" during June 1, 2015. Enjoy the action!
This short movie was filmed at the Dog Park at Positivparken in Västra Frölunda, Gothenburg, Sweden. Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog Lovec "Quaggy II" Od Úhoště was born on January 28, 2014 and was 2 years and 4 months old in this video.
Awesome Dawg friends featured:
David's Izzie, a 2 year old female Finnish Lapphund.
Emelie's Ludde, 7 months old Labrador and Belgian Shepherd mix.
Jonna and Viktor's Cholo and Jackpot, XL Bully ...and French Bulldog Winston.
Also, Amstaff Rocky.
Note: When playing, dogs inhibit their bites and sometimes voluntarily give their play partner a competitive advantage by, for example, rolling on their backs or letting themselves be caught during a chase — behaviors that would never happen during real fighting. Lovec does this a lot since he's self-assured and mentally strong – he’s not interested in showing off or to play in a dominant manner.
In addition to inhibited bites, open mouth play, and self-handicapping — dogs clearly demarcate play by employing signals, such as play bows (putting the head and chest to the ground while keeping the rear half up) and exaggerated, bouncy movements.
These exaggerated pattern, suggests that playing dogs recognize moments when their behavior can be misinterpreted as aggression or fighting and compensate by reminding their play partner that, “I’m friendly, I'm playing.”
"It Was Only A Dream" by Swedish Future-pop band Colony 5, from the Album "Structures" (2003).
"Nocturnal" by Swedish Future-pop band Colony 5, from the CDM "Follow Your Heart" (2002).