My Aunt has a Golden Retriever who absolutely adores Smokey. I had to dog-sit her for a weekend, and she spent almost the entire time by Smokey's cage. All her play-time with him was supervised, but she had no intention of harming him. Perhaps it's because she was female? She treated Smokey like a fat puppy, even going to far as to nudge him over to her food dish at dinnertime and give him full-body baths! She even snarled at her borther (a bloodhound) when he came over to investigate who was stealing all the attention!
Piggie kisses all around!
Two lovers seperated by metal bars....XD
In addition, Lola has a crush on him! Every time she hears him coming she runs to the nearest side of the cage and thrusts her nose between the bars to sniff him!
That will have to change. there will be another litter this week LOL
We have A Labrador who gets on fine with them they run away from us before her. She is 6 years old we have only had her 4 to 5 months
Had to teller of for chasing them to start with, but she was not really out to catch them, there just part of the scene now.
They live under a tree outside. nothing can get in there very dense.
We had a problem with a couple of cats getting the babies, hence Ruby the dog. I t is down to each dogs personality, and the introduction period, how it is handled, luck life etc
many animals co exist, together, and are quite mindful of each other very cute.
On the weekend the rescue I foster and volunteer for picked up a girl pig and her lethal baby that belonged to a school...that had nearly a dozen pigs of mixed genders running around outside in a tiny cage and breeding at will. No hay, little water, most have mites or fungal infections.
Anyway, the one she named "Cheeks", had bound with her Italian Grey Hound. She was always careful and always had Cheeks either on her lap or in a cage even though the dog didn't seem that he'd harm cheeks
I guess my suggestion is the same as others. No matter how 'sweet' and 'gentle' a dog is with his new friend, it's never wise to trust that instinct won't overrule friendship at some point.
A little squeak or chirp or wheek sounds just like a toy, after all or injured prey.
I've got a Sheltie /Aussie mix puppy (she's about 18 months old now) and she's been around the pigs since we got her at 10 weeks old. She KNOWS she's not allowed near the pigs area during their floor time (my only concern with her is that she might step on them in her mad dash to eat their poops and their hay - the pigs are just something to sniff at to her). She goes to their C&C cage while they are in it and if the pigs come to the side they get their noses licked and the puppy gets HER nose nibbled on.
I've never had issues with her barking (unless someone knocks on our door) but that could be because of her Aussie parts.
I have a Pom and my mom has a (squeaky obsessed high drive) Silky Terrier. Obviously I was more strict about the Terrier interacting with the guinea pig than my Pom. They were both very respectful of the rules though. I set up a perimeter with carpet mats and they had to stay beyond that if I had to open up the cage for something. Once the door was closed and secured I gave them the ok and they could look at her all they want. They loved "watching tv." Any disrespectful behavior such as pawing at the cage or barking was discouraged. I thought my guinea pig would get stressed out with a big wolfy looking thing staring at her all the time but she was the most chill pig I've ever had and just went with the flow. She would even venture into the dog crates and drank out of their water bowl. The dogs were either gated or crated during floor time. If you have a yard, make sure to designate a clean yard area for the guinea pigs as they shouldn't be placed on or allowed to eat soiled grass.
This is my Pusio, who was already very sick then, and my neighbour's Pomeranian and Devonshire Rex cat. They were both fascinated by my guinea pig, and very respectful. The dog licked Pusio's ears as if he were a puppy. The cat liked the herbivore smell very much and tried to rub it all over herself.
Both the dog and the cat are females and they are very friendly. Nevertheless, I had the piggie on my lap and kept very close eye on "predators".