It is amazing how dogs of the same breed recognize each other, be it at dog shows, hunt tests, or on a walk. Part of socialization is getting pups accustomed to different breeds: big and small, short coat to long coat, parti colored, and all possibilties of solid colors.
Big Boy and Blaze went to a friend's house and met an 8 week old golden retriever and two Havanese--one parti color and the other black. They were a little intimidated at first, but ended up playing with them. Thank you, Kathy, for these photos.