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We were waking up, she sleeps with us, our other dog had gone out with my husband and she chose to stay behind on the bed with me. I was at her level, laying beside her, face to face.
She is allowed on the furniture and she growls everywhere, possibly worse when our face come close to hers.
She is OK with food, she and the other shin tzu share bowls, moving back and forth while eating. They had one incident regarding a treat but I only heard the snarling and I didn't see the incident.
Thank you for your help, I believe she is growling. It was so misleading to have the previous owner indicate that she is purring.
She does let me take a treat away, I just tried it.
I had her checked by a vet when I got her, she did a thorough job and didn't find anything wrong with her back. She was concerned and spent some time on her back. She never growled for the doctor.