The Rare Norm a few months ago Share Tweet Pin Share I worked in a canine laboratory for a few years, so I’ll give my 2 cents. Assuming none of the dogs has anxiety toward other dogs, they would probably act like dogs at a dog park act. Some would prefer playing with their “friends”, while some just like to dig holes in the corner by themselves. There might be the occasional fight over a highly-valued toy, but I imagine (or hope) the owner made sure to check that each dog gets along well with dogs before sticking them all together. Someone said this is a play area in the larger area of their home, so they would probably spend most of their time just romping. Bonus: Want to stay up to date on our latest Rare Norm news ? The “alpha” idea is controversial widely considered to be wrong and doesn’t really reflect how wolves or dogs develop social hierarchies. “Dominance” is more accurate, and is limited to a pair relationsip. It’s not a life-long trait, nor is it absolute. It seems to depend strongly on situations and motivational states (Bradshaw et al., 2009). A dog may become more dominant if it is hungry and competing against a dog who is not as hungry, for example. But the same dog if well-fed may have no problem submitting to another dog. Also, interestingly, dominance can’t be predicted by size or fighting ability (Bradshaw & Amanda Lea, 1992). So probably the Chihuahuas would be fine.