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Old 08-19-2009, 07:33 PM   #81
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Little runt dogs. Not a very effective method of hiding your personal bias'.

I like all types of dogs, large and small. While I agree that the smaller ones tend to be more vocal/yappy, I'll take an attack by a dachsund or a pug any day over a golden or a pit bull. I don't agree at all that noise making and vicious behavior are linked. And I don't quite understand what a dog's viscosity has to do with anything.

My experience is that each dog has a personality, while each breed has a reputation. The only dog that has ever bitten me in real anger was a dalmation, although back in the old days when I worked for a vet I got bitten in fear by any number of breeds. I've occasionally had a chihuahua hanging off my pants leg, but for some reason it just didn't get the old adrenaline flowing. It was more a throttling down of my desire to laugh than a fight/flight instinct.
Nothing to hide. Rat dogs just have a loud bark to make up for their size problem. I have a scar on my leg from a German Shepard. Just a bite and release mark. Darn thing bit me then ran off to the hills. Suppose I tasted bad.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:26 PM   #82
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On today's walk in the park (this was in an on-leash area next to a major bike/walking path) we had a mid-size dog come running up to us and no owner in sight. It circled us a couple of times and the owner finally came ambling along about 50 feet away. I called to him to please to leash his dog because I didn't want to have to hit it or pepper spray it to keep it away from us.

His reply, not unexpectedly, was to threaten me with assault if I did anything to his animal.

Anecdotal evidence like that is leading me to believe that yes, the idiots have won war. There's just too many of them to deal with.

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What do you get when you cross a pit bull with a collie?
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Get this - talked to a neighbor this morning and she told me there's a guy (who lives nearby?) who lurks on the trails and takes pictures of people with their (illegally) off-leash dogs. Then he reports them to animal control, which has resulted in a number of tickets.

As a youngish woman, I can't fully condone hiding in the bushes with a camera, because that's just kind of creepy, but it does make me kind of happy that someone's reporting the problem.

My neighbor is one of the offenders and of course thinks the guy is completely off-base because you know, they just want to let their dogs run around and play with each other. After all, they're all friendly!
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A dog that runs for help after he bites your leg off.
Bingo--I heard it as a dog that rips your face off and then runs for help.

Pit bulls: the most misunderstood dog. Pit bull owners who make their dogs vicious: scum of the earth.
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Here's a lawsuit in the making if there is a law against feeding someone else's dog. This quarter block dog park is in the "rural" part of the city. Don't forget to pick up its poo. How would you go about getting the owner's name to complain?
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A tragic story that emphasizes the tone of this thread.

One dog shot dead, abother injured; neighbors differ on what happened | PoconoRecord.com
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I wonder if the dachshund faked the injuries?
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What a jerk, to let his obviously dangerous dog run free like that.
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What a jerk, to let his obviously dangerous dog run free like that.
Reading that story reminded me of the day that big black dog (no owner present) was eyeing my little puppy and me...very glad my garden was fenced so we could take refuge til the dog went back home. Rocket Dog's instincts were right on target, methinks.
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The dachsund was lucky with those injuries to have survived. Too bad the golden retriever's owner let his dog run free.

A couple of weeks ago I watched a wonderfully sweet well-behaved 5 y/o golden retriever female play catch with a large mole, tossing it up and down, biting into it, and stepping on it when it tried to run away.
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