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    I have a dog that due to continued interference from a neighbour and an electric fence does not like adults coming onto his property.

    Off property he is fine. On property and you must first always come into the house and be "part of the family" for a short time for him to accept you. I know he is like this and put in precautions to keep both him and visitors safe.

    However with children he is the opposite, he is not threatened by them at all and he will welcome them into the house and present them with his ball or frisbee to throw, he will cuddle up with them etc. They can be squealing, running, hugging etc and he laps it up, doesn't mean I don't supervise but to see the difference is astounding.

    So he is the opposite to many many dogs. It's not unusual for dogs to be intolerant of young kids; many dogs are intolerant of puppies. Difference being most puppies are expert at dog body language, give off appropriate body language in response, have tougher skin than children and a layer of fur to protect them from snaps. Some dogs don't need a bad experience to feel uncomfortable around kids, kids body language, uncoordinated movements etc can be enough for some dogs.

    My aunts dog didn't like kids, she would have her bed moved to the end of the verandah when we visited and we were told not to go near her. If we so much as looked at her she'd lift her lip and growl. Imagine my surprise when about 5 years later, when she was quite an old girl by then, she nudged my hand for a pat. In her eyes I'd grown up and I was now OK.

    I know how much she scared me as a kid and I feel for any child that has been bitten.

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    Link to a thread I have just created. Please read Liam's story and the information on the website I have linked. And please pass on.

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...tml#post133263

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    RubyMcNugget

    No breed of dog has lockjaw. What Staffies and other bull breeds have is a VERY strong jaw (but no stonger than Rotti's, German Shepherds and a few other breeds) but the difference is that they are terriers so they are DETERMINED, so they latch on and hold on with all of their strength and they will not let go unless made to. Hence the reason many owners of bull breeds especially in the states own and carry break sticks with them on walks, it is a very effect way of breaking their hold. I can guarantee you though that many a animal, dog, cat whatever has survived encounters with Bull breed dogs.

    And I doubt the new owners of Maddy abused her until she killed their other dog. You have just said Maddy had dog aggression issues before you rehomed her (she should never have been rehomed as a DA dog, especially not to a home with another dog) that was bad management on your mums part and on the part of the new owner and because of that 2 dogs are dead. Not because of abuse. You also have to question your Mum's choice of home for a DA dog if she sent her off to an abusive home.
    ruby did not die ruby lived a good live with me a good 4 years and maddy was a dan dog when we sold her she was the nice girl the resen my sold her be the people whaned her we did not know that thay were going to hert her
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby mc nugget View Post
    ruby did not die ruby lived a good live with me a good 4 years and maddy was a dan dog when we sold her she was the nice girl the resen my sold her be the people whaned her we did not know that thay were going to hert her
    Translate?
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    maltese and maltese x score very high as a percentage of their breed on the NSW dog bite lists.

    And you can bet the little dog bites are under reported ie people don't go to their doctor to be laughed at.

    Dog Attack Reporting - Department of Local Government

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    Yay no bulldogs baby!! We Rule
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    [QUOTE=Bulldog_Lover;133303]Translate?[/QU ous sorry i fort you were thinking about ruby sorry i dont know if the dog died or not sorry
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    OI Newfs.....*clears throat* scuse me but us Staff people claim the Nanny Dog fame

    oh and sorry for the off topic guys :
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    OI Newfs.....*clears throat* scuse me but us Staff people claim the Nanny Dog fame

    oh and sorry for the off topic guys :
    Sorry newfy Breed has been around longer and has had the title "forever" LOL LOL.....You just have to read Peter Pan and look at all the antique postcards
    Pets are forever

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    seen that cute but staffies were res part of the peg in 1953
    so there older heheheheherheheheheheheheh brahhahahaha
    If you are reading this then you're doing just fine as to
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