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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    I don't see why everyone is so angry - this particular Dalmatian is vicious. The injuries it caused to the little dog are extremely severe, it was not on lead and went in for the kill. All the article mentioned was that the dogs are to be on leash, nothing else. Frankly the owner deserves and massive fine and a dog that has now killed another dog, well one place for that animal.

    Dogs should not kill other dogs. That is a massive temperament fault.
    Yes but it's not the dog's fault. It's the owners fault for not socializing it properly. Or keeping it on lead.
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    Yes, but even a completely untrained Dalmation should not attack a puppy. Puppies have a special licence to be obnoxious and
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    So I have to agree with Nekhbet. Something seriously wrong with that particular Dalmation. And more wrong with its owners for letting it run off lead.

    It worries me that people allow young children (under 16yo) to walk dogs unsupervised. Even some adults don't have what it takes to deal with a situation like this.

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    I agree there was something seriously wrong with THIS dog. Not this breed.
    And more wrong with handler/owner having it off leash.

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    LoL just LOL to BSL
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    Yes but it's not the dog's fault. It's the owners fault for not socializing it properly. Or keeping it on lead.
    How do you know it's not the dogs fault? Not every dog is born an angel, and sometimes they HAVE been socialised properly but still exhibit aggression and dangerous behaviour. Some dogs genuinely enjoy bullying others or killing small animals. I think get off your high horse on this one, you're getting mad over very little. It's an extremely sad situation.

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    DalmatiAns are generally not agressive, but every dog, no matter what breed can be.
    These things will always happy, owners NEED to socialise their pets and know their dogs personality to keep other people and animals safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    How do you know it's not the dogs fault? Not every dog is born an angel, and sometimes they HAVE been socialised properly but still exhibit aggression and dangerous behaviour. Some dogs genuinely enjoy bullying others or killing small animals. I think get off your high horse on this one, you're getting mad over very little. It's an extremely sad situation.
    I'm not 'on my high horse'. I can't help it if this makes me angry. I am not angry anymore but i was at the time because i had only just read it. I think your being a bit extreme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    DalmatiAns are generally not agressive, but every dog, no matter what breed can be.
    These things will always happy, owners NEED to socialise their pets and know their dogs personality to keep other people and animals safe.
    What you say is true Sheena, The dog should have been on a leash ... but these things happen i guess.
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    It is very sad, and the owners should not have had the dog off lead if it had ever exhibited agression to another dog before.

    No matter what breed it was (you would think that that was a hard breed to mis-identify but I have seen Harlequin Danes, German Short-haired pointers and various crosses incorrectly identified as Dalmations) the actions of one member of that breed should NOT condemn every other member of the breed, any more than the actions of Al-Quaeda fanatics should condemn all Muslim people, or the actions of tke Klu Klux Klan should condemn all Christian people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharoo View Post
    I don't think the dog attack statistics are accurate to ban any breed. I've seen the links that show how even purebreed dog breeds can resemble pitbulls.
    When Kimba was attacked by a Maltese terrier I reported it yet felt like an idiot for doing it. My 30kg staffy mix was attacked by a cotton ball with teeth...
    How many small breed attacks are not reported because of embarrassment? I understand the bigger ones can do the most damage but I think every attack should be reported.
    My doberman x rottweiler was attacked by a pack of pomeranians (seriously, the guy had one of each colour). He never had his dogs on a lead and they attacked every dog they saw, actually biting and pulling the dog's skin when they could. He did nothing and took offense when I shooed his dogs off - I had a choice, either I deal with them or I let Sammy deal with them and because I was worried the owner would have Sammy put down if he so much as growled at them I chose to intervene. I never reported them but you're right, I should have. Imagine had it been the other way around...

    To this day, the worst attack I have ever heard of by a dog towards a human was by a Dachshund that castrated a baby. I myself was bitten by my mum's chihuahua when I was like 2. She took the chihuahua's side

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