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    [QUOTE=Sean;188983]
    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    Probably not the right thing to do but in the past I have just picked the fatty up and waited for the dog to go/kept walking.

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    LOL 'Fatty'???....you meant to say 'voluptious' ...didnt you Jadie.
    Haha that's what I tell her! But the cat and I call her fat behind her back

    I much prefer when people walk away too Sean! lol Saves me having to look like an idiot trying to keep Harley calm and make him look well behaved! haha

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    I would most certainly do what I had to to protect my dogs. I had no hesitation facing that Rotti and I had no trouble whacking a marauding kelpie that tried to repeatedly attack a senior dog that I was walking. I put my ball thrower to good use that day and the kelpie wasnt giving up easy either. In the end I always carried one with me on walks.

    I know an older gent who used to carry a baeball bat with him as his old dog had been attacked on several occasions, once needing a major vet visit. He had no trouble wielding that either, to very good effect on occassion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I'm sorry to hear of everyomnes bad experiences walking thier dogs. Makes me realise how lucky we have been. (Touchwood).
    And for the breeds mentioned...'pig' , 'bull' , 'Rotti' etc.....i still reckon the worse i've dealt with are the Aussie cattle dogs. Not wanting to upset this breeds owners just wanting to show it's not always the big ugly ones that are the bad guys...the small sneaky ones can be just as bad too.
    My friends whippet had his side slashed open by an agressive Border collie. There are aggressive dogs across all breeds. However I dont know about you but I would fancy both myself and my dog have much better odds up against a cattle dog, BC or any other medium sized dog compared to a large Rottie for example.

    Those dogs are a third of my weight and same weight as my dog compared to the dog that I had to face which probably was my weight and could have killed any of my BC, cattle dogs, kelpies type dogs no problems at all. That large Rottweiller was freaking scary I can tell you. It was one large ball of muscle and was out to do serious damage. An aggressive cattle dog can be scary but nothing like that large male Rottie, it made you feel that there would be very little you could do to save your dog.

    I know some lovely rotties and other large dogs and have met my share of aggressive smaller dogs, its just that size when paired with aggression can bea lot more scary. The rottie that attacked my dog - his owner lost control of him, the dog was way too strong. However the dog didnt seem interested in attacking me it was going after my dog.
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    Poor thing

    Attacks can happen anywhere, somebody from the dog park came home from work a few months ago to find her HUGE (but very sweet) bull breed cross almost dead in her backyard.. another dog had jumped the fence and attacked him. Luckily they were quick thinking and locked the other dog in the garden shed and then rushed theirs to the vet.. poor darling had lots of tears and a punctured wind pipe.. cost them thousands of dollars and when the pound came to collect the dog the next day, it didn't have any form of I.D so they couldn't make anybody liable for the costs. Such a shame, her dog was such a sweetie before the attack and is now terrified and agressive so no more visits to the park

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    The owner's actions really do count a lot. We have an excellent group at our local dog park, everybody is friendly, know each other by name, all the dogs are excellent and we've never really had an issue with anything, although I know some parks can be horrible. Anyway, last weekend it was really busy and a lot of new people, this couple were sitting on the ground with their BC cross and a regular dog who has a cyst on her spine and quite wobbly on her legs simply just walked past and this BC attacked, the other dog just went straight down and wasn't fighting back but this BC was really attacking quite badly. It was literally only 1m from the BC's owners and they did not do a THING, didn't stand up, didn't attempt to stop their dog, nothing at all. And then after the fight, they didn't say sorry, didn't ask if the other dog was okay, just completely ignored that anything had happened.

    The poor dog needed to be rushed to the vet, had 3 very large puncture wounds, needed 12 stitches and staples and cost them a fortune. I really believe that if the owners tried to stop their dog, the injuries wouldn't have been anywhere near as bad. Now whenever they come to the park, I just leave. Could not believe the lack of responsibility they showed!

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    I have been lucky that Maggie seems unfazed by aggressive behaviour and stays calm. She was lunged at yesterday by a staffie on leash. The owner freaked and yanked ( I think that is making it worse as the dog was showing friendly language then growled and snapped as he yanked, picking up on his stress).
    She has been snapped at and just moves on and looks at me with "my they were grumpy".
    Because she is so ball obsessed she really isn't social AT ALL when the ball is in play. This caused an issue with a dog that wanted to play and was getting very aggressive when she ignored it. The idjit of an owner thought it was all a game, I could see their dog stiffening and starting to snarl (not play teeth at all) and yelled at them to call their dog. Maggie ran into the water and fortunately the dog didn't like water and it moved on. I was worried as it out weighed her by at least 10 kgs.Lucky that time I think.

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    Things like this infuriate me, too. My client was walking her Sheltie when 2 staffies ran from the neighbour's front yard (where they were roaming around without leashes on, UNSUPERVISED) and attacked it. One grabbed the head, the other grabbed the tail end and they started playing tug of war with this poor Sheltie.
    Both staffies had to be put to sleep and one of them already had a history of attacking other peoples' dogs (none of the other victims had ever taken it further though).
    Dog owners need to be far more responsible and councils need to step up to the plate and become more vigilant in reinforcing leash laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    And for the breeds mentioned...'pig' , 'bull' , 'Rotti' etc.....i still reckon the worse i've dealt with are the Aussie cattle dogs. Not wanting to upset this breeds owners just wanting to show it's not always the big ugly ones that are the bad guys...the small sneaky ones can be just as bad too.
    Are you calling my dog a psyco ? I protest!!!!

    But seriously, gypsy can look tough when she’s eye balling someone, but she’s the biggest sook going!

    cattle dog's are my "breed of choice" and I openly admit they can be very protective and do need to be raised properly to avoid these situations. I have raised mine properly so that we won't end up the culprit of these situations, HOWEVER that does not mean i don't have to ensure she is fenced in properly, and i also avoid putting her into situations that she is likely to react inappropriately !
    These are basic rules apply to any dog owner no matter what breed they have!
    Last edited by Ven; 03-20-2013 at 12:35 PM.
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    LOL...Ven , it was you i was hoping wouldnt be offended by that comment

    For some reason it seems the red and blue dogs just love to give me the most grief at work. They allways seem to be walking around behind me. They keep me on my toes LOL..

    My daughter was bitten by the blue next door just last week while she was playing with it in it's front yard. The owner was very concerned....i wasnt fased...it was a good lesson learnt that not all dogs are friendly all the time...and to avoid making sudden movments or run around while patting a heeler. It could have been worse but luckily it wasnt.

    Hope i'm not coming across as anti heeler...i love em....aussie dogs at thier best and are good at thier job.


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    haha sean, i'm not that easily offended!! i was going to act all offended just to give you a stir

    there is a saying, that is rather true about cattle dogs, they will let you in, just won't let you out!!
    "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" Author Unknown

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