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Thread: Current dog breed research shows rottweilers are the 4th popular dog in Google Aust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    So i do not agree that large dog = special legislation.
    I see where Sean is coming from, the majority of big dogs may not be aggressive at all, and a lot of smaller dogs are probably nippy/aggressive, but if not raised correctly, big dogs are capable of doing a lot more damage than any smaller dog such as a JRT, maltese etc.

    For example, you only need a basic licence for a car.. and cars are involved in a lot more traffic accidents than any HR truck (which involves more training/licencing) but accidents involving HR trucks, even though they may be rarer and less likely to happen, are much more dangerous.

    I say you need a permit to own any animal, be it cats, dogs, cattle, horses etc.

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    I'm sick of calling up the RSPCA and the local Council to enforce what should be obvious and then having nothing done because they can't "prove" what is happening in front of them.

    I guess that's where our legal system is stuffed, when local councils can't afford it, and the rules as written don't allow RSPCA to do what needs to be done for a neglected dog, but does allow them to take away all the dogs from a breeder who has debarked some of her dogs because of noise complaints through council. WTF.

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    Socialisation and training, Not just the dog.. Fighting Dogs are trained to be this way, same as guard dogs are trained . The Rotties I've met have either been big softies or they have been dedicated guarddogs doing their job.

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    and such pigs! Food refusal? forget it

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    I know quite a few rotties. Most are very nice gentle, well behaved dogs but I have had 2 terrifying encounters with a couple of large rotties that were too much dog for the people walking them. One broke the lead and tried to tear my dog apart. I was able to throw her over a fence into someones backyard, the guy walking the dog was unable to get the dog under control. It wasnt human aggressive but it was intent on killing my dog. I have had another similar experience where only quick thinking saved the day and a friend of mine had her small poodle killed by one. I think breeding for temperament and then good training is essential for all dogs. The larger breeds are just more capable of doing damage than smaller breeds so poor breeding and training is more obvious. They are a breed I am wary of if I dont know them personally, particularly if out with my own dogs after my previous bad experiences.
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    When a breed becomes popular...the Breed suffers as it brings out BYBs and puppy millers by the truck loads...all wanting to cash in. They don't care about health or temperament...and will sell to anyone. Rotties and GSDs also attract the wrong people...who think they are vicious guard dogs...just keep them on a chain in the backyard.
    Many Breeds have suffered because of popularity... This can be seen in movies like "101 Dalmatians"...when people realize these dogs are not like the ones in the movie and need lots of training...they end up in the pound. The movie..."The Omen" depicts Rotties as vicious evil dogs from Hell...when in fact are wonderful loving, gentle and loyal family dogs who love children.
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    My heart breed absolutely love them, they always have me weak in the knees. Promised myself that 'next time' it will be a big huge gawky rottie with a stumpy 'tail'. Instead i endup with a friggin collie! Only another 15 or so years to go... Lol

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    Its is illegal to dock a rotties tail in Australia and UK, presumably not in america?

    They are however very strong at 8 stone. Stronger than a human any day. And that 'lunge' that dogs do, will pull over most folks. So you cannot use strength to train them, or any other dog i guess.
    Im devoted to the breed. Each one i have had, has stolen my heart, with their so soft ears, that blue black mirror shine coat, with the red, gorgeous!
    And how clumsy they are for the first 2 yrs lol
    beautiful dogs

    I get however, that IF they do bite, its gonna hurt, tear, and likely rip the arm off, as opposed to maul it a bit. But you get that.
    Its not gonna be my dogs that turn like that. I can ensure that by not buying from a BYB, by training them well.
    All 4 have been similar in nature. Devoted family dogs, great with anyone coming/going whilst we are in. But woe betide anyone entering the property without permission who doesnt have a piece of food to distract them.

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    I have to say, that over my years, i have met FAR more small aggressive dogs, dog and human aggressive, than i ever have larger breeds. With those oblivious owners, who allow them off leash, and challenging large breeds on my leash.

    On walks, i frequently have my rottie attacked by SWF's who are out of control, accompanied by folks who believe their dog is a naughtly little thing as opposed to a dangerous dog.
    The SWF are spoilt brat baby substitutes. Who rarely show manners, who's owners have no idea or control of their dog. They are dangerous breeds, the most dangerous IMO, as they start fights, that folks have to settle. That's the danger.
    They get bitten 'back' and die, or cost lots of money to sew up. when a large dog retaliates.
    the owners get injured trying to break up a dog fight, or worse, picking the little shit up

    Pohm has never retaliated, but ive had other large breeds that will only take so much, before shutting the yappy/biting dangerous SWF up as the owner wouldnt.

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    I have zero tolerance for idiots who allow this nonsense
    and refuse to even look at the irresponsible humans who are too lazy
    to train a dog in any sort of manners.
    My big boofer now knows to back away and sit quietly beside me.
    I have taught him this for his OWN protection.

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