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Thread: Big V Small They All Have the Same Right!!!!

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    Default Big V Small They All Have the Same Right!!!!

    Had an experience tonight which made me think, that perhaps all larger dogs, for smaller breeds are the enemy...............
    My Finn was cruising on a long lead, on a sandy area, footpath close but out of his reach, a gentleman was walking his little dog on the footpath....the owner reacted with comments of " keep your dog under control" lol he was!
    He was on a leash, no where near his small breed dog.......
    And Finn responded to my commands, of, no, stay even though he was on leash.
    I can understand the concerns of owners of small dogs when confronted by a larger breed, but as we are all owners of different breeds, I suppose in the "perfect world of pet ownership", we would respect each breed and the owner of the breed.

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    Hmm yes Bonnie, I get this on a regular basis. Or should I say I have encountered it for a lot of my life too.

    It is sad.
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    Bonnie lots of sympathy from me. It doesn't matter how good my dogs are, they are big and eyecatching. I've had little dogs off lead run under them and grab and bite at them and I've been criticised!

    Little dogs are often far less controlled than big ones - it just slips under the general radar a bit more.

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    That is sad! To me anydog on a lead is one that is somewhat under control by it's owner.

    I will admit that if on a walk and an off lead dog were to approach Poppy and I would be more likely to be nervous about a larger dog than a smaller dog.

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    It's really hard to take owners seriously when they act scared of my dog, who is grovelling with all four paws in the air by way of greeting and their dog is just desperate to get a sniff in.

    Most of them get over it. But I understand their fear. My dog is a reasonable size and fast and she's been attacked very occasionally or just had big dogs play too rough and not tone it down. With a little dog - they can't run fast enough to get away and it's far to easy for a nasty big dog to kill a little dog. So if I had a little dog - I'd be protecting it first and temperment checking the big dog later. If a little dog owner guesses wrong - their dog is dead.

    However I think some owners of little dogs should stop their dogs from charging and attacking other dogs. It's not cute or funny. Not all small dog owners are so irresponsible. Not all big dog owners are either.

    Safety first. Polite conversation - second.

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    The smaller breeds are the most often off lead in our area..............go figure!!

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    yeah it makes me HATE SWF dog owners (not any of you = ))

    (oh and by the way that imbicilic woman with the swf's who have a death wish walked past our place again today with the dogs on a lead and i was like "oh she's finaly learnt!" then 2 seconds later one of the dogs was sticking its head through our fence!
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    At the cabin my sister and I are in weekdays at the river there is a walking track that goes in a 30km circle. We sit there and watch people out jogging or walking, lots with dogs, mostly off lead. If I get bored enough I will count the ratio of off and on.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Its generally the swf owners who have the attitude when they met Leo, even when its their dog who is being the annoying one. I don't know if it transfers down the leash to the dog or not but they seem to have something to prove and get very yappy.
    (not all of them but majority)

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    Bonniek...

    it seems to be the norm though... small dog owners see any dog bigger than theirs & its "ohhhhhhhhh noooooooooooo the big mean dog is going to hurt my sweet dear little harmless doggy"...

    I get that type of stupid comments & nasty snide looks all the time while out walking my dog.

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