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    Sounds like you bumped into a lot of crazy people that day!
    First I'll say that you did the right thing by actually staying with your dog. If I had a dollar for everytime I saw a dog tired up outside for half an hour in the middle of an Adelaide summer...(half of them were quite anti social and aggressive too)

    I second getting her a muzzle when she gets older, or even just putting one of those halti things on (some people can't tell the difference anyway and will stay away from her).

    Annoys me to no end when people offer dogs food...they don't know what allergies the dog may or may not have, not to mention how many dog owners don't know what foods you shouldn't feed dogs. Then they don't think about food aggression. Stupid people.

    I think you handled it as well as anyone could. I'd especially have told the annoying woman where to go :P so inconsiderate.

    Hope the crazies leave you alone next time!

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    Not everyone is dog savvy. I would try to educate or simply walk away.
    I wouldn't muzzel a dog just to deter people or tell them your dog has a disease that's just being as looney as they are.

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    Wow. Some people are just so very wrong. I am raised, as are my kids, that you never touch a dog without asking the owner first.

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    Sounds like you ran into some nutters! WTF is it with people telling YOU what breed YOU have?

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    Jeez people are really silly Box. I am SO sick of repeating to people DON'T PAT PHOENIX UNTIL SHE IS SITTING DOWN quietly, because they insist on patting her when she is over excited or jumping up "oh no she is just being friendly/saying hi" grrrr.

    One time at a local shopping complex when Keira was around 12 months old, I had just put her back into the car after going to get some Fish and Chips and a lady walks over to us and says "Is that a Pitbull, your dog looks like a pitbull? I have a pitbull male I want to breed, is your desexed?" I just looked at her like are you an idiot and told her she wasn't a pit (because she isn't she is a BullMastiff X) and that she is desexed. MORONS

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    i have 2 rotties and when they were pups had people coming up patting them trying to feed them and asking them to jump, trying to give advise when its not needed or wanted.

    now with a 45 and a 55 kg pair not so many ppl stop to pat anymore. they now admire from a distance lol. even thought they would be greeted with the same kisses as they would have when 12 weeks old. Harley has developed the look now, even though its the what have you got that i can eat look to most its something scary.

    next time someone tries to tell you that your dog is not what it is humour them and ask if they are holding its pedigree papers on your behalf and if maybe you could have a look so you dont get it wrong again. lol

    by the way beautiful great dane

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaG View Post
    Sounds like you ran into some nutters! WTF is it with people telling YOU what breed YOU have?
    I have a mini english pointer - No?

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    I don't tend to have this problem because my dog doesn't at all like people and will often get standoffish when people approach. In the past, however, I have had people come up to us with my previous dog, who absolutely loved people.

    I'm fine with people ASKING to pat my dog. When they come up and stick their fingers in my dog's face, THEN we have a problem. I think it's funny how insulted they get when you tell them to bugger the hell off >.>

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    Some people are just SO stupid. How do they know that Lacey won't bite them, or that she doesn't have some disease that could be passed onto humans and I already have it so I don't give a crap about infecting the rest of the human world and turning everyone is to teenage mutuant ninja werewolves?

    I wish people would at least ask to pat dogs. Bella used to be scared of people, and she would hide behind me but not growl so I did the growling for her If people didn't give up I would get worse. It definitely put people off and stopped them from trying to pat her!

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    The only time I don't mind people just patting my dogs is at the dog park.
    I choose to let them off leash so I know people will just go to pat them.

    If they are on leash I expect to be asked first and surprisingly I haven't had much trouble.
    People are usually intrigued by the Crested but they never just run up and start petting they usually start chatting about the breed first then ask to pet him, or at worst, hold their hand out for him to sniff. We have been lucky.
    Maybe it's because of small dogs bad reputations for biting? Not sure, but Cyrus adores people.
    There are always questions you get sick of answering but I have to try and remember that people are curious and not to get snippy (unlike my mum with her 'put a saddle on it' Great Danes lol)
    The regular questions for Cresteds are Do you shave them? and Do you need to put sunscreen on them? Throw in a little 'Bet you have a lot of doggy jackets' and you have the trifecta

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