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    I was told by another dog owner that I should watch out for Ruby because those types of dogs are bred badly and can turn in a heartbeat.

    He went on to say that they have lock jaw and once they are on you have to break their jaw to get them off. Apparently sometimes that doesnt even work??

    Like I know the whole lock jaw theory but I always thought that was a pitbull story? I have never heard people say Bulldogs get it!

    Ruby is going on 15 months old and this is the first bad "Story" I have heard about her.

    Anyone else copt a doozy?
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    The only 'lockjaw' that I am aware of is the type you get with tetanus.....
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    Well I believe I have lock jaw, try to take chocolate out of my mouth I dare ya too
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    I never believed in "lock-jaw", until the fight newfie Rescue, Annabelle had with Tessa, Week 3 after she arrived. She had Tessa by the neck and we tried our very mightiest to pull her off, by trying to open her mouth. All the lifting her by the back feet, water in her face, finger up her anus did not work . We eventually had to wedge her off with a timber wedge (used as a peg for holding timber in situ whilst concreting) and wrecked one of her teeth doing so. Newfies are after all a mastiff, they are very strong. It was the scariest moment of our lives, thinking we were going to loose Tessa, because she kept shaking her. Eventually I sat on her back and hubby wedged her teeth apart, whilst I semi choked her with her collar. That was three years ago and a moment never forgotten. They now sleep together, after a whole year of desensitizing, counter conditioning and Obedience Training with an Amazing Trainer. And the training goes on forever..........And taught me so much as I searched for more knowledge on dog behaviour
    So yes, I believe in Lockjaw...........
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    Sorry Newf , what you witnessed was just sheer will power ! There really is no such thing as lock jaw on any animal. And the timber wedge you speak of , we have similar for those 'just in case' moments and carry one with us at all times when out. We call them a break stick and they are more shaped like the wooden peg like door stoppers .

    Oh and I dont have all night to tell you the absurd things I've heard over my dogs
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    Well it could be, I will never argue over something I am not 100% sure of, but it took us over 3/4 hour to get them apart. And my hubby is strong.

    Do you always carry a wedge? And is it purely for pulling dogs apart? Just asking, because before Annabelle's episode (and since) we have always been able to separate dogs (not ours) with lesser methods.
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    You would be amazed at the strength and tenacity that can come from sheer will power

    Yes , I always carry a break stick if I'm out walking the dogs . Its purely for those 'what if ' moments , once bull breed is serious about things then he isnt letting go in a hurry . *touch wood* have not actually had to use it on mine yet.
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    Yep, those bull breeds can be exceptionally strong willed. Its what they are bred for.

    Our staffy when I was growing up got hold of our border collie and even a high pressue fire hose down her throat didnt make her let go LOL.

    In saying that, my foxy/shih tzu has a strong will too. Just last night I carried her all the way to the bedroom and up onto the bed by holding one of her toys with her hanging off the end of it LOL

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    I think lock jaw refers to the fact that once the dog bites down they don't WANT to let go, not that they physically can't.

    Some myths that cheese me off:

    Rubbing a dogs nose in it's pee will stop it messing in the house.

    Bathing a dog often will ruin it's skin.

    Feeding cheaper dog foods means you are a bad pet owner.

    Small dogs are yappy.

    Labradoodles don't shed.

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    my s/tzu has a "lock jaw"

    When i confronted a dog owner in a fenced dog park who was not watching her dog was pooping (therefore no pick up) she said "it is not that i was not watching, he ran away". I really lost that day!
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