I went down the beach with Maggie as usual. As we got out of the car another couple with a young GSD got out of theirs. dog on leash barking like a loonie at us, didn't think much of it, looked about 6 months old and I assumed over excited to be at the beach.
About ten minutes later we crossed paths on the beach the GSd still on leash and barking again. I asked how old and they said 4 months and smiles saying she was all bluster, at which point she lunged and bit my arm, very very fast. I was too close and had relaxed thinking it was just yapping like puppies do.
i walked away and said to my husband its OK that was my fault for getting too close. When I had a close look I had a 2cm cut, blood and its starting to swell. we tied it up with a hanky and finished our walk.
Back at the car park they are still there and i asked if the dog was being trained ( yes with a name ) my husband informed them I had been bitten and they were very apologetic and embarrassed. I had no interest in pursuing it and we parted company.
As I watched them put the dog in the back of their car I noticed the hindquarters, hip displasia very obvious or emerging but not at all strong. This beautiful looking dog is a bucket of tears the hands of this perfectly nice midle aged couple who have got a huge problem and no skills.
Now I still think I was too close but it was highly aroused and beyond agressive. sooo odd for such any very young pup . Is this temperament from lousy breeding? I get puppy stupid biting this was not it.
I totally misread its body language because it was very young and I didn't think a dog that age would be so aggressive. I see an ocean of heartbreak ahead for them, I hope I am wrong. Meanwhile I am a wiser woman. I should have paid more attention to Maggie she stayed well away, she got the message!