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"Status" dogs, mistreatment and the ultimate cost.


CliveH

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To me owning a dog is one of life's great pleasures. But it is a responsibility that should be taken seriously and the cost of not doing so should fall on irresponsible owners.

 

The latest suggestions get my full support and are way overdue.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/439890/Killer-dog-owners-face-14-years-in-jail-under-Government-crackdown-on-dangerous-pets

 

 

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You would probably expect me to say this, but the vast majority of dogs that attack or bite are not so called " dangerous dogs" many are family pets.

I don't think Alsations are included, but perhaps some could understand why this picture would terrify my wife who as some on here know was once attacked although many years ago now.

There are 200,000 attacks in the UK every year, leaving many people like my wife scarred for life both physically and mentally. So while these measures are a step in the right direction many will think they need to go much further, including us.

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I better not show that picture to Troy :-S................as he had 6 teeth removed last week 8-)................and I had 250 quid removed from my wallet :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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1footinthegrave - 2013-10-29 6:14 PM

 

You would probably expect me to say this, but the vast majority of dogs that attack or bite are not so called " dangerous dogs" many are family pets.

I don't think Alsations are included, but perhaps some could understand why this picture would terrify my wife who as some on here know was once attacked although many years ago now.

There are 200,000 attacks in the UK every year, leaving many people like my wife scarred for life both physically and mentally. So while these measures are a step in the right direction many will think they need to go much further, including us.

 

 

I have also been attacked :-S by a large boxer that pushed me down from behind to get at my tiny Chihuahua that I had pulled up in my arms when I saw it coming >:-( I don't hate all dogs though as a consequence !!

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1footinthegrave - 2013-10-29 6:14 PM

 

You would probably expect me to say this, but the vast majority of dogs that attack or bite are not so called " dangerous dogs" many are family pets.

 

Here we go again! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24826566

 

This one was: "A family pet", too -- glad to see that it was despatched immediately - as should all dogs be that bite -- NO second chances!

 

Colin.

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The dog was described as "A new family pet"

 

A bit different to "the family pet"

 

It had been with the family a matter of days.

 

As I ask in the adjacent thread - did the dog come from a trusted source - such as the RSPCA or Dog Trust?

 

These organisations vet and assess the dogs the rehome as to suitability.

 

No doubt more will come out re this tragic story.

 

 

 

 

 

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I would never leave my grand-children alone unsupervised even with my two small dogs !! you never should take for granted that something might happen that could cause them to bite :-S I had two grand-daughters staying with me three days last week and I was forever telling them leave them alone they don't like to be treat like toys ! and mine have never bitten any of the ten grandchildren !! but they is always a first and I would hate that to happen.
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First time I was bit by a dog was by a cousins Corgi................my parents response was bite it back 8-)................the last time I was bit by a dog was by a cousins Collie *-).....................I now avoid my cousins B-)...........
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All dogs are tame to a degree but can revert to the wild in certain circumstances, such as the high pitched squeak of a baby or a shriek from a youngster can revert them to the wild. Fox hunters use a gismo called a Tenterfield fox caller, when you blow through it, it emits a high pitched shriek which sounds to the fox like a rabbit in distress so it comes out of hiding to investigate on the chance of a free meal, I made a tenterfield fox caller yesterday and it works perfectly, I tried it out last night and within minutes there were 3 foxes on my lawn, I wouldn't trust any dog big or small with any of my kids.

I have been watching the foxes in my garden for about 4 months now and have got dome wonderful footage on my CCTV and on my wildlife camera's that I mentioned some time ago.

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knight of the road - 2013-11-05 9:44 PM

 

All dogs are tame to a degree but can revert to the wild in certain circumstances, such as the high pitched squeak of a baby or a shriek from a youngster can revert them to the wild. Fox hunters use a gismo called a Tenterfield fox caller, when you blow through it, it emits a high pitched shriek which sounds to the fox like a rabbit in distress so it comes out of hiding to investigate on the chance of a free meal, I made a tenterfield fox caller yesterday and it works perfectly, I tried it out last night and within minutes there were 3 foxes on my lawn, I wouldn't trust any dog big or small with any of my kids.

I have been watching the foxes in my garden for about 4 months now and have got dome wonderful footage on my CCTV and on my wildlife camera's that I mentioned some time ago.

 

You have a point Malcolm ;-).............and you illustrate that you can attract the attention of foxes by making a noise that interests them......... just as I can call too the Owls in our garden B-)...................

 

But to extrapolate that into dogs being dangerous in general is to my mind a bit extreme........owning any animal does involve a certain amount of common sense, sadly a commodity that is in rare supply now days *-)

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We have had most of our dogs from puppies and all have been socialised with people, other dogs, sheep and horses etc from an early age. As a result they have been friendly with all and sundry. Mind you our two year old boarder terrier had got the idea you did not chase sheep until she saw one man and his dog on TV now we have to start all over again with sheep. Our postmen and ladies have really appreciated having the dog make friends with them from the start.

 

Only exception was a spaniel cross that we rehomed. Most of the time he was lovely but if startled would turn round and bite. Not a frenzied attack but we still sadly had him put down. We had young children at the time and they often had friends round. However careful we may have been it was not a risk we were prepared to take.

 

Just why so many people have dangerous dog breeds is beyond me.

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