Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by suzanne118, Jul 21, 2006.
Hi Everyone, just wondering what breed u would avoid when u are out for walk,
I avoid pretty much any breed when I'm out walking. For one, just b/c I can walk my dog by with no problem, doesn't mean the other owner walking can with their dog, just a matter of courtesy, & any dog can bite regardless of breed.
I never avoid a dog outright because of breed. If I'm on my own, I'll talk to the owner from a distance (if it's convenient) and ask if I can say hello to their dog. The only time I don't do this is if the owner looks as if they have NO interest in a conversation, or if the dog is acting aggressivley. When I'm walking a dog it's another story. A lot of the dogs I walk have dog aggression, so I avoid all other dogs. When I'm walking a dog who wants to meet the other dog, I do the same as I do when I'm alone, ask from a distance if the dogs can meet.
I never avoid dogs for their breed,Now for the owner on the other hand.If I see a punk walking a large breed I will cross the street.
I never avoid dogs based on breed. But I am hesitant around large male dogs when walking Zeus. Zeus can sometimes be aggressive towards other males that are about his size, so I try to be careful.
I don't avoid a particular breed, but I avoid particular actions from other dogs.
Its usually the little dogs you need to look out for! lol
At least in my neighbour hood..
Little dogs are "too cute to train properly" around here I have noticed lol Its the little dogs that are tugging at the end of their leash, barking and going on at another dog, squirrel, paper in the wind etc etc.
Any large dog I have seen in my neighbourhood is fairly well trained on leash!
any breed not under control
I watch the body language of both breed and owner and make my decision from there. Now if I'm walking Aubrey, I might cross the street as a courtesy to them, as she tends to be an idjit about wanting to meet other dogs while on lead.
Same here! Poor Malcolm has been "attacked" by two Chihuahuas, a Scottie and a Lhasa - all because their owners wanted them to "say hi" and they grabbed him on the nose! Otherwise, it's the dog, not the breed. But I've seen more of a tendency for small dogs to be aggressive to large dogs out of apprehension.
Really, most dogs. A walk isn't my dog's socialization time, and I don't particularly want her getting close to dogs I don't know. They could be vicious, or they could be sick. I used to think most people in my rather well-off town would naturally have nicely cared-for dogs. I've since discovered quite a few people who didn't bother with vet care.
I don't avoid any particular breed, just people lol. Any dog you meet will more than likely be nicer than your average person. Majority dogs are friendly it's just unfortunate that they tend too mirror their owners behaviour.
anything loose, on a flexi, or visibly out of the owner's control. and small yappy dogs that think it's a good idea to get up in my dogs' faces because they often seem to have owners too dumb to stop them.
Speaking of the little dogs, last weekend I was walking Gunnar down to the lake for a swim and we went down a road we don't normally use. Another couple with a sheltie was on the other side of the street from us going in the same direction. All of a sudden, 3 little doggie wannabees come rushing out, 2 from 1 yard, 1 from another. All 3 are out of control, barking, not listening to their owners, rushing up on both Gunnar and I and the sheltie people. Gunnar behaved perfectly, no barking, no lunging, just on his guard when they'd run at him from behind (he'd turn to face them). I kept on walking while the old ladies who owned the dogs yelled at them, which did nothing as the dogs kept barking and running at us until we got a few houses away.
Once we cleared the area, Gunnar got a ton of praise from me and some compliments from the Sheltie people. Now, if one of those dogs had actually gotten into Gunnar's space and started a fight and Gunnar hurt it (these were maybe 10lb poodle type dogs), we'd be the ones with the big bad German Shepherd who attacked their little sweetie-kins, regardless of the fact that my dog was leashed and in control until their unleashed dog got in his space and forced him to react.
2 days later we went to the lake again. They were not out when we went down, but on the way back, the one lady saw us coming and started to call her dogs, who of course, didn't come. She didn't even know where they were as she got up from her porch and went looking for them. Luckily we turned up the street a couple houses prior to hers so there was no confrontation. So it's apparently a common thing for her to leave her dogs loose. The next time it happens I won't be as nice and I'll explain the leash/under control policy the town has and that all dogs are expected to follow it, not just big dogs.
I never avoid any dog purely due to breed either- I DO avoid based on the behavior of the person on the other end of the leash though.
Generally, I'm going to avoid anyone who walks their dog on a chain instead of a leash, or looks at a Flexi as an opportunity to ignore teaching their dog good manners while walking. If it looks like your animal is taking you for a drag, I'll be avoiding you as well.
I avoid all dogs... but the ones I will very clearly avoid is anything that can be held. As Summer said, most of the time people think their too cute, and sweet to teach proper manners too, and they'll lunge and bark and growl at my guys...
In return they usually run me down trying to hide from them, confused and terrified!
Of course I avoid that ones that I can hear barking at us before I can even *see* them but that's not a particular breed.
Ditto the flexi leashes. I have seen way too many people use them and have no control over their dogs. Sometimes I wish they had never invented those things.
Like others I dont avoid a particular breed but I do avoid dogs that seem aggressive toward Binn. I also dont march Binn right up to meet another dogs. If the other owner asks if their dog can meet mine then I'll let them meet but other then that Binn and I keep to ourselves when were out and about.
if theres a dog coming or someone, i generally tell harley to sit by my side, i'm training leave with him so it makes things easier,
i only ever pick harley up depending on the dogs body language and the owners