whew a close one...

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  1. a.baker

    a.baker New Member

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    I was taking my dog for a walk yesterday. She is a Basset Hound so very mild tempered and gets along with dogs well. We were crossing a busy highway/ city road and this Bull Mastiff comes charging out of his yard full speed ahead at me and my dog.

    He jumped on my dog and was pushing her to the ground with his face and paws pushing her in circles super fats around me. Not a "I want to play with you" move either. Nothing I did phased this dog or my dog. My dog felt threatened and growled and snapped at this dog as they are doing circles around my body. The dog started going faster and pushing her in circles more.

    I saw the guy come running to the road. I just kept repeating calmly but very seriously "sh** get your dog away from me get your back please now". So the guy said nothing he was totally into his dog. Either the guy was deaf or he was nervous about his dog attacking too.

    He swatted at his dog and that made the dog run and he started for a girl across the street who was playing on the sidewalk at her house. I heard her yelling at the man to get the dog away. I didn't stay to find out. I didn't want that dog coming back at us.

    I feel this dog was young but I have been around dogs my whole life and this was something aggressive for sure.

    Give it 2 more minutes and I strongly feel this dog would of started attacking. This dog was on my dog like a dog on a squirrel.

    Whew! That was close. You know so many don't put their dogs on chains or fences in town. Why is that? I have had like a half of dozen dogs come at us on different occasions because they were loose hanging out with their owners in the yard. At least they were nice. I have no idea with this dog though if he got loose or was hanging out in his yard. He came on us so fast I barely saw the house he came from.
     
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    Glad no one got hurt !
     
  3. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Glad it turned out okay. This is one reason I don't like to walk my dogs; I'd rather them play safe and sound in our fenced in yard.
     
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    I don't have a fence, wish I did! :(
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Frightning! I hope the girl is ok too.
     
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    There used to be a Bassett Hound, "Charlie Brown" who was the dog that caused a lot of the trouble in my friend's neighborhood. He was an escape artist, able to climb shockingly well, and he would run, or as close as a Bassett can do to running, around, jumping on other dogs. Over time, Charlie developed feuds with several of the other dogs in the neighborhood, especially with my friend's Husky/Lab mix, and a neighbor's GSD. They would get into it with Charlie regularly. The first time I saw Charlie and my friend's dog get into it, I was shocked just how well Charlie could fight! He was the biggest Bassett I have ever seen, but still, those stubby legs and lips couldn't have helped him much. He lived to be almost 16, and was scrapping long after the other dogs his age had passed on. Charlie was owned by an old widow and her disabled son, and he got away with a lot of stuff he shouldn't have, just because the neighbors didn't want to upset her. In my present neighborhood, we have two dogs that get loose all the time, one is the monster Lab "pup" who has passed the 155 pound mark last month, and still looks scrawny, and would never hurt anything, and a mutt who resembles King, except smaller, and is supposed to be a Canaan dog. He makes King look like he's laid back, and King seems to be one of the few dogs that will take his rough play for long without getting nasty, so he's in squabbles with other dogs all the time.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Even minor fights scare me. Ripped ears, damaged eyes, i woudln't let my dog have even a minor fight, i would prevent it with all i could. THat dog was lucky. THose long basset ears i am sure are as prone to hematomas as a labs.
     
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    that's weird the guy have the right to get angry besides it's his fault for not taking care of the dog..
     
  9. noodlerubyallie

    noodlerubyallie Sprayin' the spiders

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    That happened EVERY time that I took our dogs for walks. I don't take them for walks anymore because of it. We have to go to the dog park or out of town for exercise besides the back yard. One night, I walked the dogs seperately, and with every dog, I had one loose dog. Three loose dogs in one night?? What is wrong with people.....nothing bad happened, scared the crap out of me. The loose dogs all wanted to play, but I had no clue if they were healthy, aggressive, anything. Overall it made me really BEOTCHY the rest of the night.
     
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    I had a few that worried me in the past, following along and putting their head down when I would talk to it, or like one big Malamute mix did, run away every time I looked at him, and then suddenly attacked my Pit Mix Gus when we passed his yard. It was weird, he seemed friendly to Gus when walking along, it was me he didn't like, but once we got to his home base, off he went. I saw him at the vets a few times over the years and was always nice with King. And he liked me a lot too.

    A kind of funny one was one time we went up to Ann Arbor, and I was taking gus for a walk before we went into eat. It was fall, nice out, and my mother suddenly starts signaling me. I can't hear her, and couldn't figure out what she was trying to tell me. I started moving towards the car, and Gus suddenly stuck his nose up in the air, and I see this big Coonhound mix (Had the basic B&T coonhound head, but was BIG) with his head down slowly trying to sneak up on Gus from the brush alongside the restaurant. I yelled at him, and finally got him to back off. I couldn't have guessed what my mother was signaling me for if my life had depended on it. Turned out the brush bordered his yard, and there were several other similar looking dogs over there watching us.
     
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    we have a lot of dogs in our neighborhood and I don't like to walk Bella because of it. We still go on walks every day because we don't have a fenced yard and she needs to get rid of some energy, but it scares me every time when I hear a dog barking and see it charge up to its fence :-S I don't think I would be as scared if she wasn't so little, but in a fight, the 12 lb dog is gonna lose...
     

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