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Old 06-30-2005, 01:39 PM
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This isn't going to go over well, but part of the reason it is so easy for these people to steal dogs like Staffies now is that we are having to literally over-socialize our dogs to make up for people being too stupid to treat them with the respect they warrant. A bit of stand-offishness isnt' necessarily a bad thing . . .
I totally agree Renee, here in France the laws are very different. If someone comes onto your property and your dog bites them, then it's their fault for being there in the first place! If someone breaks into your house it's the same thing, their fault again if they get mauled! After all it is their job!!! We do have dogs for protection, as well as companionship!! I am glad to say that I haven't met anyone here that hasn't asked first if it is ok to touch my dog before touching him, just like it ws in the UK when I was little, I was always told as a child to ask the owner if you can touch the dog before touching it as it may not be very friendly. They are still wary of dogs here and that's a good thing in my book! Our post lady rings my door bell and then backs away from the door and I have to go outside and shut the door before she will talk to me! Now i'm not saying that people should make their dogs vicious intentionally but I think it pays not to over socialise them! Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-30-2005, 01:46 PM
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I totally agree Renee, here in France the laws are very different. If someone comes onto your property and your dog bites them, then it's their fault for being there in the first place! If someone breaks into your house it's the same thing, their fault again if they get mauled! After all it is their job!!! We do have dogs for protection, as well as companionship!! I am glad to say that I haven't met anyone here that hasn't asked first if it is ok to touch my dog before touching him, just like it ws in the UK when I was little, I was always told as a child to ask the owner if you can touch the dog before touching it as it may not be very friendly. They are still wary of dogs here and that's a good thing in my book! Our post lady rings my door bell and then backs away from the door and I have to go outside and shut the door before she will talk to me! Now i'm not saying that people should make their dogs vicious intentionally but I think it pays not to over socialise them! Just my 2 cents.



I could not agree with you more. That's why I'm not concerned about Peanut. She has a short fuse around strangers who I dont talk to, but she is adorable around family and friends. I think protection is a great trait to have instilled in dogs. I mean, wasnt that why the majority of dogs were originally bred for?
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Old 06-30-2005, 02:10 PM
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I know that if I were ever walking my girls, and someone like that tried to approach us, the girls would sense something and go into guard mode. I don't know of anyone who wants to mess with Colby when she's in that mode.
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:25 AM
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Can you imagine some idiot trying to hijack my three? And just think of the fun if someone did manage to get them into a car or a closed area . . .
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:35 AM
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Wow... I'm not really worried about this with Rocky.

Rocky's scared off 2 mail men and a lawn mower guy so far. And this was when he was small. Apparently, they came to close to his territory!

Rocky doesn't tolerate strangers, he'll warm up to you--eventually-- but he still EXTREMELY wary of strangers.

I like it, too. I was always concerned about having Rocky stolen cause my friend's baby Lab was stolen and he lives 5 houses down. I never have to worry about it with Rocky.
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