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rhino

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I was standing with two blokes who'd come for a tractor when I heard loud squealing. Ran to the gate and a guy is thrashing a bull terrier thats clamped round my dogs side and shaking her like a rat. Long story short the dog let go before I got to it and my dog shot off back into the field. I went to see to my dog and when the dust settled he'd gone, he did apparently say I didn't see the other dog she came out of nowhere? It wasn't an accident you idiot, you hadn't got your dogs on a lead. Just can't understand why you'd have dogs off a lead when you know they're not other dog friendly. Thats the third time my dog has been attacked by another that was off the lead.  
Jakey

I know what you mean.
Over the past 2 years I've had to fork out 500 in vet fees getting my dog sorted out after 2 attacks by the same dog.
Revenge is a dish best served cold, but it does make your blood boil.
sod

Here at last such dogs can be put down also owner has to pay all vet bills and gets a fine
redbelly

Often it seems that it would be fairer if the owner was put down rather than the dog.
sod

redbelly wrote:
Often it seems that it would be fairer if the owner was put down rather than the dog.


 My words exactly
horace

Any chance you could present him with vets bill
Polly

I really could smack bull terrier owners like this!  I have got 3 Staffordshire bull terriers and NEVER have them off lead when there's a possibility of there being another animal about.  They're reckless and impulsive, especially if they see something they want to get a hold of and as soon as the thought pops into their head to go after something, they've gone and done it.  Why do they not keep this in mind?  IDIOTS!

I hope your poor dog is alright and that you get this plonker to pay for any vet treatment!  Slap him upside the head for me as well - it's people like him who are ruining things for what is essentially a fantastic breed.  
rhino

Got no problem with the dogs just the owner, mines not moved much today and ia stiff and shaky but i think she's ok. Apparently he never has them on a lead and just hangs on to their collars when other dogs are about  
12Bore

It it's a known problem, have you spoken to the Council dog warden?
Polly

rhino wrote:
Got no problem with the dogs just the owner, mines not moved much today and ia stiff and shaky but i think she's ok. Apparently he never has them on a lead and just hangs on to their collars when other dogs are about


We had a friend who never had his SBT bitch on a lead.  She wasn't dog aggressive but it taught her to be independent and she would do a runner whenever she felt like it.  We told him until we were blue in the face to control her and it would cut back on the trips she was taking into the wide blue yonder but he wouldn't have it.  He ended up giving her up to a rescue because of this - a problem he'd created.  Its like you say - the owners are the real problem with dogs these days.

Keep an eye on your girl - the damage that bull breeds can do can be very extensive because of their strength.  My old girl Jess had a hold of a young cat that ventured into the garden and within seconds the poor thing was beyond hope.  A good massage with Arnica might help her if she's in pain.
rhino

The woman who told me about him is a local councillor, also I need to be careful as I have livestock there and wouldn't want them being used in retribution/vengance attacks.
The thing I was worried about was internal damage, crush injuries etc but she's much better now, in fact I think she's milking it a bit.
Just as an addendum I was there yesterday at the far end and heard a woman shouting and screaming. Lo and behold a couple were walking their staffy off a lead and it was racing up and down alongside the pigs stopping only to throw itself at the fence and try tochew it's way through. It totally ignored the woman trying to catch it shrieking at the top of her voice. She finally caught it as it sprinted past and a semblance of order was restored.
I'm applying for a firearms licence tomorrow.
Juli

I hope your dog is OK now Rhino.

Pereg was attacked by a loose dog on Friday.  She was outside on her 12m rope tether, I heard her "go away" bark, looked out of the open doorway and saw a scruffy white dog at the end of the path but Pereg was in the front out of view. Then heard sounds of fighting and managed to get out in time to see a massive Dobe attacking Pereg in the front yard, barks and screams galore.

Not a "handbags at dawn" fight either as that Dobe was definitely trying to kill Pereg as it was trying to get its jaws round her throat.

I just shrieked at it and threw one of my crutches and it let her go and ran off across the road, narrowly missed by a car which had to screech to a halt. The driver got out and rescued my crutch and I got Pereg in, covered in saliva.

I wiped her down [and gave her a calming pill as a precaution] and thankfully no blood, but if I ever find the owner of that Dobe I will not be held accountable for my actions.

Very large black and tan Dobe with a tail cropped to his anus, cropped ears, wearing a thick leather collar with a length of chain attached to it.

Why oh why do people let obviously dangerous dogs get loose? The chain means that the dog has been kept as a guard dog and has somehow managed to break loose.

I am still absolutely furious.  The last time she was attacked by a loose dog coming into my front yard left her with a nasty puncture wound on her shoulder, necessitating a vet call out, the wound flushed and stapled, antibiotic shots and 10 days of antibiotic pills.  A week or so later she had her first Grand Mal epileptic seizure and my Vet reckons it was the dog attack which triggered it.

I dread to think what that first attack has cost me to date, but it is probably up to five figures now.
Wilder

I used to have a Westie, and after he was attacked by another dog he became decidedly unfriendly towards other dogs.  So, I used to keep him on a lead.

I lost count of the number of times other, off the lead, dogs would come over to 'play' with him, with their owners shouting 'Its OK, he's very friendly!'  To which my reply was 'Yours might be, but mine isn't!'
rhino



She's swinging the lead now. [/img]
Polly

Poor lil thing - she's probably traumatised!    Let her milk it a bit!  
12Bore

Awwww!
Wilder

I cannot believe how cruel you are!  Where is her duvet????  
sod

And why shouldn't see poor little thing
rhino

Back to normal two rats yesterday  
Polly

rhino wrote:
Back to normal two rats yesterday


That's good! I bet in her mind's eye, those rats had bull terrier faces!  
12Bore

rhino wrote:
Back to normal two rats yesterday

Good-oh, glad she's back to her old self  
sod

Great news, then back to couch I hope
rhino

As I reply she's curled round the back of my legs under the blanket on the settee. Oh and fire in the hearth, I think she'll manage.  
sod

 great news

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