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So Andi and Abbie got into it, the beagle sustained some pretty nasty injuries to her neck. She started it; Andromeda finished it. Abbie went to the vet's Friday to have her (copulous) stitches out. She is shaven from the side of her face all the way down her neck, pretty noticeable.

There's some guy at the counter while we're waiting for a room to become available. He looks and me, wrinkles his nose, and asks what the he!! happened to my dog. I tell him she bit off more than she could chew, attacked one of my shepherds. He says, "Aw, now, she shoulda known better. Those shepherds, they'll fight to the death." I ask him what he means. "Well, shepherds are more aggressive than other dogs." I point blank tell him that's not true. "Well now my Boston terrier, she has no fight in her. But every shepherd I've ever seen would tear your face off." I say that's a big misconception. So then he says, "Well, it's all in how you raise him." I smile and say, "Sir, that's true of any breed."

The vet called us at that point.

So I'll throw this one out there: are certain breeds of dog "more agressive" than others? Which breeds are those? What exactly should we define "aggression" as? How can we explain public perception of shepherds and related breeds as "dangerous," "aggressive," or "likely to fight"?
 

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Kristen Cabe said:
Stacia, aren't you glad you didn't have Achilles with you at the vet's when that guy spouted off about shepherds being aggressive? :lol:
HEY! Achilles is getting better. Not 100% cured, but BETTER :lol:

For instance: the neighbor's dog was in our yard earlier this morning and he only barked his ass off for five minutes instead of 30! That's progress!!!!!!!
 

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Selena van Leeuwen said:
Stacia Porter said:
Kristen Cabe said:
Stacia, aren't you glad you didn't have Achilles with you at the vet's when that guy spouted off about shepherds being aggressive? :lol:
HEY! Achilles is getting better. Not 100% cured, but BETTER :lol:

For instance: the neighbor's dog was in our yard earlier this morning and he only barked his ass off for five minutes instead of 30! That's progress!!!!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

maturing and practise does a lot :wink:
Absolutely, Selena! That and coming to the conclusion that the dog is just a barker and trying to prevent him for barking all together is a fruitless pasttime LOL! It is HIS yard after all...now he just shuts up when I tell him to (which is helpful).

He also leaves other dogs and people alone on walks now. That's just come with age. As long as the "offender" isn't in the yard, he doesn't give a crap.
 
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