Yeah mine either tries to bear hug anyone that comes near or shows complete and utter indifference - nothing in between, hence him always being on the lead. He has a mind completely of his own (much like me) and is the most training resistant dog I've ever met. I'm just glad he's not adolescent any more - those were tough times...!
Mr A. I vote no. However that doesn't make your argument any more valid. There is a very (VERY) small list of breeds that are illegal in this country. They are:
Pit Bull Terrier
For these specific breeds of dog the government does 'get rid of them', so your original point has already been implemented.
Every dog that has ever been agressive toward my dog (Chocolate Labrador) has been smaller than him. Bad owners who don't train dogs properly very quickly find they can't cope and get rid of them once they are full size. Untrained smaller dogs are easier to handle even when very badly behaved purely because of their size, so bad owners tend to keep them more often.
That's all just inferred from my personal experience, but 9 times out of 10 it would fit the circumstance. I think that was the point Flob was making - just because smaller dogs do less damage when they do attack, it doesn't mean they attack less regularly (quite the opposite in fact - again in my experience).
As for this bit:
"At least they ankle biters have the balls to do their trouble making without hiding behind anonymity."
I have no idea what youre talking about.
You are called 'anonymous' and have no profile information. That's pretty much the definition of hiding behind anonymity, so stop being a d*ck.
Disclaimer - my dog, despite my consistent and best efforts over the last 5 years, completely ignores everything I do or say as soon as we are out walking and does not come back when called. It's what I call 'being and ignorant tw**' and it seems nothing I do makes a difference. I am aware that this is the case however and consequently keep him on the lead at all times.
Just signed up for this one. First marathon and only ever mabaged a 10k before. Looking at a time of about 5:15 according to the asics site so you're mostly out of my league but will be following the thread with interest. First run of the asics plan is tomorrow...