There are just too many selfish, blinkered, emotive people about when it comes to dogs.
Those who don't like them don't understand the love people have for their pets and those that love them can't understand why anyone would dislike them.
I have two German shepherds. I know that, possibly more than any other breed, they are feared by a lot of people. Whether that be because they are often seen as guard dogs or police dogs or perhaps the similarity to wolves still taps into their basic fears I don't know. But a lot of them are big softies - and all of them are intelligent. However, I digress.
Until people who have dogs start taking more responsibility for their dogs, start treating them as dogs and not toys to dress up or, worse, children, then we'll always have issues.
Having a dog used to be a priviledge, you didn't get a dog if you were out all day, if you couldn't afford vet bills or if you didn't have time to exercise and train them. Nowadays a lot of people seem to get them as ornamentation. They seem to think their precious doggy has a right to run free. It doesn't. It's a dog. They pay eye watering money for them and treat them as human, paying little heed to the needs of the dog. They're carted off to 'doggy day care' which is often a very bad environment for dogs and they're given nothing to exercise their brains.
I hope this whole 'designer dog' trend dies down soon. It's a nightmare for a lot of people and an irritation to me as everywhere I go I have dogs running up to my on-lead dogs, closely followed by an owner trilling 'It's ok Bella/Bailey/Lola/Charlie is friendly'. No, they're badly trained and my bitch has been attacked and really doesn't take kindly to dogs running up to her so get it on a lead until you have control.
Dogs without boundaries are an accident waiting to happen.
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