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    I want a dog, but I have a hatred for aggressive dogs. I live in quite a deprived area and there are a lot of scummy owners who raise very powerful and dangerous dogs with aggression, which is a very bad combination.

    Firstly, I recently saw a small dog being attacked by a much larger "staffy". The fight broke up but the small dog had horrific injuries which I won't describe here. If I was the owner of the small dog, I would have killed the big dog, there and then. However, is this against the law?

    Secondly, can someone clarify the law relating to destroying dogs that attack humans? Are you allowed to defend yourself by killing the dog, if you are attacked? If a dog bites you, can you request it to be destroyed? (this seems unreasonable)

    Thirdly, does anyone have any experiences of being attacked by a dog/being the owner of an aggressive dog?
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    Get a german shepherd, they are extremely loyal and will be your companion for life. Plus, they will likely bite the $hit out of most chavvy scumbag dogs.
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    The actions are the dog are the total responsibility of the owner. Unfortunatley, a class of people, have taken to 'status' dogs, most often staffordshire bull terriers, which are not trained or looked after responsibly.

    I would not risk owning a dog in an area you describe, even if you raise the most well trained dog - one of theirs could be off the lead and just run up and snap.
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    I was bitten by a dog when I was about 4, still have the scars, dog was destroyed.
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    Us real people don't hate aggressive dogs, we hate the ***** that buy them.

    And I hate you for contemplating buying a dog.
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    (Original post by SuperiorHuman)
    Get a german shepherd, they are extremely loyal and will be your companion for life. Plus, they will likely bite the $hit out of most chavvy scumbag dogs.
    Even though I love german shepherds, I'm 99% sure that a pitbull would absolutely destroy a german shepherd in a fight.

    If you're walking your dog, and another dog comes up and attacks it, can you legally kill the attacker? Because the law says something like "force can be taken if the dog is out of control", and if the dog is a danger then it would be destroyed anyway.
 
 
 
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