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    Love well-behaved dogs but whenever I'm out running/for a cycle/even just walking I often see people with dangerous dogs like Rottweilers in my area. They're hardly ever muzzled and a lot of the time they aren't even on a leash. I always give them wide berth (to the point of crossing the road).

    Am I overreacting or do dogs like this actually bite people for no reason? Are they just being curious when they're often straining at the lead and stuff? Not sure if they can sense Im scared and this encourages them. The owners never seem to care, but sometimes they really do seem aggressive.
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    (Original post by Ezekiella)
    Love well-behaved dogs but whenever I'm out running/for a cycle/even just walking I often see people with dangerous dogs like Rottweilers in my area. They're hardly ever muzzled and a lot of the time they aren't even on a leash. I always give them wide berth (to the point of crossing the road).

    Am I overreacting or do dogs like this actually bite people for no reason? Are they just being curious when they're often straining at the lead and stuff? Not sure if they can sense Im scared and this encourages them. The owners never seem to care, but sometimes they really do seem aggressive.
    This is a bit of a generalisation.. Not all Rottweilers and other dogs like this are 'dangerous', and I realise that some are and owners are often irresponsible when it comes to dangerous dogs, but a lot of the time, if a dog IS 'dangerous' it'll be wearing a muzzle and will be on a lead.

    If my dogs were dangerous and bit random people for no reason, I'd be careful walking them and they would be muzzled.. However, my dogs are small terriers and don't really pose a threat, but every time we're out and they see someone, they're curious, they get excited and they start pulling and trying to jump on people. It doesn't mean they want to bite them!

    I've also known people with dogs that some people would assume are 'dangerous' and they've been lovely. I must admit, I think all dogs are unpredictable, but you can't just assume that all these dogs want to bite you, I think you may be overreacting a bit

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    It's really the owners responsibility to know how their dog behaves.

    Some dogs will bite people that they don't know so the owners should make sure to keep them on a short lead and possibly muzzled.

    However a lot of dangerous looking dogs would never bite anyone.
    My dog is massive and has a very scary bark but she's never bitten anyone ever and never would unless she was attacked.

    When I walk her I let small children stroke her if they want to because she's so kind natured.
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    I don't think you're overreacting at all, whilst i was walking home from school a couple of years ago, a dog bit a chunk out of my right thigh, causing me to have injections / tablets / stitches, which wasn't pleasant.
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    (Original post by JLXP)
    I don't think you're overreacting at all, whilst i was walking home from school a couple of years ago, a dog bit a chunk out of my right thigh, causing me to have injections / tablets / stitches, which wasn't pleasant.
    Jeez! That isn't encouraging. What breed was it?
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    (Original post by Ezekiella)
    Jeez! That isn't encouraging. What breed was it?
    Alsatian Labrador cross, i think.
 
 
 
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