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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 04:45 AM
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30. You really can't compare a dachshund to a lab though.
It's not even a matter of breed or disposition, so much as what the animal is capable of doing if they happen to succumb to fear or territorial instinct. In any given situation, a 10 pound dog is overwhelmingly less likely to put someone in the hospital than one that weighs 100 lbs.

My schnauzer, before we taught her to be marginally civil around strangers, would storm up to guests snarling and biting their ankles. She put up a great show of ferocity, but she'd wind up merely stretching or tearing their jeans, and we could pretty much brush her away with one hand.

A labrador, in contrast, could get confused and charge just one time and it could be a major emergency. It's happened before.
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  -Why are people such aholes about their dogs? madison2000  Feb-11-05 06:34 PM   #0 
  - sorry to hear bout that  BentleyJD   Feb-11-05 06:38 PM   #1 
  - thats horrible  madison2000   Feb-11-05 06:42 PM   #6 
  - Next time kick the aggressive dog in the ribs. It's a great training  lastknowngood   Feb-11-05 06:39 PM   #2 
  - Honestly I was so angry that if I had been standing in the right place I  madison2000   Feb-11-05 06:41 PM   #4 
  - You're right. It's not the dog's fault, but the owner is a jackass.  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-11-05 06:43 PM   #7 
  - labs are normally extemely gentle creatures....  BentleyJD   Feb-11-05 06:52 PM   #11 
     - We have a female lab  shrike   Feb-12-05 11:04 AM   #35 
  - I'd kick the aggressive dog's owner in the ribs.  BikeWriter   Feb-12-05 07:59 AM   #33 
  - Years ago I took my min pin to the dog park and someone sicked  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-11-05 06:39 PM   #3 
  - That is awful.  driver8   Feb-12-05 03:36 AM   #26 
  - That's terrible! I have never had that problem  LisaM   Feb-11-05 06:42 PM   #5 
  - This is the second time its happened and I go there about 5 times a week  madison2000   Feb-11-05 06:49 PM   #10 
     - I Have A Black Lab  mermaid   Feb-11-05 07:16 PM   #15 
        - Most of them are very nice dogs  madison2000   Feb-12-05 11:00 AM   #34 
  - I wish I could take my dog to the dog park  dotcosm   Feb-11-05 06:46 PM   #8 
  - I know what you mean!  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Feb-11-05 06:47 PM   #9 
  - Sometimes peopel don't know  HEyHEY   Feb-11-05 06:57 PM   #12 
  - Because...  mermaid   Feb-11-05 07:12 PM   #13 
  - Do you by any chance live in Los Angeles?  driver8   Feb-12-05 03:38 AM   #27 
  - Usually Labs are kind and gentle but...  Lizzie Borden   Feb-11-05 07:15 PM   #14 
  - unfortunately, its' also true....  BentleyJD   Feb-11-05 07:21 PM   #16 
  - Labs are very smart  shrike   Feb-12-05 11:05 AM   #36 
  - Occasionally I've even seen a golden retriever which was antisocial  madison2000   Feb-11-05 07:23 PM   #17 
  - You really can't compare a dachshund to a lab though.  American Tragedy   Feb-12-05 04:45 AM   #30 
  - trashed how?  Dookus   Feb-11-05 07:25 PM   #18 
  - I heard snarling and I saw the lab had its mouth around the side of my  madison2000   Feb-11-05 07:34 PM   #19 
     - There's a German shepherd like that in our neighborhood!  LisaM   Feb-11-05 07:43 PM   #20 
  - I wish I knew. Sorry about the incident.  kodi   Feb-11-05 07:47 PM   #21 
  - I stopped going to the dog park.  NC_Nurse   Feb-11-05 07:53 PM   #22 
  - So what to do with an adult, non-socialized dog?  dotcosm   Feb-11-05 08:17 PM   #23 
  - I know people with adult non-socialized dogs who have worked with a  madison2000   Feb-12-05 03:12 AM   #24 
  - A couple of dog park stories  driver8   Feb-12-05 03:33 AM   #25 
  - Some of the pet stores carry a spray, similar to pepper spray. Carry  RadicalMom   Feb-12-05 03:53 AM   #28 
  - Like any breed, some labs can be surprisingly vicious.  American Tragedy   Feb-12-05 04:37 AM   #29 
  - Some pet owners are clueless.  bkcc   Feb-12-05 04:53 AM   #31 
  - When I lived in Chicago, there were few choices about where to walk  madison2000   Feb-12-05 07:33 AM   #32 
  - My dog hates the dog park  LibInTexas   Feb-12-05 12:34 PM   #37 

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