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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:53 PM

42. I have a terrier-maltese mix

and she is ONLY aggressive with other dogs. LOVES kids especially and most people. If they get too rough when petting her or in her space, she'll growl and maybe snap, never actually managed to bite, though. Sometimes I swear it's like she just KNOWS she doesn't like the looks of someone, in which case she'll bark and not be willing to be petted.
She was a rescue and we are pretty sure the parents(stepmom) of the teens who were raising her were abusive or just scary for her. When she came to us she was so matted, and you could feel her spine bones....

now she is happy, fat and loved, she even has a kitten of her own to play with...they are the cutest things to watch!

(stock pic, but this is exactly how she looks!)

My Friend has a Daschie, and she is seriously a 'badger dog' ...but with a good human and correct training/boundaries, she is only defending her 'pack' and if you are part of it, she will shower you with licks!

Now this may be off topic, but here in the mtns with all the outdoorsy folk, we have a LOT of big dogs running around, and mostly off leash.
we have a leash law, but since when did that ever help?
what i HATE, is when we are out for a hike/walk and we see a pack of big dogs come loping up to us, and the owners say

"don't worry they don't bite"

"ya? well mine DOES!" especially when she is the one feeling threatened by YOUR BIG DOG OFF-LEASH

sorry, it just chaps my hide and I wish there was a way to explain it to people that in DOG language, the one ON a leash is always gonna be threatened by the one OFF...add to that your dog is twice the size of mine, assholes...

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