hey everyone, this thread is a rant.
I am basicly fuming of what just happened
I walked Snowy in the garden near our house off lead just like I've always been since Snowy was a puppy. Two dogs, a lot larger than Snowy (they may be labradoodles) came and started chasing Snowy.
It was not a fair play ofcourse because they are two of them chasing Snowy and they were bigger so Snowy had to defence herself by barking and show them her teeth. I do know how dogs play so I am not blaming the dogs, but I'm sure you will all agree with me that the owners of the dogs should not allow their dogs to chase a small dog like snowy like that.
The owners then came closer (a woman and 2 girls). The woman then said "Oh no.. not another one. You should put your dog on the lead, you have a viscious dog"
I am generaly a friendly person but this woman really made me angry so I told her that her dogs are the ones that should be on the lead, they are the ones chasing Snowy and Snowy was just defending themselves. And then she said "My dogs? they are poodles.... look at your dog, she is viscious" her kids started to call me names which made me fuming even more.
No, I didn't do anything else. I was too mad to think sensibly. I just walked away.
It was not the fact that the two dogs were chasing Snowy that made me really angry, it is in fact what she said about Snowy being a viscious dog. I know her dogs were just playing. I didn't expect her to apologise (which would have been nice) but to have her say things like that.. urgh
Snowy is a friendly dog. Yes she prefers to play with dogs her size, but she is not aggressive to dogs bigger than her either. Some of her friends are infact big dogs. Her best friend in the class is black labrador, and she plays with our neighbour's dog, a greyhound. The only time Snowy will behave like she did is when boisterous dogs (like her dogs) doesn't know how to leave her alone. No, she doesn't bite. She is well socialised. The barking and showing teeth are just warnings.
sorry, a bit long, but I had to rant... never before somebody told me I have a viscious dog.