My mini poodle Eric was attacked by an English Bull Terrier in Poland, it came out of nowhere and was upon him in a split second, his whole head in its jaws. I'll never forget his squeals. I pinned the thing down with my knee on its neck and punched it repeatedly. I remember thinking that it was going to kill Eric and then turn on me, and I had nothing with which to fight it off except my fists. The dog eventually gave up and slunk off, I think it was an older one otherwise we'd have been in serious trouble. I swore I'd never be in that position again so now always go suitably equipped when walking the dogs, usually a screwdriver or a stubby claw hammer in my pocket. I hear that in some breeds their jaws lock and it is almost impossible to get them to let go but I'm sure a Phillips number 2 rammed up the nearest available orifice would cause it to think twice.
Just to add to the discussion about people being left alone at 14 in the good old days, in this case the boy wasn't 14 but 9 and was left with a large bull breed with a history of aggressive behaviour. I hope someone goes to prison for a very long time for this. It's a shocking story.
The old bloke was an ex miner flat cap and broad Yorkshire accent and when we passed always said to his dog "give up tha daft bugger it could eat thee for breakfast "
THen one day without invitation he shared his wisdom
Nah Lad thas dog as some reight jaws on it, that woudnt want ta stick thy hands in there with them teeth flashing "
No I replied
" THa nows how to stop it feighting dunt tha "
Puzzled and not sure why he was convinced my dog wanted to fight every two seconds
" tha needs to carry some snuff with thee lad
"Sprinkel the bugger with that and the bugger will have to let go to sneeze "
Blew his nose as if it were a symbolic suggestion and went on his way
Told my Mum she found it hilarious, funny thing is though his harebrained idea would probably work ?
if you put your hand in a staffy's mouth and squeeze its cheek ,you can feel the size of its jaw muscle- massive !
when Portugal had its feral dog pack problem , i always carried a heavy stick, and would use it without hesitation when confronted,saved me a few times i reckon. every dog is a potential murder machine , that's why we've always had them , after all !
i like dogs in general, and don't fear them , but i've been bitten a few times, mainly jack russels and alsatians , so i tend to see them as a bit unstable !
people who humanise animals and interpret their actions as they would a person's , are making a dangerous mistake
Funny old world how one dog attack stirs up more emotion than 20 (and counting) young people getting stabbed to death in London since Xmas...just an observation
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Kids here have to be taken to school and received by a teacher until 14.
Only dirty people wash
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