First I guess this is not question just need to get this off my chest, I was so mad at the end of the day. We went to a friends farm which we had been to before, they were seeding the fields so alot of people were there. I kept both my dogs on leash well another friend had his lab over he uses a shock collar, well his lab went after my male golden, they had played together when they were younger but the lab was ready to eat my boy alive this time, and a few people said that he felt the farm was his territory. BS he does not live there no more then my dogs do. So the few people did not see anything wrong with this WHAT THE H&LL!!?? ok so I let it go kept my dogs away from him the rest of the day. Well at the end of the day the lab was in the back seat of his truck with his owner in the front, my daughter and son went up to the truck to say bye and the lab growled at my daughter my son did grap his mouth and told him no!! and the owner of the lab said you have the smell of your dog on you so that is why he did it again WHAT THE H&LL. there are all age people around what if he went after a young child with a smell he did not like, I think I will keep my wenney dog who loves everyone no matter what. Thanks just had to get this off my chest
Isn't it funny how someone will make every excuse in the book and even create a few for a Lab. If a pit or rottie displayed the same behavior, everyone would've told him to put the dog down and start spewing crap about how no one should own such a breed. When the dog finally does attack, it either won't make it into the papers, the breed won't be mentioned or it will become a Lab/pit mix. I'm guessing this lab is probably from a BYB or mill and his owner never bothered to train him properly. He really shouldn't have the dog around other dogs or people, especially children, if it behaves that way. You might want to consider reporting him. Plenty of innocent dog have to be muzzled when off their owner's property b/c they are a certain breed and this one is actually a danger.
Our two year old male is not neutered yet as we wanted him to completely develop. He has IBD and was not gaining enough weight in the first year. His temperment is perfect. We take him to the off leash park where he plays beautifully with other dogs and has never demonstrated aggression. Lately other males have started trying to mount him or picking fights. We were told by 'walkers' that this is because he is intact. We were recently informed that although he doesn't start any fights if another dog does and he injures that dog in defending himself, OUR dog can be taken from us. In this city there is an unposted bylaw that pregnant females, unneutered males and dogs requiring a muzzle must be on leash at all times. Although it is my feeling that the dogs who attack unprovoked are the unstable ones I won't risk having my dog hurt so until he is fixed we won't take him to unleashed parks. Our vet said that we never know what messages these dogs send and receive about each other. Still...I think owners should be able to control their dogs and reasure them when there is no danger
When I lived in England my father, uncles and cousins all went hunting together, and each had at least 2 dogs. There was a wide variety, Spaniels, Pointers, Retrievers, Jack Russells,Foxhounds, and of course the Labs. I remember my father swearing about the Labs, because they caused so much trouble with the other dogs, and growled at me constantly. Needless to say I stuck close to my dad. I'm not picking on the breed, because I know there are obviously well bred, well trained Labs who would'nt hurt a flea. That's the problem now though, when people think of a Lab they think nice sappy old family dog. Unfortunately that's not always the case now, as evidenced by the scores of Labs in shelters and rescue, and dog bites. The dog that the OP was talking about was ill trained, by the sounds of the owner's excuses, and likely poorly bred as well. There are far too many BYB's and mills breeding Labs, and now we're seeing the results of it.