Now and again I go on Gumtree and horrify myself with the way people buy and sell puppies (bred under heaven knows what conditions) and just casually get rid of dogs for all kinds of unthinkable reasons e.g. regarding a glorious 6 month springer pup "I just don't have the patience for her anymore" I have a rescue dog, dogs are my passion and I just despair of the casual way people pick them up and then ditch them like old socks.
Today I found someone selling Jagdterrier pups. I'd never heard of them so looked them up on Google and clicked on a link to Youtube. I know nothing about these dogs, so my point isn't against them, but the video was bloody dreadful - two of these dogs attacking a tethered bear while someone filmed. The poor bear. I don't know what point I'm trying to make really, but I am so sickened and sad I couldn't help but share this. Why and how do people do such stuff and why do people want to watch it?
My DD is scared of dogs saliva (years of dealing with her irrational fears- she's not worried about being bitten and the first dog she touched was a huge lurcher, then a huge Siberian Husky, then a huge staffie) . She's not worried about dog size but the spit.
Cujo would make her combust. As did Beethoven (that film made me heave TBH. All that dog slobber)
(She didn't get the dog phobics from me BTW. I'm not scared from dogs just take-or-leave)
My mum's fear is irrational bordering on bizarre. She is scared of strange dogs (fair enough) all rescue dogs are in rescue because they are aggressive They own three rescue dogs, I have two, none are aggressive, I've fostered a further three that she has met, also not aggressive. My newest foster is exempt from being aggressive because he is "pretty", so he must be a nice dog