Surely this is nonsense

(46 Posts)
Skihound Tue 09-Apr-19 10:13:09

I am almost sure nothing will come of this but ..... I was walking my 11 month old dog on the beach today playing with him off lead when I could see a large dog approaching ( running away from owner who was chasing and shouting on it to come back) my dog started towards him to play but I called him back before he started running and put him on lead. Other dog ran right up to him and was sniffing and bouncing around him at which point my dog joined in the fun and starting jumping and also barked ( he is very friendly and loves to play). Crazy owner reaches me and I was expecting an apology but instead starts shouting about my dog being dangerous, I quite calmly explained that my dog is on a lead and is in no way at fault or dangerous, cue bark from tail wagging pup. This seemed to light a touch paper she then flew off handle and accused me of having dangerous breed dog out of control and that she was going to report him to police to be impounded and it would be up to me to show papers to show he is not one (no papers). Would not usually worry me but she then followed me to car park and wrote down my reg and was obvious about it. Should I be at all worried or will police also think lady is crazy ?

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Nesssie Tue 09-Apr-19 10:15:51

What breed is your dog?

The incident described above wouldn't fall under a Section 3 DDA, dog dangerously out of control
If your dog is a banned breed, or could be typed as a pitbull (for example a staffue cross) then the police could potentially seize as a Section 1 DD.

missbattenburg Tue 09-Apr-19 10:18:37

it would be up to me to show papers to show he is not one (no papers)

Assuming you are in the UK, papers (whatever they are meant to be) are not relevant. Banned breed types include all dogs that fit the same physical form as those breeds, regardless of papers showing they are another breed etc.

Assuming your dog doesn't look exactly like a Japanese Tosa (or other banned types) you will be fine.

Woman sounds batshit. Police will think she is batshit too.

TheHodgeoftheHedge Tue 09-Apr-19 10:20:01

I guess the only question is, do you have a dangerous breed dog? If not then just write it off as bat shit behaviour.

ILoveMaxiBondi Tue 09-Apr-19 10:20:12

So a woman with an out of control dog accuses you of having a dangerous dog?? shock she’s an idiot. If the police do get in touch be sure to report her total lack of control over her dog.

Nesssie Tue 09-Apr-19 10:23:01

It is important here that your dog does not fit the characteristics of a pitbull type, or any of the other 3 banned breeds - you can pm me a photo and I can tell you if you like, as I am experienced with typing DDs.

If your dog does fit these characteristics then, as missbattenburg said, papers showing your dog is a sbtxlab (for example) means absolutely nothing. You dog will be seized and you'll have to apply for exemption.

Skihound Tue 09-Apr-19 10:26:03

No i def do not have a dangerous breed dog and anyone looking at him would know that - I was more worried that she seemed comvinced I would need to prove this and seemed to know what she was yelling about I started to doubt myself - this is him and as you can see makes whole idea seem ridiculous -

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages Tue 09-Apr-19 10:26:06

The woman sounds nuts.

My only concern would be if you have a bull breed who could be mistaken for a pit bull type - it's quite literally done with a tape measure. There was even a case of a staffy working as a police sniffer dog who was 'typed' and put down.

I don't think you have anything to worry about with regards to behaviour, but if the breed became an issue then you absolutely must contact Trevor Cooper at Dog Law who is a specialist and has an excellent reputation.

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Tue 09-Apr-19 10:28:12

Cross posted.

The woman is definitely nuts and the police will have a giggle at her expense when they see your dog. You've got nothing to worry about.

brownjumper Tue 09-Apr-19 10:28:59

Ha!! He looks as dangerous as a fluffy pillow!! Gorgeous and she's plainly off her rocker!!!

Skihound Tue 09-Apr-19 10:29:58

Thanks he is def not any resemblance to a dangerous dog he is like a foot and a half tall if that

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Skihound Tue 09-Apr-19 10:30:44

Was a more worried about the take him until I prove it - going to have a chuckle about this now I have calmed down

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ILoveMaxiBondi Tue 09-Apr-19 10:31:10

Oh he is fearsome! grin (what a cutie!)

OverFedStanley Tue 09-Apr-19 10:31:39

Hahahahahah such a dangerous breed smile

There are some real nutters out there- sorry OP but this has made my day grin this must be the best dog nutter for a while can anyone top this?

Nesssie Tue 09-Apr-19 10:31:40

I can confirm that your dog definitely is not classed as one of the 4 banned breeds!

So the only section that would apply is Section 3, and that is for dog attacks (on people or assistance dogs) or serious fear of injury.

As your dog was on a lead and the other dog was not at the point when the dogs met, then you will not be at fault.

Final ruling - The woman is crazy. Your dog is cute.

ForTheLoveOfDoughnuts Tue 09-Apr-19 10:33:46

What a gorgeous dog! What breed? The woman was clearly a lunatic! I wouldn't worry

Warmhandscoldheart Tue 09-Apr-19 10:36:49

Your dog looks adorable.
Some dog owners are more 'precious' than others and don't seem/want to understand dog body language.
Her dog approached yours off lead, she's in the wrong.
Writing as an owner of an excitable barky dog

GertrudeCB Tue 09-Apr-19 10:37:31

She is batshit and your ddog is gorgeous 😍

JaneEyre07 Tue 09-Apr-19 10:41:19

I live in rural Gloucestershire and nowhere near a beach OP otherwise I would have thought you were near me, as this village is filled with batshit dog owners grin

Don't give it a second thought.... she was the one not controlling her dog and I'm pretty sure the Police aren't going to impound your fluff ball of a dog. He's absolutely gorgeous!!

MoaningMinniee Tue 09-Apr-19 10:45:48

Poor dog with batshit owner!

WipeYourFeetOnTheRhythmRug Tue 09-Apr-19 10:46:12


I hope she does call the police so they can have a big a laugh as I’ve just had when I scrolled down to see your terrifying beast of a dog.

Skihound Tue 09-Apr-19 10:52:18

I actually think she will she took down the car reg (had notebook in her pocket) let’s see if they do turn up - will post back if they do and if they wet themselves laughing which I now know is the correct response - anyone in Tyne and Wear beware of crazy lady with German Shepherd type out of control dog

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GCAcademic Tue 09-Apr-19 10:55:02

Oh god, I burst out laughing when I got to the post with the picture of your dog. Yes, he looks like a fearsome beast, absolutely!

Celebelly Tue 09-Apr-19 11:03:38

I actually guffawed when I reached the pic grin

missbattenburg Tue 09-Apr-19 11:06:21

That photo is the best punchline ever.

Get the kettle on - when the police come knocking they are going to want a sit down, a cup of tea and a good laugh! grin

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