posted on Sep, 30 2006 @ 06:42 PM
Originally posted by valkeryie
I used to breed Rotties. At one time had ove 15 running around the place. We took the dogs to obedience class ,one day, my little daughter 3 years
old at the time, was bitten in the face by a poodle. Rotties are not vicious. Proper training of the dog and owner are common
sense. My rotties would always step in between the electric fence and my kids. Took the shock for them. Breeders should do a
full screening and see the education levels of the potential owners.
I agree with most of what you said, all animals at the end of the day are unpredictable (just like us "humans") and you say that your daughter was
bitten by a poodle, you typically wouldnt expect to view them as vicious but to be honest alot of poodles i have seen are very "grumpy". like I said
you wouldnt worry about a poodle ripping apart a small child, on the other hand, "Rotties" are very muscular and powerful and you should take extra
care. At the end of the day all animals are unpredictable.
I too believe very firmly that proper training
should be given to such "high risk" breeds.
I believe that your "Rotties" would instinctively step between your children and take a "shock" for them, they are most likely very caring and
loyal animals...though at the same time they have "potential"
to show "animosity" towards anyone