By Anonymous - / Monday 3 September 2012 02:07 / United States - Southfield
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  acidkitten  |  14

My grandma has a chihuahua x jack russell. It's not trained to attack but it's vicious to anyone but her. Once it's got it's teeth around your leg there's just no shaking it off :L If anyone tried to mug her they would end up in hospital. Just shows there's exceptions to every species.

  cosmosis  |  12

50- my girlfriend has the same breed of dog (chihuahua x jack russell) . Definately a smart breed. She always does what she is told. But she gets pretty agressive too. Mainly towards bigger dogs. Must be frustrating being no bigger than a boot.

  jem970  |  19

You are so true! All the stories you hear on the news about dog saving their owners? They are faked! And all those police dogs who take down criminals? They are trying to help them escape! Please shut up.

  SweetAsHell  |  9

49- I'd like to point out a few obvious things there, since it is clear that my comment did not work on this FML. 1- My icon is a cat, and the information is told from a "cat perspective". 2- My added letters to evil either make it seem like I'm illiterate, or not being serious. 3- No sane person would ever think one species is all this or all that. I was kidding, and I apparently should not be making comments in the middle of the night, but that doesn't mean you have to be a jerk.

  gc327072  |  29

German Shepards don't automatically go ham when a threat nears. It takes much training, which often just makes them meaner all around. Maybe a taser would help??? Idk...


44- but what if the mugger is armed? This isn't Total Recall where the bad guys miss 5 feet away from you... I'd say it's best to do what they say and not get hurt... Unless you are highly trained.

  hemz_fml  |  13

Lol, mine GSD came from a strong background, he's 60lbs and he's only 6 months, his father was 150 and he wasn't fat, needless to say he'd probably do the same so don't worry.

By  SoultheWolf  |  19

You can't just asume because a dog is big or a certain breed that it will protect you. It has to be trained to do so. Some dogs are more protective then others, but if you raise it to love everyone around you then you can't complain if something like this happens. I'm sorry that you got mugged and I hope the guy gets caught, but don't blame it on the dog.


It's true. It is a common mistake to think that dogs will jump to your help when you are in a situation of distress. Dogs need to be trained for that, like a guide dog or dogs that are assisting people who do seizures.
If they are not taught to recognize danger, they won’t understand that there is an issue.
But it is still safer to have a dog that is not trained for this type of situation because it could very likely attack you for instance if you are playing peek-a-boo with your kids and the kids scream for fun.

  outoftown  |  26

#75, I was wondering about the dog's attachment, too. It didn't seem to consider OP "pack."
I grew up with a runt female German Shepard who was like you described: fun when the mood was casual, instantly fierce at a hint of threat to us. We didn't have to train her to protect those she considered her's.

  SoultheWolf  |  19

There is more to an animal then just protection. I know for a fact that if someone were to try and mug me or break into my house, my oldest would act like he just made a new best friend.

  ALlamaOnFire  |  20

36 - it wasn't hilarious, you must have a weird sense of humour.
11 - dogs aren't just for protection! Why do you think people get Chihuahuas?! He's not 'useless' at all, he just wasn't trained to attack.

  outoftown  |  26

#11, Had to thumb you up. If my German Shepard would not protect me, I could not feel the same about it. Perhaps it would be better suited to another owner.

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