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Sorry OP :/ my 100 pound Rottweiler would probably do the same, but lay down if it took too long, if that makes you feel better
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.
Sorry OP..he probably didn't know what was happening though so don't get too mad at him.
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.
Just because it's a German Shepherd doesn't mean it automatically knows to save you.
Still better than your German Shepherd attacking any of your friends that come over.
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.
#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.
My dog is 6 pounds and it would frighten the most scary of creatures/people!