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Post by Taz » Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:11 pm

Yesterday Diego got attacked by another dog. :(
The dog attacked Diego without no reason, and bit him in the head several times, before biting his neck.
Diego is still a puppy, and something in that dogs head must not be right.
A dog should never bite a puppy.

Here's one of the wounds. Neck
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He got in all 10 wounds.
I get so mad when people have their aggressive dogs unleashed.
It was an Flat Coated Retriver male.

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Post by Judy Fox » Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:31 pm

Oh Taz, I am so sorry for little Diego - as you say he is only a puppy. :( I do hope he gets better soon and that this incident does not unnerve him.
I think it is awful when people let their dogs of the leash.
Fred always takes a walking stick out when we take Milly and Mabel for a walk and he would not hesitate to hit a dog who attacked our girls. :twisted:
Anyway, give him a hug from us.
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Post by chow0 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:49 pm

wow 10 wounds is alot! if that ever happens to my pup i would probably kick the other dogs azz myself! hey if the other owner can't controll his dog maybe my foot to it's head can.......so sad to see your pup wounded like that.

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Post by Rogansmommy » Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:34 pm

:( How horrible Taz!! I can't believe people have the nerve to call our breed dangerous with psycho dogs like that running around. I hope you got some good kicks in. Please send Diego our love and hope that he heals quickly.
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Post by kingalls » Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:01 pm

How terrible for Diego! Where was the Retriever's owner? I have read that most other dogs react badly towards Chows because of their different smell. I'm not sure why their unique Chow smell would be offensive. Seems like all the other dogs we come across on our walks bark and are challenging. We usually try to avoid other dogs on our walks because of that - we keep ours on a leash versus the others which are loose on the street.
But Diego seemed to bounce right back with his BOS award the next day - good for him!! He's such a cute Chowling!!
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Post by Jeff&Peks » Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:54 pm

Man people make me mad, (Clean version of what I'm really thinking} We all go to extremes to protect our Chows and mostly to protect the other dogs from our Chows, I can't believe how irresponsible and brain dead some dog owners are. Poor Diego, guess all you can say is thank God it wasn't worse, wait until he's older, Diego will show them.

This is why I disagree with all this so called socialization of Chows, like Karen says Most Chows give off something, Smell, attitude don't know what it is but alot of dogs don't like it, Bing a puppy puts Diego at risk, wait until he's older and the other dogs will just sense not to mess with him. I wouldn't bring any Chow puppy around other breeds until the puppy has matured more.

I take Pekoe to dog parks all the time but luckily she is possessed and no dog will come any where near her.

To bad Diego had to come across some dumb *Censored Word* owner that that didn't leash their dog. Let me Guess, I bet the owner yelled out don't worry my dog is Friendly. I hope those people paid in some way for their stupidly.

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Post by arnis » Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:32 pm

see, thats why i dont take Kahn to parks. if someones dog attacked him i would end up in jail and alll kinds of bills. Because i know i would end up paying for the surgery to remove the dog from the owners *Censored Word*. excuse my language. but that just makes me angry.... :evil:

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Post by Zhuyos mom » Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:05 am

How horrible! Poor Diego and I'm so sorry for you, Taz. I can imagine the helplessness and anger you were feeling at the time.

Our family chow, use to get challenged ALOT by dogs who were unleashed...even in front of our house! Once Suntzu was leashed on our front porch, he was watching his Papa (my brother) wash his car. Our porch isn't wide open to the street, it's a side front porch. When a family (mother, child, infant in a stroller and loose dog) was walking around the block. Loose dog (black retriever type) just went psycho on Suntzu. My brother had to lift their dog off of Suntzu because Suntzu was at an disadvantage. He threw the dog at the family and told them to be more responsible. Luckily Sunztu wasn't hurt.

Anyways, I don't know the laws in Norway. I hope there is a way you are able to report this to icident to your Humane Society. The owner of the dog should get cited. I hope he/she/they at least offered to pay for the vet expenses.

Poor darling, Diego!

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Post by Judy Fox » Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:28 am

As the others have said, I was told that other dogs, at best ignore chows and at worst attack them because they don't smell like dogs.
This is think must be right because when M & M were younger, we used to be hassled a lot by dogs but lately, it does not seem to happen so much.
Mostly now dogs skirt passed us! I think M & M say something. :D
They will ignore dogs now but if a dog 'swears' at them, they give such a mouthful of grunts, and snarls and chatback that the dogs back off!
The other dogs have sure learnt Chownese!! :D
But if a dog did attack, I am afraid we would be the same trouble as Jeff :shock:
It is funny to note that when our daughter visits and cuddles M & M, when she goes home her dog does not bother at all but when she has been in contact with other dogs he goes berserk sniffing her jeans - trying desperately to read every sniff.
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Post by Taz » Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:17 am

It was my sister who walked him (For the first time)
and it was dark and it rained so they didn't find any wounds in all that fur.
But when she got home with Diego I found 10.
I was pretty upset then, and took Diego to the vet.
So WHEN (Not if) i find that owner I will make them pay for what it costed me to go to the vet.
And say that they shall not even try to walk their dog unleashed again.

I will not stop socialization Diego with other breeds, and I will not stop walking him where I normally walks with him.
I think that will only make it worse.

Diego has a very good language, and I found out today that dog has attacked a puppy before. (But not as seriously as he attacked Diego)
So I don't think it has anything to do Diego being a Chow.

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Post by Zhuyos mom » Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:42 am

[quote="Judy Fox"]As the others have said, I was told that other dogs, at best ignore chows and at worst attack them because they don't smell like dogs.quote]

I've also been told that because their rough and coat structure are what they are, dogs think they are big cats and that's why some dogs react the way they do - some dogs are just plain stupid, some don't have good sight. Keeping this theory in mind, I'd be interested in knowing if smooth chows get similiar responses from dogs as our rough chows.

Good observation, Judy, about your daughter going home after hugging M&M and she not receiving awkward signals from her dog. Because thinking about that, when I go to the pet store, no doubt I have my two angels scent all over me; however, the dogs and puppies that are there, always come to me/gravitate to me and try to socialize and talk to me. Often they love to sniff my ankles... which embarrass their owners, but I'm okay with it because then the dogs try to talk to me. Versed in chownese that I am, the dogs are surprised that I understand them and their owners are dumbfounded that a stranger is able to communicate with their pet.

Anyways, Taz, you are right about continuing to socialize Diego with other dogs... especially since he'll be in the show circuit. By the way, congratulations on his BOS! Gravy Bones for Diego!!!

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Post by Judy Fox » Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:10 pm

Yes, I agree - carry on socialising Diego - but just keep a wary eye. When we are out with Milly and Mabel and an unleashed dog comes by weTell the owner to keep the dog up and on several occasions, Fred has told the owner that:-
"If it touches my chows, I will hit it - hard!" :twisted:
That usually does the job.

Purple kisses to the little puppy boy!" :)
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Post by simbasmom » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:35 pm

Taz, I hope Diego is feeling better.
It is very terrifying to get attacked by dogs. Last year when my son and I were walking Simba and 2 german sheppards attacked us. The lady that owned them accidently let them out when she came home at exactly the time we were walking past her house and they just came after us and started biting Simba. Luckily for us Simba had a very think mane and was not hurt and as soon as the lady realized what was happening she told the dogs to sit and they listened. It was a very scarry and after that we made sure that we didn't walk that way again.

Give Diego a hug from us.

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Post by Taz » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:39 am

Thanks. :)
Diego is feeling better now, even tho he is a bit tired, because he has to take Antibiotika. So he doesn't get any infections in the wounds.
He has actually not Psyichal damaged.
I've been to the "dogpark" a couple of times, and he has met some big black dogs, and even a Flat bitch, and he isn't scared or tries to hide.
He walks right over to them to say Hello. :D
So i'm just glad Diego is socialised well, and is not a scared dog of nature.
He is a very (steady?) dog.
Even tho he was almost attacked by two dogs when he was only 2 months old.

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Post by Taz » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:41 am

Diego appreciates the hugs. :D

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Post by Shane » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:15 am

Please tell me tht you gave the Flat Coated Retreiver a stick or your foot side its head.

Hope Diego does good just keep the wounds clean. I couldn't wait till Krillan and Shadow got older till they could kick butt and defend for themselves.

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Post by Taz » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:44 am

Shane wrote:Please tell me tht you gave the Flat Coated Retreiver a stick or your foot side its head.

Hope Diego does good just keep the wounds clean. I couldn't wait till Krillan and Shadow got older till they could kick butt and defend for themselves.

Shane
No, it was luckely my sister who walked him.
(First time she ever walked him for me)
So nothing happend to that dog. I would have kicked it's *Censored Word*.
I can't wait until Diego get's older, so he can defend himself.
Because this time he didn't even have a chance.
He went straight to Diego head and neck.

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Post by Shane » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:18 am

Taz wrote:He went straight to Diego head and neck.
I notice when Krillan and Shadow get in a scruffle, the dogs always try to aim for their necks and heads. Its a good thing they have all that hair cause the dogs can't grip the skin. Even if they were to get a grip the hair would be in the way, and thehair would slip through their teeth.

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Post by chow0 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:21 pm

taz i'm glad to hear your pups not freaked out! i also take mine to a dog park but not very often because i don't trust other owners and i do own a chow chow if you know what i mean. i mostly take him there to teach him to come to me when called off the leash. one time we were there i notice a bull terrier may not like my pup so from the other side of the dog park i put my arms out and called my pup (taz come here) oh thats the funny part his name is taz, he started running to me and the bull terrier followed (i thought oh no) about 15 feet from me the terrier tried to bite my boy on the back of his neck, my boy went errrrrrrrrrrrr ERRRRRRR and launched one back at him as he was still coming to me about 5 feet away. i grabbed him by the collar and told the other one to get otta here, go on git. after that i made him sit for five minute and i rubbed his chest and told him to calm down and he did. the terrier owner ( a girl on her cell phone) put her dog on the leash and got the hell otta there because she new i was pissed.

anyway becareful with your boy.

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Post by WorknChowz » Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:14 am

Oh, Taz. That makes me SO angy to read this! :evil:
Irresponsible dog owners make me CRAZY MAD! :evil: :evil: :evil:

I hope he feels better soon. Those punctures are sometimes worse underneath than they look on the surface.
Congrats on your BOS and give your darling boy some extra kisses!
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