Relatively nice day so took family, inc our mini Schnauzer down to the seafront.
Firstly, why can all dog owners 'tidy up' after their pets? Some are obviously selfish uncaring f-wits.
Secondly, what is it with certain 'Staffy' owners?
Sitting on bench with our hound waiting for wife and daughter to come back from loo and see youngish couple with the most muscular 'Staffy' with the biggest widest head I have ever seen. The lad was a tad aggressive as first observation was him remonstrating with a driver as said driver did not stop when said couple walked out in front of the car even when proper pedestrian crossing was about 10m away.
Now the 'Staffy' obviously was not tolerant of other dogs...any one which went near it got quietly jumped on and then pulled off by the lad.
Made me seriously wonder how you would deal with the dog if it did get loose. No muzzle.
I use 'Staffy' as it most certainly was of the breed but what a specimen.....scary!
To balance I also met another couple of Staffies which were with owners and other dogs....they were obviously socialised differently to the one above....friendly yet still slightly scary to look at.
Tbh I had never really considered the whole status/tool/weapon aspect of certain dog breeds much before but just observing for a short time in a popular place made me think much more about it. Not helped by driving past lay by with some caravans and obviously landscape gardeners with a painted sign...'pup for sale'....sadly there were a couple of Staffies in a pen.
So, how the heck would someone deal with the combo of owner and dog? The lad