I know I've petted at least a couple of police dogs, I guess this is the exception to the rule.
BUT, I assume all the Mal's on this board are friendly? They certainly read that way in various posts, they are a gaurdian breed correct (the cobra comando's use them, I think?)?
In my opinion (please note: my opinion) most unsocial dogs have no business in sport. I was at an event where I was warned to stay outside of the 6 foot range of the dog. The handler didn't even feel her dog was safe if you walked near the dog, let alone pet it (which I had no intention of doing in the first place!). This dog doesn't belong anywhere in public if it can't even be under enough control of the handler to allow a neutral person to pass by without being in danger.
On October 03 2006, 12:21 PM, mnp13 wrote:That said, I have met Jue, and he is only nasty if you try to touch him. You can have a conversation with Greg at a normal distance and Jue will not react to you. I wouldn't suggest you get at all aggressive in manner or voice, but he is safe to be around - if not to touch.
Some sports have a manditory "stand for exam" that the judge does. If the handler does not have enough control over the dog for someone to touch the dog on the head, back and butt, there is a problem. We're not talking checking teeth and feeling for their nuts.
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