tenfingergrip wrote:I've been in this dog training, field trialing, hunt test business for a long, long time now. During those 40 or so years, I have only seen 3 instances of where a dog bit their master. All three of those were Chessies. All three were protective of what, I assume, they considered "was theirs". Two were birds retrieved and the other was their kennel.
stut8500 wrote:I would like to hear more about the drunk stumbling in and getting attacked. I bet that's a pretty good story, and I find it pretty interesting the dog can determine a threat. My lab would of met them at the door with tail wagging and looking for a good pet. Very big sweet heart of a dog.
Dakota Creek wrote:
The male was very different - happy to see you, loved getting pets, etc. The only exception to this rule was when going over to visit their home. No matter how many years we knew him and how many times we went to visit when you knocked on their door you were met by a growling dog EXTREMELY protective of his home. Once the owner came and opened the door for us, things were back to normal, he knew who we were and once again he would try to sit on your lap and look for more pets!
MackieKnife wrote:The moral of the story is...I'm retarded.
mr.garrett2 wrote:Ok so it can be said that the agressive/protectiveness is to the individual. However, I have a valid question for those that have or have had kids/grandkids and Chessies: would you trust your dog to play with little ones? I have heard from a few already, but I am curious if you would trust your chessie with your children/grandchildren? For instance...tonight I looked over to see my son riding our current dog like a "horsey" and she didn't even move; not that it was ok it just happened. I only ask because I am seriously considering a chessie. I like a little fire in my dogs except when it comes to my kids.
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