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Cracker Attacked By A Mastiff

Discussion in 'Hound' started by Finleyfoofoo, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Finleyfoofoo

    Finleyfoofoo New Member Registered

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    I am sat waiting for the phone to ring,to collect my Cracker dog who was attacked by a Mastiff this afternoon.He has a 9 inch gash in his hind leg and two tears in the muscle.He should make a fully recovery,with time.

    We were out on our local park when the mastiff ran from nowhere and squared up to Cracker,it then lunged and grabbed his back leg

    The owner said sorry,his dog can be funny sometimes as full of Testosterone :angry: ,then he legged it

    I know all breeds can turn,but i blame the owner,not the dog.

    Amanda
     
  2. Kath

    Kath New Member Registered

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    Oh no, poor Cracker, let's hope he heals well and feels a lot better soon. It amazes me that these people who 'know' their dog can be a bit funny at times don't keep them on a lead or muzzle them. They don't care what damage and hurt is caused by their stupidity. as you say, the owners are the ones to blame.
     
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    lukes racing machines New Member Registered

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    sorry to hear it hope he does make a full recovery
     
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    Sorry to hear this hope he makes a full recovery,..Bless him..
     
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    pat cope Active Member Registered

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    Poor Cracker. Hope he will be o.k. xx
     
  6. Trish

    Trish 11 OF THE BEST Registered

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    Sounds just like what weve been through with oliver except he was attacked by a staffie :( , makes my blood boil with people having dogs that are unpredictable and they let them off lead :rant:

    Hope cracker is soon on the road to recovery x
     
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    poor lad hope hes ok Amanda the other dog should have been on a lead do you know the man he should being paying the vet bills :rant:

    give Cracker a big kiss from me bless him
     
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    Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. Bet you need a stiff drink after that!

    I'm sure everything will be ok Amanda.

    All the best

    Roger
     
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    tiggipop New Member Registered

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    oh amanda how terrible

    hope cracker is ok and you are able to get him back home as soon as possible

    when he is, give him a big hug from me and then pour yourself a VERY LARGE drink

    hope you are ok

    take care

    jo x
     
  10. Trish

    Trish 11 OF THE BEST Registered

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    Any news yet ?
     
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    PhoenixMum New Member Registered

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    So sorry to hear this,

    Phoenix was bitten by another dog, and had a huge gash on his leg that teared the muscle, a few stitches internal and external and lots of rest he is now as right as rain and did make a full recovery.

    It is awful when it happens and i felt sick to my stomach with worry. I hope Cracker is ok!
     
  12. Finleyfoofoo

    Finleyfoofoo New Member Registered

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    Aww,thankyyou.It sounds much the same sort of injury.

    Was on the phone to Chris this morning,Pebbles.is gorgeous :wub:

    Thanks for the good wishes

    Amanda..xx
     
  13. Finleyfoofoo

    Finleyfoofoo New Member Registered

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    Hi Trish and Jo,

    Crackerdog is home,lots of internal and external stitches,and is fast asleep at the mo.

    It has been an ordeal,but but Cracker will bounce back.Everybodys kind comments have helped.

    Amanda..xx
     
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    So sorry to hear about Cracker, I hope he's fully recovered very soon :(

    I had similar recently, my gentle elderly Jess was onlead and attacked by a collie that came out of nowhere, she had puncture wounds, a gash on her hip and was black and blue with bruising. Owner said her dog "could be bossy" with other bitches then disappeared sharpish. Completely irresponsible to let your dog offlead/unmuzzled if you know they aren't 100% with other dogs :rant:
     
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    Hope he recovers ok, my Ruby has had this happen twice now and she was 1 one 2 Jan, first time was at 5 months by 2 other lurchers and a golden retriever, this was our fault because his dogs did not like other dogs on a lead and then again at 9 months when a woman walked out of a gateway passed a parked car with 2 dogs one a spaniel on a lead and the other a terrier which was off lead, the first words out of mouth were "oh no" when she saw us the terrier flew at Ruby and I was out of order shouting at her to "get her f*****g dog under control" . These people should never have dogs and preferably be castrated/steralised at birth, then they cannot pass on the idiot gene.

    Thats my rant hope he recovers well good luck
     
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    ive had many run ins with staffies and bigger dogs and when this happens i dont hold back, for me the dog gets it sharp fast and hard, ok yes owners at fault but its the dog who commits the crime also so you hav to act to protect our own dog which most of the time are on the lead. i hope your dog is ok.
     
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    Aww thank you, she can be a little sod! lol.

    Hope Cracker is feeling better today, word of warning, try not to let him off lead for a while. It happened to Phoenix 2 days before going on holiday, we kept him on lead for the first week we were on hols and then thought he was ok on his leg to let him off lead - he normally doesnt run off - but oh no, i guess that week on lead must have killed him as as soon as we unclipped the lead WHHOOOSHHH he was off on the beach, and split one of his stitches :rant: Luckily it was an end one, and didnt leave too much of a wound.
     
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    Sorry to hear this,wishing him a full and speedy recovery ;)
     
  19. Finleyfoofoo

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    Crackerdog is a bit better today,still very sore and swollen,but better than i expected.

    Thankyou for all your kind words,we will be treating him with kid gloves for a while,

    Amanda..x
     
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    I must admit that I always carry a fairly "substantial" walking stick on all our walks these days, purely as protection against attacks from bigger dogs. Sad but,I fear, A necessary precaution. There seem to be far too many large dogs "off lead" and I am sorry but when one does go for my Whippet (who is always on a flexi lead) then it is a case of "looking after number one" and protecting both me and my dog.
     

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