Frinsky, all my life I have been around dogs of many different types. To date the only one that has ever bit me was a Peake, I think I was about 13 or 14, saw my first Peake and had to go up to say hello, The lady that was with it did not try to stop me stroking it and without warning it bit my hand. OK with the type of dog it did not cause a lot of damage but it hurt. Another lady friend had a large German Shepard that she used to take to working trials and thus it had been trained to speak. One evening at dusk she was out with the dog off lead she realised a fella was following her so she whistled her dog, it came up to her she told it to speak and it started barking. The fella turned round and went away. Now he might have been a perfectly innocent chap that decided he did not want to go near a large barking dog, or he might have had bad intentions she had no way of knowing, but the dog sure got more than its usual fussing and treats that night.