I'm going to try and find more info on this story....but, you've made a lot of assumptions based on zero facts....there is a thread right now and the OP was running with her dog and a husky that got out charged her, attacked her, and it had to be beat off with a baseball bat....should this couple have waited for it to escalate to that before they shot? Dogs can be difficult to read, but they can also be pretty easy to read when it comes to feeling threatened by them(and they were walking their own dog, so I think it's safe to assume they aren't terrified of dogs in general)....the fault lays solely on the GSD owner's shoulders. I think if the walkers felt threatened by an off leash GSD, they had every right to defend themselves and their dog. I feel bad for the GSD, but I also don't know if it just got out, by accident, and it's owners were fantastic owners on all other accounts.
My GSD and Corgi got out when we had an inspector come over and he left the side gate open. My husband didn't think to check, let the dogs out, and came back a few mins later to let them in and they were gone....him and another neighbor started scouring the neighborhood, my husband made up signs, went door to door, and finally found them wandering together, 7 hours later, in the middle of the night....you should probably hold off judgement before you have all the facts...my husband and I were very worried that our GSD would get hurt. He was only 9/10 months old, but he looked full grown to the inexperienced eye, and if it was dark, and he was scared, he might posture, hackles raise, etc....and you know what? If some couple was out walking and he did that, I'm not even saying charged them, but looked like he was going to possibly do something....I would completely understand and be glad it ended that way instead of him biting one of them or their dog. Even though he had never shown that before, you just never know, in the right situation.
Last edited by DaniFani; 09-30-2013 at 03:50 AM.