I talked with my father's friend, who works in the police. He told me that dog napping is some kind of 'business' in our region. I have heard before of stealing baby dogs or little dogs left outside in their yards. But as you say, I was there and nevertheless those guys tried to steal my dog. I'm 1,70cm tall and 55kg, so they must have underestimeted me and my male working line killing machine
When the dog nappers can't sell a dog, they would want ransom from the owners who have posted on the Internet that their dog is stolen or lost. The police officer also told me about one of their victims - a husky, which the dog nappers kept thirsty and hungry for days till owners contacted them and got back their dog when they payed the nappers the ransom, they wanted. Owners couldn't prove that those gypsies had stolen the husky.
But I think those guys aren't local gypsies... I told the officer what's their possible car number was, etc.
I warned the people with dogs, who I know to be careful for now when they go for a walk in this area and to keep the dogs on a leash.
My boy is trained not to eat anything which he finds on the ground and which is gaven by strangers. They can't poison him, but could kill him if they are back 'prapared'. He won't run away from people which threat him or his family. He'll attack and probably won't back down till the attackers kill him.
We used to train protection with police dogs and their trainers. He can't be scared even if there are flying bullets, which is bad, because he wouldn't be able to understand that he risks his life too much...