How much does this dog cost you, Ray, in daily chow?
True about bad owners but the dog's nature cannot be discounted, especially when gathering as a pack one reason or another.
I was almost attacked by a dog one night while taking my long walk down my drive-way to put out the garbage.
Don't know who the owner was [there is a leash law in my town]...but this stupid owner was one small step away from becoming 'dogless' because he almost ran into a .357 magnum high velocity extreme shock bullet.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a1PfHZvpXE
And in my work I have handled countless cases of serious dog bites/attack, even upon little children by the dog owners.
There is a statute in Mass. holding the dog owner strictly liable for any injury or damage a dog will cause unless there is proof that the dog was being tormented.
In one case a dog bolted across the highway, causing a car to swerve and crash killing the occupant.
The owner was found strictly liable and we paid the policy limits to the estate of the decedent.