Login Register

Rottweiler seized after attacking two golden Labradors in Quedgeley

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 22, 2013

Police
Comments (14)

A DOG which attacked two Labradors, leaving them with serious injuries, has been seized because the owner could not control it.

The Rottweiler attacked the two dogs on a canal path in Quedgeley on two separate occasions. It caused one serious puncture wounds to the shoulder, hip and hind.

The other had grave back injuries.

The owner of one of the injured animals said he was "on the mend" but "timid" after the Rottweiler, and another owned by the same man, set upon him. "They were on top of him – my dog was yelping and they were ripping fur out – I had to step in and tear them apart.

"The officers have done their best. In my opinion he should have been destroyed because he's a menace."

After the attacks on Sunday and the previous Monday, police officers visited the owner and took the dog away for assessment at a specialist centre.

Experts said the dog was not dangerous but could not be controlled by his owner, who is in his 70s. Officers are now returning the animal to the breeder to find an appropriate owner.

PC Lucy Winterburn said: "We tried pursuing criminal charges and applying for a warrant but we were given legal advice that because no person was injured we couldn't. However, we recognised the potential harm to the community and threat this dog posed in the current situation and took this swift action."

However, police have taken civil action, reporting the owner for summons to court for not controlling his other Rottweiler, which also took part in the attacks.

It is believed that she is not dangerous and did not instigate the attacks.

However, police will be applying to the courts for a dog control order, ensuring a number of measures are taken including muzzling.

Janet Butler, trains dogs at Brockworth Scout Hall on Friday nights, and said: "Rottweillers are wonderful dogs but they can be difficult to handle. You do get some rogue animals, but like any dog - the owner has to be responsible.

"It is important the dog knows who is the boss, as it will develop a pack mentality and try to take over and become dominant. You do get the odd one or two in for training, but not very often."

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters

14 comments

  • whatagreatday  |  March 23 2013, 8:42AM

    I walk my dogs in a park in Prestbury Park. The vast majority of the dogs there are off the lead and they all play happily and have done so for years. In the 5-6 years I have been doing this, I have witnessed only one bit of nastiness between (two small) dogs. My point is that dogs have learnt to socialise and play together as well as giving themselves plenty of exercise. It is great to see them get along and play. Would the dogs be as happy if they were all on a lead? I think not.

    Rate   3
    Report
  • whatagreatday  |  March 23 2013, 7:42AM

    I walk my dogs in a park in Prestbury Park. The vast majority of the dogs there are off the lead and they all play happily and have done so for years. In the 5-6 years I have been doing this, I have witnessed only one bit of nastiness between (two small) dogs. My point is that dogs have learnt to socialise and play together as well as giving themselves plenty of exercise. It is great to see them get along and play. Would the dogs be as happy if they were all on a lead? I think not.

    Rate   8
    Report
  • zalapompadoo  |  March 22 2013, 6:51PM

    supermum you are quite a responsible dog owner and dogs are better on a lead or harness, i walk my dalmatian on a body harness and he is very happy and if a person asks if they can make a fuss of him i say sit and he does its just showing a dog respect

    Rate   3
    Report
  • supermum99  |  March 22 2013, 4:40PM

    I am a owner of a dog and although my dog is well behaved and obeys orders I would never let him of the lead. I believe that no matter what breed of dog it is, all dogs should be kept on the lead and in some cases muzzled in public. I don't agree with some of the comments stating that the dog should be put down, I just think he needs to be with a responsible owner and be muzzled.

    Rate   3
    Report
  • zalapompadoo  |  March 22 2013, 3:36PM

    selector, what people are trying to say is yes it is up to the owner,if a dog is trained from a pup at classes then you should no problems, a owner should be able to call its dog back tell it sit and lie down some of this is as much for the dogs own well being. if a dog is trained properly it will obey your request, many think to beat shout and treat the animal with meaness is right well its wrong . janet is a excellent trainer and her methods have proved its not a bad dog its a bad owner and yes i do know what i am talking about i attend janets classes with my dog and he is a well behaved and happy dog.ask him

    Rate   2
    Report
  • zalapompadoo  |  March 22 2013, 3:36PM

    selector, what people are trying to say is yes it is up to the owner,if a dog is trained from a pup at classes then you should no problems, a owner should be able to call its dog back tell it sit and lie down some of this is as much for the dogs own well being. if a dog is trained properly it will obey your request, many think to beat shout and treat the animal with meaness is right well its wrong . janet is a excellent trainer and her methods have proved its not a bad dog its a bad owner and yes i do know what i am talking about i attend janets classes with my dog and he is a well behaved and happy dog.ask him

    Rate   1
    Report
  • zalapompadoo  |  March 22 2013, 3:36PM

    selector, what people are trying to say is yes it is up to the owner,if a dog is trained from a pup at classes then you should no problems, a owner should be able to call its dog back tell it sit and lie down some of this is as much for the dogs own well being. if a dog is trained properly it will obey your request, many think to beat shout and treat the animal with meaness is right well its wrong . janet is a excellent trainer and her methods have proved its not a bad dog its a bad owner and yes i do know what i am talking about i attend janets classes with my dog and he is a well behaved and happy dog.ask him

    Rate   4
    Report
  • Selector  |  March 22 2013, 2:55PM

    Ridiculous. Doesn't matter whether it's 'up to the owner' or the owner's fault. This dog has attacked once. Why wait for it to happen again?

    Rate   -4
    Report
  • zalapompadoo  |  March 22 2013, 10:41AM

    its the only option however why did a dog become so nasty i agree with janet butler its up to the owner. my cousion had one called queen boudcia and she was daft great guard dog yet was a big baby.

    Rate   7
    Report
  • agent006  |  March 22 2013, 10:25AM

    Correct action has been done. Incapable owner with a dog that will be perfectly fine with someone who is up to it, so rehome it to someone with the knowledge of how to deal with it.

    Rate   14
    Report

      YOUR COMMENTS AWAITING MODERATION

       
       

      MORE NEWS HEADLINES

       
       
       

      MOST POPULAR