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Whenever I see a dog out on the street. I look it over to see how it is reacting to the public. Does it look like a service dog? If it does, I will eye it and move on. If not a service dog, and seems to have no issues being in public around strangers. I will ask if I can pet the dog. I never just walk up and start petting a dog.
For one, I never know how the owner will react of me just walking up and petting their dog. Nor do I know how the dog will react to me. Some people take their dogs for walks but they never interact with other people or animals. I don't want to be the first, and it goes bad.
Moose the "Chug"
Rascal Chihuahua mix
Who is afraid of my breeds? More people than you think. Maybe not scared. But annoyed, dislike, or just plain ignorant of my breeds of choice. I can think of many breeds over the years that people are afraid of, pointed out by someone wrong in the public eye. The public jumps on the bandwagon and tries to ban that specific breed.
What breed works for one family may not be the one for your family. I know if they would try to ban Chihuahua's because they are know ankle biters. I would try my best to help make the public aware of the good qualities my pet posses. I would get them out in the public eye as much as possible, around as many people as I could. I would try and stop the ignorance.