Bex (z0mbarella) wrote in polloftheday,
Bex
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Rottweilers

This is a rather personal one. I get such a variety of reactions walking my dog here in Philly, I thought I'd ask lj-land what they think.

Poll #954865 Poll about my dog

Are you afraid of dogs?

No, I love all dogs
70(29.2%)
Only rabid attacking ones
105(43.8%)
Only big ones and/or breeds with an aggressive reputation
40(16.7%)
I fear dogs until i get to know them
21(8.8%)
I'm terrified of all dogs
4(1.7%)

Whaddya think about Rottweilers?

They are all out to eat me
25(10.5%)
Depends on the dog
146(61.1%)
They are big goofy love muffins
68(28.5%)

When I see someone walking a large dog, I

Run up to them and pet the dog
11(4.6%)
Approach them if they look friendly
118(49.4%)
Leave them alone. I'm not interested in the dog one way or the other.
73(30.5%)
Cross the street if the dog looks mean
16(6.7%)
Cross the street just in case
8(3.3%)
Upbraid the person for walking the dog near me
0(0.0%)
Dance around and scream
1(0.4%)
Run away screaming in terror
1(0.4%)
I don't encounter people walking large dogs
11(4.6%)

Thoughts about Rottweiler owners in an urban setting?

No one should own those vicious creatures
13(5.4%)
It's not fair for a large dog to live in a small place
58(24.2%)
It's not the optimal setting for a Rottweiler, but the owner can make it work
114(47.5%)
Perfect environment for a Rottie
4(1.7%)
I have no thoughts on the subject
45(18.8%)
Other -- I will share my thoughts in the comments
6(2.5%)
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