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    DefaultBelieve it or not a dog can teach you a lesson in pre-judging....

    Last night a dog taught me a lesson: Do not pre-judge dogs (or people) based on their breed or on previous conceptions...

    Years ago when I took my great dane (a pup then) to training lessons there were 3 Neapolitan Mastiffs (popular breed here in Mexico) that were the most scary aggressive dogs I had met (they would act very calm and without giving any sign attack other dogs or people). So of course in my internal list of things to be afraid of I include Neapolitan Mastiffs, Akitas and the such...

    Well, yesterday I was saying goodbye to a friend that came over my house when a neighbors Neapolitan Mastiff appeared right in front of me (I have seen the dog many times, loose out in the park unsupervised). Turns out this big guy approached me like a friendly lab or golden retriever wagging his big tail and rubbing his head against me like a cat. Of course he loved the massage I gave him and then he wouldn´t want to leave me... he actually entered into my house to try to find Misha and Homer (they were on my backyard).

    Lesson learned: Do not judge a book by it´s cover. This huge gray dog turned out to be probably the gentlest giant I have met.

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    Definitely a good lesson.
    Having a Rottie mix, I am less inclined to have those sorts of preconceptions. That being said, I have met incredibly sweet Pit Bulls and scary aggressive Golden Retrievers.

    Bella

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