In fact most people don't even want to see my Dobes closer than maybe across the street.
My biggest fear is that if one of my dogs got loose, no one would be brave enough to go up to them, even though we all know most of these guys are big babies.
Reminds me of a story, I’m at the pet store and a child, maybe 8 or 9 wanted to pet Sully, which I allowed. Sully is being a very good boy, calm and enjoying the attention very much. A lady in the store said to the mother that she shouldn’t allow her child anywhere near my dog. I asked her why she thought that, she explained that she works in rescue and out of all of the different breeds, Dobermans are the one breed she doesn’t t trust and they are extremely dangerous. I told her that since she worked in rescue she should be able to recognize that my dog was very relaxed and comfortable with the situation. She said they can snap at any moment and attack out of no where, I can see the mother is now uncomfortable so I called Sully to my side. She continues to say that there is a house in her neighborhood that has two of the meanest most vicious dogs she’s ever see and she doesn’t even walk down that street because she’s afraid they are going to jump the fence and attack her. Where we live, Dobermans are not very popular, so I asked her what subdivision, lo and behold it’s MY sub! So I preceded to tell her that’s where I live and she must be referring to my man eating vicious dogs (Sully is now calmly laying at my feet), but Anyone that knows anything about dogs knows that they bark at people who are walking down the street, I assure the mother that my dog is not mean or vicious and thank the boy for politely asking to pet him and we walk out in a perfect competition heel.
I found out later who she was, she has a Great Pyrenees, who she runs off leashes by driving her golf cart through the subdivision,her dog has also gotten loose on several occasions and I returned her cats collar that I found in my front flower garden. Seriously can’t make this **** up !