Thought I would share a positive story about an encounter with my Dobie. We all have stories of how people judge our dogs because of the breed we decided to fall in love with. Remigton is judged almost everywhere he goes because he is a "bully breed". He makes people clear aisles, knock stuff off of end caps in their haste to get away from him, and the list goes on. But I had an experience just recently that almost brought tears to my eyes, so thought I would share. My husband and I were going up to Big R which is our local ranch and farm store and Remington is always with us when we go there. He is kinda a local celeberity there since most of the workers have watched him grow up, so when he walks through the front door he has to go say hi to everyone. On this day we walked through the door and a family was checking out and the ladies son asked his mom if he could go pet the dog. The mother didn't hesitate just told her son to ask before he pets him. The boy came up and politely asked to pet Remington and of course I said yes because my boy LOVES little kids. When the mother gets done she joins her son and starts petting Remington and loving up on him. Then she tells us her story......She was visciously attacked by a red doberman over thirty years ago and she still bears the scars on her face from the attack. She then went on to tell us this is the first time she has been this close to a Doberman since the attack let alone petting one. She said she couldn't help but notice how everyone there loved him and the fact that he had such kind eyes. She said she knew it was not the breed itself but the owner of the breed that created the monster that attacked her, but it was a fear that she had not overcame. Remington made her take a huge step in over coming her fears with his gentle attitude and his pet me look he gives everyone. I was so proud of my boy that he got a special treat that day at the store. I know he has no idea what he did that day but I was one proud momma. Sorry for the novel just thought I would share a great story.