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4 pedestrians bitten by 3 dogs in Fukuoka

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Four men and women sustained minor injuries when they were bitten by three dogs on a roadside in Fukuoka City.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. Monday in Nishi Ward. NTV reported that the three dogs, which were adult Boxers, had been let loose from a nearby dog clinic. The four men and women, ranging in age from 33 to 65, were bitten on their hands and legs, police said.

The three dogs were captured and taken back to the clinic. The 66-year-old veterinarian, who runs the clinic, is being questioned by police as to how the dogs got loose.

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Fukuoka is a tough city.

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A dog is only as good as his owner.

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Fukuoka is a tough city. What do you mean by that, and how much time have you spent in Fukuoka?

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Wow. I was also bitten by a boxer when I was a small child. Of course, the owner was standing right there saying at the time, "Oh, he doesn't bite."...in revenge, I keep a cat...

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Someone down the street from me has a boxer..I see them walking it at night off the leash..always looks like it is ready to attack someone (or another dog)...and owner says, oh don't worry.

Sure thing.

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A neighbour had a boxer. A very sweet, affectionate girl with not a mean bone in her body. Breed means little; look at the owner, not the breed.

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Cleo,

that is statement is ridiculous but in keeping with many other posts. Some breeds are more aggressive and dangerous. If fact they are bred for that purpose. No owner can take that out of them.

Dog bites happen every day in Japan. The number of virulent bacteria in a dog's salvia is enough to turn anyones stomach. Dogs are at heart a lethal weapon, especially for kids who are sometimes killed by dogs. No soft headed wishful thinking can make those facts go away magically. Fact is some breeds should be illegal to own. And again all dogs need to licensed and inspected for disease regularly.

Based on this story is seems like not even a vet can control his dogs.

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commanteerDec. 23, 2014 - 07:26PM JST Fukuoka is a tough city. What do you mean by that, and how much time have you spent in Fukuoka?

I've spent a lot of time in Fukuoka and agree it's on the rougher side as far as Japanese cities go.

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This kind of attack is rare here. Dogs in New York City were scary in my experience. Here in Japan even the same breeds do not seem to be scary at all. What is the difference?

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that is statement is ridiculous

What statement? That my neighbour has a nice boxer? How is it ridiculous? Do you know my neighbour, or my neighbour's dog? Or the statement that the owner (=nurture) is more important than the breed (=nature)? Not ridiculous at all. Ever wonder why some people/families can have a string of calm, well-behaved dogs, while the family next door own the same breed and have nothing but trouble with it?

Some breeds are more aggressive and dangerous

Some breeds have the reputation of being more aggressive and dangerous, and they tend to be chosen by morons who want to augment their own physical inadequacies by owning an aggressive, dangerous dog. The boxer may get that reputation because of his size and facial features, but in fact the breed is recommended as being gentle with children if trained right. The last bit applies to all dogs, of course, and goes back to my original statement that the owner is more important in determining a dog's characteristics than the breed is.

Fact is some breeds should be illegal to own. And again all dogs need to licensed and inspected for disease regularly.

No, fact is some people are not fit to own a dog or dogs.

seems like not even a vet can control his dogs

A vet is an expert in animal medicine, not animal psychology, behaviour or training. My local vet now refuses to board animals except when absolutely necessary, because of problems he's had trying to control the pets of people who don't bother/haven't managed to train their animals properly.

all dogs need to licensed and inspected for disease regularly

I couldn't agree with you more on that. And I would add in compulsory training sessions for dog owners.

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"Fukuoka is a tough city"

Har!

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