The attack by the rottweiler last week on Bert Habicht's dogs is yet another attack by one of these dangerous dogs (Chronicle, November 27).
One would have thought by now the number of serious attacks by rottweilers documented in the national press would have resulted in this breed of dog being classified as 'dangerous'.
I have been attacked by one, as have two of my neighbours, but the police were powerless to intervene because no blood was drawn and the attacks were on private land.
The owner was unsympathetic and even admitted he couldn't guarantee that the dog wouldn't attack again.
Maybe it requires the effort of a high-profile and well-respected MP such as Twickenham's Vince Cable to force a change in the Dangerous Dogs Act. It is difficult to know what it will take to change the law as serious injuries have been inflicted on humans and animals alike by this breed.
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