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But the dogs ended up in a confrontation with the Rottweilers which could have taken a turn for the worse if the two, who live near Llangollen, had not jumped in.
It is a full-size rottweiler dog, which I understand weighs in the region of seven to 10 stone.
The couple had bought the 21/2-year-old female Rottweiler six months ago and kept it in the backyard with a sign on an outside gate saying: "Beware of the dog".
The list did not include Rottweilers and so this breed, which has leadership and dominance as its main characteristics, are free to be family pets.
A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: 'A 27year-old man is subject to a report to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with an incident involving a Rottweiler dog.
Harr "also fired at one of the Rottweilers, and it fell to the ground.
With insurers paying out $250 million annually in claims for dog bites in the liability portion of homeowners policies, many are dropping customers and refusing those who own aggressive dog breeds, such as pit bulls, chows, Doberman pinschers, boxers, German shepherds, Great Danes, Rottweilers and Siberian huskies, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Then the next thing I knew the rottweiler was on top of Charlie and had him in his mouth.
The appeal came after an eight-year-old girl bitten on the thigh by a rottweiler in Dawson Park, Dundee, on Saturday.
She claims the rottweiler was not on a leash, was not wearing a collar, and had been allowed to roam free.
THIS starved Rottweiler was found abandoned and wandering the streets as skinny as a whippet.
THE owner of a Rottweiler which killed a Yorkshire Terrier and seriously injured its owner in a street in Birmingham has avoided a jail sentence.