In defence of our dog
10:10am Thursday 7th February 2013 in Letters
I FEEL I must respond to remarks contained in the letter published in the Penarth Times about an Irish wolfhound (January 31).
Being a proud owner of the dog that these remarks seem to be directed against, our dog of the breed well known for being “gentle giants” has many friends in the park from Jack Russells to Great Danes. If you are who I think you are, it seems that as soon as your own dog saw my larger dog it acted very aggressively towards our dog and the first instance to which you refer, our hound was indeed bitten on the muzzle while trying to greet and sniff.
I’ve previously heard from a number of dog walking friends (as we walk every day in the park), that someone has spread rumours of this nature before, and by your tone and content of the letter seem to want to start a witch hunt.
My family, extended family and friends are astonished and extremely upset about the accusation that our dog has ever bitten anyone.
Unfortunately I’ve never had the opportunity to talk to your husband on the rare occasions we’ve met, he’s usually carrying away a snarling aggressively acting dog.
I can provide many testimonials about the behaviour/temperament of our dog but don’t need to resort to “advertising for info” in a newspaper letters column.
Following the letter when I myself contacted the police the following day in respect of these accusations and to provide clarification, however they confirmed that they had no record of any complaints.
Perhaps you should review your dog’s own behaviour before casting unfair dispersions and making defamatory statements about our Irish wolfhound!
SVJones Via e-mail