My partner was walking our Springer on the lead round the village last night when a German Shepherd ran out of a house, down the garden, out of the open gate and attacked him on the pavement.
Sam was pinned to the ground and the Shepherd had him by the hind quarters and shook him like a terrier worrying a rat and Sam’s not a small Springer weighing in at 30 kg. he was for want of a better word was screaming.
The Shepherd was taken away by the owner who just said “Sorry”
I believe this is not the first instance of it attacking other dogs and a lady who used to walk it gave it up as the dog was unmanageable.
I have owned several shepherds including a problem rescue who originally killed sheep and I am sure the problem is the owner and the dogs bored and has nothing to do. However this does not solve the problem.
A part from the obvious and correcting the animal’s mineral deficiency with 40gr of expanding supplement’s any ideas of a way forward.