This is exactly what happened with my neighbour, who isn't a bad person, nor cruel, but works all day.( so must have been turned down by a reputable agency) Her previous dog, who sadly died, was a lovely, quiet, placid greyhound, who was quite happy to wait all day for the family to return. However, this Romanian dog barks incessantly, and, during lockdown, was left in the yard, where she barked hysterically at us every time we came out of the house and bit another elderly neighbour as he took the bin out because of a broken gate. My husband is terrified of it. All my neighbour says when we complain is 'she's very loving'. We've even considered moving.That's the reason ... people I know who would like a dog have been refused by most of the charities because they both work .. although my friend is a self employed plumber and is home a lot of the time - because they both work they were deemed unsuitable candidates. I'm on the fence on this - I can see the need for vetting dog adoption candidates but my friend has had dogs for 30 years ... he used to take his last dog to work with him and they were inseparable ... they would be good people to rehome a rescue dog. They are looking at a rescue dog from abroad as an alternative ...
However - there are downsides as we could be seeing totally unsuitable people getting foreign rescue dogs when they are rejected by UK rehoming organisations ...
Rock and hard place I reckon....
+1As others have said move your bees as soon as possible.
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 states the following: Under the Act, it's illegal for a dog to be 'out of control' or to bite or attack someone. The legislation also makes it an offence if a person is worried or afraid (the term is 'reasonable apprehension') that a dog may bite them.
Since 2014 it has been amended to include dogs on private property. As the dogs have bitten and put you in fear of being bitten then the landowner is in contravention of the act.
Please report this to you local dog warden if you have one and to the police. If the police don't take it seriously (they generally do) remind them of the act.
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Even if you decide not proceed with anything for your own experience please remember that as the dogs now have have a bite history that they may well try and bite other visitors to the property. Is the owner aware that these dogs have bitten you?
Letting the dog warden know is important too. They may well have other reports of issues relating to this person and your information can provide further support to any case that might be brought against them.
And actually Val (a long time member on here and nice to see her back posting) got her answer .. move them ASAP ... the bees won't mind the move but from the point of view of the people involved the stress levels will be much reduced ... and that's good for the bees as well.The thread was not hijacked - it developed.
Thanks for your advice on how a thread should run, but I think we have that in hand, if you don't like the discussion on dogs in a thread discussing problems with dogs, please feel free to skip over the posts. You are free to do so.
Big business in this country! People boast about having a rescue dog from abroad. Should not be allowed. Apparently, the EU had a target of eradicating rabies by 2020 in countries like Romania.+1
Get your bees from there, she sounds a right beaut. Who keeps twelve dogs?
try getting a cocker spaniel. we have one we rescued from a family 9 years ago and have been considering getting another pup but refuse to pay upwards of £3k for one!Whilst we are on the topic of dogs ... during the pandemic - where responsible breeders of dogs have not been allowing their aninmals to have litters there is a dreadful shortage of puppies ... because more people have been at home working and are changing lifestyle there has been an increased demand for the popular breeds. Labradors puppies, for instance, average pedigrees, have leapt in price from an average of £700- £800, decent pedigrees £800 - £1000 .... to some opportunist breeders asking £2500 !!
Crikeytry getting a cocker spaniel. we have one we rescued from a family 9 years ago and have been considering getting another pup but refuse to pay upwards of £3k for one!
Not any more ...Crikey
I paid £25 for my last collie.
The two before were swapped for a free op for their breeder’s retiring breeding bitches.
Ridiculous. Potential trial sheepdogs yes but that’s’ daft !Not any more ...
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Last cocker I bought (OK, it was 20 years ago) top working bloodline, cost me £150.00 then a few years later I bought a working springer and blew the bank at £250.00!!try getting a cocker spaniel. we have one we rescued from a family 9 years ago and have been considering getting another pup but refuse to pay upwards of £3k for one!
Just back to the question of when to move bees. In this case obviously asap, but generally people should be aware it's best not to move bees in cluster if possible.Should we wait until winter and they are in a cluster, or is it better to do it sooner rather than later.
Whats even funnier is that the Kennel Club will register them if you give them money !!!makes me laugh that people pay loadsa money for these so called designer dogs - eg - Labrador cross poodle .....and then brag "oh I've got a labradoodle" or some old tosh - at the end of the day they are nothing but mutts....mongrels.....cross breeds. gonna get myself a bulldog x shitzhu
The most pathetic one is sprocker - a cross between two spaniels!! before the kennel club (funnily enough, founded more or less the same time as the BBKA) stuck their beaks in a spaniel was a spaniel regardless of shape or colour. once they had grown they were then graded by size so technically you could have a cocker(small spaniel useful for woodcock hunting) a springer (medium sized good for springing/flushing game) and a field spaniel (large, for working more open country) all in the same litter. and as for cockapoo - a cross between a small spaniel and a French water spaniel!!makes me laugh that people pay loadsa money for these so called designer dogs - eg - Labrador cross poodle .....and then brag "oh I've got a labradoodle" or some old tosh - at the end of the day they are nothing but mutts....mongrels.....cross breeds. gonna get myself a bulldog x shitzhu