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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Staples: you've got questions, we've got vicious attack dogs   (suntimes.com) divider line 59
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2012-07-24 11:27:21 PM  
Chicago is really going to the dogs lately.
 
2012-07-24 11:37:40 PM  
Well, that was Easy
 
2012-07-24 11:39:09 PM  
They just wanted to see if that Staples had the Nexus 7 in stock.
 
2012-07-25 02:31:09 AM  
Dumbass submittard, that tagline is radioshack not staples. Headline fail; I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.
 
2012-07-25 03:27:12 AM  
The dogs - and Akita and a Napoleon mastiff - ran into the big-box store, at 1850 N. Harlem Ave., barking and snarling at customers and employees.

I've never seen an agressive mastiff...every one I has know has been a gentle, lumbering giant...but that would be farking terrifying.
 
2012-07-25 03:44:27 AM  

vartian: The dogs - and Akita and a Napoleon mastiff - ran into the big-box store, at 1850 N. Harlem Ave., barking and snarling at customers and employees.

I've never seen an agressive mastiff...every one I has know has been a gentle, lumbering giant...but that would be farking terrifying.


Depends on how the dog is trained. Some people make their dogs mean. Those people have no souls.
 
2012-07-25 04:38:42 AM  
This is what a reporter means when they say "vicious dog":

images.sodahead.com
 
2012-07-25 04:47:56 AM  

untaken_name: This is what a reporter means when they say "vicious dog":

[images.sodahead.com image 220x220]


Pit bull armed with an AK-47.
 
2012-07-25 04:48:36 AM  

Oznog: untaken_name: This is what a reporter means when they say "vicious dog":

[images.sodahead.com image 220x220]

Pit bull armed with an AK-47.


Yeah I'm surprised they weren't described as "assault canines".
 
2012-07-25 04:50:16 AM  
which aisle?
 
2012-07-25 05:21:01 AM  
This problem only lasts for a couple seconds in Florida
 
2012-07-25 05:37:19 AM  

untaken_name: Oznog: untaken_name: This is what a reporter means when they say "vicious dog":

[images.sodahead.com image 220x220]

Pit bull armed with an AK-47.

Yeah I'm surprised they weren't described as "assault canines".


Sooo stealing this for future use.
 
2012-07-25 05:57:11 AM  
"Thank god, they didn't come into this store. I would have died," she said.

www.inspirational-quotes-short-funny-stuff.com
 
2012-07-25 05:59:01 AM  

flyingdream: "Thank god, they didn't come into this store. I would have died," she said.

[www.inspirational-quotes-short-funny-stuff.com image 250x340]


cdn2.mamapop.com
 
2012-07-25 06:05:27 AM  
They were just chasing the pussies.
 
2012-07-25 06:05:55 AM  
To be fair, Staples does look very similar to PetsMart from the outside.
 
2012-07-25 06:10:35 AM  

Livingroom: Dumbass submittard, that tagline is radioshack not staples. Headline fail; I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.


TrollHeadline? Probably not, but just throwing that out there.

"Use the force, Harry!" -Gandalf
 
2012-07-25 06:18:11 AM  
The Dogs have arisen to save us from a spawn of Bain Capital.
 
2012-07-25 06:33:19 AM  
FTFA: They ran into the doors at Staples, which opened because they're automatic doors," he said.

Witness the stunning power to grasp the obvious.
 
2012-07-25 06:35:14 AM  

Shakespeare's Monkey: FTFA: They ran into the doors at Staples, which opened because they're automatic doors," he said.

Witness the stunning power to grasp the obvious.


What I want to know is how did they run into the doors if the doors opened automatically? Shouldn't they have run through them in that case?
 
2012-07-25 06:55:55 AM  
The dogs were placed into cages and removed from the store y.

Because everybody was scared shiatless and they'd have ripped the face off anyone trying to leave. That's y.
 
2012-07-25 06:58:14 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: The dogs were placed into cages and removed from the store y.

Because everybody was scared shiatless and they'd have ripped the face off anyone trying to leave. That's y.


Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!
 
2012-07-25 07:13:23 AM  
Didnt the manager have access to an easy button that changed the dogs into kittens?

or at least dropped light fixture on them?
 
2012-07-25 07:22:16 AM  
Working the Night Audit in this one particular hotel, I've had dogs, raccoons, skunks even an opossum come and wander through.
Rural you say? You could easily hear cows moooooooing in the evening.
 
2012-07-25 07:26:24 AM  
an Akita, really?
www.trainpetdog.com
Damn cowards, I would have grabbed it and gave it snuggles.

ITG
 
2012-07-25 07:35:54 AM  
"Well, yes, our sales figures WERE down for the last week in July... but, in fairness, we did replace our greeters with rabid dogs that week..."
 
m3h
2012-07-25 07:47:17 AM  

MythDragon: an Akita, really?
[www.trainpetdog.com image 382x280]
Damn cowards, I would have grabbed it and gave it snuggles.

ITG


I would have ridden the mastiff...
dogbreedsinfo.org
 
2012-07-25 07:56:26 AM  
Oh no. I went to my Staples last night for a new UPS, and the guy was having trouble getting the security chip to deactivate. I joked that I'll take my chances, as long as he didn't release the attack dogs if the door-alarm went off. Then, this morning, I see this article. *shamed*
 
2012-07-25 08:06:06 AM  
Dispapointed there wasn't helpful picture of what a dog might look like

/springer
 
2012-07-25 08:20:28 AM  
That was easy.
 
2012-07-25 08:30:35 AM  
i789.photobucket.com

Is this the store manager?
 
2012-07-25 08:50:56 AM  

MythDragon: I would have grabbed it and gave it snuggles.


Not a bad idea. We'd finally be free of those creepy commercials.

www.bearsandbuds.com
 
2012-07-25 08:54:40 AM  

vartian: The dogs - and Akita and a Napoleon mastiff - ran into the big-box store, at 1850 N. Harlem Ave., barking and snarling at customers and employees.

I've never seen an agressive mastiff...every one I has know has been a gentle, lumbering giant...but that would be farking terrifying.


Neopoliltan mastiffs aren't exactly the same as the more common english mastiffs (probably what you're thinking of) or bull mastiff. While the latter two are more likely to corner an intruder in your house for instance, and intimidate them, they will likely not deliver a serious bite, even if encouraged to do so, and are tend to be completely friendly, or docile, to regular people, without requiring massive socialization. I have encountered a couple of potentially dangerous english and bull mastiffs, but they are few and far between, and most times I see a dangerous "mastiff" it's actually a mix of something else. An english mastiff, which is the larger of these breeds, are INDEED pretty terrifying when they show aggression, but I've only encountered this situation once, at a dog show, with some idiot that had an unfixed male, about 200 lbs (under a year old iirc, not done growing), and slightly smaller female that he had obviously taken no time to train whatsoever. The female was in heat, which caused agitation on both her and the male's part, and he attempted to "guard" her from any person or dog who approached too close. Several times the dogs got in scuffles with each other, and nearly got to other dogs.
The owner was either so ignorant or so psychopathic, that he simply laughed at the aggression while people tried to give them a wide berth. I'd kind of guess psychopathic, since I've never seen english mastiffs with this level of aggressive behavior, and it probably took a special type of owner.

A Neopolitan mastiff is naturally inclined to guard it's home or territory, and can be further protection trained, much like a german shepherd, rottweiler, etc., and if not trained and socialized properly, or worse encouraged to show aggression, can be pretty damn dangerous (as can any large guard oriented breeds). They are large, assertive, potentially dominating, and intelligent, which is a mix that the average dog owner isn't prepared to handle.
However, these dogs don't appear to be that common, thus not overbred, or over-represented by bad owners. It's not a dog that most are going to be able to impulse by from a pet store or in the classifieds.

Which brings me to my next point - The dog in the article probably wasn't a Neopolitan Mastiff anyway. The owner may say so, and there may be some papers from a disreputable kennel club, but most Neopolitan mastiffs I've seen offered locally are aren't even 100% mastiff, much less neo, and are usually an obvious mix of a more common mastiff breed and something else.
 
2012-07-25 09:08:10 AM  
What ever happened to the nice, polite attack dogs I used to know as a child?

"terribly sorry about your arm, old chap, but business is business"
 
2012-07-25 09:14:04 AM  

vartian: The dogs - and Akita and a Napoleon mastiff - ran into the big-box store, at 1850 N. Harlem Ave., barking and snarling at customers and employees.

I've never seen an agressive mastiff...every one I has know has been a gentle, lumbering giant...but that would be farking terrifying.


This.

I knew someone who had a Napoleon mastiff. Those farkers get HUGE. And yes, he was a sweetie pie...but a sweetie who had no idea he was that big. And he was only about a year and a half old when I met him

It was hard enough fending off 120+ lbs of happy, enthusiastic mastiff wanting to jump up and say hi - I can't even imagine seeing him angry. You would probably find me in the next state the minute he growled. AIE.
 
2012-07-25 09:21:38 AM  
Every dog that has ever attacked someone was another persons "sweetie pie". The owner shouldn't get another chance to let this happen again.
 
2012-07-25 09:26:06 AM  

vartian: The dogs - and Akita and a Napoleon mastiff - ran into the big-box store, at 1850 N. Harlem Ave., barking and snarling at customers and employees.

I've never seen an agressive mastiff...every one I has know has been a gentle, lumbering giant...but that would be farking terrifying.


Maybe it threatened to drown people in its drool.

I wouldn't be fazed by the Mastiff--I know they're usually docile. The Akita, though? No farking way. Incredibly unpredictable dogs who've been known to turn on their masters. I'd be especially wary of an Akita palling around with another dog. They're usually solitary dogs.
 
2012-07-25 09:32:40 AM  
Anyone notice the feature articles at the bottom, article about drug that might fight Alzheimers, twice...
 
2012-07-25 09:42:22 AM  
I have an Akita mix named Akira so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2012-07-25 10:19:20 AM  
Apparently the Sun set today. It's not even loading enough to tell me the article doesn't exist.
 
2012-07-25 10:25:10 AM  
I was just leaving Wal-Mart (I know, I hate me for shopping there too), pushing my cart to the car, when this guy's dog jumped out of his truck and started running around. He was chasing the dog calling her name, his girlfriend was babbling "what do I do, what do I do", and the dog ran right by me twice.

If it had been a lab I probably would have grabbed it, but I wasn't sticking my hand in a pit bull's face. So the dog, after circling the lot a couple of times, ran right in the front door of the store. And that's the end of my story, because I got in my car and left. I did hear sirens headed that way a few minutes later, though.
 
2012-07-25 11:29:53 AM  
Ran outside a few days ago when I heard a woman screaming. A jogger was standing at rigid attention on our private road yelling "Help! Help!" while my Great Dane sniffed her. She said he attacked her. She said the neighbor's Labrador attacked her, too.
 
2012-07-25 11:38:33 AM  

Oblio13: Ran outside a few days ago when I heard a woman screaming. A jogger was standing at rigid attention on our private road yelling "Help! Help!" while my Great Dane sniffed her. She said he attacked her. She said the neighbor's Labrador attacked her, too.


That jogger's a moron. A Great Dane isn't attacking anyone anytime soon. I have a Great Dane, too, and it's amazing how many people are afraid of a big, lumbering, dumb dog. Yeah, they're big and scary-looking but if you knew the first thing about those dogs, you'd know they're as docile as can be. We had new neighbors move in behind us a month ago and my dog would see them every day, working in the backyard. They'd coo at her,petting her through the fence, & she'd bask in the attention. This past Sunday, I was walking her off-leash around the block and the new neighbors were working in their front yard. Justice caught sight of them and bounded toward them at a full gallop. Then Justice skidded to a stop on their lawn, about a foot away from them. Scared the bejeesus out of the woman but her husband just laughed.

/Cool story, sis.
 
2012-07-25 05:23:42 PM  

untaken_name: Shakespeare's Monkey: FTFA: They ran into the doors at Staples, which opened because they're automatic doors," he said.

Witness the stunning power to grasp the obvious.

What I want to know is how did they run into the doors if the doors opened automatically? Shouldn't they have run through them in that case?


Through the doorway, perhaps - running through the doors would injure the dogs.
 
2012-07-25 07:24:03 PM  
Store employees jumped up on the counters and the dogs put their front paws on the counters, said witnesses watching from outside the store.

i.imgur.com
The witness in question.
 
2012-07-25 08:04:36 PM  
"Where's your red button now?"
 
2012-07-25 08:47:08 PM  

mama2tnt: untaken_name: Shakespeare's Monkey: FTFA: They ran into the doors at Staples, which opened because they're automatic doors," he said.

Witness the stunning power to grasp the obvious.

What I want to know is how did they run into the doors if the doors opened automatically? Shouldn't they have run through them in that case?

Through the doorway, perhaps - running through the doors would injure the dogs.


The visual I got with this, since the dogs were running fast and the doors open slower, was them running smack into the doors, shaking their little doggie heads, and growling "GET EM" in doggiespeak, and running through the now-open doors to feast on the flesh of cowed Staples patrons.
 
2012-07-25 08:56:49 PM  

mama2tnt: untaken_name: Shakespeare's Monkey: FTFA: They ran into the doors at Staples, which opened because they're automatic doors," he said.

Witness the stunning power to grasp the obvious.

What I want to know is how did they run into the doors if the doors opened automatically? Shouldn't they have run through them in that case?

Through the doorway, perhaps - running through the doors would injure the dogs.


Touché.
 
2012-07-25 08:58:26 PM  

Cyno01: untaken_name: Oznog: untaken_name: This is what a reporter means when they say "vicious dog":

[images.sodahead.com image 220x220]

Pit bull armed with an AK-47.

Yeah I'm surprised they weren't described as "assault canines".

Sooo stealing this for future use.


While you're still welcome to this phrase, I've developed an alternate. "K-9 assault weapons".
 
2012-07-25 10:38:07 PM  
Wow, so the cops didn't shoot and kill the dogs??

Course they would have to know how to operate a gun first.
 
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