Our dog does not at­tack

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Editor, In most cases if some­one iden­ti­fies a dog as a cer­tain breed and is mis­taken it is hardly a se­ri­ous mat­ter, how­ever, when that per­son or per­sons ac­cuse a dog of ag­gres­sive be­hav­iour they should get their facts straight.

Re­cently, we heard from sev­eral friends ask­ing about the front page ar­ti­cle in the Fe­bru­ary 3 edi­tion of The Glen­garry News, (“Spe­cial Ap­peal”), in which Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz of Glen Wal­ter claimed that Mrs. Schwartz was “at­tacked” by a Por­tuguese Wa­ter Dog. We got the calls be­cause we own a Por­tuguese Wa­ter Dog and there are very few such dogs in the area.

It did not take long to dis­cover that we know the dog Mr. Schwartz is ac­cus­ing and it is not a Por­tuguese Wa­ter Dog. The dog is of mixed lin­eage but a Por­tuguese Wa­ter Dog is not in his ances­try. From our few en­coun­ters with the dog we know him to be a friendly, gen­tle fam­ily pet. Paul Cou­ture, Tanya Deeks, Glen Wal­ter

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