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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 24-07-2019, 02:01 Thread Starter
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Taking Rottweilers to France

Friends of ours are planning to accompany us , in their MH, on this years trip to France . They will be bringing their two Rottweilers which in France are classified as class 2 Dangerous Dogs and having read up on it, it requires all sorts of legislation notwithstanding having a muzzle on the dogs in all public places. Wondering if any members have experienced similar and they how they got on with it. ie just how compliant to tourists need to be , was it an issue. We know a lot of campsites will exclude them but what was the reaction from the general public , Johny Law ?

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I think there could be trouble ahead, while the majority MAY ignore breaches of the law, it only takes one person to cause major trouble.

I know that Rottweilers are gentle and friendly if well trained but of course, that cannot be seen from a distance as a child approaches, OK the child's behaviour should be the parents responsibility but we all know they are prone to wander free (the child, not the dogs) and could approach a dog.

There are restrictions and that may prove onerous and IMO, not good for the dogs which need to be able to run. Muzzles are probably essential in public, it's not worth risking heavy fines and possible confiscation of the dogs. The Gendarmes can fine on the spot and can simply remove animals they THINK might be a potential problem.

Just because they are tourists does not exempt them from any laws, indeed it may heighten awareness of possible problems.

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i can see big trouble ahead with this
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Thanks for that . Think I'll stay out of it . The dogs are obviously very well trained and behaved which is why I, who is terrified of big dogs , agreed to travel with them.
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I travel with the hound from hell

No muzzle, but tight control , a gentle giant until heís not

Trained and behaved , no worries with your friends

Shadow wears a head halter we are constantly told he doesnít need a muzzle

Because heís a gentle giant , they havenít seen him when heís not

It isnít a muzzle itís a head control so he canít lurch and he canít pull Albert , because even at 10 heís stronger

If they need a muzzle by law so be it

Relax enjoy your friends and their dogs

I bet you come back no longer afraid of big dogs

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Thank you ,I hope so Sandra .
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Thank you ,I hope so Sandra .
You might do. I had a bit of a phobia of Alsatians having been attacked by one as a small child. It was probably getting to know Sandra's Shadow that cured that for me. Far from being a Hound from Hell he is adorable. Until he meets a stranger trying to get into the van or garden.
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Totally agree Barry, and MrsW will testify that Shadow beguiled her and seduced her, hence why we no have a Border Collie......

I have always totally understood how Sandra describes him as the HfH when you see his response to anyone coming close to HIS MH...

When they were here and the concrete delivery came, the driver of the truck knew and showed what fear means (change underwear IMMEDIATELY time).

But to us he was as soft as they come and he kept bringing sticks for MrsW and seeing him carrying his soft toy....... oh bless....
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Found a photo of the dogs in ' their' MH - don't think I'll be visiting much.
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The problem is that the French havenít learnt yet that dog crap is most probably more dangerous than the dog itself!
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The two impulses in travel are to get away from home, and the other is to pursue something - a landscape, people, an exotic place. Certainly finding a place that you like or discovering something unusual is a very sustaining thing in travel.
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