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Aggressive breeds of pets to avoid?

greatadventures
Day-tripper III

Does anyone have a list of specific breeds of pets that you tend to avoid?  Just had a rental request with a Rottweiler, and I'm a little leery about it.  Wondering if I'm just over worrying? Thanks!

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Dave-n-Kitty
Weekend warrior

I'm kinda biased against small dogs and any type of Lab. Shedders, chewers, and yappers are all problematic in my book - but I can assure you it's NOT the dog as much as the owner. Ever. 

We have a Pitweiler (Rott and Pitbull mix) who camps with us all the time - he is the world's best dog. We do our best to be the worlds-best dog owners. But that is us. We restrict our camper to dogs (1 or 2 if kenneled) because of cat allergies. We also charge extra, as we have to spend a lot of extra time getting every last bit of dog out of the camper so our dog won't spend the whole trip looking for the "other dog". 

We've never had an issue - even with small dogs and Labs - when the owners have been the "type" who get why we have our rules and follow them.

Bottom line: vet the owners, don't worry about the breeds is our advice.

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Dave-n-Kitty
Weekend warrior

I'm kinda biased against small dogs and any type of Lab. Shedders, chewers, and yappers are all problematic in my book - but I can assure you it's NOT the dog as much as the owner. Ever. 

We have a Pitweiler (Rott and Pitbull mix) who camps with us all the time - he is the world's best dog. We do our best to be the worlds-best dog owners. But that is us. We restrict our camper to dogs (1 or 2 if kenneled) because of cat allergies. We also charge extra, as we have to spend a lot of extra time getting every last bit of dog out of the camper so our dog won't spend the whole trip looking for the "other dog". 

We've never had an issue - even with small dogs and Labs - when the owners have been the "type" who get why we have our rules and follow them.

Bottom line: vet the owners, don't worry about the breeds is our advice.

We were volunteer campground hosts for many years at a state park campground. We learned over the years that dogs are not happy campers. The number one complaint we received was about barking dogs. When we confronted the owner after their return we often heard them say that their dog does not bark and is always happy when they come back. I would challenge them to park far away and sneak up on the dog in the camper and listen to the riot that pet is causing. The few that took me up always apologized. Dogs are best left at home, they will be happier than confined in a small, strange environment.