Gossip Corner: Who Let the Dogs Out
Cedric Benson, NFL running back for the Green Bay Packers, is in the news. Last month he was cited by Manitowoc County in Wisconsin for animals at large, reports Sports Illustrated. The citation carries a fine of $200 and was given to Cedric after his two Rottweilers left his property. He paid the fine as well as an additional $650 for two citations related to traffic violations on February 13, 2013. Benson reported he had put up a fence to detain the animals however, a second charge is pending after his dogs once again left his property and created havoc at a nearby farm. The dogs were reported to have “attacked” 17 calves leaving several of them with deep wounds on their legs, said the site.
Rottweilers have a reputation for their protective instincts. They are strong, powerful and athletic. Over the years they have gained the reputation of being aggressive but with proper breeding and training they can make wonderful pets. Their striking appearance and physical traits make them easily distinguished from other breeds. Rottweilers are a part of the AKC’s Working Class of dogs and were originally bred to drive cattle. They have a basic instinct to herd cows and will nip at their legs to make them move. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Obviously, Benson’s dogs were following their inbred drive when they left the property to run the calves on a neighboring farm. Unfortunately, once a dog with high drive starts following their instinct to herd it is very difficult to make them stop.
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