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Old 08-08-10, 09:40 AM
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Chased by a ****zu. :-P

So, I'm rounding a corner near my house yesterday and hear this terrific snarling coming from a yard on a corner. Looking over... it's a little munchkin of a dog that I believe was a ****zu. Seriously! This little ****zu was hauling butt after me, all snarls like it thought it was some kind of big dog.

I used my AirZound horn and it stopped dead in it's tracks like it thought a car was coming. I guess that does work.

Afterwards, I laughed so much I had to stop the bike to clear the tears from my eyes.

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Old 08-08-10, 09:48 AM
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I lol'd. 1) Because the story was funny and 2) That BF censored you.

Seriously though, that thing works wonders on animals.
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Old 08-08-10, 09:53 AM
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you gotta watch that breed. they'll chew off your toes as soon as look at you
if they get close to your bike, they have a voracious appetite for rubber and metal, a swarm of ***zus can strip a bike in a matter of minutes. you did the right thing. the one that chased you might have been the scout, and you and your bike would have been a statistic if the ****zu pack got you.
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Uhhmm, it's Shih-tzu (see how it doesn't get censored when you spell it right?).

That the thing about dog breeds; deep down, they share most of their genes with all breeds, and in some situations, small dogs just forget that they're "small" dogs. They become dobermans in way-tight suits.
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Old 08-08-10, 05:48 PM
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If it keeps chasing me, I think I'll go visit that neighbor and explain to them that their dog may be a dangerous animal that needs to be locked up at all times. :-P

That brings up a good point though, the dog was off the leash...
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Originally Posted by sudo bike View Post
I lol'd. 1) Because the story was funny and 2) That BF censored you.

Seriously though, that thing works wonders on animals.
+1 Holy ****zu, that is funny.

Best way to deal with most advancing dogs: When they get close, yell "GO HOME!" as loud and as aggressively as you can.

95% of them will turn around and go home
4% will sit there momentarily as if to ask "am I supposed to listen to him?" (by the time they figure out that they don't you'll be gone)
1% Well, I didn't say it worked for ALL dogs.
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I've had some latch onto my shoes...
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Har! Ya done got censored.
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Statistically speaking, more people get bitten by small dogs each year that by big ones. I'm not saying a Shih-tzu is a real threat to a cyclist, but if you stop they may indeed follow through on their threat.
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Old 08-08-10, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Uhhmm, it's Shih-tzu (see how it doesn't get censored when you spell it right?).
I would change the spelling, but it is mildly amusing this way.
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be very carefull.................No Joke.
we had one of those little un-leashed dogs (may have been a poodle) go after a rider. the dog was able to get its nose into the front spokes. it stopped the rider.
the rider flew and broke his collar-bone along with road rash, etc. i don't remember how the dog made out.
leash laws apply to all dogs!
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Old 08-08-10, 09:45 PM
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They're called ####zu because that's pretty much all they do.
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Great Story! I laughed for the same reasons as Sudo Bike!
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A famous German mathematician of the 19th century was Rudolf Lipschitz. Apparently, Rudolf and his family were sufficiently clever to insert a totally unnecessary 'c' into the family name, thus avoiding censoring. I have been able to find no record of what sort of dog he had, if any.

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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Uhhmm, it's Shih-tzu
Only to people who have never met one.
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Old 08-09-10, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
That the thing about dog breeds; deep down, they share most of their genes with all breeds, and in some situations, small dogs just forget that they're "small" dogs. They become dobermans in way-tight suits.
I like your explanation ... and to think I was going to try and reference Mr Bonaparte.
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Old 08-11-10, 01:30 PM
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Had a small yapper, very like a Shihtzu run off of someone's lawn (while they watched), make a flying leap and it fouled it's teeth in the mesh of my front pannier. It rode along (dangling) for 10 or fifteen feet before freeing itself. Just about that time it's owner called it back. Great timing. He couldn't be bothered while it was homing in on me.
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My cousin had one of those dogs. It was the meanest sob you have ever encountered. He was happy when it croaked.
BTW the "GO HOME!" works wonders.
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I got chased by a pit bull when I was cycling in Greece. The weirdest thing though was this dog had no eyes. Totally blind and going after me like crazy. Freaky.
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I got chased by a pit bull when I was cycling in Greece. The weirdest thing though was this dog had no eyes. Totally blind and going after me like crazy. Freaky.
That is what you get for trying to attack the anti-christ! Daaamien.
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...some years back, I remember reading a review about frame-mounted pumps. One in particular, I forget the make, was described as having heavy ends that made it 'great for bopping attacking dogs'...although I suspect that bopping a charging dog with a frame pump would be far more likely to get you in a world of trouble than to discourage the dog...

...oh...and...I don't suppose it has occurred to anyone that the misspelling of 'Shih Tzu' in the original post could have been intentional...
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I went to a zoo once, they only had one dog in the whole place, no other animals.

It was a Shih-tzu....
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...some years back, I remember reading a review about frame-mounted pumps. One in particular, I forget the make, was described as having heavy ends that made it 'great for bopping attacking dogs'...
Silca Impero pump with the Campagnolo presta steel head. I actually employed this method on a farm dog on some township road about 1/2 mile from the middle of nowhere (outside Lewiston, MI) in 1982. Didn't actually hit him, but it swung by his head close enough that he immediately changed his mind about continuing the pursuit. Saved me and my buddy from a very bad day.
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