' Keep dogs on leads during lambing season', landowner warns

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Bryn Chittenden Bryn Chittenden

A landowner is warning dog owners to keep their pets on leads after his sheep was attacked.

Father-of-two Bryn Chittenden was working in his 20-acre piece of field at Scarletts, St Lawrence, at about 2pm on Monday, when he claimed a dog viciously attacked a grazing ewe.

At the time, Mr Chittenden, who owns five terriers himself, noticed that his horses had been spooked.

He said: “They came rushing past me and I thought ‘what the hell is going on?’ “Then I saw the dog was hanging off the sheep’s back leg.

“I didn’t dare grab the dog in case it bit me."

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12:39pm Sat 22 Feb 14

alfcavill says...

Bets answer is to always shoot sheep worrying dogs, as once they have attacked they will do it again. The fault will always be with the dog owner and they should also be responsible for damages caused to sheep and be forced to pay any costs incurred.
Bets answer is to always shoot sheep worrying dogs, as once they have attacked they will do it again. The fault will always be with the dog owner and they should also be responsible for damages caused to sheep and be forced to pay any costs incurred. alfcavill
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12:40pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Grumpy36 says...

Being a responsible dog owner I keep my dog on a lead near livestock and, I believe that all dogs should be kept on leads near livestock - whether its lambing season or not.

i agree that fault should always lie with the owner, and they should have to pay for costs, but unfortunately you cant legislate for stupid owners!
Being a responsible dog owner I keep my dog on a lead near livestock and, I believe that all dogs should be kept on leads near livestock - whether its lambing season or not. i agree that fault should always lie with the owner, and they should have to pay for costs, but unfortunately you cant legislate for stupid owners! Grumpy36
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