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'Biter' Dog Collar

Can I pet him?
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The Biter Collar is placed on a pet who has bitten a stranger recently. This collar would be of a easily recognizable colour, or colour combination; say, lime green with red stripes.

It may be mandated by a complain from the bitee, or opted by the responsible dog owner.

Persons confronting a dog with a Biter collar would be well advised to keep their distance.

Cedar Park, Mar 27 2003

Nothing says "Don't Touch" like a muzzle http://www.morrco.com/morwirbasdog.html
[DrCurry, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       how about red, as in *tasted blood*
thumbwax, Mar 27 2003

       Wouldn't a brightly-coloured muzzle be more appropriate than a collar?
pottedstu, Mar 27 2003

       hitch it up a notch tighter each time it bites someone. let it out a notch everytime it bites a politician or a traffic warden. can't believe I said that.
po, Mar 27 2003

       Dogs with a biting on record have usually bitten as a result of mishandling by a kid (pulls ear, tail, ‘pats’ too hard), and an overreaction by their parent. Naturally there exceptions to this, but an unprovoked attack is a rarity, and most of the offenders are destroyed.   

       Human predators are registered and tracked in a database just as biting dogs are; however, they are far more dangerous as they can disguise their emotions, intentions, identity, etc.   

       I can size up a dog in 30 seconds, but there are people out there who I may never be able to assess. I say put the collars on the people who ‘bite’ – it’s likely (and hopefully) the only way you’ll ever know.   

       //can't believe I said that//
Shz, Mar 27 2003

       I can see these things would become status symbols with people who wish to exude a 'hard' image. Though perhaps not many people would be fooled by a poodle with a code red collar.
-alx, Mar 27 2003

       Biting people is a capital offense in the US. If you're a dog.   

       We had a neighbor who had a nasty little mutt that would snap and snarl at people; he was obliged to put a muzzle on it when he took it out of the house. Methinks that is a better solution all round: the muzzle warns wannabe petters of the dog's disposition, and the dog is prevented from biting those who do not recognize the warning sign (children, for example).
DrCurry, Mar 27 2003

       News bulletin: Man bites dog.
snarfyguy, Mar 27 2003

       Sp: ‘snarky’
Shz, Mar 27 2003

       Actually admitting beforehand that you know your dog is a biter will dramatically increase your level of liability if the dog bites again. It's an indication that you know your dog is dangerous, and that you willingly failed to take proper precautions to prevent it from happening again.
Freefall, Mar 27 2003

       //Speaking of poodles, they're nuts//
They're French
Coincidence? I think not.
thumbwax, Mar 27 2003

       <Inspector Clouseau>
- Does your dog bite?
- No.
(leans over, is immediately bitten by dog)
- I thought you said your dog doesn't bite!
- That is not my dog.
</Inspector Clouseau>
Cedar Park, Mar 27 2003

       Hmmm.... After this collar becomes well-known throughout the World, you will have every dog adorning the collar; because the owners want people to think that their dogs are ferocious.   

       Burglaries will dip, since burglars will not be able to differentiate between lethal and cuddly dogs.   

       Muggings will dip for the same reason.   

       A whole new genre of street crime will come into play where criminals let loose a bunch of strays with these collars (say... into a bank) and use the ensuing confusion to carry out their 'business'.   

       For changing the face of the planet... I give you all I can (which in this case, is only a [+]).
joker_of_the_deck, Mar 28 2003

       Cedar, in those circumstances, I think you'll find it is spelled "deurrrg."
my face your, Mar 28 2003

       <Inspector Clouseau>
- Does your dog bite?
- Yes.

       (leans over, sees no biter collar)
- I thought you said your dog bites!
- That is not my dog.
</Inspector Clouseau>


       <Inspector Clouseau>
- votre chien mord-il?
- No.

       (leans over, is immediately bitten by dog)
- I vous a pensé dit votre chien ne mord pas!
- No, I don't understand French.
</Inspector Clouseau>
FarmerJohn, Mar 28 2003

       In the state of Victoria, Australia there is legislation that requires "dangerous dogs" to be specially registered and identified as such.
muzza, May 12 2003

       Do they have to wear a muzza?
bristolz, May 12 2003


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