Dr Lou: I think it is not so much race as attitude. My ex-ex-ex roomate had a Jamacian boyfriend/dealer and my dogs were cool around him. Dogs sense nervousness/fear/hostility. Blacks tend to be nervous/afraid/hostile around dogs. Maybe because they associate dogs with whites. In the States, big dogs -- shepherds especially -- have been historically used to hunt down runaway slaves, attack civil rights marchers, ferret out drugs and so on. In fact, there is a South African breed called the Boerbul that was developed specifically in response to the Apartheid era's needs. It just amused me that this person assumes that since Hitler's dog acts that way, Hitler must have been a bad person -- but if that's true, then blacks are criminal sorts and Hitler was right.