That you want to put all the responsibility on dog owners. You aren't listening are you. I didn't say all dogs. The point is, if a kid runs up to a dog they don't know, they also don't know how that dog will react. It's not about all dogs reacting a certain way, but the risk of running up to all dogs expecting them all to be socialised with children. Mine are, but some aren't, and when I stop kids and tell them about this, it's not because I am concerned my dogs will bite them, but that other dogs in the neighbourhood (like the Polish woman with the 140lb Rottweiler she cannot control) will. If her dogs bites a kid, next thing you know, all dog owners get stigmatised, even if a portion of the blame lies with the child or parent. People like you with your prejudices would propagate that. You are making NO effort to comprehend what I write, are you? It's not about my dogs, but how people approach dogs in general. Dogs they do not know the nature of. Here you show your prejudice, because you really are not taking in what I am explaining. I know you'd have blamed the dog, if you had not seen the child provoke the dog, because you are prejudiced. Can we stop making my dogs the focus of this, I already told you mine are fine with kids. Parents, need to educate their children to not run screaming past or towards dogs they don't know, and get within biting range. I'm not talking about dogs running up to kids here, but kids running up to dogs. If someone ran towards you, or any other member of the public, screaming, there's a fair chance they would be met with aggression, and you would be an idiot if you tried to say in that circumstance you wouldn't be worried you were about to be attacked. So why expect dogs to behave differently to humans? To expect so is naive.