Some dogs have loud barks and some dogs have little barks, but do not be fooled by a dogs bark because some of those little ones may surprise you. Do not ever underestimate the little ones.
The reason I bring up this topic is because I had an incident at the store happen with my dog. My boyfriend and I were eating our acai bowls outside with our dog Ziggy, which is a bulldog, minding our own business. A lady is walking out of the store and has dogs as well and Ziggy starts barking because she is excited seeing another dog. Ziggy has the tendency when she is tied up and doesn’t have the ability to go up and say hi she barks. So her bark could be intimidating to some people. She starts barking and the lady starts screaming at the top of her lungs like my dog is murdering her. Let me tell you that the lady is 10 feet away from me so Ziggy is no where near her or her dogs. She makes a huge scene and goes back in the store and picks her dogs up, which are not small little Chihuahua dogs, their like Greyhounds, and screams walking to her car. I really could not believe my eyes and believe her reaction.
I totally get my dogs bark could have been intimidating, but to make a scene like that was offensive to me. Everyone has different reactions when people have different breeds of dogs. Some people give dirty looks, some people make rude comments, or some people are nice and want to pet your dog. Everyone is different in their own ways but be mindful that some peoples dogs are like their kids. So if you offend them you offend the owners as well.
Don’t judge a dog by its bark or by how it looks. A great example is Pitbulls are the most misunderstood dogs. They have an intimidating look and look like fight evil dogs but their the sweetest dogs ever. I believe every dog has a kind heart, it just depends on how the owner raises them and treats them.