Sorry if this is slightly OT, but I felt the need to respond.
Originally Posted by skyastara
I completely disagree with this statement.
Well, it is true for an unstable dog, but for a normal dog this is not true. If you get bitten and don't know why, it is because you didn't know how to interact with the dog- you either instigated the bite or you ignored (didn't see) warning signs, or both.
While I disagree with MJKA's statement,
I don't think it is normal for a dog to attack for no reason.
I also disagree with yours, skystara.
I was attacked by a dog.
I know dogs, I know how to interact with dogs.
I was riding my bike in the street.
The dog came up behind me quickly and bit my thigh, and didn't let go.
Other than a quick low growl and bark (from behind me), I had no warning.
Even then, I had no time to react.
It was all very quick.
His owner was afraid to get him away from me.
Lucky for me the owner saw his dog attack me from inside his home while he was looking out the window.
The dog kept trying to get at me even as the owner tried to lead me into his house for first aid treatment.
I did nothing wrong.
I neither instigated the attack nor did I ignore any warning signs.
The dog attacked me completely unprovoked.
This dog was not unstable.
He was unsocialized, and untrained, yes, but not unstable.
I was unaware of the dog's presence until I heard that growl.
He was an un-neutered male.
He was in a protective pack mentality, as he'd been let out with two un-neutered females to 'guard' the property every day at 7 am.
I was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.