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Old 01-21-2016, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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A buddy is telling me that a Blue Heeler, a bigger than average one of about 60 lbs., bit into the rear tire on his car (215-70-15 size) and actually punctured the sidewall in several places, flattening the tire. Tire shop says it's not repairable and that they have seen this pretty commonly.

Any of you guys seen this before? Somehow I have been driving over 40 years and have never seen or heard of a dog actually destroying a car tire. Bicycle tire, yeah, I have seen that. But not a car tire.

This is a General Altimax tire - not the very best tire you can get in this size maybe, but a name brand tire, made in USA or Brazil, I forget which - not a no-name Chinese tire anyway.
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Old 01-21-2016, 05:24 PM
 
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My wife's childhood husky did that as well as rip the front bumper off the car.
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Old 01-21-2016, 05:32 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Dog teeth are pretty sharp.. Not much different than a nail. Smack a nail with enough power and it will go through a sidewall. Some dogs have really powerful jaws. They can crack bones; have no problem driving a sharp tooth through a tire sidewall.
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Old 01-21-2016, 05:48 PM
 
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It's butane rubber. It has something of peanuts in it and rodents love it. Apparently, dogs are no smarter.
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Old 01-21-2016, 05:53 PM
 
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blue heelers have strong jaws, not quite as strong as a pitbull though. remember a blue heeler is a mix of dalmation, kelp, and dingo, and was bred to herd cattle, thus requiring a fairly strong bite. so i can believe that a heeler can bite a car tire hard enough to puncture it.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:16 PM
 
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Same thing happened to a friend of mine. He was exiting a long driveway in the country. The people had heelers and one chased her car and bit her sidewall, flattening a tire. The dog eventually did this again to a different vehicle and the car was going faster. The dog's teeth stuck and it broke its neck. Have had one blue heeler myself. They are okay but will bite heels. They are not good companion dogs in my opinion. Definitely good with cattle. I prefer an Australian Shepard. Our heeler would not let people get out their vehicles in the driveway.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:30 PM
 
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A guy near my old home got rid of his pit bull after it chomped a utility van's tires.
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:52 AM
 
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My son brought a pregnant Blue Heeler Kelpie mix home from Colorado that gave birth to seven adorable puppies - we raised them and kept two - at one year the male kept trying to bite tires in the driveway until a pick up truck tried to leave the driveway with more exposed beefy tires - that dog sunk his teeth into a tire and didn’t let go snapping his neck. This dog was a beloved pup. This has been quite a shock and very, very tragic. We are having a hard time recovering and had no idea this could happen. We keep trying to ponder that he might have hurt a passing biker by biting a tire or have acted out aggressively in some way in the future. The sister pup is not interested in tires and the other sister pups that went to friends and neighbors do not seem to have this issue so maybe it was a male tendency to be more aggressive. We feel we could have trained him not to do this but we ran out of time and are heartbroken. Never have raised a sweet pup and watched it die . . .
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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Hopefully the rest do not have free access to the driveway and are on a leash outside of a fenced yard...
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:21 PM
 
Location: MN
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These dogs are a menace to the automotive society
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