I'm just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this, and if so how do you deal with it? I live in the Florida Panhandle, and there are no dog parks in the area I live in. The only time I can socialize my boy with other dogs is walking him around the neighborhood. But I can't get anyone to let their dog play with mine, I even have some people turn around and go the other direction when they see me coming. I've only found a couple of people that will play, and some of them either are or were boxer owners, and know the breed. I was in line at the local pet store the other day and Maximus was sitting next to me. I had a kid come up and ask if he could pet him, and of course I said sure. Next thing I know the kids mom is scooping him up and backing away telling him that "Those are bad dogs". It's a little frusterating having people coming up asking how vicious my dog is and if it could take a pitbull. Where is all this coming from? Have I missed something in the news?