Ger dog was a lab mix, I’m assuming from this labs aren’t very protective.
I think Hilton had a dog too.
Maybe a better assumption would be that labs aren't omnipotent.
Most Labs are almost as worthless for defense as Golden Retrievers. They are friendly, indiscriminately affectionate, and not very brave.
My labs will bark & growl at strangers, but have never bitten.
If I interact peacefully with the stranger, they calm down.
I suspect this guy interacted with her long enough for her dog to treat him as a "friend", since they were seen talking together. Then, when there were no witnesses he did her in.
She should have been carrying...
We had a lab who lived to the ripe old age of 15.
If he was on the deck and someone came into the front door..so long, farewell.
If someone came thru the garage (his domain) he’d show teeth.
He grew more protective as he aged At the age of 1 the world was his friend.