An educated professional I know called my dogs wild, aggressive and said that they're eternally in attack mode. His argument, dalmatians, pugs and other breeds look and behave like pets. Mine don't. They're a danger to children and neighbors.
Should a person like this deserve a response? What do people get out of spreading fear and panic? I've been contemplative ever since and have come to conclude that fear triumphs all emotions. When combined with bias, it's easy to victimize and target individuals.
Nothing else matters except being able to get rid of the object we fear and gang up where possible to achieve that. After all, the cave men in us are still waiting for an opportunity. Funnily, it was the same cave men who domesticated said dogs.