However, the stupid dog is not mine! (or did I misunderstand that...?)
No, I did not think it was your dog. If it were, then you would be real stoopid. Still, I would not discuss opinions like that in public. Flame wars are pretty bad style, IMHO.
What I meant to say is that "misbehaving" of a dog is usually the owner's fault. A reasonably trained dog will not chase a kite. Or only once, until it is told not to. And a non-stupid owner will not encourage that behavior (as it happened to me in Berkeley) or do things like throw their ball right across kite lines (which also happened on a few occasions). Fortunately, our own dog never showed any interest in kites anyway.
OK I understand and totally agree that mostly the dogs are not to blame.
I must say I like dogs, but indeed I don't like dogs with irresponsible or stupid owners.
I must also say I find many dogs at the behave that do behave properly.