How would you react if a court ordered you to “debark” your dog because your neighbors couldn’t stand the noise? That’s exactly what happened to Karen Szewc and John Updegraff, who breed massive, fluffy Tibetan Mastiffs on their private property located in Rogue River, Oregon.
— SFGate (@SFGate) August 31, 2017
According to their neighbors, Debra and Dale Krein, the Tibetan and Pyrenean Mastiffs would incessantly bark from 5 a.m. onward since 2002. Although they filed complaints in 2004 and 2005 for the loud and constant noise, Szewc argued that their 3.4-acre property was technically a farm, and farms fall under different ordinances.