Goodness forbid any dog be able to lounge in his backyard without having to worry about being shot by police.
A dog described as a Rottweiler was in his backyard doing dog things when a juvenile suspect entered the yard, followed by a police officer. The dog, doing what dogs on their own property do, bit the officer's uniform. This was such an egregious offense that the dog was shot and killed.
Here's a better article. The dog was TEN years old and had been a family pet since puppyhood. The dog was shot SIX times.