Didn't the film adaptation do well? You'd think that someone would say "You know Watership Down did really well, lets make another animated film for adults." Thus ending the Animation Age Ghetto.
They followed it up by making The Plague Dogs, which everybody thought was too depressing.
While it was awesome to watch, just what in the world was on that dog's mind? Even if he was trained by his farmer owners to kill rabbits and other pests, it looked like the only thing it was capable of thinking was "KILL" and "DESTROY". Seriously, a dog like that would be a danger to everyone around it.
This the farmdog that "killed" Woundwort? That is your standard farm dog, and if it came across a human would probably be no threat to them at all.
Yes, that one. And while I know that this dogs are usually trained to kill pests, it still looked like it was obsessed with killing anything that moves rather then just rabbits. Hell, it looks RABID while killing the rabbits. I wouldn´t be surprised if a passing human thought it was a dog going deranged rather than a farm animal.