Pit Bull Panic

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    Sep 06, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    www.perfectdogtraining.com/articles/dog-topics/Pit%20Bull

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  • great_scott

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    Sep 06, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    There might be some truth to this. There's an old guy in my neighborhood that has two pits that occasionally get loose for some reason. It's kind of hard on the nerves, but I've never seen them chase after people. If you can manage not to have a heart attack when you see they're loose, everything's okay.
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    Sep 06, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    I have a friend that has a pitbull, and it is the most mellow dog I have ever encountered. I guess its right, the owner determines how agressive the dog is by the way he/she treats it.
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    Sep 07, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    great_scott saidThere might be some truth to this. There's an old guy in my neighborhood that has two pits that occasionally get loose for some reason. It's kind of hard on the nerves, but I've never seen them chase after people. If you can manage not to have a heart attack when you see they're loose, everything's okay.



    Unfortunately, the fear you feel comes straight from the media. It's amazing how much power they have over us.
  • Aquanerd

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    Sep 07, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    I remember being in the elevator at the Embassy Suites in Ran Rafael, and when the door opened having a dozen Pit Bull staring up at me. Some Northern CA Pit Bull Org was having a dog show. Best behaved group of dogs I have ever seen.
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    Sep 07, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    I have 3 PB's....2 rescued from from the brink of being put down at the local shelter and the 3rd was simply homeless.
    Most sensitive dogs I've ever adopted....the apples of their daddy's eyes.

    Modern problem is the wrong type of people want to groom them with cruelty to make them vicious then brandish them like legal weapons.

    Hollywood could do America's breed a huge service by writing sitcoms and movies in which flamboyantly gay men all have Pit Bulls.
    Drain the thug street cred right out of having one....

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    Sep 07, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    Beaux saidI have 3 PB's....2 rescued from from the brink of being put down at the local shelter and the 3rd was simply homeless.
    Most sensitive dogs I've ever adopted....the apples of their daddy's eyes.

    Modern problem is the wrong type of people want to groom them with cruelty to make them vicious then brandish them like legal weapons.

    Hollywood could do America's breed a huge service by writing sitcoms and movies in which flamboyantly gay men all have Pit Bulls.
    Drain the thug street cred right out of having one....


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    I truly lol'd. It would be great if the Pit Bull became known as a "gay dog".
    I find it fascinating that Helen Keller had a Pit Bull. Makes me wonder what kind of a relationship builds between a dog and a person with profound yet surmountable disabilities.
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    Beaux saidI have 3 PB's....2 rescued from from the brink of being put down at the local shelter and the 3rd was simply homeless.
    Most sensitive dogs I've ever adopted....the apples of their daddy's eyes.

    Modern problem is the wrong type of people want to groom them with cruelty to make them vicious then brandish them like legal weapons.

    Hollywood could do America's breed a huge service by writing sitcoms and movies in which flamboyantly gay men all have Pit Bulls.
    Drain the thug street cred right out of having one....

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    I love your idea. Pretty ingenious idea actually.

    By the way, the dog picture you posted is of a Bull Terrier. I had one just like this one named Miss Piggy because she would eat anything that wasn't nailed down.
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    Sep 07, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    A friend of mine has two pit bulls. They're just like any other dogs, affectionate around people they trust and defensive around strangers. Very loveable animals. Attention whores actually. If you ignore them, they come right up to your hand and sneak their head/snout under your palm.. "Pet meeeee pleeez!" icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 07, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    What dogs think:

    Most breeds: These darn kids are pulling on my tail, my ears. Where are these miscreants' parents? Grrrowl!

    Pit Bull: Yippee, there are some kids giving me attention! I luv them so much....!
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    Sep 07, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    I have a beautiful pit, she is calm and loyal. Its a shame that the breed is looked on as it is. Amazing animals.
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    Sep 08, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
    So many babies, children and even adults got mauled and killed by pitbulls. Should I bother to google and copy-paste links? It's all a media hype? 5% of all dogs are pitbulls and pitbull mixes, yet 56% of dog attacks are by pitbulls and pitbull mixes according to a study between 1982 and 2010 in the US and Canada. (http://www.dogsbite.org/pdf/dog-attack-deaths-maimings-2010.pdf)

    Pitbulls are a more dangerous breed than the average dog.

    It doesn't mean every single pitbull is dangerous, but some are. It doesn't mean it's all dog's fault, but this breed has the potential to be dangerous and deadly at wrong hands. It doesn't matter that your neighbor's pitbull has been affectionate and just like any other dog, that may change, but it may cost life of a human to find out that.

    No one has the liberty to impose such a risk on other members of the society by keeping dangerous animals as pets.



    Also:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644273
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2769900
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    Sep 08, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    ^ Helen Lovejoy.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 08, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    I panicked. I thought there was something wrong wtih pitbull the vj. or whatever he is. Sleezy sexy spanish guy. This is about viscous dogs? Slay them all. The playground on the other side of my balcony has no ball on that thing with the pole, (what's is that thing? I only had cardboard boxes for toys when I was in the getto.) Some assholes with a pitbull came by one day and the dog latched onto it and didn't let go until it ripped the ball and the rope off the pole. The guys with the dog laughed. I'm sorry, your a subculture that I don't understand, especially if you're gay.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 08, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    What make you want to own a dog that kills people? Have you gone beyone small penis syndrome? Why can't you walk around alone, without a killer dog at your side? You have some issues to work out maybe?
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    Sep 08, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    I dislike those animals and don't own one of their kind. Pit Bulls are dangerous to me
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    Sep 08, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    Still too many people raise pits to be aggressive, so I stay away from them completely.
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    Sep 08, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    To me, its more about the potential damage done when things go wrong. Most of my friends and coworkers have dogs of all different types and all of them have had one unexpected random event where the dog did something it didn't normally do.

    My buddy had a collie and it has obeyed the family for years, protecting their daughter for six years. One day, for whatever reason, when the daughter was petting it, the dog bit her face, dragged her down, and didn't let go for over 10 seconds. She had to get her face stitched/stapled. A pitbull, once it clamps down, has the jaw pressure to crush the human thigh bone through the skin in seconds and can ignore pain.

    If you run around your house with a spoon in your hand, you might not ever fall. But if you do, you won't get hurt badly. If you run around your house with a sharp knife, you may never fall, but when you do, you're gonna get fucking hurt and do some damage to yourself. I think it's just something to think about if you have kids.
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    Sep 08, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    Dogs, like children, learn from the humans who raise them.
    Enough said.
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    Sep 08, 2011 12:51 AM GMT

    Like any breed, it's part breeding and part rearing. The bulldog was developed as a vicious fighting breed to be used against other animals. Decades of breeding for more docile traits has turned it into the companion animal it is today. The bad reputation Dobermans had when I was growing up has pretty much been systematically removed by breeders just over the last couple decades.


    The world would be a better place if people who breed these dogs for fighting were exterminated.
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    Sep 08, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    I thought you were talking about this Pitbull:

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    Sep 08, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    Animus saidI thought you were talking about this Pitbull:

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    Get some gin in me and I'd hit it.
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    Sep 08, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Pit Bulls are very sweet dogs.
    The problem is that sociopaths, the very stupid, and the lazy are attracted to them. And then they don't train their dogs, or train them to fights (idiots!). These owners can't control their dogs or just don't care and then things all go to hell.
    If people were better owners (and in some cases, didn't own dogs at all), pit bulls would not have the reputation they have.

    IIRC most dog bites are from the most beloved dog breeds-- German Shephards and labs.
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    Sep 08, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Quaccio said[/cite]So many babies, children and even adults got mauled and killed by pitbulls. Should I bother to google and copy-paste links? It's all a media hype? 5% of all dogs are pitbulls and pitbull mixes, yet 56% of dog attacks are by pitbulls and pitbull mixes according to a study between 1982 and 2010 in the US and Canada. (http://www.dogsbite.org/pdf/dog-attack-deaths-maimings-2010.pdf)

    Pitbulls are a more dangerous breed than the average dog.

    It doesn't mean every single pitbull is dangerous, but some are. It doesn't mean it's all dog's fault, but this breed has the potential to be dangerous and deadly at wrong hands. It doesn't matter that your neighbor's pitbull has been affectionate and just like any other dog, that may change, but it may cost life of a human to find out that.

    No one has the liberty to impose such a risk on other members of the society by keeping dangerous animals as pets.



    More ignorance about Pit Bulls. And yes, you've fallen prey to the media hype. You don't hear "Dalmation attacks child" because it's not sensational enough. You ban Pit Bulls and the thugs will breed killer Rottweilers. Ban Rottweilers and they will breed killer German Shepards. The thugs are the problem....not the breed of the dog!