mr_a: Nice article, but probably a waste of time.
UberDave: /But if I were to choose what attacked me, it would be a poodle rather than a pit bull.
fireclown: I tend to believe that if you show me a mean dog, I'll show you a mean family.
mr_a: The best lectures seem to come from people wearing little fish lapel pins and dragging around a herd of misbehaved and ill-mannered children.
js34603: Pit bulls aren't the problem. Your average pit bill owner is the problem./remarkably similar to the gun problem, really
js34603: Pit bulls aren't the problem. Your average pit bill owner is the problem.
Mad Tea Party: js34603: Pit bulls aren't the problem. Your average pit bill owner is the problem.It's been my experience that ~70% of dog owners have zero clue what they're doing and no real control over their dog. Really wish we had some kind of proficiency exam ppl had to pass before they can own breeds like pitbulls.
UberDave: I didn't read TFA completely but this has less to do with the dog and more to do with the owner. If the owner is a dipshiat insecure retard, then chances are more likely the dog will be farking insane. Having grown up in a lower middle income redneck neighborhood, there were plenty of Pits, Rotts, German Shepards, and Dobermans. Those things would get out and terrorize the neighborhood. But like I said, the dog didn't really matter. There were families with wiener dogs and toy poodles that were just as nuts./But if I were to choose what attacked me, it would be a poodle rather than a pit bull.
The Third Man: The problem with Pitbull is that he looks like a douche, makes shiatty club music, and does commercials for Bud Light. I can't believe there isn't more unanimity on this subject.
DoctorOfLove: [images.elephantjournal.com image 320x240]
Terrydatroll: I have never had any trouble identifying a Pit Bull. After I kill one on my property I put it out by the road and when the owner finds it he tells me if it was a Pit Bull or not.
Old enough to know better: Good to see some sensible comments in this thread. Funny how if someone shoots up a neighborhood we blame the guy for being a screwed up nutcase. If he's trained his dog to be violent and aggressive and lets it run lose to attack someone, its the animal who's to blame.Also, I've watched a couple of those animal rescue shows on Animal Planet, and its funny how 9 times out of 10 the abandoned, half-starved dogs are pit bulls. Its like those little purse dogs from a few years back. Some people treat them as status symbols instead of pets.
mr_a: Over the years I have learned that "pitbulls" were bred to kill slaves
ChaoticLimbs: That dog was the single gentlest animal I have ever known. I used her as a pillow when I watched TV. She warmed my feet when we went camping. She never displayed any aggression at all toward anyone. Then she bit a Mormon kid who put his hand on the door to stop my mom from closing it in his face. Max didn't like my mom's reaction to that one bit, and she silently moved forward and bit him right on the leg.
SpdrJay: Pitbulls killed the dinosaurs.
LadyHawke: Mad Tea Party: js34603: Pit bulls aren't the problem. Your average pit bill owner is the problem.It's been my experience that ~70% of dog owners have zero clue what they're doing and no real control over their dog. Really wish we had some kind of proficiency exam ppl had to pass before they can own breeds like pitbulls.And this is exactly why I plan to get experience with another dog breed BEFORE getting a pit./will be in the 30%!!!
MayoSlather: Their aggression may depend on their owner but the difference is the strength of the animal. When a smaller breeds gets agitated and bites it's usually no big deal, but when a pitbull does it can cause major damage. That's why they don't belong in urban areas. There is just no need to have a dog that can rip your throat out when there are so many others that lack that ability.
HotWingConspiracy: So in the end, it pays to be alert around big dogs if you have no idea what their owner is/was like. Which is also why I wouldn't rescue one. Sorry dog.
Ennuipoet: It's really as simple as this: if you are bitten by a Chihuahua you rinse it off, put a band aid on it and go about your business. If you are bitten by any large breed dog, you are likely going to the hospital. Are pit bulls more "dangerous" than a Pug? Yes. Does that make them "monsters"? No.I don't care what kind of dog it is, when people are injured by a dog it is the responsibility of the dog's owner, and the owners needs to be held accountable civilly and criminally.
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