If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Salon)   What's the matter with pit bulls? Probably you   (salon.com) divider line 202
    More: Obvious, Rottweilers, factual basis, ASPCA, Labrador Retriever, dogs  
•       •       •

7221 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Feb 2013 at 9:50 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



202 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-02-06 10:16:35 AM  

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.


The article states that pit bulls are no stronger or more vicious than other dogs their size.  So, huh?
 
2013-02-06 10:17:01 AM  

Where wolf: 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%!!!

Be careful with what you get.  Try to avoid any of the "High Energy" breeds or you'll wish you had a dozen pitbulls to start.  If you're in a cold area and have a yard, I'd highly recommend a Husky or Malamute.  They make no finer dog.

/Then again, Save a life. Get a rescue


Our first dog will likely be a greyhound rescue :)
 
2013-02-06 10:17:15 AM  

Fecal Conservative: As owner of a mixed Husky/Pit let me say they are truly gentle gnats.


I've got a Mountain Cur/Pit, a very muscular and intimidating - looking dog, but I've had her for 8 years on Feb. 4 and she has never done harm on anyone or anything.


As a matter of fact her companion during the day while I am at work is a stray cat that we adopted. BTW the cat grew to an enornous size - he weighs in at 20 lbs., the dog weighs 80 lbs.



i403.photobucket.com">
 
2013-02-06 10:17:23 AM  

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.


So it's a size problem? Well, the average 180lb male human weighs more and is far more dangerous than a dog.  We shouldn't let humans in urban areas.
 
2013-02-06 10:18:27 AM  

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.


Any large dog could rip your throat out if it wanted to.  A great dane wouldn't even have to knock you down first.
 
2013-02-06 10:22:29 AM  
My neighbor's pittie is the sweetest girl in the world.  Rub her belly and she's your friend for life.

Very friendly.  Very smart.  Very calm.  Loves kids.
 
2013-02-06 10:23:16 AM  

LadyHawke: Where wolf: 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%!!!

Be careful with what you get.  Try to avoid any of the "High Energy" breeds or you'll wish you had a dozen pitbulls to start.  If you're in a cold area and have a yard, I'd highly recommend a Husky or Malamute.  They make no finer dog.

/Then again, Save a life. Get a rescue

Our first dog will likely be a greyhound rescue :)


Some friends of mine adopted a couple of greyhounds when we were in high school.  They are very nice dogs but you better have a big yard and a fence because they have to run.  We're not talking jogging with the owner, full on haul ass sprints.  Then they go nap the rest of the day.  They had several fun times chasing the rambunctious one around their neighborhood before they got a higher fence.  There's a reason why they use them in races.
 
2013-02-06 10:24:54 AM  

Cythraul: 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.

Are you for applying the same restrictions to all large breed dogs that 'Pit Bulls' are subjected to, then?  This would probably include very popular 'good' breeds like the golden retriever, by the way.


Well they aren't built the same, but yeah in general a large breed that is capable of doing major damage shouldn't be in an urban environment. I'm sure there are cases of retrievers biting people, but this doesn't seem to be an issue, or maybe it's just that retriever biased media not reporting when they attack and kill kids.
 
2013-02-06 10:26:36 AM  

Christian Bale: DoctorOfLove: [images.elephantjournal.com image 320x240]

Oh yeah, I remember the 80s German Shephards-are-evil craze!

Wait, no I don't.

Doberman Pinchers in the 70s? Never heard a thing about that.

Pit bulls in the 80s, 90s, and 00s, yes, lots of stories about them.


Apparently Ceasar Milan has a different recollection that you.  In comparison to his large dog rescue facility, and his decades of experience rescuing large dogs, how do you rate?
 
2013-02-06 10:28:13 AM  

Cythraul: The standard Poodle breed is a medium sized dog, and was originally bred for hunting in watery environments. Granted, they're not one of the bigger breeds, but I definitely would not want one to attack me.


There's a Standard Poodle down the street from me, who attacked my Pit Bull last summer. When we're out for a walk, she's usually pulling me along. But when we go by that house, she clings so close she almost pushes me over
 
2013-02-06 10:29:35 AM  
Does your bite?
No. My dog doesn't bite.
*chomp*
I thought you said your dog doesn't bite!
That is not my dog.
 
2013-02-06 10:30:09 AM  

Cythraul: UberDave: /But if I were to choose what attacked me, it would be a poodle rather than a pit bull.

[animal-world.com image 400x340]

You mean a toy or a miniature Poodle, right? The standard Poodle breed is a medium sized dog, and was originally bred for hunting in watery environments. Granted, they're not one of the bigger breeds, but I definitely would not want one to attack me.


Read one sentence before that - "toy poodle".  Those things are born psychotic.
 
2013-02-06 10:30:15 AM  

Carn: LadyHawke: Where wolf: 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%!!!

Be careful with what you get.  Try to avoid any of the "High Energy" breeds or you'll wish you had a dozen pitbulls to start.  If you're in a cold area and have a yard, I'd highly recommend a Husky or Malamute.  They make no finer dog.

/Then again, Save a life. Get a rescue

Our first dog will likely be a greyhound rescue :)

Some friends of mine adopted a couple of greyhounds when we were in high school.  They are very nice dogs but you better have a big yard and a fence because they have to run.  We're not talking jogging with the owner, full on haul ass sprints.  Then they go nap the rest of the day.  They had several fun times chasing the rambunctious one around their neighborhood before they got a higher fence.  There's a reason why they use them in races.


They certainly earned the title "world's fastest couch potato," and are actually known to be great condo dogs since they love to relax (I have a condo).  There's a huge field behind the parking lot where we can easily do wind sprints, and I know of a park less than two miles from here where greyhound owners meet up every Sunday with their dogs to play.
 
2013-02-06 10:32:08 AM  

LadyHawke: Where wolf: 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%!!!

Be careful with what you get.  Try to avoid any of the "High Energy" breeds or you'll wish you had a dozen pitbulls to start.  If you're in a cold area and have a yard, I'd highly recommend a Husky or Malamute.  They make no finer dog.

/Then again, Save a life. Get a rescue

Our first dog will likely be a greyhound rescue :)


I wouldn't leap on that as a first choice. Would you seek out abused kids for your first time as a foster parent?
 
2013-02-06 10:33:14 AM  

MayoSlather: Cythraul: 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.

Are you for applying the same restrictions to all large breed dogs that 'Pit Bulls' are subjected to, then?  This would probably include very popular 'good' breeds like the golden retriever, by the way.

Well they aren't built the same, but yeah in general a large breed that is capable of doing major damage shouldn't be in an urban environment. I'm sure there are cases of retrievers biting people, but this doesn't seem to be an issue, or maybe it's just that retriever biased media not reporting when they attack and kill kids.


You might want to read the full article. It states that 'Pit Bulls' bite pressure isn't as strong as the urban myths would have you believe.  And the article states a media bias in a comparison of two separate dog attacks, one done by a golden retriever, and the other by a 'Pit Bull.'
 
2013-02-06 10:33:43 AM  
pute kisses like a man: 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.

we have a really funny law in my state regarding animal attacks.  IIRC, for any animal attack other than a dog, it's a standard negligence analysis.  but, if a dog attacks someone while it was not properly restrained or fending off an intruder, it's pretty much strict liability (one of the only activities in my state with strict liability other than blasting (like, with dynamite)).

so, that means, if my full grown tiger attacks you, i have an easier time defending my lawsuit then the guy who's chihuahua attacked someone.  (with the tiger, you have to prove i messed up.  with the dog, i have to prove i didn't mess up - because it's assumed i already messed up)

found the law for more specificity:

La.C.C. Art. 2321. Damage caused by animals
The owner of an animal is answerable for the damage caused by the animal. However, he is answerable for the damage only upon a showing that he knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known that his animal's behavior would cause damage, that the damage could have been prevented by the exercise of reasonable care, and that he failed to exercise such reasonable care. Nonetheless, the owner of a dog is strictly liable for damages for injuries to persons or property caused by the dog and which the owner could have prevented and which did not result from the injured person's provocation of the dog. Nothing in this Article shall preclude the court from the application of the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur in an appropriate case.

/ w ...


You know what? You're right, dog owners shouldn't be the only ones held strictly liable when their pet attacks someone without provocation.

EVERYONE should.
 
2013-02-06 10:34:17 AM  

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.


So what's the size limit for a city dog?  Is it height or weight?  Do they take a jaw-strength test?
 
2013-02-06 10:34:19 AM  

DoctorOfLove: Christian Bale: DoctorOfLove: [images.elephantjournal.com image 320x240]

Oh yeah, I remember the 80s German Shephards-are-evil craze!

Wait, no I don't.

Doberman Pinchers in the 70s? Never heard a thing about that.

Pit bulls in the 80s, 90s, and 00s, yes, lots of stories about them.

Apparently Ceasar Milan has a different recollection that you.  In comparison to his large dog rescue facility, and his decades of experience rescuing large dogs, how do you rate?



Something like this (PDF) may be more beneficial to the conversation.
 
2013-02-06 10:34:43 AM  

bacongood: 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 rednecks around me had great dogs.  All farm dogs who knew who was from the area and what animals belonged in the barn.  Bark at a car when it pulls up, and then begged to be petted when they recognize the driver.


They sound like "good ol' boys" rather than rednecks.  In the area I'm from a good number of people chained their dogs in the back yard for days at a time and treated them like shiat.  And when they got tired for the circular trench they were making, the unchained them at which point the dog would climb the fence or dig under in and run rampage through the neighborhood.  Or sometimes, the owner would just "let them run around for a bit."
 
2013-02-06 10:35:04 AM  
As a witness to the attack of the four year old Scots girl, whose family pittie snapped and killed her, leading to the law regarding 'dangerous breeds' to be changed entirely in the UK, I'm getting a kick.

/current pittie owner.
//it's not always the owner's fault, just mostly. There's some things that just can't be accounted for.
 
2013-02-06 10:35:26 AM  
We're still on Pitbulls? Isn't it about time for a new dog to become the minority?
 
2013-02-06 10:35:27 AM  

MayoSlather: Cythraul: 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.

Are you for applying the same restrictions to all large breed dogs that 'Pit Bulls' are subjected to, then?  This would probably include very popular 'good' breeds like the golden retriever, by the way.

Well they aren't built the same, but yeah in general a large breed that is capable of doing major damage shouldn't be in an urban environment. I'm sure there are cases of retrievers biting people, but this doesn't seem to be an issue, or maybe it's just that retriever biased media not reporting when they attack and kill kids.


FTA.  Breeds are mis-identified.  Labrador attacks aren't picked up by media outlets.
 
2013-02-06 10:36:12 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Fecal Conservative: As owner of a mixed Husky/Pit let me say they are truly gentle gnats.

I've got a Mountain Cur/Pit, a very muscular and intimidating - looking dog, but I've had her for 8 years on Feb. 4 and she has never done harm on anyone or anything.
As a matter of fact her companion during the day while I am at work is a stray cat that we adopted. BTW the cat grew to an enornous size - he weighs in at 20 lbs., the dog weighs 80 lbs.

[i403.photobucket.com image 461x344]">


Good. Now I'm not the first one to post critterpics:

First Vicious Killer: Zoe.  3 year old rescue.
lh5.googleusercontent.com

Second Vicious Killer: Astro. 10 months (ish) rescue.  near as we can tell, he's boxer/lab.

We go through rawhide and beer faster than any house on the block.
 
2013-02-06 10:36:24 AM  
l love my pit.  she's dark grey and has a silver lining when in the sunlight.  the most beautiful dog ever.
 
2013-02-06 10:37:04 AM  
Second Vicious Killer, DIdn't get the link in...
lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-02-06 10:38:09 AM  

LadyHawke: Carn: LadyHawke: Where wolf: 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%!!!

Be careful with what you get.  Try to avoid any of the "High Energy" breeds or you'll wish you had a dozen pitbulls to start.  If you're in a cold area and have a yard, I'd highly recommend a Husky or Malamute.  They make no finer dog.

/Then again, Save a life. Get a rescue

Our first dog will likely be a greyhound rescue :)

Some friends of mine adopted a couple of greyhounds when we were in high school.  They are very nice dogs but you better have a big yard and a fence because they have to run.  We're not talking jogging with the owner, full on haul ass sprints.  Then they go nap the rest of the day.  They had several fun times chasing the rambunctious one around their neighborhood before they got a higher fence.  There's a reason why they use them in races.

They certainly earned the title "world's fastest couch potato," and are actually known to be great condo dogs since they love to relax (I have a condo).  There's a huge field behind the parking lot where we can easily do wind sprints, and I know of a park less than two miles from here where greyhound owners meet up every Sunday with their dogs to play.


Sounds like you've got it covered :)
 
2013-02-06 10:38:52 AM  
If it will save just one life, we have to try something
 
2013-02-06 10:40:00 AM  
You know, if everyone had a pit bull there wouldn't be any more attacks.

Am I doing it right?

/a doggie society is a polite society
//butt sniffing isn't polite
 
2013-02-06 10:40:23 AM  

George Walker Bush: If it will save just one life, we have to try something


Dog or human?
 
2013-02-06 10:40:42 AM  
Carn:   There's a reason why they use them in races.

Just like there's a reason pits are used for fighting.
 
2013-02-06 10:42:51 AM  

AgentBang: You know, if everyone had a pit bull there wouldn't be any more attacks.

Am I doing it right?

/a doggie society is a polite society
//butt sniffing isn't polite


Actually, it may be sad, but the reason I changed my stance on gun registration was a documentary on the dog bans in Denver.

I didn't think registering guns would be a problem.  Then I see this documentary.  Step 1 was registering all "agressive breeds" in the city limits.  Step 2 was coming around and taking your dog, whether you were home or not, to be euthanized.  Something like 1400 dogs gone for little more than being around.
 
2013-02-06 10:45:49 AM  
One of these days, I'm going to find an article featuring a pit bull with a tattoo who is using an Apple device while listening to Justin Beiber and watching a Michael Bay movie. Then I'm going to submit it and watch Fark explode.
 
2013-02-06 10:46:09 AM  

MNguy: Carn:   There's a reason why they use them in races.

Just like there's a reason pits are used for fighting.


Funny.

And if you take a Greyhound from birth, and actually avoid teaching it anything to do with racing, I doubt it would have a clue as an adult dog what to do when the starting signal is given for the race to begin.  Probably just stand there looking confused.

Maybe that means that a breed's physical characteristics mean nothing if you don't train or exploit them to do certain tasks that take advantage of those physical characteristics.
 
2013-02-06 10:46:25 AM  

festoon: Cythraul: The standard Poodle breed is a medium sized dog, and was originally bred for hunting in watery environments. Granted, they're not one of the bigger breeds, but I definitely would not want one to attack me.

There's a Standard Poodle down the street from me, who attacked my Pit Bull last summer. When we're out for a walk, she's usually pulling me along. But when we go by that house, she clings so close she almost pushes me over


Pretty much this. I grew up with a 90lb, hunting trained standard poodle. Sweetest dog until he got into something he probably shouldn't (such as a plate left on the ground after a BBQ). He'd protect that thing with his life, and did nip a few hands in the course of his life. I'd definitely take a pit over another high-strung breed of that size.
 
2013-02-06 10:47:01 AM  
i45.tinypic.com

Skeptical pit bull mix rescue, my girl Ivy.
 
2013-02-06 10:47:25 AM  

95BV5: LadyHawke: Where wolf: LadyHawke: Mad Tea Party: js34603: Pit bulls aren't the problem. Your average pit bill owner is the problem.


I wouldn't leap on that as a first choice. Would you seek out abused kids for your first time as a foster parent?


I would be more apt to try some dog or kid who was in worse shape than average, because they are the ones most in need of love and guidance. It's not that hard; I speak from experience - they actually respond very positively and in a big hurry.

Guess that would just be too much trouble for you now, wouldn't it?
 
2013-02-06 10:47:45 AM  
Cythraul:

And if you take a Greyhound from birth, and actually avoid teaching it anything to do with racing, I doubt it would have a clue as an adult dog what to do when the starting signal is given for the race to begin.

I bet the farkers could still run pretty fast if they wanted to.
 
2013-02-06 10:48:17 AM  
You have a better chance reasoning with a fundamentalist than a dog person.
 
2013-02-06 10:48:32 AM  

Cythraul: MNguy: Carn:   There's a reason why they use them in races.

Just like there's a reason pits are used for fighting.

Funny.

And if you take a Greyhound from birth, and actually avoid teaching it anything to do with racing, I doubt it would have a clue as an adult dog what to do when the starting signal is given for the race to begin.  Probably just stand there looking confused.


But you place a fake racing rabbit in front of it, and it'll blow your mind how fast they move at the track.
 
2013-02-06 10:49:11 AM  

MNguy: Cythraul:

And if you take a Greyhound from birth, and actually avoid teaching it anything to do with racing, I doubt it would have a clue as an adult dog what to do when the starting signal is given for the race to begin.

I bet the farkers could still run pretty fast if they wanted to.


So you're implying that pit bulls inherently have a high desire to attack humans?
 
2013-02-06 10:50:33 AM  

Cythraul: MNguy: Cythraul:

And if you take a Greyhound from birth, and actually avoid teaching it anything to do with racing, I doubt it would have a clue as an adult dog what to do when the starting signal is given for the race to begin.

I bet the farkers could still run pretty fast if they wanted to.

So you're implying that pit bulls inherently have a high desire to attack humans?


Eh?  Let's change a word or two....I bet the farkers could still bite pretty hard if they wanted to.
 
2013-02-06 10:51:44 AM  
3rd para of TFA:   Since the 1980s, the media have falsely portrayed the pit bull as a bloodthirsty monster, inherently more dangerous than other strong breeds of dog. There is absolutely no factual basis for that narrative

28th para of TFA:  Pit bulls are disproportionately involved in serious attacks on humans

Yes, its because their owners are disproportionately douchbags.  And in my area, douchebags let their dogs run free, so I see them frequently.
 
2013-02-06 10:56:24 AM  

Carn: 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.

Any large dog could rip your throat out if it wanted to.  A great dane wouldn't even have to knock you down first.


Good luck getting a Great Dane off the couch to rip out anyone's throat.

/have owned two, they are the stoners of the dog world, eat, lay on the couch, eat, lay in the sun outside, eat, back to sleep on the couch
//maybe an occasional break to walk up to you and stick their nose in your face...while you're standing
 
2013-02-06 10:56:27 AM  
<i>Since the 1980s, the media have falsely portrayed the pit bull as a bloodthirsty monster, inherently more dangerous than other strong breeds of dog. There is absolutely no factual basis for that narrative, but it's led to a vicious cycle in which people who want a badass dog to fight, or to guard property, or to intimidate rival gangs tend to choose pit bulls.</i>

That's f'ing hilarious.  The media woke up one morning, needed a story, picked a random topic, dogs, picked a random breed, pitbulls, and started this whole vicious cycle.  And racism.  That made me lol
 
2013-02-06 10:57:50 AM  

walkerhound: mr_a: Over the years I have learned that "pitbulls" were bred to kill slaves

Mistaken for the Fila Brasiliero.  The only run-ins I've had with them have been for elective surgery, and both were extremely aggressive in the hospital, away from their owners.  I believe this was the breed involved in killing a woman in San Francisco a number of years back.


Nah, that was a Cane Corso, a variety of the Mastiff Family.
 
2013-02-06 10:58:04 AM  

DoctorOfLove: [images.elephantjournal.com image 320x240]


I was born in the 70s and am scared shiatless of dobermans.

/me and Magnum
 
2013-02-06 10:59:35 AM  

uttertosh: //it's not always the owner's fault, just mostly. There's some things that just can't be accounted for.


such as irresponsible breeding.

Like tracking guns used in crimes to a handful of gun stores, I'd be interested if the handful of un-trainable pitbulls can be traced back to a handful of breeders.
 
2013-02-06 10:59:42 AM  
Applaud this article and headline.

I met this acquaintance of an acquaintance who brought her pitbull with her.  I sat down on the lawn with them and the first thing this pitbull did was climb in my lap and kiss my face.
This same pitbull, before the acquaintance adopted her, was used as bait in dog fighting rings.
Tears me up to think that that sweetie had to endure that type of abuse.
 
2013-02-06 11:00:58 AM  

DoctorOfLove: [images.elephantjournal.com image 320x240]


As far as I know, Cesar only had to give up on training one kind of dog...

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2013-02-06 11:04:01 AM  
jenny next:
I sat down on the lawn with them and the first thing this pitbull did was climb in my lap and kiss my face.

It was just testing, must have decided that you were too salty to eat.
 
Displayed 50 of 202 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report