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2013-02-06 11:05:04 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.


I absolutely remember it about Dobermans and German Shepherds in the 70s and 80s, and just as those breeds were getting maligned, my parents used our pitbull,"Figh", as our babysitter.  Figh would let me ride him, pull his ears, punch him (I was only four, but still), and would get between me and the gate when I tried to leave the backyard.  He once caught me in the front yard, and VERY gently, took my hand in his mouth and pulled me back into the backyard, while I yelled and slapped his head and generally pitched a fit.  He just patiently took it and pulled me into the backyard, where I continued to pitch a fit and kick and punch him.  Not a single whimper or growl or protestation from him, at all.  My mom watched the whole thing from the kitchen window, laughing, without a worry in the world about the dog ever becoming aggressive with me.

But, we had a neighbor who had a Doberman.  That dog was crazy, and attacked several people.  It lost a leg after being run over, because it would attack car tires while in motion.  There were tales of the "small head" or "skull squeezing his brain" (people thought that the dog's skull didn't grow even as its brain did) and shiate like that, and I was scared to death of Dobermans when I was young as a result of those apocryphal stories and that one crazy dog. Now, thirty-five years later, that same couple has a little Dachshund that is crazier than any dog I've ever met.  It has bitten its owner at least seven times, and other members of the family at least four, and a number of other random people.  When they go to the ER to get stitched up, they have to make up stories about other animals or an "accident" so Beau won't be reported to the police.  The Sheriff told her after her second trip to the ER with a dog bite from Beau, that if it happened just once more, that he would be put down.  This is a 15 pound dog.  It's a wonder that some other party hasn't reported him yet.

Even now that I know that it is that neurotic family that makes neurotic, aggressive dogs, I still can't shake the initial, irrational reaction I have to Dobermans.  I'm quite a bit more apprehensive about approaching them than any Pit Bull I've ever encountered.  It's because of that one dog, compounded with the wild tales about Dobermans in general.  This fear mongering is incredibly powerful.
 
2013-02-06 11:06:59 AM

priapic_abandon: 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 image 334x500]


What breed of dog is that?
 
2013-02-06 11:08:30 AM
i45.tinypic.com
My rescue pitbull. Blind from abuse as a puppy. very gentle with my cat.
 
2013-02-06 11:08:39 AM

rickythepenguin: 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.

yeah, that's kinda how mine have been.  when my youngest was a toddler, she used to crawl all over Bella (keep in mind, we weren't stupid about it, we'd still be close to the dog because any dog can snap).  she'd just lay there, probably nurturing some dog maternal instinct, as my kid drooled and crawled and poked and prodded at her.

my boy, he's about 72lbs of goofball.  people love him.  strangers honk and wave at us. he just looks funny i guess.  he likes sprinklers.  like at the park, when the psrinklers go off, he likes to run over and drink from it.  people love that.  a 60' jet of water and my boy sticks his damn head in the stream.


That story made me smile and tear up, just a little.
 
2013-02-06 11:10:55 AM
As the new owner of two beautiful 5-year-old, lab/pitt/chow mixes, I can say I've never had dogs that were better behaved and better trained than these two pups. My family has had goldens for the past few years, and I'd still pick my pitt mixes!
 
2013-02-06 11:11:11 AM

youngJohn: [i45.tinypic.com image 500x469]
My rescue pitbull. Blind from abuse as a puppy. very gentle with my cat.


Aw, she's adorable.
 
2013-02-06 11:11:23 AM

Cythraul: priapic_abandon: 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 image 334x500]

What breed of dog is that?


Jack Russell Terrier?

/terriers are the worst
 
2013-02-06 11:12:11 AM
Here, please watch a video I made about my blind pittbull and you can watch him viciously attack my labrador all day long. I made this three years ago and he still does this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjydAilznQ8
 
2013-02-06 11:16:16 AM

Cythraul: 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.'


Yeah I read the article and that's why I made it a point to mention how absurd of an argument claiming media bias is. Because a dog killing kids isn't a story unless it's a pitbull, and just because there are incidents of dogs being misidentified means that it's the norm and not the exception.

I knew when I suggested that maybe it's not such a great idea letting pitbulls in urban areas I'd be met with the same type of people that insist that guns don't kill people, people kill people. It's great and all that pitbulls exert less bite force than rottweilers or german shepherds, but none of them belong in urban areas.
 
2013-02-06 11:18:26 AM

Where wolf: 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.

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

First Vicious Killer: Zoe.  3 year old rescue.
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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.


Wow that sure looks like a Rottie (which I have only had positive experiences with)  and yes, at my house we need to invest in some rawhide stock.  The vet told me though that it is a good, healthy snack for dogs, better than canned food or soft treats, plus my 8-year-olds teeth are still beautifully white and healthy.
 
2013-02-06 11:24:58 AM

LadyHawke: Good article.  The fiance and I plan to eventually adopt a pit, though it won't be our first dog (while he's owned dogs growing up, I have not, so I want to start with an "easier" dog, such as a greyhound).  A pit/pit-mix rescue will most likely be our second dog.


greyhounds are not what I'd call easy..they are sight hounds and will chase anything that moves, the will usually catch what they are chasing, hence they need to be leashed when outside..

now try and get your greyhound the excersise needed while it's on a leash .. you'll need a large fenced yard with no little furries of any kind..

all doubley so if it's a rescue..they typically haven't had the best upbringing..
 
2013-02-06 11:26:51 AM

priapic_abandon: 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 image 334x500]


that's cause jacks train their owners..
I had two..
I am exceptionallly well trained..
 
2013-02-06 11:29:45 AM
I've always been more of the Earthing breed terrier kind of person so I've never had a pit/pit mix. But one of the best dogs I know is a pit mix and she lives for the kids in her family. There is an FB photo album dedicated to images of her being dressed up in pink soccer jerseys or pink feather boas, crowns, tutus... and every time she looks as happy as can be for the camera. Probably because she loves the damned kid more than the perpetrated humiliation of wearing a princess dress. After bringing the new baby home last summer the family was concerned as to how she'd react since she had never been around babies before. In no time not only did she recognize him as a new pack member but knew that he was the most defenseless creature in the house and took up to sleeping beside his crib. So either she's thinking "Soon..." or just wants to make sure that he survives to child hood. Before that her "bed" at night was basically just sleeping with the little girl. In a couple of years with the new one grows up a little she'll have her choice of kid beds to sleep in.
 
2013-02-06 11:31:10 AM

MayoSlather: . Because a dog killing kids isn't a story unless it's a pitbull,


Are you farking kidding?
 
2013-02-06 11:32:16 AM

dk47: Jack Russell Terrier?

/terriers are the worst


Take that back. Terriers are awesome. Intense, sure, but still awesome.

/grew up with Foxies and currently own a Mini-Schnauzer mix
//Foxies are typically the first dog in obedience training to learn a trick but the last to perform it for a second time
 
2013-02-06 11:32:36 AM
MayoSlather:  maybe it's just that retriever biased media not reporting when they attack and kill kids.

Actually the media likes the strong emotional reaction of confirmation bias.  People will get bored about golden retriever attacks.  What they want is one strong breed people fear so they can continue to push the big red button.

"Dog attack" doesn't matter because people aren't afraid of dogs.  People will say, "Well most dogs are friendly."  When you say, "Dogs of this type are VICIOUS CHILD MURDERING MACHINES!" ... yeah.  Fear, anger, and then you keep lobbying the viewer base so they can rally and come listen to you preach your holy bullshiat.
 
2013-02-06 11:32:52 AM

MNguy: MayoSlather: . Because a dog killing kids isn't a story unless it's a pitbull,

Are you farking kidding?


Basically what TFA said.
 
2013-02-06 11:35:23 AM

KatjaMouse: MNguy: MayoSlather: . Because a dog killing kids isn't a story unless it's a pitbull,

Are you farking kidding?

Basically what TFA said.


Well, I call bullshiat then.  Maybe dog bites aren't reported as much, but a death?
 
2013-02-06 11:36:17 AM
Nobody NEEDS a pitbull. It is a dog DESIGNED to kill.

And don't tell me a pitbull makes you feel safer. Odds are a pitbull in the home is more likely to be turned on a family member than a criminal.

Sure SOME dog owners are responsible and store their pitbulls safely. But how many children every year must we sacrifice so that some small-penis-having dog owners can renew their man card?!?!?!?!

I call for an outright ban on pitbulls, pitbull like models, and all high capacity dogs. It's the only way!

Think of the children!!!!
 
2013-02-06 11:39:41 AM

bluefoxicy: MayoSlather:  maybe it's just that retriever biased media not reporting when they attack and kill kids.

Actually the media likes the strong emotional reaction of confirmation bias.  People will get bored about golden retriever attacks.  What they want is one strong breed people fear so they can continue to push the big red button.

"Dog attack" doesn't matter because people aren't afraid of dogs.  People will say, "Well most dogs are friendly."  When you say, "Dogs of this type are VICIOUS CHILD MURDERING MACHINES!" ... yeah.  Fear, anger, and then you keep lobbying the viewer base so they can rally and come listen to you preach your holy bullshiat.


Damn that media!! How dare they manipulate me to thinking large breeds can hurt people. DAMN THEM!!
 
2013-02-06 11:40:43 AM
It's exactly the same thing as gun owners


...runs away
 
2013-02-06 11:41:53 AM

SpectroBoy: Nobody NEEDS a pitbull. It is a dog DESIGNED to kill.

And don't tell me a pitbull makes you feel safer. Odds are a pitbull in the home is more likely to be turned on a family member than a criminal.

Sure SOME dog owners are responsible and store their pitbulls safely. But how many children every year must we sacrifice so that some small-penis-having dog owners can renew their man card?!?!?!?!

I call for an outright ban on pitbulls, pitbull like models, and all high capacity dogs. It's the only way!

Think of the children!!!!


Next thing you know, they'll be coming for your pet fish.
 
2013-02-06 11:43:53 AM

MNguy: KatjaMouse: MNguy: MayoSlather: . Because a dog killing kids isn't a story unless it's a pitbull,

Are you farking kidding?

Basically what TFA said.

Well, I call bullshiat then.  Maybe dog bites aren't reported as much, but a death?


FTFA:
And when an infant in New Jersey was reportedly killed by a Siberian husky, around a dozen local news outlets reported the tragic incident, according to the study. But when another infant was killed by what authorities described as a pit bull in Nevada the same month, it was reported by over 200 media outlets around the world, often with the word "pit bull" in the headlines. Like shark attacks, our perception of the risk associated with these dogs has a lot to do with this kind of sensationalism.
 
2013-02-06 11:44:35 AM

SpectroBoy: high capacity dogs


I don't know why, but just trying to imagine the meaning of "high capacity dogs" is making me giggle.
 
2013-02-06 11:46:11 AM

thisone: SpectroBoy: high capacity dogs

I don't know why, but just trying to imagine the meaning of "high capacity dogs" is making me giggle.


If we're talking about a high kill rate then little can compete with a ratting breed. Imagine a Yorkie or Westie being the new face of death.
 
2013-02-06 11:47:48 AM

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



Don't let the bad haircuts fool you. A standard poodle is a hunting dog with a pretty decent bite

ghastlydoor.com
 
2013-02-06 11:49:22 AM

MNguy: SpectroBoy: Nobody NEEDS a pitbull. It is a dog DESIGNED to kill.

And don't tell me a pitbull makes you feel safer. Odds are a pitbull in the home is more likely to be turned on a family member than a criminal.

Sure SOME dog owners are responsible and store their pitbulls safely. But how many children every year must we sacrifice so that some small-penis-having dog owners can renew their man card?!?!?!?!

I call for an outright ban on pitbulls, pitbull like models, and all high capacity dogs. It's the only way!

Think of the children!!!!

Next thing you know, they'll be coming for your pet fish.



Exactly.

That's why I bought extra pit bulls and buried them in the back yard in tubes. When they confiscate all the pit bulls I will still have mine!

/my cunning plan
 
2013-02-06 11:49:30 AM
"Occasionally, a well-raised, beloved pet without a history of behavioral issues will hurt a human - dogs are animals, after all - but these incidents are  incredibly rare. "

And yet, I have personal knowledge of two cases where the pet pit attacked a child. One was owned by  American Pit Bull Terrier breeders.
 
2013-02-06 11:50:21 AM

KatjaMouse: MNguy: KatjaMouse: MNguy: MayoSlather: . Because a dog killing kids isn't a story unless it's a pitbull,

Are you farking kidding?

Basically what TFA said.

Well, I call bullshiat then.  Maybe dog bites aren't reported as much, but a death?

FTFA:
And when an infant in New Jersey was reportedly killed by a Siberian husky, around a dozen local news outlets reported the tragic incident, according to the study. But when another infant was killed by what authorities described as a pit bull in Nevada the same month, it was reported by over 200 media outlets around the world, often with the word "pit bull" in the headlines. Like shark attacks, our perception of the risk associated with these dogs has a lot to do with this kind of sensationalism.


The last death I personally remember reading about was the lady in LA who was eaten by a Carne Corso or whatever.  Meh.  I think a dog killing a person is a pretty rare occurrence and is newsworthy no matter the breed.
 
2013-02-06 11:52:15 AM

KatjaMouse: dk47: Jack Russell Terrier?

/terriers are the worst

Take that back. Terriers are awesome. Intense, sure, but still awesome.

/grew up with Foxies and currently own a Mini-Schnauzer mix
//Foxies are typically the first dog in obedience training to learn a trick but the last to perform it for a second time




I have a foodle(toy fox terrier/poodle), and he is intense and hilarious. He embodies speed and bouncy energy, like tigger on crack rock. He will joyfully charge to dog battle with my sisters huge yellow lab, despite weighing maybe 15lbs soaking wet. He is very cognizant of what is "his" and will hoard his toys and charge my cat if he hunkers down on one. Which happens a lot, because my cat is a huge cranky orange Manx-coon whose primary form of entertainment is teasing the dog. Oh and the most hilarious thing is how he will spin in place when super excited. Just can't contain himself and must spin around in circles.

When I mentally picture him it is always a cartoon picture of a dog zooming, ears blown back by the wind of his own speed.

Still can't get him to fetch though. He will chase and get the toy, and take it to his toy hoarding spot.
 
2013-02-06 11:52:38 AM

KatjaMouse: dk47: Jack Russell Terrier?

/terriers are the worst

Take that back. Terriers are awesome. Intense, sure, but still awesome.

/grew up with Foxies and currently own a Mini-Schnauzer mix
//Foxies are typically the first dog in obedience training to learn a trick but the last to perform it for a second time



They're bloodthirsty though.  They like killin' critters.
 
2013-02-06 11:55:10 AM

SpectroBoy: Nobody NEEDS a pitbull. It is a dog DESIGNED to kill.

And don't tell me a pitbull makes you feel safer. Odds are a pitbull in the home is more likely to be turned on a family member than a criminal.

Sure SOME dog owners are responsible and store their pitbulls safely. But how many children every year must we sacrifice so that some small-penis-having dog owners can renew their man card?!?!?!?!

I call for an outright ban on pitbulls, pitbull like models, and all high capacity dogs. It's the only way!

Think of the children!!!!


Already been said, and better.  Please, cute (sweater) puppies or GTFO

Just Stop.

lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-02-06 11:56:41 AM

MayoSlather: Damn that media!! How dare they manipulate me to thinking large breeds can hurt people. DAMN THEM!!


It's not that so much as it's the whole... thing.

German shepherd:  Safe, friendly dog.

Siberian Husky:  Safe, friendly dog.

Pitbull:  VICIOUS KILLING MACHINE.

Problem:  Shepherds are dangerous as hell.  Huskies too, but they're docile.  Pitbulls are also docile.  Shepherds are largely docile because they are dogs that people take care of, because most people get a shepherd because they're pretty and friendly and very good companion dogs--but they are viciously territorial guard dogs and you don't want to attack a shepherd owner, the dog will farking kill you.

So yes, many breeds are dangerous.  Some are more difficult to train, some are more territorial.  Issue seems to be that the pitbull is not very aggressive even under pressure (even aggressive ones tend to quickly revert when removed from a troubling environment), but can be kept violent by continuous mistreatment; while other breeds (like the Shepherd) are largely docile yet territorial and can become dangerous much more easily, yet are ignored and considered safe.

That's the problem:  it's like if we went nuts over scary-looking badass chain fed machine guns, but didn't ban wimpy drum guns that can rapid-fire 200 rounds on a single magazine because they simply don't look that scary--even though they're easier to conceal than a farking 80 pound gatlin gun.
 
2013-02-06 11:59:21 AM

KatjaMouse: dk47: Jack Russell Terrier?

/terriers are the worst

Take that back. Terriers are awesome. Intense, sure, but still awesome.

/grew up with Foxies and currently own a Mini-Schnauzer mix
//Foxies are typically the first dog in obedience training to learn a trick but the last to perform it for a second time


I developed a hatred for JackRats when I was doing Cross Country Jumping.  Every little trophywife and every rich showmom seemed to have at least one JackRat at every show.  So, at any given event, there's half a dozen untrained yapping machines chasing horses, getting kicked, etc.

I've known some nice ones, but those untrained masses of fur and yaps drove me and my mare crazy.
 
2013-02-06 12:06:36 PM

noitsnot: KatjaMouse: /grew up with Foxies and currently own a Mini-Schnauzer mix
//Foxies are typically the first dog in obedience training to learn a trick but the last to perform it for a second time


They're bloodthirsty though. They like killin' critters.


I know. We had no moles in our yard. Well... none living anyway. My dad's first WFT was the only dog I ever witnessed to almost but not quite catch a squirrel. Had it by the tail but came back with a mouthful of fluff instead. After that we just had a squirrel with a mostly bald tail just sitting on the tall fence always calculating whether or not the trip to our bird feeder was worth it.
 
2013-02-06 12:14:53 PM
Nobody NEEDS a pitbull. It is a dog DESIGNED to kill.

And don't tell me a pitbull makes you feel safer. Odds are a pitbull in the home is more likely to be turned on a family member than a criminal.

Sure SOME dog owners are responsible and store their pitbulls safely. But how many children every year must we sacrifice so that some small-penis-having dog owners can renew their man card?!?!?!?!

I call for an outright ban on pitbulls, pitbull like models, and all high capacity dogs. It's the only way!

Think of the children!!!!

Already been said, and better.  Please, cute (sweater) puppies or GTFO


Yeah, because we sure don't need any repetition here on Fark. Only original thoughts!!!

 
2013-02-06 12:20:27 PM
Pitbull Thread?

i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-06 12:20:51 PM

neongoats: KatjaMouse: dk47: Jack Russell Terrier?

/terriers are the worst

Take that back. Terriers are awesome. Intense, sure, but still awesome.

/grew up with Foxies and currently own a Mini-Schnauzer mix
//Foxies are typically the first dog in obedience training to learn a trick but the last to perform it for a second time

I have a foodle(toy fox terrier/poodle), and he is intense and hilarious. He embodies speed and bouncy energy, like tigger on crack rock. He will joyfully charge to dog battle with my sisters huge yellow lab, despite weighing maybe 15lbs soaking wet. He is very cognizant of what is "his" and will hoard his toys and charge my cat if he hunkers down on one. Which happens a lot, because my cat is a huge cranky orange Manx-coon whose primary form of entertainment is teasing the dog. Oh and the most hilarious thing is how he will spin in place when super excited. Just can't contain himself and must spin around in circles.

When I mentally picture him it is always a cartoon picture of a dog zooming, ears blown back by the wind of his own speed.

Still can't get him to fetch though. He will chase and get the toy, and take it to his toy hoarding spot.


try using two balls..entice him back with the second..
 
2013-02-06 12:23:42 PM
Actually, scariest looking dogs I see at the dog park regularly are two weimaraners (bogie and birdie, the owner plays a lot of golf).  Huge, muscular, look like nazi officer dobermans.

Seem like nice dogs, but the size and appearance convey "do not screw with me".
 
2013-02-06 12:23:57 PM
Bullshiat.

Please alert me the next time a Dalmation or Golden Retriever kills a 4 year old child, and the owner blames the kid.

fark you, dangerous dog owners. You're all in denial and it's putting your community at risk.
 
2013-02-06 12:25:43 PM

youngJohn: Here, please watch a video I made about my blind pittbull and you can watch him viciously attack my labrador all day long. I made this three years ago and he still does this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjydAilznQ8


Aww, what a cute little baby.  Your Lab is an extrodinarily patient soul.  Probably because he/she knows there is something wrong with little brother.
 
2013-02-06 12:30:42 PM
My mixed girl is not very stranger-friendly, but I don't mind too much. I don't trust her around new people in the house or kids, but let her loose in a park full of dogs and she is in heaven!

i59.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-06 12:31:33 PM
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say what now?
 
2013-02-06 12:32:41 PM

meehaw: That story made me smile and tear up, just a little.


DAWWWWW, HUGS!!!!!

He's a hoot.  beautiful red coat.  if i had access to bucket i'd post pics of him.  check back later if you want.
 
2013-02-06 12:33:24 PM
The thing with pitbulls is that they're a high-energy breed. They need a lot of exercise and a lot of attention and socialization. They're friendly dogs over all, but when you keep a breed that requires exercise and active socialization chained in a backyard you're going to create a dog who is slightly unhinged and aggressive. They're not stupid dogs, they're easy as hell to train via positive reinforcement, but they're a hands-on breed. They need regular walks on a harness with frequent trips to the dog park. What they don't need are assholes who have no idea what to do with a dog, and who might even be slightly afraid of them, keeping them chained up.

Just like with my doberman. He needs a yard to run in and constant socialization or he gets a bit stir crazy and acts like an asshole. A daily walk and trips to the dog park at least once a week keep him from becoming aggressive. It's all about how you train your dog.
 
2013-02-06 12:35:59 PM

doubled99: Nobody NEEDS a pitbull. It is a dog DESIGNED to kill.

And don't tell me a pitbull makes you feel safer. Odds are a pitbull in the home is more likely to be turned on a family member than a criminal.

Sure SOME dog owners are responsible and store their pitbulls safely. But how many children every year must we sacrifice so that some small-penis-having dog owners can renew their man card?!?!?!?!

I call for an outright ban on pitbulls, pitbull like models, and all high capacity dogs. It's the only way!

Think of the children!!!!

Already been said, and better.  Please, cute (sweater) puppies or GTFO

Yeah, because we sure don't need any repetition here on Fark. Only original thoughts!!!


Agreeing with a statement is separate from trolling and/or derailment of the thread's intended purpose.  In this case, it also gave me an excuse to use a picture. I'm okay with snark, don't worry.

like this:

"OMG ROTTIES COME WITH LAZOR EYES NOW!!!! HIDE YO'KIDS"
lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-02-06 12:37:38 PM

rickythepenguin: meehaw: That story made me smile and tear up, just a little.

DAWWWWW, HUGS!!!!!

He's a hoot.  beautiful red coat.  if i had access to bucket i'd post pics of him.  check back later if you want.


Can you get to the various Googles? Picasaweb is pretty easy, just make sure you click the "image only" on the link
 
2013-02-06 12:46:36 PM

DoctorOfLove: Actually, scariest looking dogs I see at the dog park regularly are two weimaraners (bogie and birdie, the owner plays a lot of golf). Huge, muscular, look like nazi officer dobermans.


I've got a fawn doberman that people constantly mistake for a weimaraner. We didn't crop his ears, though, because the pointy-ears thing is just cosmetic and we don't believe in doing that to a dog. His tail, however, was docked when we got him. And he loves kids and tiny dogs. We've had mothers bring their kids up to pet him and he just sits there and licks little hands and faces and when the mother finds out the cute doggy her little shiatlings have been hanging all over for the last five minutes is a Doberman instead of a Weimaraner she will freak out and makes her kids move away.

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2013-02-06 01:06:18 PM

havocmike: Bullshiat.

Please alert me the next time a Dalmation or Golden Retriever kills a 4 year old child, and the owner blames the kid.

fark you, dangerous dog owners. You're all in denial and it's putting your community at risk.


You're 100% correct. No one has ever heard of a golden retreiver viciously attacking a child (link not safe for lunch) because it simply doesn't happen, amirite?

/consider yourself alerted
 
2013-02-06 01:11:05 PM
Elegy:
You're 100% correct. No one has ever heard of a golden retreiver viciously attacking a child (link not safe for lunch) because it simply doesn't happen, amirite?

It's because the media doesn't report that kind of thing.
 
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