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.
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.
MaddMango: [lh6.googleusercontent.com image 650x437]My pit is very cool around most people and all dogs. I have found that the people he doesn't like are crooked.
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.
MayoSlather: Damn that media!! How dare they manipulate me to thinking large breeds can hurt people. DAMN THEM!!
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.
MayoSlather: . Because a dog killing kids isn't a story unless it's a pitbull,
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.
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?
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.
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%!!!
DoctorOfLove: [images.elephantjournal.com image 320x240]
js34603: Pit bulls aren't the problem. Your average pit bill owner is the problem.
fireclown: I tend to believe that if you show me a mean dog, I'll show you a mean family.
UberDave: /But if I were to choose what attacked me, it would be a poodle rather than a pit bull.
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