Some Coke Drinking Guy: Most pit bulls are friendly animals. Problem is, when they do decide to clamp down on you, they have that darn lock jaw.
hammettman: Firethorn: hammettman: I am not for regulation by dog breed, but farking get a clue. Stop denying that your breed is dangerous. And spay/neuter your dog. Try visiting an animal shelter if you don't think this is a good idea.Interesting. The problem I have with the study(only looked at the abstract; not paying money) is that it assumes that people know enough to identify a pit bull; IE that the hospital records are accurate.The dog breeds were not identified by hospital records. The hospital records were used solely to classify the nature/severity of the wounds. The study was actually a follow up to the hospital records, which then went back to police and official reports of the attack. In over 80% of the cases, the dogs were also identified by the owners themselves as pit bulls. It's entirely possible that the owners improperly classified their own dogs, and there may have been other factors that prompted the owners to name their own dogs as pit bulls when they may in fact have been another breed. But there is a clear trend of data, plus or minus all manner of caveats, that is indisputable.
mbillips: Friendly pit bull thread![1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x272]
ThatBillmanGuy: I work in installation and go to a lot of people's homes, so I encounter pitbulls a lot here in southern California. Besides most of them being huge with the head of a Tyrannosaurus, they've never lunged at me or tried to attack me. But they can bark the sound of the end times if I'm on the other side of the fence.Chihuahuas on the other hand... Vicious little monsters.
Badgers: And dachshunds are the most aggressive against strangers _and_ their owners...I hate the bastards.Dachs = german for badgerHund = german for dogYou can understand where i'm coming from.
Steve Zodiac: Wow. Way to cherry pick a point of view from an article there subby. Lets look at the very next sentence following the one you chose for your headline: "And the breed has displayed below-average levels of aggression when encountering strangers."
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