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(Huffington Post)   Million Pit Bull March is organized for Washington DC. Guess what isn't allowed at the March? Pit Bulls   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 38
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2014-04-10 08:23:30 PM  
5 votes:
But the march is still on for the million neanderthug pit bulls owners, right?

Everyone's pit bull is well behaved...until they have that psychotic break and maul to death the neighbor's niece. They should all be destroyed. They are a nuisance with no redeeming quality whatsoever.
2014-04-10 08:23:27 PM  
3 votes:

Mikey1969: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.


I've met some very friendly put bulls too, but I've also met some sketchy ones and the sketchy ones have been a lot more sketchy and unpredictable than other oddball dogs. Raised right, pit bulls can be fine dogs, but it seems to take a bit more effort to raise one right.

I would never, under any circumstances take someone's pet from them or destroy an animal based on breed. I do wish people wouldn't breed so many pit bulls and related dogs.

Really I think people shouldn't breed any dogs at all as long as we have such high numbers of homeless dogs. Purebreds tend to be heavily inbred anyway.
2014-04-10 08:03:37 PM  
3 votes:
It kinda makes sense...even if 99℅ was perfectly behaved, the 1% could quickly cause a bloodbath that would go viral and destroy any chance they have of getting there message across.
2014-04-10 11:48:39 PM  
2 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Everyone at a medium-sized rally bringing their dogs would be a stupid idea even if everyone had a golden retriever.  A thousand excited dogs in an unfamiliar place surrounded by strange dogs isn't likely to end well.


I've done an annual dog walk in Austin in which thousands of leashed dogs and their owners are in very close quarters. Never once seen a fight break out.
2014-04-10 09:26:23 PM  
2 votes:

brimed03: James10952001: Mikey1969: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.

I've met some very friendly put bulls too, but I've also met some sketchy ones and the sketchy ones have been a lot more sketchy and unpredictable than other oddball dogs. Raised right, pit bulls can be fine dogs, but it seems to take a bit more effort to raise one right.

I would never, under any circumstances take someone's pet from them or destroy an animal based on breed. I do wish people wouldn't breed so many pit bulls and related dogs.

Really I think people shouldn't breed any dogs at all as long as we have such high numbers of homeless dogs. Purebreds tend to be heavily inbred anyway.

Didja know that pit bulls used to be called "nanny dogs" because they were one of the most popular breeds for watching infants and toddlers?

Pit bulls do not take extra special effort to raise. But people do need to raise them right. Like ANY dog.


Your experience with pit bulls is noted, but please don't continue spreading a falsehood. It hurts the cause. Even a pit bull advocacy group has disavowed it.

"UPDATE 5/21/13: Two years and nine months after the Nanny Dog Myth Revealed was first published, BAD RAP, a major pit bull advocacy group publicly announced that it will no longer support the Nanny Dog myth because it endangers children.  While it is too late for many children, hopefully many will be saved in the future.  Thank you, BAD RAP"

http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2010/08/nanny-dog-myth-rev ea led.html
http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2011/06/vintage-pit-bull-p ho tos-prove-what.html
2014-04-10 09:20:37 PM  
2 votes:

Dinjiin: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

Agreed.

While I expect breed specific regulations to be relaxed eventually, I suspect that they may be replaced by stricter rules overall for all breeds.

I see a lot of neglect towards dogs, and the dogs misbehave as a result.  I also see a lot of small breed owners who fail to socialize their dogs properly, resulting in hyper-aggression.  The latter issue is compounded by the fur child mentality that some of the owners have adopted, which makes them difficult to work with.

Based off of my own anecdotal experience, I'd say that about a third of all current dog owners should be banned from ever owning a pet ever again.  They give responsible owners a bad name.


Yeah, it's even worse with pit bulls. The shelters are overrun with pits because the idiots who buy pit bulls because of the status symbol and the want for a mean dog are the same people who quickly grow bored with the responsibility and drop the dog off at the pound.
2014-04-10 06:40:34 PM  
2 votes:
I think I would rather deal with a million pit bulls than a million pit bull owners.
2014-04-11 11:49:00 AM  
1 votes:
Wow, 'pibble' is a word I never want to hear again, especially after finding out what it means.
2014-04-11 09:39:05 AM  
1 votes:

Dr. Tuttle: Why is it so hard to accept that a breed bred for blood sports might, deep down, have an instinct to attack?


Because that breeding also included breeding out any aggressiveness towards humans. Think about it, if you have a big game dog, which the breed originated as, and it is holding on to a wild boar to wear it down and keep it place until you get close to finish the boar off, when you pull the dog off the boar to get it clear of the death blow, it is still in a frenzied state from the chase/hunt, you want it to chill out quickly. It smells you, feels your hands on it and knows that it doesn't need to be high energy anymore. This held true when the breed was used later in bull baiting and then later in pit fighting other dogs. If you need to pull the dog off of another dog, you want it to chill out right away, and so you breed in a passivity towards humans.

What happens when you get a pit to bite a human is that you have broken their breeding, not their training, their breeding. They weren't bred the same as guard dog breeds such as German Shepards, Rottweilers, Dobermans, where they have developed the instinctual understanding that they can bite this person, but not that person. Pit breeds were developed to not bite anyone.

People forget in this age of luxury and superficial desire for dogs that all the breeds were developed for a purpose, most of which are obsolete aside from the toys and aristocratic breeds e.g. the Pekingese, which were bred purposefully to have too short front legs so it would be hard for them to get away from their owners. People buy dogs today the same way they buy shoes, their only consideration being whether they match their outfit or style. The heights of vanity involving another living creature boggles the mind.
2014-04-11 12:17:29 AM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969: I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.


Sigfried & Roy used to prance tigers back and forth on the stage until one of them bit Roy in the neck because it was a f*cking tiger.  I'm sure that tiger was one of the best, most well-behaved, gentlest tigers you'd ever meet until it bit Roy in the neck.
2014-04-10 11:50:47 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Bonobo62: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

What if a toddler is torn to pieces by ownerless feral dogs?
Bad dogs or bad owners?

What if a toddler is torn to pieces by any wild animal, duh? That's a really stupid question.


It was meant to be a stupid question, since it was questioning an even stupider claim.
2014-04-10 11:48:18 PM  
1 votes:

Bonobo62: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

What if a toddler is torn to pieces by ownerless feral dogs?
Bad dogs or bad owners?


What if a toddler is torn to pieces by any wild animal, duh? That's a really stupid question.
2014-04-10 11:38:40 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


What if a toddler is torn to pieces by ownerless feral dogs?
Bad dogs or bad owners?
2014-04-10 11:24:03 PM  
1 votes:
All the pits i know are wonderful dogs, much better behaved than my terrier mix. The difference is, i dont think our terrier could break skin if she tried, and she does, she gets started and attacks our feet at least one night a week. Ill be the first to admit shes poorly trained, weve had her for less than half her life, but the thing is, no matter how poorly trained, most breeds cant rip out your throat. 

My buddy was watching his uncles rottweiler one time when i was over, big goofy dog, total sweetheart. Well, shortly after i had flopped down on the couch and put my feet up, he decided we werent done playing and grabbed me by my shoe and dragged me off the couch, and i am not a small man. Its ludicrous to deny that big powerful dogs CAN be dangerous, im not saying ban them or anything, but they should be treated with caution and respect, like a firearm.
2014-04-10 11:09:14 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


You're so wrong this page had to be paginated to even out all the wrong.
2014-04-10 10:46:37 PM  
1 votes:

Wake Up Sheeple: brimed03: James10952001: Mikey1969: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.

I've met some very friendly put bulls too, but I've also met some sketchy ones and the sketchy ones have been a lot more sketchy and unpredictable than other oddball dogs. Raised right, pit bulls can be fine dogs, but it seems to take a bit more effort to raise one right.

I would never, under any circumstances take someone's pet from them or destroy an animal based on breed. I do wish people wouldn't breed so many pit bulls and related dogs.

Really I think people shouldn't breed any dogs at all as long as we have such high numbers of homeless dogs. Purebreds tend to be heavily inbred anyway.

Didja know that pit bulls used to be called "nanny dogs" because they were one of the most popular breeds for watching infants and toddlers?

Pit bulls do not take extra special effort to raise. But people do need to raise them right. Like ANY dog.

Your experience with pit bulls is noted, but please don't continue spreading a falsehood. It hurts the cause. Even a pit bull advocacy group has disavowed it.

"UPDATE 5/21/13: Two years and nine months after the Nanny Dog Myth Revealed was first published, BAD RAP, a major pit bull advocacy group publicly announced that it will no longer support the Nanny Dog myth because it endangers children.  While it is too late for many children, hopefully many will be saved in the future.  Thank you, BAD RAP"

http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2010/08/nanny-dog-myth-rev ea led.html
http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2011/06/vintage-pit-bull-p ho tos-prove-what.html


A few years ago, a pregnant BAD RAP member was mauled to death by her "cherished family companion," which was later shot dead by police.  The woman's idiot husband defended the dog, claiming that "it was just a freak accident," and buried his wife with her killer's ashes.

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_18671143

http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2011/08/reflections-on-case-in-pacif ic a-ca.html
2014-04-10 10:21:34 PM  
1 votes:
Look in Wikipedia for "Fatal dog attacks in the United States" Pick a year... Notice Pit Bull appears
rather often?
2014-04-10 09:31:15 PM  
1 votes:

A_Glass_Of_Pink: twiztedjustin: Are parolees or midgets allowed?

Moopy Mac: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

Statistically this isn't true.

Dude, this is FARK.  if they want to believe that a killing machine is a unicorn, let them have their moment.


I mean, there is little chance you will be murdered in Caracas, but Tokyo is still a lot safer.
2014-04-10 09:29:02 PM  
1 votes:

twiztedjustin: Are parolees or midgets allowed?


Moopy Mac: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

Statistically this isn't true.


Dude, this is FARK.  if they want to believe that a killing machine is a unicorn, let them have their moment.
2014-04-10 09:23:06 PM  
1 votes:
www.csmonitor.com
And folks dont forget to Circumsize your Pitbull!


/need to work guns in there as well to make the ultimate thread.
2014-04-10 09:21:23 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


Statistically this isn't true.
2014-04-10 09:21:03 PM  
1 votes:

SevenizGud: But the march is still on for the million neanderthug pit bulls owners, right?

Everyone's pit bull is well behaved...until they have that psychotic break and maul to death the neighbor's niece. They should all be destroyed. They are a nuisance with no redeeming quality whatsoever.


-1/10. So horribly obvious you should be bitten on the ass by a German shep-- doberma-- rottweil-- wait, which media-demonized breed are we on this decade? Still pit bulls?
2014-04-10 09:18:00 PM  
1 votes:

James10952001: Mikey1969: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.

I've met some very friendly put bulls too, but I've also met some sketchy ones and the sketchy ones have been a lot more sketchy and unpredictable than other oddball dogs. Raised right, pit bulls can be fine dogs, but it seems to take a bit more effort to raise one right.

I would never, under any circumstances take someone's pet from them or destroy an animal based on breed. I do wish people wouldn't breed so many pit bulls and related dogs.

Really I think people shouldn't breed any dogs at all as long as we have such high numbers of homeless dogs. Purebreds tend to be heavily inbred anyway.


Didja know that pit bulls used to be called "nanny dogs" because they were one of the most popular breeds for watching infants and toddlers?

Pit bulls do not take extra special effort to raise. But people do need to raise them right. Like ANY dog.
2014-04-10 09:13:53 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.


Agreed.

While I expect breed specific regulations to be relaxed eventually, I suspect that they may be replaced by stricter rules overall for all breeds.

I see a lot of neglect towards dogs, and the dogs misbehave as a result.  I also see a lot of small breed owners who fail to socialize their dogs properly, resulting in hyper-aggression.  The latter issue is compounded by the fur child mentality that some of the owners have adopted, which makes them difficult to work with.

Based off of my own anecdotal experience, I'd say that about a third of all current dog owners should be banned from ever owning a pet ever again.  They give responsible owners a bad name.
2014-04-10 09:11:41 PM  
1 votes:

FriarReb98: Mixed messages much?


Not at all. Remember the gleeful Fark post a few years back about the helmet-less motorcyclist who died in an accident at a motorcycle rally against helmet laws?

Regardless of breed, you can't bring together a ton of dogs that don't know each other, especially at an event with lots of standing in one place for hours with lots of sudden loud noises. Hell, even dog parks are a risk; at the one I go to, a pit bull (ironically) sustained $1400 in injuries just a few weeks ago after a dog attacked it without provocation.
2014-04-10 09:04:31 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


In *almost* every case, yes. It does the animals no good to grant them sainthood. Just like people, there will always be a percentage who aren't wired quite right. But far and away the majority of "bad dogs" are animals that weren't raised and treated right.

Of course, that's also true of humans.
2014-04-10 08:54:57 PM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.


Wow, you know one whole pit bull that isn't a vicious attack dog? I worked in a large cat sanctuary one summer and I was able to pet a tiger that didn't tear my head off. That must mean tigers aren't vicious and I can keep one as a pet.
/certain animals have reputations for a reason
2014-04-10 08:53:42 PM  
1 votes:

Wake Up Sheeple: Jim_Callahan: Everyone at a medium-sized rally bringing their dogs would be a stupid idea even if everyone had a golden retriever.  A thousand excited dogs in an unfamiliar place surrounded by strange dogs isn't likely to end well.

I know! Could you imagine 100 golden retrievers descending all at once on the reflecting pool to grab some unsuspecting geese? The slobber would be horrendous! And all those mangled frisbees! The horror!


Actually, the retriever I knew was a cat killer, possum killer, any kind of small critter she could get in her jaws killer.
I'd rather have idiot owners put down than dogs... would stop the issue from reoccurring.
2014-04-10 08:51:06 PM  
1 votes:

Son of Thunder: FriarReb98: Mixed messages much?

You want to have a march while navigating around a million dog turds?


So you're saying the owners wouldn't be responsible enough to pick up their dog's poop?
2014-04-10 08:42:01 PM  
1 votes:
Everyone at a medium-sized rally bringing their dogs would be a stupid idea even if everyone had a golden retriever.  A thousand excited dogs in an unfamiliar place surrounded by strange dogs isn't likely to end well.
2014-04-10 08:41:22 PM  
1 votes:
SevenizGud:Everyone's pit bull is well behaved...until they have that psychotic break and maul to death the neighbor's niece. They should all be destroyed. They are a nuisance with no redeeming quality whatsoever.
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2014-04-10 08:30:55 PM  
1 votes:

FriarReb98: Mixed messages much?


You want to have a march while navigating around a million dog turds?
2014-04-10 08:05:08 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.
2014-04-10 08:02:17 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


Wild dogs can be very bad.
2014-04-10 07:58:28 PM  
1 votes:
Oh please bring them. Please please bring them.
2014-04-10 07:20:53 PM  
1 votes:
Mixed messages much?
2014-04-10 06:09:20 PM  
1 votes:
That's ok. Bring your chihuahua and anyone reporting on the event won't know the difference.
2014-04-10 06:08:51 PM  
1 votes:
Are pits allowed? How about bulls? Can you throw the bulls in the pits?
 
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