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(SeattlePI)   Three people attacked by dogs in Seattle. Were they Chihuahuas? I bet they were Chihuahuas. *reads article* Well, that's a surprise   (blog.seattlepi.com) divider line 185
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2014-09-04 11:39:38 AM  
It's a coincidence! There's no such thing as vicious breeds! It's all the owners' fault! Yeah, that's the ticket!
 
2014-09-04 11:45:39 AM  
If chihuahuas were the same size as pit bulls they would be the #1 dangerous breed. I have yet to meet a chihuahua that wasn't an angry little shiat.
 
2014-09-04 11:47:49 AM  
Dogs of peace.
 
2014-09-04 12:00:00 PM  
Bad dogs or bad owners?  Why not both?
 
2014-09-04 12:20:24 PM  
Because there are so many recorded attacks by vicious cockapoos, beagles, etc....

Yeah, it's just that people are too focused on maligning such a gentle breed as pit bulls....
 
2014-09-04 12:21:16 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If chihuahuas were the same size as pit bulls they would be the #1 dangerous breed. I have yet to meet a chihuahua that wasn't an angry little shiat.


Little ankle-biting monsters is what they are.  I'm tempted to punt them on sight.
 
2014-09-04 12:50:26 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If chihuahuas were the same size as pit bulls they would be the #1 dangerous breed. I have yet to meet a chihuahua that wasn't an angry little shiat.


If a frog had wings it wouldn't bump its ass when it hopped.
 
2014-09-04 12:58:55 PM  
I bet more people do get bit by little pain in the ass dogs, but no one reports them because they didn't get mauled.
 
2014-09-04 01:05:00 PM  
Someone explain to me why a pit bull needs 42 teeth with no laws in place to prevent a pit bull from having 1,000.
 
2014-09-04 01:08:22 PM  
Chi-hooa-hooa!
  img.fark.net
 
2014-09-04 01:47:53 PM  
Pay no attention to the vicious dog attack and look at this cute pic of a pitbull...


i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-09-04 02:02:45 PM  
The "canine of peace" has struck again. -_-
 
2014-09-04 02:03:33 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I bet more people do get bit by little pain in the ass dogs, but no one reports them because they didn't get mauled.


And if they got mauled, the media wouldn't care, because they aren't pit bulls.
 
2014-09-04 02:05:26 PM  

nekom: Bad dogs or bad owners?  Why not both?


Almost assuredly. Dogs bred for aggression, many of whom are mistreated. Winning recipe for a maulin'
 
2014-09-04 02:06:24 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Lando Lincoln: I bet more people do get bit by little pain in the ass dogs, but no one reports them because they didn't get mauled.

And if they got mauled, the media wouldn't care, because they aren't pit bulls.


Maybe not as much, but it would be refreshing to hear a story of a beagle ripping off someone's face.
 
2014-09-04 02:06:24 PM  
People who hate those breeds should read up on the whole correlation vs causation thing. IMO it just so happens that the shiatiest people in the world happen to gravitate to those dogs.

That said, if those people liked poodles this wouldn't be a major problem because poodles aren't pure muscle and jaw.
 
2014-09-04 02:06:49 PM  
Where's a cat when you need it?
 
2014-09-04 02:07:21 PM  

nekom: Bad dogs or bad owners?  Why not both?


Either way, I pro-actively get my kids away when I see one.

Maybe the dog is shiatty, maybe the owner is. Either way, those farkers can KILL.

nope nope nope
 
2014-09-04 02:08:15 PM  
Article does not mention where the owners of the dogs were. If the dogs were out and unattended, then punish the owners.
 
2014-09-04 02:08:38 PM  
Every pit bull I've ever met -- which is not a small number -- has been docile and loving. They're farking baby dolls. I don't know what the ratio of "propensity" vs. "training/raising" is in the likelihood of violent attacks, but I know it's not 100% inherent in the breed.

I do think a lot of it is just how strong they are. Pit bull bites are more likely to be really bad because of their strength, and therefore more likely to be reported on/publicized.

It's like people who say lions and tigers are just big kitty cats... well, yes, they are, but if a tabby and a lion both get annoyed at you and nip your hand, one is a Band-Aid and one is an amputation.
 
2014-09-04 02:09:07 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If chihuahuas were the same size as pit bulls they would be the #1 dangerous breed. I have yet to meet a chihuahua that wasn't an angry little shiat.


This. There seems to be an attitude among owners of tiny breeds that since they are small they don't need proper socialization and training.
 
2014-09-04 02:09:34 PM  
If the dogs weren't pit bulls, would the authors of the story mentioned the dog's breed?

scottydoesntknow: If chihuahuas were the same size as pit bulls they would be the #1 dangerous breed. I have yet to meet a chihuahua that wasn't an angry little shiat.


Yeah, well, they aren't.
 
2014-09-04 02:09:36 PM  
i58.tinypic.com

/oblig
 
2014-09-04 02:10:09 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I bet more people do get bit by little pain in the ass dogs, but no one reports them because they didn't get mauled.


I've been bit by three dogs in my life.  One was supposed to be put down because I wasn't the first that had been attacked, but it never was.

All were small. Never been bit by any large dogs.

My cousin was mauled by her Lab/Beagle mix.  Horrible dog, but horrible owners.    She had been hitting it with a stick while it was on a chain, and she misjudged how much chain the dog had left.  She's scarred but ok and grown up now, dog was put down.

We had one of them from the same litter that was amazing, but we had to put down due to seizures and he broke his back during one.

//His name was Rufus, after Carlin's character.  He was an amazing dog, sadly, not a time traveler though.
 
2014-09-04 02:10:09 PM  
If Chihuahuas were the favored breed of people who run dog fights, there would be just as many savage Chihuahua attacks. You know what's a lot more dangerous than pit bulls? The people who own the bad ones. They have opposable thumbs, and guns, and enjoy turning dogs vicious. Also, most "pit bulls" are mutts; the bullshiat theory about dog "breeds" having particular personalities are right up there with phrenology, science-wise.

This guy, and well-treated pit bulls, are not the problem:

media.carbonated.tv
 
2014-09-04 02:10:56 PM  

Walker: Dogs of peace.


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2014-09-04 02:11:15 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If chihuahuas were the same size as pit bulls they would be the #1 dangerous breed. I have yet to meet a chihuahua that wasn't an angry little shiat.


It depends how the owners treat them. If treated like a normal but tiny dog they are generally really nice dogs. Still yappy but really affectionate and playful.
 
2014-09-04 02:11:42 PM  

RainbeauxSue: Every pit bull I've ever met -- which is not a small number -- has been docile and loving. They're farking baby dolls.


Same.

I think the problem is, they're just a really popular breed right now, so of course they're going to show up in the news a lot.

/Not my favorite breed. I prefer St. Bernards and Newfies.
 
2014-09-04 02:12:17 PM  

meat0918: Lando Lincoln: I bet more people do get bit by little pain in the ass dogs, but no one reports them because they didn't get mauled.

I've been bit by three dogs in my life.  One was supposed to be put down because I wasn't the first that had been attacked, but it never was.

All were small. Never been bit by any large dogs.

My cousin was mauled by her Lab/Beagle mix.  Horrible dog, but horrible owners.    She had been hitting it with a stick while it was on a chain, and she misjudged how much chain the dog had left. She's scarred but ok and grown up now, dog was put down.


They put down the wrong half of that fight.
 
2014-09-04 02:12:23 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I bet more people do get bit by little pain in the ass dogs, but no one reports them because they didn't get mauled.


If grasshoppers had machine guns, birds wouldn't fark with them as much.
 
2014-09-04 02:12:54 PM  
If a dog bites someone it automatically becomes a pit bull.
 
2014-09-04 02:13:16 PM  
Well, subby, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, HIKE UP YOUR HOOP SKIRT AND RUN!

Straight to the fainting couch, and have your husband bring you a tonic and a lace handkerchief.
 
2014-09-04 02:14:19 PM  

Destructor: RainbeauxSue: Every pit bull I've ever met -- which is not a small number -- has been docile and loving. They're farking baby dolls.

Same.

I think the problem is, they're just a really popular breed right now, so of course they're going to show up in the news a lot.

/Not my favorite breed. I prefer St. Bernards and Newfies.


Wishful thinking, the vast majority of pit bulls are fine pets but pit bulls are disproportionately involved in these type events, far above and beyond their absolute numbers.
 
2014-09-04 02:14:31 PM  
What???

The cops didn't shoot the dogs from atop their up-armored MRAPs using a .50 cal Barrett Model 82A1???

But I thought cops shot dogs in Festung Amerika!
 
2014-09-04 02:15:14 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If chihuahuas were the same size as pit bulls they would be the #1 dangerous breed. I have yet to meet a chihuahua that wasn't an angry little shiat.


Dude...chill...

(daughters dog, not mine)

img.fark.net
 
2014-09-04 02:15:19 PM  

nocturnal001: People who hate those breeds should read up on the whole correlation vs causation thing. IMO it just so happens that the shiatiest people in the world happen to gravitate to those dogs.

That said, if those people liked poodles this wouldn't be a major problem because poodles aren't pure muscle and jaw.


A standard poodle is basically a Doberman with curly hair. I remember when there was a lot of talk about banning Dobermans, back when they were popular with the sort of shiatty people who now gravitate to pit bull abuse.

/See Rottweilers, German shepherds, mastiffs
 
2014-09-04 02:16:38 PM  

jdcgonzalez: Lando Lincoln: I bet more people do get bit by little pain in the ass dogs, but no one reports them because they didn't get mauled.

If grasshoppers had machine guns, birds wouldn't fark with them as much.


I don't think so. Grasshoppers couldn't fire them. I mean...the guns are like 100,000 times their weight.
 
2014-09-04 02:16:43 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: Wishful thinking, the vast majority of pit bulls are fine pets but pit bulls are disproportionately involved in these type events, far above and beyond their absolute numbers.


Where do you even find their absolute numbers? It's not like most dogs are AKC registered.
 
2014-09-04 02:17:17 PM  
My one rule is you should not be allowed to own a dog larger than you are. If you are a tiny woman out walking a large or strong dog like a pitbull, you have no control over it so stop pretending like you do. If it decides to chase me down the street snarling while I'm out jogging, its gonna drag you down the street with it.
 
2014-09-04 02:17:58 PM  

Guilty_plea_bargain: reshing to hear a story of a beagle ripping off

Guilty_plea_bargain: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Lando Lincoln: I bet more people do get bit by little pain in the ass dogs, but no one reports them because they didn't get mauled.

And if they got mauled, the media wouldn't care, because they aren't pit bulls.

Maybe not as much, but it would be refreshing to hear a story of a beagle ripping off someone's face.


Dammit!!  Diet COke, right into the eky board.  +1 (I still don't know why that's so damn funny!)
 
2014-09-04 02:18:17 PM  

Destructor: I think the problem is, they're just a really popular breed with assholesright now, so of course they're going to show up in the news a lot.


FTFY

Asshole owners will pretty much always generate an asshole pet, and asshole children. It is the associative property of assholes.
 
2014-09-04 02:18:41 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If chihuahuas were the same size as pit bulls they would be the #1 dangerous breed. I have yet to meet a chihuahua that wasn't an angry little shiat.


There are no tougher dogs than little tiny tough dogs. They think they can take a Great Dane. They can't but they are absolutely convinced they can.
 
2014-09-04 02:19:06 PM  
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2014-09-04 02:21:04 PM  
img.4plebs.org
let's see
/breed of peace
//zomg, I don't care, no pit bulls!
///media scare tactics
////missing anything?
 
2014-09-04 02:21:33 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-09-04 02:22:22 PM  

zulius: [img.4plebs.org image 300x225]
let's see
/breed of peace
//zomg, I don't care, no pit bulls!
///media scare tactics
////people whining and complaing about this thread
//missing anything?


There ya go.

/I even updated the slashie count for you
 
2014-09-04 02:23:03 PM  

RainbeauxSue: Every pit bull I've ever met -- which is not a small number -- has been docile and loving. They're farking baby dolls. I don't know what the ratio of "propensity" vs. "training/raising" is in the likelihood of violent attacks, but I know it's not 100% inherent in the breed.

I do think a lot of it is just how strong they are. Pit bull bites are more likely to be really bad because of their strength, and therefore more likely to be reported on/publicized.

It's like people who say lions and tigers are just big kitty cats... well, yes, they are, but if a tabby and a lion both get annoyed at you and nip your hand, one is a Band-Aid and one is an amputation.


This is the whole point.  If a little dog bites my kid I can pull the dog off.  Even most big dogs don't have the strength to hold on to a human skull with (in this case) at least two other humans trying to pull it off.  There was a story here a few years ago about a tradesman bashing a pit bull as hard as he could with a pipe wrench to try to get it to let go of a kid's arm - to no avail.

Maybe pit bulls are inherently more aggressive than other breeds, maybe not - it doesn't matter.  They've been bred for hundreds of generations in such a way that gives them the strength to easily kill a human AND more often than not have also been bred to be aggressive killers.  Why would I ever bring that into my home?
 
2014-09-04 02:24:54 PM  

LazyMedia: nocturnal001: People who hate those breeds should read up on the whole correlation vs causation thing. IMO it just so happens that the shiatiest people in the world happen to gravitate to those dogs.

That said, if those people liked poodles this wouldn't be a major problem because poodles aren't pure muscle and jaw.

A standard poodle is basically a Doberman with curly hair. I remember when there was a lot of talk about banning Dobermans, back when they were popular with the sort of shiatty people who now gravitate to pit bull abuse.

/See Rottweilers, German shepherds, mastiffs


Poodles can be nasty, but just don't have the same power as a pit (or other bully breeds even). That's why these things make the news.
 
2014-09-04 02:26:16 PM  

RainbeauxSue: Every pit bull I've ever met -- which is not a small number -- has been docile and loving. They're farking baby dolls. I don't know what the ratio of "propensity" vs. "training/raising" is in the likelihood of violent attacks, but I know it's not 100% inherent in the breed.

I do think a lot of it is just how strong they are. Pit bull bites are more likely to be really bad because of their strength, and therefore more likely to be reported on/publicized.

It's like people who say lions and tigers are just big kitty cats... well, yes, they are, but if a tabby and a lion both get annoyed at you and nip your hand, one is a Band-Aid and one is an amputation.


I couldn't agree with this more.  My grand-dog Pete thanks you.

i1181.photobucket.com
 
2014-09-04 02:26:45 PM  

nekom: Bad dogs or bad owners?  Why not both?


a little from collumn a, a little from collumn b

i've been around some VERY docile, fun loving, even downright goofy pits. i've also been (at a safe distance) around some vicious ones. the difference, indeed, was the attitudes of the owners.

but i feel there is something in the genes of certain breeds that makes some breeds more prone to viciousness...much like sheep dogs naturally want to herd, dachshunds naturally want to dig, etc...
 
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