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Old 02-02-06, 11:22 PM   #1
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Old 02-02-06, 11:45 PM   #2
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No - I think a ban on any breed is a mistake. For every horror story there are thousands of dogs that get through fifteen or sixteen years without ever biting and end their days as a beloved pet.

As with people, there are good ones and bad ones. I think a pitbull, properly trained and socialized, handled with love and given plenty of attention is as likely to be a good dog as any other breed. Yes, some of them snap. Knowing that, it's the owner's responsibility to keep their dog under control, but again, it can happen with any breed. You may as well ban all small dogs - they're as likely to bite.

What I would support though is a crackdown on people who abuse their Pitties because they want a "cool" dog, ie: a mean one. Ban them, not the breed.
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They're good dogs, but shouldn't be allowed near porcupines.

(These threads are always awesome, by the way, as they always bring the same sort of vaginized liberals out of the woodwork who feel there ought to be a law against absolutely everything that can potentially harm you, at the expense of personal liberty and accountability. BTW, I'm very liberal myself, but feel that people ought to be able to do what they want, own what they want, accept the consequences, and the government and everyone else should mind their own ****ing business. My trolling is done. My popcorn is popping. )
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They're good dogs, but shouldn't be allowed near porcupines.

(These threads are always awesome, by the way, as they always bring the same sort of vaginized liberals out of the woodwork who feel there ought to be a law against absolutely everything that can potentially harm you, at the expense of personal liberty and accountability. BTW, I'm very liberal myself, but feel that people ought to be able to do what they want, own what they want, accept the consequences, and the government and everyone else should mind their own ****ing business. My trolling is done. My popcorn is popping. )
Yeah true , but then the 4 legged animal has to pay for the persons bull & that's just not right.

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A dingo killed a baby in Australia yesterday. The pet dingo/labrador cross mauled a 22 month old girl to death at a town called Bunyip in the state of Victoria.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/com...5E2862,00.html


I used to train through Bunyip. Must have missed those marauding hoards of Dingos
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Old 02-03-06, 04:14 AM   #6
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There is a pitbull around the corner from me and he has to be one of the sweetest dogs I have ever seen. He always greets me at the fence when I walk or ride by. and I always stop to say hello and pet him. It is not always the dog or the breed, sometimes it is the lunkheads who own them. I do, sometimes, question the wisdom of ever owning a cross between a domestic breed and a wild animal though. I love dogs and never really fear any of them but a friend of mine had a wolf/husky mix that I felt very uneasy around.

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The guy I do some P/T work for has a tan/buckskin female named Stella. She is the swetest little girl you'd ever want to see. It's so cool when his wife brings Stell to the store all work stops and snacks get raided. Then we play a hearty game of Tug-O-War.

I say ban stoopid owners!
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Pitbulls were originally bred to be especially non-aggressive to humans. Any Pit that is aggressive towards a human being has been trained to be that way, or been mis-treated, or both. I've seen a 6 month old toddler, jump up and down on an adult male Pit, pull his ears, gouge his eyes, pound him with her fists, and the dog would at most roll over or walk to the other side of the room. Pits have no inborn tendency to be aggressive towards any human being. It's horrible the way most Pit owners treat their dogs. Banning the breed is ridiculous.
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Mine will not respond when you make a kicking or punching motion towards them. They've never felt a kick or punch connect. They don't know what violence is.
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I'm a former owner, and my pit bull was a very friendly dog around people. His kindness stopped, however, whenever he saw another animal. Dog, cat, squirrel, bird, fish, snake...he didn't care, he would go after it. And he was the only dog I ever saw that chased a car, and caught it.
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Well my dog was attacked by a pitbull 1 1/2 ago. My dog had to have surgrey etc. IT SUCKED. He has a shoot coming out from his body to drain blood and other nasty fluid.
Now the answer to your question. Should pitbulls be banned. Its really hard for me to say. My dog is a West Highland Terrier, HARMLESS to anyone or anything pretty much.
My dog stood no chance at all. The attack happened when my ex-husband and I were walking our dog and the pitbull had to be pulled off of our dog. If it wasn't for my ex (whom be the way is 6'2 260lb) our dog would have been dead!!!
The owner of the pitbull saw the whole thing and did agree his dog was in the wrong and paid all of our expenses!!!!!
I don't care for these dogs at all. But banning them I don't think is the answer, I think the answer is training them NOT TO FIGHT!!! I think it all depends how they are raised.
This particular pitbull was nice the owner said never attacked anything or anyone but the next door neighbor told us differently. This pitbull went right for my dogs NECK. THEY ARE TRAINED TO DO THIS. Also pitbulls jaws LOCK once they have a hold of something.
So, for me I don't care for the breed, and I will never buy one, but banning them I don't think is the answer.
Its like killing off a breed of person cause they did something BAD.
BY THE WAY I'M VERY LIBERAL.
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Pitbulls are wierd and can be unstable. A friend has a pitbull mix and I was apprehensive about letting my kids play over there. But the dog has been remarkably well behaved. Except when the cable man came. Evie went balistic. I guess that it was the hat.

If any dog harms another dog or person that dog should be put down, or the owner made to carry insurance.
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Any dog can be vicious. Look at poodles. It's all in the way they're raised.
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Surely the question should be; should people be banned from owning pitbulls as pets?

You can't ban a pitbull, it lacks the preventability that banning requires.

Also, pitbulls cannot be either good or bad. They are a just physical entity of flesh and bone and passing an abstract judgement is redundant.

Me arguing semantics could be judged as good or bad, physical entities, not so much.
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ahh the infamous pitbulls

maybe you should check out the previous pitbull thread
if i remember right it stirred up quite a controversy.

I think I killed a Pit Bull dog. Sad ride report.
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There is a pitbull around the corner from me and he has to be one of the sweetest dogs I have ever seen. He always greets me at the fence when I walk or ride by. and I always stop to say hello and pet him. It is not always the dog or the breed, sometimes it is the lunkheads who own them. I do, sometimes, question the wisdom of ever owning a cross between a domestic breed and a wild animal though. I love dogs and never really fear any of them but a friend of mine had a wolf/husky mix that I felt very uneasy around.

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Our neighbors have a white and brown one(well, actually six right now-theirs, plus ma, pa and three pups) and I've never had any trouble with them...except for barking when I'm trying to freakin' sleep! That's all the dogs in the neighborhood, tho, including my mutt. I was pretty wary at first, because he always barked at me, but turned out he was just saying, "Hi!"

I saw a part wolf, part somethin' at the pet store one day and it was the size of a damn Shetland pony! I kid you not! Had a head the size of a freakin' beach ball(only with fangs, fur and ears). Would've been really scary if he hadn't been old and had hip problems. Magnificient animal, tho...in a monstrous, prehistoric kinda way.
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ahh the infamous pitbulls

maybe you should check out the previous pitbull thread
if i remember right it stirred up quite a controversy.

I think I killed a Pit Bull dog. Sad ride report.
This is the "kinder, gentler" pitbull thread.
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I love dogs, but I loath pit bulls. (We have a Shih Tzu pup - waaaaay cuter than a snarly, nasty, evil pit bull)

There are just too many well documented cases where a well behaved animal just set off and attacked a person or a pet, often with grevious consequences. I don't hear the repeated horror stories about Rottweilers, Great Danes, Mastiffs, or any other breeds that are powerful enough to cause the damage that pit bulls do, so I would have to conclude that there is something peculiar to the breed. They are unstable, and a frame pump just isn't enough to deter them.

Since it is more convenient for me to say ban them, than it is for me to carry a sand wedge on my rides, that's how I'll vote.
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I love dogs, but I loath pit bulls. (We have a Shih Tzu pup - waaaaay cuter than a snarly, nasty, evil pit bull)

There are just too many well documented cases where a well behaved animal just set off and attacked a person or a pet, often with grevious consequences. I don't hear the repeated horror stories about Rottweilers, Great Danes, Mastiffs, or any other breeds that are powerful enough to cause the damage that pit bulls do, so I would have to conclude that there is something peculiar to the breed. They are unstable, and a frame pump just isn't enough to deter them.

Since it is more convenient for me to say ban them, than it is for me to carry a sand wedge on my rides, that's how I'll vote.
at myself I was trying to figure out how a wedge of sand is gonna stop anything before I realized you were talking about a golf club. Is it obvious that I'm not a golfer...?
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A sandwich might come in more handy. Even if you miss with it the dog may stop to go and eat that instead. The preference would be for a nice raw meat sandwich, lightly seasoned, no mayo.
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I say BAN 'EM! They never post anything useful anyway!
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Now, now, that doesn't make them trolls.
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When my brother and I were little kids, we shared a paper route. We pulled a wagon full of papers around to about 350 different houses. We did once get attacked by a pitbull. I pulled my baseball bat out of the wagon, gave it a good swing to the top of its back, and it ran for it. Pitbulls can be very aggressive in nature, but usually thats just when they are raised by bad owners, just like with any other dog.
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