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Old 03-26-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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25 out of 30 in 2013. Seems pretty clear to me! Is there really even an argument?

 
Old 03-26-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Out West
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I really don't believe anyone is taking DNA samples and saying, "Well, it has 60% pit, 30% rotty and 10% lab; therefore, we shall refer to it as a potterab."

Should we categorize every dog without papers and a pure bloodline as a mutt?

This is why I generally refer to it as the 'type' and not the breed.

BTW, I was able to pick out the pit.

I'm also guessing the mother of the dead girl, who owned the dog, new it wasn't a Bichon.
A pit bull is not going to be anywhere NEAR that size. You can dance around this all that you want, that dog that attacked that girl is NOT a pit bull.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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Fatal dog attacks in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Which breed is by far, not even close, over represented in fatal attacks?

Yeah.
In your little Wikipedia list...seriously? Wikipedia?

Anyway, in that list, did you notice that the dogs were identified properly until about the 2000s when all of a sudden, it was pit bull for everything?

First of all, it's Wikipedia.

Second of all, as stated, and as so many are illustrating right here on this thread, people have NO idea what a pit bull actually is or looks like. Not a clue. They THINK they know, but they mistake other dog breeds for pit bulls. Journalists say pit bulls for the sensationalism. The fact of the matter is, a 130 pound dog is NOT a pit bull. You may as well have said that this 130 pound dog was a Jack Russell for all the sense that claim makes.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Wow! I read the list and almost all exclusively pit bull attacks. Pretty much sums it up right there! Rottweiler's came in second and between those two breeds make up about 99% of the attacks. Also, noticed the few fatalities committed by other breeds, we children, usually involving them approaching a dog while eating. Pit bull attacks were on adults and children, elderly as well. The fatal pit bull attacks made of about 95% of all those attacks going back to the 1970's.

I think anyone arguing that pit bulls are just misunderstood, can shut the hellll up now.
But that's not what they do. No matter what evidence I provide them (and I've even offered pit bull lovers that very link), they deny pit bulls are more aggressive than other breeds. They have all sorts of rationalizations why X attack occurred this time, like:

1. The dog wasn't really a pit bull. It was some other breed.

2. The dog wasn't neutered.

3. The dog lived its life on a chain.

4. The dog was provoked somehow.

5. The owner didn't train the dog properly. MY "pittie" would never attack anyone.

6. The media sensationalizes pit bull attacks so even though it seems like pit bulls attack more often, they really don't.

7. Whatever evidence you have that says pits are more likely to be aggressive is biased. The only evidence that is right are the sites that say they are not more aggressive.

Many pit bulls are awesome and loving family dogs. They're just unpredictable. They appear much more likely to be aggressive given the statistical data collected over long term case histories. I just don't understand why pit bull owners just say, "My breed is more likely to be aggressive. However, I love them anyway and will be careful." After all, any dog has the potential for aggression.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/SF Peninsula/South Lake Tahoe
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A pit bull is not going to be anywhere NEAR that size. You can dance around this all that you want, that dog that attacked that girl is NOT a pit bull.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M_2JNUP74dw
 
Old 03-26-2014, 02:46 PM
 
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But that's not what they do. No matter what evidence I provide them (and I've even offered pit bull lovers that very link), they deny pit bulls are more aggressive than other breeds. They have all sorts of rationalizations why X attack occurred this time, like:

1. The dog wasn't really a pit bull. It was some other breed.

2. The dog wasn't neutered.

3. The dog lived its life on a chain.

4. The dog was provoked somehow.

5. The owner didn't train the dog properly. MY "pittie" would never attack anyone.

6. The media sensationalizes pit bull attacks so even though it seems like pit bulls attack more often, they really don't.

7. Whatever evidence you have that says pits are more likely to be aggressive is biased. The only evidence that is right are the sites that say they are not more aggressive.

Many pit bulls are awesome and loving family dogs. They're just unpredictable. They appear much more likely to be aggressive given the statistical data collected over long term case histories. I just don't understand why pit bull owners just say, "My breed is more likely to be aggressive. However, I love them anyway and will be careful." After all, any dog has the potential for aggression.
I provided quality links, (note: NOT wikipedia)

Please, educate yourself before you make more false comments.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 02:49 PM
 
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That is NOT a pit bull.

This?



Is NOT a pit bull.

These ARE pit bulls..notice the difference?

http://thebullybreeds.com/2013/09/18...junior-photos/

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Old 03-26-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/SF Peninsula/South Lake Tahoe
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That is NOT a pit bull.
Then you and the pit bull breeder are in disagreement.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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Then you and the pit bull breeder are in disagreement.
That is an "American Bully". Nothing like an APBT.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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That is an "American Bully". Nothing like an APBT.
Thank GOD, someone with some sense. Exactly.

You see? People have NO idea what a pit bull actually looks like.
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