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Old 01-28-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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I really couldn't care less what dog is the least, or most agressive. I agree with the actual need for an agressive dog in some instances for guarding private property, etc..., and as long as that dog is in the borders of it's owners property who cares? I don't personally like pitbulls, and do believe no matter what ignorant data someone presents that they are a more agressive breed, but if someone wants one that's their choice.

Now on the other hand if someone has a pitbull, chow, schnauzer, chiahuahua, or whatever and it's roaming freely as many do in the country, and small towns and that dog wonders on my property, or even into a public place in an agressive manner it's undboutedly going to be put down in it's tracks.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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I really couldn't care less what dog is the least, or most agressive. I agree with the actual need for an agressive dog in some instances for guarding private property, etc..., and as long as that dog is in the borders of it's owners property who cares? I don't personally like pitbulls, and do believe no matter what ignorant data someone presents that they are a more agressive breed, but if someone wants one that's their choice.

Now on the other hand if someone has a pitbull, chow, schnauzer, chiahuahua, or whatever and it's roaming freely as many do in the country, and small towns and that dog wonders on my property, or even into a public place in an agressive manner it's undboutedly going to be put down in it's tracks.
Dogs find a way to escape from a fenced yard...they can also work their way out of a collar if they are chained outside. When people are attacked walking down the street, it isn't because the owner is just too sorry to contain the dog...it's because the dog has gotten free. My dogs have busted out of the fenced yard before when I left them out alone for too long. They get bored and start searching for a way out.

I do worry about walking my dog now because there have been so many attacks on on leashed dogs while the owner was walking it. Someone earlier suggested carrying pepper spray...wonder if that would really be effective?
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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It's one thing to take a bite from a yorkie, it's another from a pitbull.
Actually I had a long-time mail carrier tell me the opposite.

He said that any dog can carry rabies and that any bite can become infected. He said something along the lines of "it's the little one's that'll get ya".

I love ALL canines. And also realize that they all need: discipline, love and compassionate control by their HUMAN companions.

This is why people who own dogs need to be held accountable.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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People should take a training course and become licensed before they are allowed to own something as dangerous as a 100+ lb dog.
I would change that wording to any dog.

I would also like to add guns, large automobiles, Karaoke machines, and teenagers to that list.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:45 AM
 
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I would change that wording to any dog.

I would also like to add guns, large automobiles, Karaoke machines, and teenagers to that list.
I wouldn't say ANY dog...most breeds are not capable of or don't have a history of causing critical injury and/or death, so what would be the purpose of getting a license to own one of the non-threatening dogs? It would be nice if every dog owner could be certified in pet care somehow, but that isn't going to happen. It's akin to requiring people to get a license and take classes prior to having children; I always thought that sounded like a good idea and it would stop a lot of abuse and neglect, but it also infringes on an individual's reproductive freedom.

Even the best trainer or dog owner can't always control the natural tendancies of their animal. Highly trained dogs can and do act unpredictably at times...just like excellent parents can't always control the natural tendacies of their children, and they will act unpredictably at times as well.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:46 AM
 
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Actually I had a long-time mail carrier tell me the opposite.

He said that any dog can carry rabies and that any bite can become infected. He said something along the lines of "it's the little one's that'll get ya".

I love ALL canines. And also realize that they all need: discipline, love and compassionate control by their HUMAN companions.

This is why people who own dogs need to be held accountable.
Where I live, people ARE held accountable for their dogs' actions...
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:45 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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Dogs find a way to escape from a fenced yard...they can also work their way out of a collar if they are chained outside. When people are attacked walking down the street, it isn't because the owner is just too sorry to contain the dog...it's because the dog has gotten free. My dogs have busted out of the fenced yard before when I left them out alone for too long. They get bored and start searching for a way out.

I do worry about walking my dog now because there have been so many attacks on on leashed dogs while the owner was walking it. Someone earlier suggested carrying pepper spray...wonder if that would really be effective?
I carry law enforcement crowd control spray in my vehicle all the time, and yes it works, and even the small street legal stuff would work but would be somewhat hit or miss. The keychain sized spray sprays fairly short distance streams, and usualy is only sold in low amounts with not much spray in them. Worth a try though.......
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I would change that wording to any dog.

I would also like to add guns, large automobiles, Karaoke machines, and teenagers to that list.
Karaoke? lol
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:54 AM
 
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ok so i dont want to call you an idiot so ill call you a mis informed member of scociety i can see that you have never owned a pit bull nor do you know any one who does because if you knew the nature of most pit bulls you wouldent be having that opinion ok so i have four pit bulls all four love my children id trust my pitbulls with my childre before id trust my friends my pit bulls sleep with my children in there beds and on the floor near there beds one of them even sleeps with me and my wife xcep on ocasion she has to sleep on the couch you know what im talkin about any way they are good natured and see me as BOSS DOGG i just added my fourth to the pack and she took to the rest like they were from the same litter take in mind that they are all unaltered females i do not have a male and there ages are one year, three years, two months and the newst one is eleven months so no one can say that all pit bulls attack other dogs other wise i would be dealing with fights on a dayly but i dont and thats because i a strong owner and i treat my pits like my kids i mean do the reasearch get to know a few pit bulls and i garentee that youll love them as much as i do
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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While there are a lot of dog bits (far more than you imagine) the vast majority of them are minor and a lot of them are caused by small dogs (they can be aggressive little s--ts). If you look up statistics on fatal dog attacks, the odds are about the same of dying from a lightening strike. And if you look up fatal pit bull attacks, you'll find that the CDC even mentions in those statistics that the number of fatal dog attacks caused by pit bulls is almost certainly over-estimated because people often confuse large muscular dogs with broad faces for pit bulls.

Any decent sized dog can kill or seriously injure someone. And ANY breed of dog can carry rabies. I'm not a big fan of pit bulls, but breed banning is pretty f--king stupid.
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