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Old 05-05-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I didn't say one should kill dogs already alive. I just said one should not breed certain dogs anymore, so they gradually disappear.
Dog breeds do have different characters, after all the breeding originally had quite specific reasons, be it hunting, protecting, guiding, or whatever. Some breeds are known for their peaceful social nature, others not. That is not to say there are no dangerous Spitz and peaceful pit bulls, but they do have different basic characters. They also vary in intelligence, some breeds are smart and patient enough for becoming guide dogs, others not, some tend to be submissive, others dominating...
Interesting thing ...the breeding question. Most of the dogs I ever had were mutts. Hybrids of one type or another. The best dog I ever had, bar NONE, was a coydog. Half common dog, half coyote. There is a pic of him on my profile. He was fast, strong, overly smart, and loyal to a fault. I used to go rabbit hunting, and just take him as the means to the end. He would run them down and would bring them back to me, unharmed until told to do otherwise. he also kept gophers and such thinned out around here, most effectively. . I would have pitied any poor fool who tried to hurt my kids when he was standing guard. He could be quite nasty when he felt the need, but only would do so when something set his hackles up. His instinct for cahracter was uncanny. I attribute that to his wild side. I miss him. I will never have another like him. I would hazard that his ...lineage...would cast him into the 'vicious breed' class, but he was a fine animal. I would NOT , however, condone breeding coys on purpose. Ever.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Precisely why these animals need to be shot on site .. regardless of what they are doing at the time.
Spoken like a true coward!
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: nj
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They need to rename the article "How to absolutely, positively get killed by a Pitbull".

It is painfully obvious that the author of this crap has never, ONCE, in his entire, pathetic life been attacked by any dog, let alone a Pitbull. Unless you are a very, very large, very, very strong man, you are not going to be able to impact the attack physically. The ONLY option that makes even a modicum of sense is to "stand on a car".

Anyone would be a fool - and a maimed and probably dead fool to follow any of this stupid, stupid, stupid advice.

20yrsinBranson
I walk dogs , I'm a pet sitter . I have used my weapon many times . I carry a large tasty biscuit , I throw it down they pick it up and run off with it .
One time I said "bad dog , go home " and it did .
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: New Kensington (Parnassus) ,Pa
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I carry a pistol when I walk my small dogs, I will shoot a large breed if it attacks and kick a small breed.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I walk dogs , I'm a pet sitter . I have used my weapon many times . I carry a large tasty biscuit , I throw it down they pick it up and run off with it .
One time I said "bad dog , go home " and it did .
Well, faced with the unpleasant prospect of having a snarly pitbull confrontation I would certainly try your method before kicking, hitting and attempting to strangle it. LOL At least throwing a biscuit on the ground is NOT going to **** it off even more (hopefully).

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Old 05-07-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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Spoken like a true coward!
Not really ..

Wild breed dogs are much smarter, outgoing, gentle and protective than any wanna-be domestic breed dog.

With domestic breed dogs, like, lets say, Pits, there isn't a whole lot of thought standing behind the action .. Wild breed dogs are smart enough to figure things out for themselves, and think about what they are doing, while they are doing it.

Everybody knows that Pits aren't exactly the sharpest tools in the shed you know .. Just Sayin' ..
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Northeast Florida
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I used to be just as ignorant when it came to APBT's, I only knew what I saw on the news, a pitbull was going to eat my kid, cats, cars and anything else it could kill. But then I got one, kind of by accident. A friend of my wife called us asking if we could keep a dog for her till she found a home, she and her boyfriend broke up and he couldnt keep the dog so he was going to take her to the pound.

at first I said no way and then i let the dog stay with us for the night, next day I called my wife and told her to call her friend and tell her the dog has a home with us. Since then we too another one from someone trying to find a home for him.

best dogs ever, i would never own another breed again. I know i wont convince anyone that they arent the vicious killers you see on the news because nobody would have convinced me either. people believe everything the media says. Do I agree that there are pit bulls that are dangerous? absolutely, but you take most any animal, chain it in a yard, abuse it and make it fight it's going to be a dangerous animal and unfortunately there are low lifes that do this to pit bulls.

so anyway , at least here is some positive press Pet PitBull - Positive Press
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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Kudos for you for at least actually getting to know a bully first hand to learn that it isn't the breed that makes ANY dog a certain way and for giving a bully a home

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I used to be just as ignorant when it came to APBT's, I only knew what I saw on the news, a pitbull was going to eat my kid, cats, cars and anything else it could kill. But then I got one, kind of by accident. A friend of my wife called us asking if we could keep a dog for her till she found a home, she and her boyfriend broke up and he couldnt keep the dog so he was going to take her to the pound.

at first I said no way and then i let the dog stay with us for the night, next day I called my wife and told her to call her friend and tell her the dog has a home with us. Since then we too another one from someone trying to find a home for him.

best dogs ever, i would never own another breed again. I know i wont convince anyone that they arent the vicious killers you see on the news because nobody would have convinced me either. people believe everything the media says. Do I agree that there are pit bulls that are dangerous? absolutely, but you take most any animal, chain it in a yard, abuse it and make it fight it's going to be a dangerous animal and unfortunately there are low lifes that do this to pit bulls.

so anyway , at least here is some positive press Pet PitBull - Positive Press
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Northeast Florida
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Kudos for you for at least actually getting to know a bully first hand to learn that it isn't the breed that makes ANY dog a certain way and for giving a bully a home
2 of em...
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Everybody knows that Pits aren't exactly the sharpest tools in the shed you know .. Just Sayin' ..
And you are obtaining this information from? How much experience do YOU have with the breed? Pit bulls excel at any task given to them be it hog hunting, flyball, dock diving, agility, therapy, obedience, etc. There are many stories of pit bull saving their master's lives. Contrary to what you know, pit bulls are very intelligent dogs. This is not saying there aren't other breeds that aren't as intelligent.

Your theories don't hold water "just sayin".

Since you have such big balls (or think you do) I would LOVE for you to take a shot at a pit bull that has not posed a threat to you. I would LOVE for that owner to take your ass to court and sue the living heck out of you.

BSL has proved to be worthless because people simply go on to other breeds that can be just as menacing.

I can show stats regarding attacks from pit bulls to blow your theories out of the water.
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