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Re: Pit Bulls

Postby bookrage » July 11th, 2020, 11:10:16 am

1. I own a dog that is about 1/8 pit bull and he was used as a baiting dog before we got him.
2. We got him when he was old and rescued him from a shelter. He's as sweet as can be though.
3. I think only if the pet is not held to standards of behavior that it should be banned breeds should not be banned. I've met rotwielers who were teddy bears and then there was one who tried to kill me on a dailly basis. The care of the owners is what needs monitoring and basic precautions need to be taken.
4. It is foolish to say that some dogs aren't more prone to violence than others, but good training can make any dog safe, though wolf hybrids should perhaps be handled with more caution, though I've met wolf hybrids that were cuddlemonsters rather than killers too.
5. Some dogs are more aggressive than others and careless breeding, which became common with pit bulls in the 1970s has contributed to bad temperament. Being wary around pit bulls isn't stupid or paranoid, but also keep in mind that up until the 1970s, nobody ever thought of pit bulls as anything other than perfect family dogs that could be trusted with kids of any age.
6. I was attacked by a rotweiler once but I got inside before it got me. I looked like someone who tormented it so it was too angry every time it saw me to reason I wasn't the guy giving it grief. It wasn't the dog's fault, or mine.

7. it is foolish to ignoare that some breeds of dogs are more violent than others, but it is also foolish to underestimate how much the human element comes into play.
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Re: Pit Bulls

Postby Sheraxia » October 10th, 2020, 9:59:11 am

1.) Do you own a pit bull or a pit bull-type of dog?
I do not as the breed is banned over here in the UK, the closest thing we have is the Staffordshire bull terrier.

2.) If yes, then did you train them from a puppy?
See answer to question 1

3.) How do you feel about certain breeds being banned?
Honestly, I feel it's kind of unfair to the dogs themselves. For it is no the dogs that are the problem but ill natured humans who wish to look tough in front of others like themselves. A properly trained member of those breeds can be an excellent loving animal.

4.) Do you think pit bulls are dangerous breeds?
Yes. In the hands of someone who has done no research on the breed or dogs in general and just grabbed one because it looked cute or fierce. For someone experienced with the breed or has done their research in a very thorough manner? No. It all depends on the owner and what they do with the dog.

5.) Why do you think someone might disagree with you?
Far too many cases of careless indviduals messing around with dogs they do understand or leaving an untrained dog to do as it pleases. Never helps that the news likes to jump to the conclusion that every dog attack is a pitbull.

6.) Have you ever been attacked by a dog or know someone who has?
I can't say I've been attacked, I've been bitten a few times but never attacked.

7.) Anything else?
I like to watch dog videos and the pitbulls I see are often daft individuals with big hearts and even bigger brighter personalities. They are often the best and biggest softies who have so much love to give. My down low is that people are ridiculous and we do not deserve dogs
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Re: Pit Bulls

Postby bookrage » October 10th, 2020, 10:25:08 am

I read a book a couple months ago that shows how bad we humans can be in relation to dogs. A guy rescued a dog in the book that was deliberately put at the bottom of a chasm (it couldn't have gotten down there by itself) and it had also been shot. He rescued it and it loved him.

Another thing along those lines comes from a Mark Twain quote that I like from "The Tragedy of Puddinhead Wilson."

"If you make a starving dog prosper, it will not bite you. This is the primary difference between dogs and humans."
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