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    Would you own a pit bull?

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/16/us/kfc-dog-mauling/

    Authorities said Victoria was attacked in April while visiting her grandfather, from whom Kelly Mullins is divorced.
    One of the dogs ripped open the front door and two other dogs dragged her into the back yard, WAPT reported.
    The dogs bit the girl all over, but especially on the face. She has severe facial scars and lost sight in her right eye and the ability to move the right side of her face, Mullins told WAPT. She wears an eye patch with a cartoon character on it.The three dogs that attacked Victoria were killed. The grandfather, Donald Mullins, and his girlfriend were arrested on child endangerment charges, WAPT reported.
    Two questions.

    1. Would you ever own a pit bull? Would you ever own a dog such as a rottweiler, akita, german shepherd?

    2. Do you approve of cities and areas passing "breed bans" or "aggressive dog" laws?

    I would never own a pit bull or akita, but I wouldn't mind owning a rotty or german shepherd. What people don't know about the akita and pit bull and a few other breeds is there are actually dogs BRED to fight and be aggressive, while the rotty and german shepherd CAN be used in dog fighting, but they're not bred for dog fighting.

    I agree with aggressive dog laws such as the dog must be on leash and things like that, but I'm not sure I agree with breed bans.

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    No. Its a dog.

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    My family owned a german shepard, two in fact.

    I was too young at the time and was deathly afraid of them. In retrospect, i remember how they'd greet me. prancing around with their ears up, and tails wagging...naturally, i'd leg it around the back of the house like the world was about to end.

    When i got older and grew out of that, they were old too at that point and both suffered from that german shepard bone thing with their rear legs. Not much prancing in those days, but they still greeted me the same nonetheless

    In NZ, iirc, you need a licence to purchase/raise certain breeds. The pitbull is amongst them, if memory serves correct again, they still require a muzzle when out in public.

    Personally, i don't mind dog restrictions, bans, i do disagree with; flat-out bans are never a good thing. Restricting the purchase of certain breeds to those who know how to raise and look after them is the better compromise.

    It won't stop attacks probably, but then you can't say for certain a car wont run you down tomorrow either.
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    Most of the attacks you see and hear in the news are due to negligent owners.

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    A dog is nothing more than the reflection of it's master. Bring it up with love and affection and it'll reward you with the same thing back, ten fold.

    The same happens for the other way around.

    I really have a problem with people giving certain breeds a bad reputation. Dogs aren't naturally vicious man eaters.


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    Im an animal lover. Dogs alone I've owned a pit, bulldog, rot, husky, samoyed, $#@!zu, mini poodle, maltese, and german shepard. All very gentle, playful and non aggressive. The most "aggressive" of the lot was ironically the cowardly mini poodle and over protective maltese who would bark and confront ANYONE they didnt recognize. Stop your foot on the ground and they would run between my legs and cower. Lol

    IMO it's not the breed of dog that makes it agressive, but how that dog is raised and trained. No, I do not believe in these "aggresive dog" bans. Any breed of dog has potential to be aggressive. Don't blame the dog for the owners negligence.

    As for that adorable little girl. Its a true shame what happened to her with the dogs and doubley so how her and her family were treated at KFC. I just read about the incident lastnight and was hoping to send her a gift telling her how bueatiful she is and not to be discouraged. Not all animals are like that. Dogs nor people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faaeng View Post
    Im an animal lover. Dogs alone I've owned a pit, bulldog, rot, husky, samoyed, $#@!zu, mini poodle, maltese, and german shepard. All very gentle, playful and non aggressive. The most "aggressive" of the lot was ironically the cowardly mini poodle and over protective maltese who would bark and confront ANYONE they didnt recognize. Stop your foot on the ground and they would run between my legs and cower. Lol

    IMO it's not the breed of dog that makes it agressive, but how that dog is raised and trained. No, I do not believe in these "aggresive dog" bans. Any breed of dog has potential to be aggressive. Don't blame the dog for the owners negligence.

    As for that adorable little girl. Its a true shame what happened to her with the dogs and doubley so how her and her family were treated at KFC. I just read about the incident lastnight and was hoping to send her a gift telling her how bueatiful she is and not to be discouraged. Not all animals are like that. Dogs nor people.

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    saw that article a few days ago too. was fuming afterward!

    It's a shame no one in the diner at the time stood up for her!
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    no, they are evil killer dogs. there is a reason they are illegal in the UK, nasty, nasty creatures. just like most dogs tbh

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    Dogs in essence even trained are still wild beasts with limited thought and emotion. I would not be surprised to see any breed cause harm but in general bull dogs seem to be more viscous.

    If we choose not to breed them the pit bull breed could easily be wiped from existence which I have 0 cares about.
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    I wouldn't own a pit bull just because I don't like the look of it haha, I'd definitely go for a german shepard though, my friend has had two and they've always been such nice dogs, very friendly and playful. My old neighbours had their dog put down because it bit their kids face after he kept teasing it all the time. They used to have a cat as well and they treated that like $#@!, it would always hiss at you when you walked past and you wouldn't dare stroke it lol. They soon moved and left the cat behind because they were basically $#@!s, it kept coming to us for food so we took it in, took a month or two but she was such a nice cat in the end. Didn't like her tail or stomach being touched ever but she loved attention and only ever hissed at other cats.




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    Cesar Millian's "Daddy" a pitbull? Now that dog was so relaxed and laid back its almost untrue.

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    He probably fed it pot milk bones.

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    Yes, I absolutely would.

    The dogs are only and ONLY agressive because of the owners. Either they trained them that way or abaused them or neglected them. It's one of those three. They aren't born naturally aggressive and that's a stupid $#@!ing argument. You're an idiot if you believe that. And dogs always get the worst. They shouldn't be put down, the owners should be put down!!!

    And I swear to god if anyone threatens to put down my dog, they will $#@!ing die. You touch my dog and I will $#@!ing kill you. I'm not for PETA, but I definitely value my dog than most humans, because humans have conscience and self-control. But if they can't restrain themselves from making threats then they better be prepared to get an ass whooping of a lifetime.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
    Yes, I absolutely would.

    The dogs are only and ONLY agressive because of the owners. Either they trained them that way or abaused them or neglected them. It's one of those three. They aren't born naturally aggressive and that's a stupid $#@!ing argument. You're an idiot if you believe that. And dogs always get the worst. They shouldn't be put down, the owners should be put down!!!

    And I swear to god if anyone threatens to put down my dog, they will $#@!ing die. You touch my dog and I will $#@!ing kill you. I'm not for PETA, but I definitely value my dog than most humans, because humans have conscience and self-control. But if they can't restrain themselves from making threats then they better be prepared to get an ass whooping of a lifetime.
    So

    Dog breeders
    Genetics experts
    Veterinarians
    People who know dogs and the breeds really well

    are all idiots?

    Do you mind explaining why and what makes the "argument" (it's actually the PROVEN again and again truth) "stupid"?

    I want to hear this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
    Yes, I absolutely would.

    The dogs are only and ONLY agressive because of the owners. Either they trained them that way or abaused them or neglected them. It's one of those three. They aren't born naturally aggressive and that's a stupid $#@!ing argument. You're an idiot if you believe that. And dogs always get the worst. They shouldn't be put down, the owners should be put down!!!

    And I swear to god if anyone threatens to put down my dog, they will $#@!ing die. You touch my dog and I will $#@!ing kill you. I'm not for PETA, but I definitely value my dog than most humans, because humans have conscience and self-control. But if they can't restrain themselves from making threats then they better be prepared to get an ass whooping of a lifetime.
    Humans have those qualities and that is what separates us from them.
    If yours or anyone's dog came at me and attacked me I would kill it or do as much harm as possible to stop it attacking me.
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    Yes I would.

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    Eh.. Well..
    Personally i wouldn't own a dog i would think would be aggressive or could be dangerous.
    But some dogs that look aggressive can actually be great protective dogs to their owners. I had a dog that was pretty good size, and he looked aggressive and even attacked some smaller dogs but he was very protective to me and my grandmother.
    So I think it really just has to do with how you handle the dog and train it or something like that

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    You have to know your dogs traits and personality. I've had all kinds of dogs that I've loved and loved me, but they all had different tendencies and had to be careful what you would let them do.

    They're still invaluable to me, and definitely aren't nasty beings. I've had 3 German shepherds, who haven't been aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raremew View Post
    Eh.. Well..
    Personally i wouldn't own a dog i would think would be aggressive or could be dangerous.
    But some dogs that look aggressive can actually be great protective dogs to their owners. I had a dog that was pretty good size, and he looked aggressive and even attacked some smaller dogs but he was very protective to me and my grandmother.
    So I think it really just has to do with how you handle the dog and train it or something like that
    That is more about the dog being insecure. A dog needs its owner to provide guidance and leadership to know the boundaries and who is safe and who is not otherwise it will growl at anybody it doesn't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    That is more about the dog being insecure. A dog needs its owner to provide guidance and leadership to know the boundaries and who is safe and who is not otherwise it will growl at anybody it doesn't know.
    that's true

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    Pit Bulls are basically illegal to own here in Germany, and I appreciate that.

    Someone mentioned Cesar Milan? He's coming on tour to Germany...
    But afaik many people say, he is treating dogs in an inappropriate way, a cruel way to be exact...?!
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    I don't like Ceasars methods, unless it's being used on Eric cartmam, my last dog was a great Dane she was great super protective best dog I have ever had 90 percent of my friends were scared to death of her. My chihuahua has bit way more people than most ten dogs

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    Nope. Too aggressive a breed, too much risk.

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    I used to have a rottweiler and all this talk of how aggressive and mean certain breeds are is BS. As others have said its all about how the dog is raised and treated. My rottweiler was the biggest baby.

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