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Boss Hogg April 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Great link tribble! Yet more proof that put bulls are only good for licking peanut butter off myRead More toes!
Alex Cross April 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm
#Pho Boss Hogg. We know that's not really where you are putting the peanut butter... Your notRead More fooling anyone...
Boss Hogg April 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm
I was trying to keep it family friendly Alex, you scoundrel you! Lol They can be so gentle when theyRead More want to, just ask your mom!
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Gus Sotirakis April 17, 2014 at 11:56 am
Heather 95% of what you say is true. The AM Staff however is a Pit. There is actually no breed knownRead More as a Pit Bull. The American Pit Bull Terrier and the Staffy were the same breed at one time. To get into the AKC the line was renamed the American Staffordshire Terrier and 2 different breeding groups were formed. They have been bred separately since the 50's. Heather is also 100 % correct that you can't tell the breed from a bite. If a Great Dane left a bite mark you'll know that it's not a pug but you won't know it's a Great Dane. The bullcrap about a Pit Bulls jaw locking is also a myth. While there are many dogs of all breeds that can be unstable just like humans can be unstable to say a Pit is more unstable than other breeds is ignorant. I do believe that all people should not be dog owners as most people shouldn't be allowed to raise even children. With that said a Pit, Rottweiler, Shepherd or Chow is not for everyone either. To educate most of you the Pit Bull was always known as the "Nanny Dog". The make great family pets regardless of Family Circle's hack article. The dogs were trained to be good natured toward humans and aggressive towards animals when they were used as Bull Baiters and in dog fighting. They had to be handed over to the owner of their competition so they could check them for toxic substances. Because of these traits they are not top candidates as protection or guardian dogs. They may actually do nothing to a home intruder. They are however very powerful and tenacious animals. Again I stress they are not for everyone. If you are not experienced, do not get one or a guardian breed for that matter. To ban them and blame them for attacks is like blaming guns for shootings and knives for stabbings. I also realize that people do believe that too. The drug and gang members love this breed and in the wrong hands they can become powerful weapons. Many are abused and while an abused Yorkie will shy away and fear bite, an abused Pit can be a menace. I'm a trainer and have had to break up fights between 2 Pits, it's not pleasant. I also treat my dogs like my children. I can say without a doubt, your dog will stay by your side and love you unconditionally. For most of you, your children will not.
Joe R April 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm
"The bullcrap about a Pit Bulls jaw locking...." I feel so much better, their jaws don'tRead More lock but they can still rip me to shreds or kill me. But oh wait, if they kill me, it's my fault because I don't know how to read or interpret dog psychology. I guess that poor grandmother deserved what she got because she caused the dog to attack her in her own backyard while she was minding her own business? Did I get all the pro dog talking points correct?
tribble April 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm
#Gus Sotirakis. The Nanny Dog propaganda you printed is a myth and confirmed via BAD RAP (a pitRead More bull advocacy group) just last May. Here is their facebook posting: https://www.facebook.com/BADRAP.org/posts/10151460774472399 BTW, why would a Nanny Dog attack children so often.....I know, I know. They did something to warrant it. I wouldn't call that a suitable family pet, by any standards. Stop reading the Pit Bull bible to us. It just doesn't fly anymore.
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joseph esposito April 16, 2014 at 11:23 pm
wo=MEN can be brainwashed? Oh? How credible are wo=MEN as voters, if they can be brainwashed? You'reRead More right about Phyllis Schlaffly's propaganda about how wo=MEN, secretly want to marry MEN so they won't have to work and can stay home and breed. Now wo=MEN secretly want to marry MEN so they can divorce them and take all their money, and yes still breed, and on the MANS paycheck!
Brad Schaeffer April 17, 2014 at 09:03 am
Gretchen. Can you give me a concrete and sourced example of Republicans "trying to force womenRead More into involuntary servitude" please? Thank you.
christie nicolle April 17, 2014 at 10:46 am
joseph Esposito - thank you for sticking it back from the attacks of feminazi ugly leftists. ButRead More REAL women love men who tell the truth. Gretchen who is an embarrassment to womanhood. And the Duck Dynasty Phil is a breath of fresh air.
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Linda C April 16, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Agreed but the problem we are running into here is at the end of the tragedy, you are told the dogRead More belongs to the child (usually a teenager) and the parents refuse to take any responsibility at all. Even to the extent of telling authorities themselves to put the dog down. It's disgusting the measures some take to avoid responsibility and get away with it! You are correct the laws are there for the law abiding citizens, the rest couldn't careless.
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 04:57 pm
Doesn't matter, If the teen lives in the home or one the parents property they are responsible.Read More Their home owners insurance company can be sued as well. Putting the dog down does not negate the incident. It is like destroying the knife used to stab somebody. The stabber is still responsible. I am not a lawyer or anything like that but read enough cases and know enough victims as a Retired firefighter to know you can win on these things easily. Might not be able to get money from some of these people but you can get them banned from being able to own an animal again at the least in my opinion.
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Would point out also that is the reason for getting leash law or town ordinances. They merely stateRead More the rule and have no age limitation. I have seen children walking a 40lb dog as young as 8 to 10. There is no way they could control that dog unless the dog has been very well trained along with the child being trained so the dog will obey it. Problem with society right now is that no one takes self-responsibility for their own action anymore (well any criminal activity or incidents like this). Idiot owners like to blame the dog also to negate their responsibility. Start throwing them in jail with sentences they would give to a person for doing what the dog does and you would have deterent. But there will always be some excuse. It sickens me to no end.