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    Default Explore the myths and facts shaping the Pit-Bull debate

    Found this today.


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    Thanks for posting that Beloz

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    Thanks Beloz
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    Those are USA stats. There not nearly so many pitbulls in Australia. Even if you count all the SBT and crosses of.

    I don't think APBT or crosses are the main causes of fatal dog attacks in Australia either.

    Alcohol and Smoking related deaths are much much higher in Australia. Even deaths from alcohol poisoning alone would be higher than that here.

    Bee stings kill more people in Australia than dogs. Heat Stroke (heat waves and no a/c) kill more people than dogs.

    This gives a better idea of how kids are hurting themselves. It's not the breed of dog, but the familiarity or complacency that seems to be the problem.
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    great post
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    It is interesting how people perceive dogs. I have a border collie X kelpie 8 months old. When we sit in the park in our town and have a take away coffee we take the pup and leash her next to us to a long nail in the ground she has about 1.5 metre circle of movement.
    I am fascinated by the different reactions of people passing through this park which is in the middle of our small town.
    Many people walk straight up to her and pat her happily ( she wags her tail and sits when they pass with the lead fully extended behind her. She is a footrot flats looking pup so maybe that is how they perceive BC's. Now they don't know diddly about her or us and she could easily be snappy ( as she certainly was when younger).
    If I sat there with a dog with smooth hair, square build and strong looking jaw, what would the reactions be? I can guess as can you. Sad isn't it.
    My dog is on a leash because she is still half trained, is not gentle and has what was that lovely phrase? "selective responses". If I had my brothers gentle bullie , I am sure we would be looked at askance for bringing a dangerous dog into the park!
    The media has a lot to answer for.

    On a side note she barks at the occasional person instead of wagging her tail, cannot work out the criteria between potential friend and potential threat!

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    Couldn't agree more Farrview about peoples perceptions to dogs.

    I have walked my girl around the local streets at night and the daytime and have watched as some people have crossed the road so they didn't have to come near her. Sometimes they have had small dogs with them and sometimes they have just been people walking on there own.
    Kodi is a fairly large dog (50 kilo's) but i often think because she is predominently black people seem to have an inbult fear radar after watching too many horror movies where the dog in them was black e.g The hound of Baskerville, resident evil etc.
    I have had Kodi since she was 9 weeks old and she is now 11 and a half years old and has never ever been dog or human aggressive.
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    I didnt like that there were 5 million pitbulls, and only 200k german shepherds.

    That doesnt seem accurate to me, even if you include all the pit bull types.

    And while its great to se einformation like that, the same thing written by a critic of pitties would skew the info the other way and their side would look great to them. The perception, or more accurately the side the reader and the writer takes, is going to completely make it a one sided emotional reading as opposed to a factual thingy.

    Not sure ive got what I am tryingto say there. Basically, it looks like it is written by a pitty lover, so naturally, its going to make them look favourable. Thats how a non-pitty fan will see it.

    Im not arging with the facts, I know the facts and I think ppl who are anti them without perhaps a personal experience are idiots,but, this thing still continues with the emotional response from one side.

    Does that make sense at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    And while its great to se einformation like that, the same thing written by a critic of pitties would skew the info the other way and their side would look great to them. The perception, or more accurately the side the reader and the writer takes, is going to completely make it a one sided emotional reading as opposed to a factual thingy.
    I think that is why I liked it and posted it, Lala! Because people who are irrationally against pitbulls do the same thing. I didn't go analyse the stats because I do believe that you can use stats anyway you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkandz View Post
    Couldn't agree more Farrview about peoples perceptions to dogs.

    I have walked my girl around the local streets at night and the daytime and have watched as some people have crossed the road so they didn't have to come near her. Sometimes they have had small dogs with them and sometimes they have just been people walking on there own.
    Kodi is a fairly large dog (50 kilo's) but i often think because she is predominently black people seem to have an inbult fear radar after watching too many horror movies where the dog in them was black e.g The hound of Baskerville, resident evil etc.
    I have had Kodi since she was 9 weeks old and she is now 11 and a half years old and has never ever been dog or human aggressive.
    Unless they are black newfies LOL, everyone wants to pet the newfie. My black dogs do not seem to put people off, even when my previously people and dog aggressive newfie would bark or growl
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