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    Seriously unless you live on another planet the only reason this breed is in so much trouble is because it is desired by alot of criminals already. Lets not ignore the fact that this dog has one of the fiercest reputations hence its desirability to that circle. Try and tell me it doesnt and at the same time explain why those types want those dogs. Whilst i understand that lots of law abiding citizens have nice friendly fluffy pitbulls its the undesirables that bring it down. Its reputation is its biggest attraction and also its biggest downfall.

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    If the media repeat a lie enough times - it sticks ie people start to believe it.

    At different times - different dog breeds have had the reputation as "most feared dog".
    Rottweilers, dobermans, GSDs, Bull Terriers have all had that repuation.

    At the moment Pitbulls are popular with criminals not because of what they are but because of how they are presented by the media and perceived by people who don't know any better.

    It's similar to how come labradoodles are popular and anti aging creams sell well - all built on false advertising / media presentation.

    Insurance companies have a better handle on what dogs are good criminal repellants. The small yappy ones are good - followed by the small yappy biters. Followed by the medium sized yappy biters eg Australian Cattle Dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    peter70

    If the media repeat a lie enough times - it sticks ie people start to believe it.

    At different times - different dog breeds have had the reputation as "most feared dog".
    Rottweilers, dobermans, GSDs, Bull Terriers have all had that repuation.

    At the moment Pitbulls are popular with criminals not because of what they are but because of how they are presented by the media and perceived by people who don't know any better.It's similar to how come labradoodles are popular and anti aging creams sell well - all built on false advertising / media presentation.

    Insurance companies have a better handle on what dogs are good criminal repellants. The small yappy ones are good - followed by the small yappy biters. Followed by the medium sized yappy biters eg Australian Cattle Dogs.

    Sorry to say "at the moment" is crap, these dogs have been there in numbers since the mid 90's (nearly 20 years ago)and i only came to know of them myself back then because every DH with a pocket of cash was buying them "because of thier reputation"
    Back then they werent in our media like they are today.

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    They weren't in the Australian media but they were in the USA media, in movies and there was probably word of mouth from the underground dog fighting "industry".

    In the 90s - most DH thugs had Rottweilers - in my experience.

    PS this kind of thing doesn't help.
    http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cr...the-media.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    They weren't in the Australian media but they were in the USA media, in movies and there was probably word of mouth from the underground dog fighting "industry".

    In the 90s - most DH thugs had Rottweilers - in my experience.

    PS this kind of thing doesn't help.
    ASPCA | Pit Bull Bias in the Media
    Thanks i had 3 rotties in the 90's

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