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    Default A nice article about pitbulls for a change!

    Pitbulls and their owners | Stuff.co.nz

    [QUOTEHowever, what is not talked about is what the breed actually is. Most of the time when there is a dog attack it is a pitbull terrier cross, which could be 5% pitbull and 95% lab - but that doesn't make very good reading, as people then are not going to buy labs, are they?][/QUOTE] - Reminds me of a Lab that i often pass in the morning when walking my dogs who is extremely aggressive, his owner can barely hold him back when i pass him

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    Hopefully one day people will stop listening to what the media feeds them, I don't see it happening any time soon though.

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    I'm with you on that one jadielee, don't know how many arguments i've gotten into over pitbulls. can get a little overwhelming on just how ignorant some people can be

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    Quote from article "The pitbull terrier is a mix between a range of terriers and a now extinct breed of bulldog. What this created is the Arnold Schwarzenegger of dogs, a dog so powerful it would catch wild cattle"

    Therein lies the difference between it and a labradour, hence the reason attacks gain more noteriety.

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    A bit sensational that quote. Just a bit lol. But it gets people talking I spose.

    Within the APBT structures vary greatly depending upon its breeding, past and present there were small tiny pits and quite large ones, but nothing compared to a bodybuilders type of physical structure, more a prize fighter, from bantam weights to heavy weights . The dogs referenced to as Arnold Schwarzenegger of dogs lol, the originals, were actually quite little dogs, rangey in structure overall and certainly not worked for catching any wild cattle.

    That is what bulldogs were for, not pit dogs.
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    Other than a handful of people (who probably happen to be members here ) people who get PB's are getting them for the wrong reasons and don't intend to socialise them. They want them aggressive and built like a brick craphouse. If trainers refuse the decent owners of them at classes, then the onus lays on them too when these dogs are not trained properly.

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    If trainers refuse the decent owners of them at classes, then the onus lays on them too when these dogs are not trained properly.
    Very true, another point why BSL makes things worse for all.
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    I know a few 'good' dog owners who really like the boofy look of the PB and crosses and could adopt one for their looks and affectionate temperament.

    My old dog could have been classified as a kangaroo dog and could indeed bring down a kangaroo - and did a few times in her life. Ok, she wouldn't have taken on a fully grown cow, but still... I remember having people tell me - after the first incident - that I should have her PTS because if she could attack a kangaroo, she could attack a child (some even insinuated that she might rip my own child to shreds).

    Anywho, there are plenty of dog breeds that are capable of killing. If we really want to take the owner's responsibility out of this and take away any risk, we should only allow people to own lap dogs.

    As for the reputation of the breed attracting the wrong sort of owner, maybe we could start up a campaign encouraging the gay community to adopt the PT as their icon dog. The Kylie Minogue of the dog world! That would ruin the PTs macho image very quickly!

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    ROFL I am sure there are many gay folk with PB's Beloz. Dogs aren't always an accessory like a handbag

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter70 View Post
    Quote from article "The pitbull terrier is a mix between a range of terriers and a now extinct breed of bulldog. What this created is the Arnold Schwarzenegger of dogs, a dog so powerful it would catch wild cattle"

    Therein lies the difference between it and a labradour, hence the reason attacks gain more noteriety.
    Yes, a labradour is a dour dog and therefore not that popular. However, the American Pit Bull Terrier is a vibrant, active dog that can be anything that its owner wants it to be. You want your dog to be the world's best therapy dog? Get a pit bull! You want your dog to be the best ever drug detection dog? Get a pit bull! You want your dog to be the best ever search and rescue dog? Get a pit bull!

    American Pit Bull Terriers are the best dogs, ever.

    And I could have given you the web-sites, but I thought that you lazy anti pit bull dillettantes should get off your lazy spotty behinds and do a bit of work for a change instead of just spouting on about your nasty virulent scabby outlooks about dogs that you know nothing about.

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