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    They really are such stunning dogs.

    This came up on my FB feed today, and I thought the sentiment was appropriate:

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    He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
    You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Dog View Post
    They really are such stunning dogs.

    This came up on my FB feed today, and I thought the sentiment was appropriate:

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    Awesome....that is soooo true!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asrais View Post
    I'm not sure I have ever met a true pitbull, but I'm not afraid of any dog just because of the breed. I judge them by their behaviour - or more their owners behaviour.

    In the same way as I don't have a problem with pitbulls, I don't have a problem with Chihuahuas or white fluffies. I have a problem with the owners that think that because it's small and cute, it doesn't need to learn manners.

    Actually, lately, chihuahuas are growing on me! I have met some lovely ones, which is good, cause the pup I may be getting in a few weeks is a chihuahua cross - and believe me, no dog in my household will be without manners!
    Very well put! And I do agree with Crested that to say that you don't trust chihuahuas because "they" are prone to biting is just as prejudiced as saying a pitbull is more likely to bite because of their genes. I meet some lovely small fluffies on my walks too. The ones that are treated like dogs, not like accessories and are well socialised and trained. It may be true that they often attract owners who might be better of getting a stuffed toy dog, but that is not the dogs' fault either and it is the owners who spoil their reputation in the same way as the stereotypical pitty owner might.

    If I ever get a second dog, it'll probably be a small one and I will be very conscious of making them into an example of what a little dog with good training can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asrais View Post
    I'm not sure I have ever met a true pitbull, but I'm not afraid of any dog just because of the breed. I judge them by their behaviour - or more their owners behaviour.

    In the same way as I don't have a problem with pitbulls, I don't have a problem with Chihuahuas or white fluffies. I have a problem with the owners that think that because it's small and cute, it doesn't need to learn manners.

    Actually, lately, chihuahuas are growing on me! I have met some lovely ones, which is good, cause the pup I may be getting in a few weeks is a chihuahua cross - and believe me, no dog in my household will be without manners!
    I feel much the same as you Asrais, I just like friendly well mannered dogs, whatever breed they are. Everydog I have ever had, learns manners from day one, from a pup if they growl when there food is moved or touched, growl at adults or children or another dog...it is dealt with instantly everytime...yes including the chooks!

    My thoughts are, if you allow your your dog to be food aggressive, dog aggressive or people aggressive, at some stage that dog may lose its life because i allowed these behaviours to foster.

    My dogs may not be highly trained as in agility and advanced training, but they will always be well mannered....and that is for there benefit as well as mine and everyone they come into contact with.
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    I am scared of any dog who is muscly/biggish/well built.
    I was even scared of Hooch the first time I saw him. I was stuck with him at the back seat of the car on the way home and I was sh*** myself lol
    So I am definitely scared of any dog that looks like staffy/pitbull and the rest of the dogs bigger than a poodle.

    Saying that, Victoria's law makes me so angry and sad. Those poor dogs are being put to sleep only because of the way they look. That is just awful.
    I also read (sorry I cant remember who said it) the explanation of how people breed APT in Australia with no standard since they are banned.. and it makes no sense to me that they banned them. It also makes no sense to me that people breed them if they are banned.
    It is a restricted breed in WA.. which means they will have to be muzzled at all times outside the house. Never to be leash-free in a park/beach. Insurance companies will not cover them etc. It is not fair to the dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    I am scared of any dog who is muscly/biggish/well built.
    I was even scared of Hooch the first time I saw him. I was stuck with him at the back seat of the car on the way home and I was sh*** myself lol
    So I am definitely scared of any dog that looks like staffy/pitbull and the rest of the dogs bigger than a poodle.
    May I ask, just out of curiosity, is it the powerfullness (is that even a word?) of the dogs or is it the reputation they carry that worries you about these dogs?

    I find it interesting how the media can tell people what they should be afraid of - if dogs look like this, you should be afraid - fear generates panic, panic triggers dogs prey drive, dog bites.

    When I was a kid, it was doberman (sp) and rotties. Luckily for me, my neighbour had a beautiful doberman, which he used for breeding, she was so well behaved and polite and I learned from her they are not scary at all. The first rottie I met, wasn't as well mannered, but she was a gently teddybear. The first time I met her, I was 12, she jumped up with her paws on my shoulders (I was terrified!) and she slobbered kisses all over my face!

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    If I ever meet a friendly pit bull, as most seem to sound friendly other than the ones raised by idiots, I think they owner might get annoyed at me cause I'd wanna cuddle it cause they are just so cute!
    Unlikely to happen though cause I live in Victoria..

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    Asrais - nothing to do with media. I am just scared of being bitten by dogs.
    I grew up with an agressive GSD and I had not very nice experience with another big dog... so anything bigger or fatter than a poodle freaks me out a littlebit

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    I think a couple of people got the slightly wrong end of my stick about the two guys.

    I didnt say they werent irresponsible....I said I didnt think it made them "bad owners". It makes them a bit clueless taking their DA dogs to the beach where other dogs will be. But IMO the fact that they had positioned themselves at points to be able to intercept people indicates they are "attempting" to ensure their dogs dont create an issue.

    Of course the right way to do it would be to have them on lead and not around other dogs, but some people just dont get that. IMO, a bad owner wouldnt have bothered to run after the dog and stop it, he would have let it attack.

    I agree it is irresponsible for them to be doing it that way, but I was reading the following posts "its owners like this who give them a bad name". No, its not, its owners who watch their dog charge another dog and let it, its owners who know their dog is DA and do absolutely nothing to try to prevent it. Thats what I was saying.

    Some of you will still disagree purely becuse their DA dog shouldnt have been offlead (and I do agree) but I just dont think it makes them bad owners....just a bit stupid.

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