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    Default yet another dog attack in my local area

    some AB's attacked a baby, the mother stepped in and took the bites until the owner got them off, made the local paper but not the courier mail as far as i know. both dogs are now dead. injuries to the toddler are extensive as to the mother.

    what is the trend, if there is one, i know since BSL breeders have been breeding pitts / amstaff into different coat colored dogs to make them not pitts. the owners all seem the same, want the most ferocious and biggest dogs they can get and nearly always they are running loose when the attacks occur.

    i summarise thus;

    dogs with big reps as mean/ irresponsible owners/owners low intelligence/no reason for dog other than mean rep and look tough.

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    I've pretty much come to the same conclusion. A number of the 'mish dogs' in our area are pitties, wandering loose, all being paraded about on leads originally - until the novelty wore off. There was an attack last week - 2 attacked a dog on a leash, outcome ok as attackers still young and not experienced and the owner was able to fight/scare them off. This time. One guy occasionally has his on a leash, and I saw him actually walk it up to the fence of a neighbours place one day because a maltese was barking at them and try to encourage his dog into aggression/intimidation. Thought he was so cool the dh.

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    Muttboy

    I think I need a bit of a translation.

    What's an AB?

    Rep? Reputation? as in Reputation for being something - nasty? vicious?

    owners into causing harm to other people. usually drug related in my experience. or they live in a high crime area (usually drug related) so they think these big fierce dogs will sort the other bad guys. When an Aussie terrier will probably do the job just as well (lots of noise and painful bites).

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    American/Australian bulldog?

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    owners into causing harm to other people. usually drug related in my experience. or they live in a high crime area (usually drug related) so they think these big fierce dogs will sort the other bad guys. When an Aussie terrier will probably do the job just as well (lots of noise and painful bites).
    Hyacinth this is somewhat true of my area.

    I didn't know what an AB was either, just skipped over that part

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    AB = american bulldog
    rep = reputation

    BTW, there were 3 dogs in the attack, all dead now.

    the former pit crowd here now to avoid BSL are crossing there pits into "registered" AB's and amstaff to get bigger super sized pitbulls with poorer temp than the traditional pit which in general is not known or selected for human aggression.

    they generally call them american bandogs which traditionally is a neo cross. end of the day they are slad mix dogs that are huge tough looking and serve no other purpose other than to be huge and tough looking, all the attacks have come from dogs running loose in the neighbourhood.

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    I think it's a disservice and insult to the American Pit Bull Terrier fans in the USA still breeding for the betterment and love of the breed to refer to these dogs as Pits.

    Big scary dogs (BSDs?) might be a better name for them.

    The dumb thing is, as far as big scary guard dogs go - there's already a perfectly good line of dogs available for that. Which are not dog aggressive, not family pack members aggressive, and only gives strangers like the meter readers and door to door salesmen a hard time.

    I think they're mostly called Mastiff. But a Rottweiler or Doberman would do the job too.

    Personally I prefer a dog that people underestimate. Like the Aussie Terrier and some lines of Kelpie... And cattle dogs (you may come in but you may not leave).

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