View Poll Results: Your immediate thoughts /response to hearing the words Pit Bulls .

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    18 26.87%
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    13 19.40%
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    8 11.94%
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Thread: The Words Pit Bull

  1. #161
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    Oh... I was out last Saturday night at a restaurant and as we were the last customers to leave, the owner came and sat for a chat. He told us that he had a Rhodesian Ridgeback who he trained to kill people on command. I was horrified. I LOVE Rhodesian Ridgebacks!! Why would he do such a thing to the dog I took an instant dislike to this man and vowed never to return to that restaurant again

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    The most dangerous dog I've ever dealt with was an Akita. It was poorly treated, encouraged to bite strangers etc etc... If it's owners had owned any other breed it would've had the same outcome. It was the owner not the breed at fault - even though it was the dog that did the damage over and over again until the court order for destruction was finally granted.

    In saying that, the only dog that has really sunk it's teeth into me was a GSD belonging to a dear friend. Again it was her environment, she is a puppy farm rescue, years of living in a dark box has made her unpredictable with strangers - environment not breed.

    I once had a great dane launch at my face in a genuine attack. Because of her sheer size it was very scary indeed. Had she been a chiuhuahua it would have been amusing, but the intent and action is the same.

    The longer people in general hang onto their misconceptions of breeds like pitbulls the longer they will seem attractive to the wrong sort of owners. Believe it or not there are plenty of dog owners out there who love to feel that their dog is intimidating others. If we let go of that conception - they are not getting any gratification from owning these dogs and will move on and leave the breeds alone.

    Lets not forget the bloodthirsty past of MANY modern breeds of dogs.

    And on pigdogs, again it comes down to ratbag owners. Genuine people who value their dog's abilities and worth as workers do their utmost to protect their dogs from harm. D**kheads who want to see a pig ripped up for fun don't care if their dog is hurt or killed, they will pick up another free pup from somewhere. It is the people not the dogs behind the negatives.

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    My IMMEDIATE response, as asked in the poll was Media. They are the ones with the worst press.

    My personal belief is that there can be rogues in any breeds, that most pitbulls, like any other dog breed are just as wonderful.

    From the litter that I got my late blue heeler from (Father in Law's bitch) was another that he kept. Both dogs had same upbringing and both received the same working training (our dogs train each other and it was the mother in this case who was the best one)

    Mine retained his great nature and worked well, the other became an overly aggressive calf killer.

    I believe that it is the nature of each individual dog that should be taken into account, not a blanket opinion on a specific breed and that it can then at times be added to by irresponsible, uneducated and sometimes cruel owners owners.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 10-15-2009 at 12:46 PM.

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    Deerhound, thanks for posting the 'Road Trip-Highway Pooch" topic , I found it a very interesting read.

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    Well said Di_dee .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    The most dangerous dog I've ever dealt with was an Akita. It was poorly treated, encouraged to bite strangers etc etc... If it's owners had owned any other breed it would've had the same outcome. It was the owner not the breed at fault - even though it was the dog that did the damage over and over again until the court order for destruction was finally granted.

    In saying that, the only dog that has really sunk it's teeth into me was a GSD belonging to a dear friend. Again it was her environment, she is a puppy farm rescue, years of living in a dark box has made her unpredictable with strangers - environment not breed.

    I once had a great dane launch at my face in a genuine attack. Because of her sheer size it was very scary indeed. Had she been a chiuhuahua it would have been amusing, but the intent and action is the same.

    The longer people in general hang onto their misconceptions of breeds like pitbulls the longer they will seem attractive to the wrong sort of owners. Believe it or not there are plenty of dog owners out there who love to feel that their dog is intimidating others. If we let go of that conception - they are not getting any gratification from owning these dogs and will move on and leave the breeds alone.

    Lets not forget the bloodthirsty past of MANY modern breeds of dogs.

    And on pigdogs, again it comes down to ratbag owners. Genuine people who value their dog's abilities and worth as workers do their utmost to protect their dogs from harm. D**kheads who want to see a pig ripped up for fun don't care if their dog is hurt or killed, they will pick up another free pup from somewhere. It is the people not the dogs behind the negatives.

    Fantastic post Nat and Di-dee.

    Dogsavvy.
    I give up.
    You are continualy being arrogant,rude and ignorant and I for one am heartily tired of it.
    I am quite glad that you dont own a Bull breed .


    When the Pit isn't the flavour of the day anymore and thanks to ignorance and stupidity it has been 'gotten rid of' as you say......
    When the 'Bull owners' you are so vehemently sure are nothing but trash talking yobbos decide on the Rotty as the new 'tough' looking dog , will you be as complacent?

    Us Bull owners are the rude ,loud mouthed ones?
    Read back through this thread and see who's done the attacking .

    I will say this once more for you , nice and slow so you cannot miss it .

    I put up a poll asking your immediate response to the words Pit Bull .
    And I received honest and courteous answers from all but you.
    You instead decided to launch a scathing attack on the breed and its owners whilst all the time screaming how your breed were real dogs and innocent dogs ......if you truly believe half of what you have written here then you are a fool .
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    I must tell you about my Pomeranian, Bingo. We got him from the RSPCA when he was only 8 weeks old. We loved him to death. He was very well looked after but as some male dogs are... he was quite a nuisance sometimes. He was however the most compassionate, loving and affectionate dog that ever existed!
    Bingo, was impossible when let out in our front yard. Sometimes when out the backyard, he would find a way of escaping to the front. He was a very cunning dog! He would sit behind the fence, hiding, and wait for whoever was walking on the footpath to get to the gate. He would then jump and pounce on the gate barking his head off. Many times, we thought some elderly person is going to die of a heart attack because of Bingo.
    Not only was he surprising every passer by this way, but also he would bite the ankles of some of them!
    We had many complaints. Some young neighbours, some old neighbours and some threatening neighbours.
    Unfortunately, Bingo bit too anyone who tried to pat him. Also he had an intense dislike for black shoes and shoelaces. Any male person that came into our house with black shoelaces, he would furiously undo them!!
    Our friends laughed but we were concerned that he may have been abused before we got him... how can you tell though. He was only 8 weeks old when we adopted him.
    The reason for my story is that no matter how much love, care, schooling, training, etc.. you give your dog, some have it in them. Bingo used to bite everyone in our household except for me. No amount of training could fix his agression. When he passed at the age of 17 1/2 yrs we mourned him a long time. The whole family adored him.
    Last edited by Mimi1; 10-17-2009 at 05:47 PM.

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    How do I upload a picture on here of Bingo?? I put a photo of him on my Albums but I want to be able to put photos on the forum for everyone to see. Help please.

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    Upload to somewhere like photobucket then copy and paste the image code in the body of your post.

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    Just read your last post ChoppaChop . Been having PB lessons in aggression have we? All i can say is get off yourself and get over it ! Quite obviously I have hit the nail on the head in what I have said on your breed.

    In my last post I was commenting to Deerhound and NOT you and how you can carry on over my saying the topic was a good read is beyond me. It WAS a good read but my doG what a hypocrite you turned out to be .
    As to Rotties being a 'real' breed, I meant that because at least MY breed is RECOGNIZED and therefore can be REGISTERED !!! Yours ISN'T and CAN'T !!!
    Now get off my back !

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