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

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  • Media experience.

    18 26.87%
  • Research/Media experience.

    13 19.40%
  • Friends/Family experience

    8 11.94%
  • Personal experience.

    28 41.79%
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Thread: The Words Pit Bull

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    I voted friends/family experiance. As Leo has a friend who we are told is staffy/pit bull, however not papered/registered though so wheather thats the case or not is anyones guess (as you are not allowed to sell pit bulls or pit bull crosses in NSW as far as i am aware) But like Anomad, I agree and same I to cringe when I hear the words pit bull in the media, cause you know its not going to be good! It just not fair.... *sigh*

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    I wish i could take the media with a pinch of salt deerhound, but as you know, alot of people believe what they hear in the media to be true, when most of the time, it has been ramped up to get ratings and sell papers, and people take what they read ot hear away with out questioning it.
    Its the people that believe the media that need to get the 1st hand experince, but are most likely to be the ones that wouldnt.

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    My immediate thoughts are 20 something males who have them as "pets" and think its fun to make them vicious.

    I also know a family who had them for years, untill one of their pets attacked their 4 year old leaving her face an absolute mess. The attack happened infront of the parents, and they still don;t know what bought it on, as the girl was not near the dog at the time, the dog ran and attacked. The family were absolutely crushed, felt terribly guilty, and never fully recovered I don;t think. The dog was euthenaised.
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    The Truth About Pitbulls

    Now read that^^^
    Education not Legislation

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    The Truth About Pitbulls

    Now read that^^^
    Lovely site. I've bookmarked it. Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Jarrah~ View Post
    My immediate thoughts are 20 something males who have them as "pets" and think its fun to make them vicious.

    I also know a family who had them for years, untill one of their pets attacked their 4 year old leaving her face an absolute mess. The attack happened infront of the parents, and they still don;t know what bought it on, as the girl was not near the dog at the time, the dog ran and attacked. The family were absolutely crushed, felt terribly guilty, and never fully recovered I don;t think. The dog was euthenaised.

    aww that's so sad, i feel sorry for the little 4yr old & her family, can only imagine the parents pain & horror seeing their own dog attack their child & the little girl would have been terrified

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    OMG those poor dogs, victims of dog fights. so sad. I think all dogs have good and bad, no matter what the breed, and it very much depends on how the dog is bought up as well. I think they are a striking looking dog.
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    I answered media research but realistically it was personal experience that led me to research

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    IMO the average Pitty is no better or worse than the average GSD, Labrador or whatever. They are a dog like any other. To those who have no first hand experience of the breed I would say: Forget the media hype and go and meet one for yourself. You might be pleasantly surprised.
    Yup! I agree. I met several pitties, did not ever owned one, but all that I have met were wonderful. Even those rescued from idiots who use them for fights. Male ones are a bit tougher and do show a bit more intolerance towards other males, but in my opinion it's normal and it happens with most other breeds if not all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Jarrah~ View Post
    My immediate thoughts are 20 something males who have them as "pets" and think its fun to make them vicious.

    I also know a family who had them for years, untill one of their pets attacked their 4 year old leaving her face an absolute mess. The attack happened infront of the parents, and they still don;t know what bought it on, as the girl was not near the dog at the time, the dog ran and attacked. The family were absolutely crushed, felt terribly guilty, and never fully recovered I don;t think. The dog was euthenaised.
    It's always tragic when a family pet attacks a child. It happens in all breeds. After 50 years I still carry the scars from a Cocker Spaniel who bit me when I was 5 years old.

    I've spent most of my working life with dogs and I can honestly say some of the worst injuries I personally saw inflicted on a child occured when a very spoilt toy poodle attacked a toddler. The child was hospitalised for weeks, nearly lost an eye and her face was scarred for life.

    One of the worst bites I saw an experienced adult receive was delivered by a Golden Retriever. This particular Golden was one of the most unpredictable and dangerous dogs I have ever met in my life.

    You can't condemn an entire breed based on a handful of incidents.

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