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    mmmm....so in fact the APBT is 5th in the list,after GSD, Rotts and ACD .

    The fact that it seems a large percentage of the breed is due to smaller numbers , they are prohibited remember , how many people do you think would of registered their dogs as APBT with their local Council ? Realisticly,the number of APBT is much more .


    And thats just it,this is a Council report.
    Based on the dogs registered within.
    And there will be many that are registered within as APBT that probably are not.
    Numerous attacks are often not reported to Council , but are reported to the hospital . Of many breeds,not just the APBT.
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    ummm...you cant have it both ways...

    American Pitbull Terrier and Pitbull Terrier in their crossbreed list.
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    Labrador followed by Maltese then Staffy are top of the popular list for registered breeds.
    Jack Russell is 4th
    GSD is number 5, ACD is number 7
    Pit Bull aka American Pit Bull (by that list) is not on the list of popular dogs which is why I think politicians feel safe to pick on them - and not GSD or ACD.

    The list of crossbreeds would have all crossbreeds but listed by their most identifiable breed trait eg my dog is an ACD x, ie number 2 on the list of crossbreed biters after heinz 57 (unknown breed heritage).

    It is an old list but NSW and some other States now have forms for their local councils to report dog bite stats. They really ought to have these forms in Hospitals too.

    "COUNCILS will be able to kill unregistered dangerous dogs found roaming the streets"

    I thought that's pretty much status quo in most places. They seem to have a hard enough time finding the owners of registered dogs let alone unregistered ones.

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    they couldnt shoot it because it was attatched to a mans arm!! hmm poor dog was probably scared being out and about on his own the owner should be shot

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    Whilst I recognise that the correct interpretation of statistics, and the knowledge about these statistics, is important I believe that bull breed owners need to focus on image. The image of bull breeds, and in particular, the APBT is the biggest stumbling block in my opinion.

    A planned, coordinated and "high expectations" approach should be implemented. This opinion of mine is why I beleive t-shirts with vulgar language and other such incidences is not conducive to the battle.

    We know things such as swearing is a part of life. To be honest, I have one of the biggest potty mouths you'll possibly hear. However, I also acknowledge and accept that this creates an image of me that may not be ideal. The image that people on this forum will have of me will be different because I do not swear here.

    The image of bull breeds is so poor in the mind s of the public that only a massively strong push in the opposite direction has a chance to work. The campaign has to be sensible and most importantly, it has to BELIEVED. Saying that the APBT is a teddy bear will not be believed. Showing the breed as a purebred dog, that enters shows, that competes in dogs sports, that plays fetch with the family and similar would be better.

    All just my humble opinion. The way the media are attacked all the time, the bogans attached to the breed, the swearing and aggression only serves to make the public say - see we're right, bogans and drop kicks own this breed becuase they are vicious!".

    Image is vital. Think of a Poodle owner and what image do you get. Think of a Shorthaired Pointer and what image do you get. Think of a HUnting Hound and what image do you get. Think of a APBT and what image do you get.

    The purebred world is now suffering because they will not listen to what the public thinks. The APBT is also doing the same thing.
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    100 GSDs

    20 pit bulls

    50 bites in the gsd

    18 in the pitbulls

    Who has the higher percentage of bites?

    Would also be interested in how many bites were maulings

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    I completely agree Anne.
    That's why I started a new thread yesterday about the issue of the APBT and the media and about perhaps raising the 'image' of the breed in the eyes of society. I just don't feel that's happening - for whatever reason, lack of direction, support etc etc.
    Anyways I think my thread got lost in translation somewhere.
    My god .. stats - who are reporting these, hospitals, vets, police, ambos etc etc - there is no consistency? I'm not a big fan as I have seen first hand just how manipulated and incorrect they can be. I think stats aren't the issue here and they do little to help clarify the situation regarding the APBT issue.

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    I dont understand what everyone is talking about, didnt the dog who has been put down, kill another dog, and bite the owner of that dog?
    Are people angry cos the media has given this breed of dog a bad name without even meeting or handling a dog? Seems they want someone to blame, what about the owner, shouldn't they have to answer for something? Instead of a dog paying with its life.
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    The anger at media is due to misrepresentation. More often than not it is not a PitBull but it is always stated that it is. This leads the public to think that all dog attacks are done by PitBulls when this is not true.

    In this latest incident, I beleive it was a PitBull type dog though.
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