There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Ive been well socialised from a young age. My parents took me out regularly to meet and play with all types of dogs. All types of dogs would come visit. I was taught how to keep my arms down and visable, to turn my back, to walk away in a arch. And lip licking. And this was 40 yrs ago.
So having had that training in childhood, im now only frightened of dogs that are attacking ME. Pitbulls included. So far, its never happened, so ive not been scared of a dog yet. But i could?
I wish other parents would teach their children how to read dogs, and be safe. Then perhaps the pits would not be having such a issue with scared folks, inadvertently sending aggro messages to dogs.
for those dogs that attack todlers/humans, PTS is outcome id like, regardless of breed.
So then why do you want them then? So you can be athletic and not muscular? Go figure.
Lala your comment about the guys on the beach being responsible is so wrong, no one should have a dog regardless of what breed unrestrained when it clearly poses a danger to others.
I dont know what would have happened if that young guy hadnt intercepted his dog. I did see another person who tried to pass running from another (they had about 4 on the beach) into the ocean with his dogs to escape. Not something you expect to have to do on a daily walk on the local dog beach
I once adopted a dog that was borderline DA and in public I walked her on a lead or I found a deserted stretch of beach or sand dunes of which there was a lot where I lived if you had 4WD and let her run free there, always keeping a look out.
Last edited by Kalacreek; 06-19-2012 at 08:47 AM.
I've never had a problem with a pitbull, the few I've met have been well socialised and under the control of responsible owners. I have heard a lot of bad stories about them and so can understand why people are afraid of them. As everybody else has said, the problem is largely with irresponsible owners.
Unfortunately anyone who wants to own a pitbull these days also needs to accept the role of 'Breed Ambassador' to try to demonstrate that they are not all killers waiting for the next stray child they can maul. Any minor pitbull misdemeanour will be blown way out of proportion by anyone who hears about it.
On a different but related topic, the only dog that ever attacked me as a child was an overweight and under stimulated labrador... the world's favourite pet. Bad owners are everywhere but with pitbulls and other 'fighting' breeds, they can do a lot more damage.
I think the real questions should be "Do You Know What A Pit bull Is/Looks like?"
So this is gonna sound silly, but my dog Luke stands like Attachment 9111 when he pees
ok first I don't like the way the article was written
"But the stranger's pet chewed off part of Wheatley's middle finger"
They should have used better words than the above, why? cause this what wrong impression is, people will get turned off straight away after reading this part of the article.
Anyway - I was not afraid, why? because of RESEARCH and a lot of RESEARCH helped me to understand the breed.
In addition, BLAME THE BAD OWNERS
will you get scared of my dog then?
Last edited by pbk1776; 06-19-2012 at 11:48 AM.
You can still get dogs that still fit the "gamebred" description and that is my preference.
The show APBT look more like Amstaff's to me.
It can come down to who is judging etc as well. Also the different registries tend to favour different types. So UKC often has Champions that are a different build/type to the ADBA.
This is a great pic to highlight the difference between each registry.
Personally I prefer the ADBA dogs.
Last edited by Keira & Phoenix; 06-19-2012 at 12:41 PM.
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