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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    Was this sentence even necessary? Any dog, with teeth can lock it's jaw onto a kid and rip it's face off, not just a pitbull, and it's people like you that write comments on pages like this that are doing nothing to help the breed, the breed is banned, so why make it worse? As a child we grew up with two piurebred PB's, lived on a farm, with sheep & chickens and never had problems with them, they wouldn't touch the other animals, because they were trained not to! on the other hand, the lab that we frequently pass by on our afternoon walks is extremely aggressive, the owner can barely keep hold of him (male owner) and i would say if it ever managed to get free, it would probably rip my dogs to shreds. I think the point that needs to be made here, like everybody has been saying is, is it worth owning a banned breed, be it a breed you may love and be constantly looking over your shoulder?
    The reason why they are banned is because they are known for aggression that is a fact if Labradors were known for aggression and attacking peopl and other dogs then they would be banned also, I know not all pittys are bad I know all dogs have the capacity to hurt or even kill humans but the bottom line is they wouldn't be banned if there wasn't due reason.. No matter which report or whose data you look at, pit bulls do seem to top the list:

    Pit bull type dogs were responsible for 59% (52 of 88) this is equivalent to a pit bull killing a U.S. citizen every 21 days during this 3-year period [DogBite.org Survey]
    Pit bulls were involved in 42 (41.6%) of 101 deaths where dog breed was reported, almost 3 times more than German Sheppards (the next most commonly reported breed) [JAMA]
    Deaths attributable to pit bulls increased from 20% in 1979/1980 to 62% in 1987/1988 [JAMA]
    Even if the pit bull category was split 3 ways attacks by pit bulls and their closest relatives would still outnumber attacks by any other breed [Merritt Clifton, Editor of Animal People]
    Pit bulls attack adults nearly as often as they attack children [Merritt Clifton, Editor of Animal People]
    A characteristic not shared by any other breed [Merritt Clifton, Editor of Animal People]
    In the 21-54 age group, pit bulls were responsible for 82% (14) of the deaths. [DogBite.org]
    The data indicates that pit bulls do not only kill children and senior citizens; they kill men and women in their prime years as well. [DogBite.org]
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    No need to get stroppy, I'm entitled to share my view, I assure you my mere opinion on the matter would hardly be affecting the breed.. i was actually trying to say save the dog and urself some heart ache and get a dog that doesn't require by law to be chained up muzzled kept away from other dogs and can enjoy socializing off lead at parks and beaches.. It's unfair to the dog in my opinion

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    Firstly, why would you want an American Pit Bull Terrier (a well bred one, not one that is the product of a BYB), they are loving, loyal, intelligent, love to cuddle, have fantastic personalities, love kids, love ALL people actually.

    You have probably opened up a biiiiig can of worms with this one.

    There is no such thing as lock jaw for starters, that myth has been debunked many time. While America Pit Bulls & American Staffordshire Terriers are more predisposed to dog aggression (due to their history) depending on how you train and socialise the pup during its puppy hood will determine how it will be as an adult.

    My dogs are a great example. They are AmStaffies both purchased from BYB's. Harley was never socialised with other dogs as a pup, when I got him I wasn't aware of how important it was. He now shows aggression (or fear) towards any other dog he sees apart from Bella. Bella has been around dogs all her life and she is fine, she will happily greet any dog and their human.

    The name pit bull is also given to any dog that is muscular looking. Those stats you provided mean nothing when a "Pit Bull" could actually be a Lab x boxer for example.

    It is nothing do to with the breed, Pit Bulls are nothing to be feared and make great pets. You have oviously been listening to the media's anti bull breed propaganda.

    There are some great threads in the BSL/Dog Legislation section and some members have put a lot of time gathering statistics regarding dog bite rates. I suggest you go and educate yourself on the American Pit Bull Terrier an BSL. Because all of what you have said is really just bull crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    i was actually trying to say save the dog and urself some heart ache and get a dog that doesn't require by law to be chained up muzzled kept away from other dogs and can enjoy socializing off lead at parks and beaches.. It's unfair to the dog in my opinion
    This comment would have been suffice enough, there was no need to say anything about a PB possibly locking jaw on a child, because any canine is capable of doing so. I believe "your mere opinion" was an act of sensationalism which may have just given somebody who was yet to form an opinion on the breed, a bad one and that is one of the reasons why they are STILL banned. So yes, your minor opinion is still doing damage to the breed. Judge the deed, not the breed is what we all need to remember.
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    Like I said above I know theyre not all bad I know all dogs can attack but they would not ban these dogs if here wasn't fair reason, children have been killed by this breed..unprovoked u can't ignore that..

    I'm not here to get into an arguement, I'm entitled to my opinion...I think it's quite funny both of you feel u have to bring the breed of my dog (Labrador) into this discussion when it has absolutely nothing to do with labs. Grasping at straws? Perhaps, but i mean no offense to you your dogs or the breed... I love all dogs and animals for that matter but I also think u can't ignore the fact that in the wrong hands these dogs can kill...
    I don't need to educate myself there's a reason they're banned, tell the mother of this poor child that pittbulls are "gentle and loving towards children" My daughter's getting attacked: Pitbull ripped girl from her mum's leg | News.com.au

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    Have a look at this - http://www.dogforum.com.au/bsl-dog-l...xhaustive.html

    The dogs on the top of the bite lists are actually cattle dogs.

    I used a lab x boxer because that is a valid example of where a dog can be branded with the name "pit bull" when it actually isn't one. Not because you have a lab.

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    That little girls death is the result of a negligent owner not the breed of dog involved which was actually a bull mastiff cross pit bull.

    While you are entitled to your opinion, I would prefer you actually go and do some research into the breed you are talking about before you make such an unjustified comment. This isn't just about pit bulls, this effects anyone that owns a bull breed, whether it's a mastiff or a staffy, bull terrier or Pit bull.
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    Also most attacks are dogs described looking like a pitbull, more than actually being identified as a pitbull. Too right i used the lab that lives down my st as an example because you have one & so what? Its a true example that identifies a lab or lab cross as being aggressive, more to the point that ANY breed could, and would if it wanted, provoked or unprovoked attack a human being. At the end of the day this thread was posted in regards to a member trying to find information on Staffys.There is another section where PBs and the facts should be discussed (BSL/Dog Legistlation) & we should be sticking with the current thread topic.

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    How? I'm talking about pittbulls ONLY so stop taking it personal, and that's exactly right how many owners are negligent? HEAPS! I see it every day and if this breed falls into unresponsible hands they can be deadly.. My point exactly it was an unprovoked attack...as was this http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil...%20FINAL_1.pdf
    And Just because you don't agree with me doesn't mean I'm uneducated, I didn't make these laws on the breed I'm just in agreement with it that's all..

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    I wasnt meaning to make it personal i did not say it was your dog did i? I just thought my point might register more clearly as you are a owner of a lab. Im not here to argue which breed is better etc all i ask is you be abit more careful about HOW you post your opinion as it can have effect on the responsible owners of these bull breeds. As i said if you want to discuss the facts furthur take a look at the threads under BSL/Dog Legislation.

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    [QUOTE=elle.burns;152774]"The reason why they are banned is because they are known for aggression that is a fact if Labradors were known for aggression and attacking peopl and other dogs then they would be banned also, I know not all pittys are bad I know all dogs have the capacity to hurt or even kill humans "
    I think youre getting defensive and have lost sight of what I was saying..as above quote of previous post stats exactly what youve just said,I was simply stating my opinion on owning a banned breed on public forum maybe if u don't want to read people's differing opinions on subject matter you shouldnt join forums.? At the end of the day isn't that the whole point?
    Sorry if ive offended anyone it really wasn't my intention

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