This is what so often happens in forums. Someone makes a statement that offends someone else and then everyone else seems to jump in. Harsh words and insults start going back and forth from all sides. It goes from an adult discussion to a juvenile free for all in just a few posts.
Sure the first poster made some strong statements that might have been worded a bit better. She has an opinion and she stated it. Maybe she was not as well informed on certain things as she might of been. However others read her posts, seemed to take them as an insult to their favorite breed and flamed back. Others got defensive and started slamming her for her beliefs. And so it went. No one convinces anyone else that they are wrong in these verbal free for all. It ends up beings just a bunch of yelling back and forth.
We all have our favorite breeds which we feel are better than the others, at least for us. We like watching them, talking about them and of course defending them from anyone who might not like them like we do. And in all breeds, stuff goes on that should not. Even things that are gentle in some hands, can be cruel in other hands. Agreed? So can we shake hands, so to speak, and go on. I love a lively discussion but he said/she said matches get no where for anyone.