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post #1 of 36 Old 05-25-2010, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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So sad right now.

My friends dogs were just attacked by her neighbors pitt bulls. One is dead, and the other is pretty bad off. I'm so sad! I am the biggest pitt bull advocate ever, they can be absolutely fantastic animals, but ONLY if they're trained by someone with experience and ONLY in the right setting. I guess what happened was the pitts broke through the fence and got to them....they're two toy breeds (schnauzer and a little white mutt) so they look pretty snack like. She's waiting on animal control right now, I told her to call the police and document that stuff because I'm pretty sure they can get a ticket or be fined. Not nearly as good as having her dog back, but still, maybe having to pay for their shortcomings as pet owners will get them to be a little more proactive?
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post #2 of 36 Old 05-26-2010, 12:33 AM
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They'll probably destroy the dogs. They would already be destroyed if it were up to me. I have a border collie that was a scrapper and when somebodies pit bull came around my yard that border collie not only whipped it's butt but he got a little excited and mounted him and rode him out of the yard.

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post #3 of 36 Old 05-26-2010, 12:43 AM
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You just made my day, Kevinshorses!

Great story! The longer I live, the more Pit bull horror stories I hear; this one's just another on a long list.
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post #4 of 36 Old 05-26-2010, 03:10 AM
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^I don't see how this is funny. What's hilarious about someone's pets being attacked?

This is an unfortunate situation for both your friend and the owners of the pitt bulls, who may lose them. If only the owners had gone to the trouble of better a separation system between their property and everything else, along with a good dose of training, this may never have happened.

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post #5 of 36 Old 05-26-2010, 03:20 AM
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How horrible.

I hope your friends dog make it through, and I guess that the pit balls are appropriately dealt with. But I'm guessing that they will be destroyed.

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post #6 of 36 Old 05-26-2010, 09:43 AM
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Pit Bulls are a breed that should only be owned by certain people. A lot less of this would happen if people who knew what they were doing owned them. I love Pits. I think they are a great breed, with power, loyalty and drive. However, I would never own them around small children and never with another dog of the same gender. The breed is not for everyone. I truly wish they were few and far between like they used to be.

I hope your friend's dogs make it through ok.
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post #7 of 36 Old 05-26-2010, 09:52 AM
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Roro, Northern is laughing at Kevin's story about his dog beating up then riding the Pibble, not at Sam's friend who lost her dog.

I'm not going to bash Pibbles, because I've met quite a few nice ones and I think they get a bad rap. It's the owners of these dogs I blame. It's obvious the animals weren't trained and socialized properly.

I have a Great Dane bitch who is very territorial, and who won't tolerate a female dog of any kind within her sight. It's my responsibility to make sure my dog doesn't attack and kill anyone else's animals, so I keep a tight rein on her.

When we're off the property she's just as friendly as can be, but at home she's not going to take lightly any other dog coming onto her territory.

Sam, my condolences to your friend. I hope the AC can get everything straightened out to everyone's satisfaction.
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post #8 of 36 Old 05-26-2010, 09:54 AM
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Sam, very sorry to hear about your friend's dogs! Very sad!

Originally Posted by ShutUpJoe View Post
Pit Bulls are a breed that should only be owned by certain people.
This I totally agree with.
It actually applies to all breeds. A person who lives in a small apartment who will only give the dog a couple of short walks per day should not own a high energy breed like a border collie, for example.
But more so with breeds that have a bad reputation that can easily be made worse by stupid people.

Originally Posted by ShutUpJoe View Post
However, I would never own them around small children and never with another dog of the same gender.
These two statements I do not agree with. And if you do a little research on the breed you will for sure realize how ludicrous the first one is.

Kevin, your story made me laugh.
My pibble would be the type your dog would get the best of.

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post #9 of 36 Old 05-26-2010, 09:55 AM
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I agree that pit bulls are a breed that needs the right kind of owner.

A girl I used to work with owned 2 pitbulls. One male and one female, both unsterilised. They bred like rabbits in her backyard and she sold the puppies as something ridiculous like "mastiff x" or something. She had her first child about 2 years ago. The other day the female pit bailed her son up in a back corner of their yard and was about to tear him apart. Needless to say the dog was PTS. That is one place that pits definitely don't belong in my opinion, around kids.

I hope your friend's dog recovers.

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post #10 of 36 Old 05-26-2010, 09:57 AM
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I know that Pit Bulls were once considered the nanny dog many many years ago. However certain qualities have been bred out of this breed. They are no longer the breed they once were. The good ones are VERY hard to find.

Just so you know I have an ancient Pit Bull and 4 small children. So I know some are good around small children.
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