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post #1441 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 08:57 AM
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My chow developed hate against kids when a neighbor boy stalked him as a puppy and kept shooting him with a water gun in his eyes and under his tail. That was the first time he actually tried to attack a person, and it escalated from there. I managed to keep it under control, though, but he still bit my brother once (during a game - he got overly excited and took it too far) and a little relative girl, who tried to eat from his bowl...as he was eating from it. But it wasn't a serious attack, just a warning with a fang. However, I never let any children approach him or him approach children. It was just too unsafe.

Yup, a perfect breed for me. They are just so loyal, strong-willed, smart, protective and loving that I can't think of anything that would suit me better.
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post #1442 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 09:05 AM
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My favorite dog is the boxer, I had 2 pure white ones when I was growing up, they were awesome. Great family dogs, and guard dogs. Most of my dads friends wouldn't come in the house unless they knew our dog was restrained or locked in 'his room' LOL. He never bit anyone he was just massive and intimidating. (both deceased now)
Second would have to be a Rottie, I had one of those too, loved her. Her only flaw was she would kill anything that got in her chain length, she was our outside guard dog, and a **** good one. She was great with the horses too!! (she too is deceased)
Third has to be the Pitt, I own one now, and she's fantastic. She's an excellent guard dog, and wonderful dog just to be around, considering her past circumstances. I love her to pieces!!! I even taught her to help me herd cattle!! And she's gentle about it. I hate the breed slander around here, in a few states here in the US your not allowed to own a pitt, its sad. Judge the deed, not the breed!!! Its the people who ruin them.
My mom found a stray chow and took him in, he was good for about 3 weeks and one day we decided to go riding and he attacked my moms horse, ripped her face open from just below her eye to her lip, and bit her in the belly. My mom stitched her up and called the vet. Then I went up to feed the herd and he followed me and attacked a paint I was caring for, he just got his nose, and I treated him and chased the dog back down to the house. We found someone to take him the next day. He was loyal, but we couldn't trust him around the horses or other peoples animals.
Another personal fave is the husky, my husband would love to get another one.

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post #1443 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 09:05 AM
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Hey if a dog will eat a child when said child is completely deserving of it then good dog lol. I do not let the children at my apartment building get near my dog. I have actually had to pick her up and run because kids were running at her as I was telling them to stay away, they just don't get it. But around here apartment children are a whole nother breed of people. The BM's daughter who is 7 is in love with my dog and the dog loves her back. She picks her up and carries her around. My dog knows the kids who will be respectful of her.
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post #1444 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 09:10 AM
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I've had many discussions with people on "mean" dogs. It's always been my opinion that you can't classify dogs by thier breed. For instance, as I said before, I have a boxer/pitt mix in my house. Next door is a duplex and the lady that lives on one side has a furry football. That's what I call it anyway because it's small enough to punt 50 yards. Now, if you just looked at my dog and her dog, which would you think would be more likely to be aggressive? Mine, right, cause he looks like a pitt. Wrong. That little furry football went after the paperboy more than once now, and my dog has never hurt a fly. I've met aggressive dogs of every breed I've dealt with. Chihuahuas bite just as many people as pitbulls, probably more. The reason people say that chows, pits, rots, and other such dogs are "meaner" is because when they do bite, they don't let go and they do more damage. Granted, some dogs may have a tendency to be more aggressive, either from bloodlines, or how they are treated, but you can't lump a whole breed together because of how some dogs turned out. I mean, Australia was a British penal colony, does that mean all Aussies are criminals? I got rearended by a woman driver once, does that mean all women are bad drivers? Anyone who tries to ban an entire breed because of what some individual dogs have done, is just simply ignorant.

Sorry for my rant.

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post #1445 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 09:19 AM
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I've had many discussions with people on "mean" dogs. It's always been my opinion that you can't classify dogs by thier breed. For instance, as I said before, I have a boxer/pitt mix in my house. Next door is a duplex and the lady that lives on one side has a furry football. That's what I call it anyway because it's small enough to punt 50 yards. Now, if you just looked at my dog and her dog, which would you think would be more likely to be aggressive? Mine, right, cause he looks like a pitt. Wrong. That little furry football went after the paperboy more than once now, and my dog has never hurt a fly. I've met aggressive dogs of every breed I've dealt with. Chihuahuas bite just as many people as pitbulls, probably more. The reason people say that chows, pits, rots, and other such dogs are "meaner" is because when they do bite, they don't let go and they do more damage. Granted, some dogs may have a tendency to be more aggressive, either from bloodlines, or how they are treated, but you can't lump a whole breed together because of how some dogs turned out. I mean, Australia was a British penal colony, does that mean all Aussies are criminals? I got rearended by a woman driver once, does that mean all women are bad drivers? Anyone who tries to ban an entire breed because of what some individual dogs have done, is just simply ignorant.

Sorry for my rant.
It upsets me too, but its the legal crap and complaints that do them all in, because of the bad rap people give to the dogs. I hate it. I think it is ignorant
Them to ban a whole breed just because of a few instances. I would like to question on what provoked the animal to react in such a way. And I know plenty of ankle biters!!!! My brother owns one...
I think the US society is going to hell along with the government.....this sucks...
*There are a few select persons out there trying to make a difference tho.

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post #1446 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 09:19 AM
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Bahahahaha my little dog, which you would probably also classify as a furry football, will bite. And she has bit people, given they deserved it but still. When she was a puppy she used to hang from my rott/pits neck fat lol. My big dog almost ate her more than once.
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post #1447 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 09:27 AM
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I have rules as to what a real dog is :) If I have sit on the floor to pet it, it's not a real dog. If it weighs less than a 2 year old, not a real dog.

Poppy - I've seen the pictures of your dog, and I'm pretty sure my wife's cat is bigger than your "dog"
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post #1448 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 09:35 AM
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Hehehehe I've seen rabbits bigger than my dog. But really the only reason I got a little dog was because I live in an apartment. My big dog is a banned breed so she cannot come live with me.
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post #1449 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 09:39 AM
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yeah, that's why I bought a house. Couldn't find a decent apartment that was ok with 3 dogs (that's how many we had at the time).
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post #1450 of 3149 Old 08-22-2012, 09:43 AM
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Ha that's quite a fair amount. We are in the process of saving for a house. Or well more like the bf is in the process of saving, Lizzy ate all my savings :(. Pretty sad actually because between the two of us we will make more than the majority of households this year and we have nothing to show for it, except a soon to be fat horse lol. We get a new dog when we get a house. Just haven't decided on what yet.
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