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Small_Town_Girl 07-26-2008 12:29 PM

Banning Pit Bulls.
 
It was my family's own Pit Bull who busted into my pony's pen
and did a brutal number on her leg, she died not long after.
And no he is not a violent dog and we raised him right...I have
no idea why he did it. :(

You hear all the time in the media about vicious Pit Bull attacks
on humans and animals, some of them like our dog...non
violent..or so they thought after they attack another dog,
animal, or an innocent bystander after getting loose.

Just earlier this year, I read a story online that just pulled at
myheart strings, it was a man that was attacked by a Pit
and literally had to have $1,000,000 worth of surgery done
to his arm.

I love dogs, I am not on any side..I was just wanting everyones
elses opinion on the matter. :)

My2Geldings 07-26-2008 12:41 PM

I honestly don't know anything about the particular breed of dog. Just like horses these poor dogs were bred for fighting and I think unfortunately many of them have a natural instinct to defend themselves or attack when they are put in a certain situation.

Could they be trained to be like your more typical house dog? I think they probably can be trained but I don't know if that's enough to get that behavior out completely.

Just my opinion, I honestly don't know anything about those poor dogs.

Small_Town_Girl 07-26-2008 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by My2Geldings
I honestly don't know anything about the particular breed of dog. Just like horses these poor dogs were bred for fighting and I think unfortunately many of them have a natural instinct to defend themselves or attack when they are put in a certain situation.

I couldn't agree with you more. Myself, I remain undecided on
the issue.

Vidaloco 07-26-2008 01:17 PM

There are countys here that have bans or special laws in place for pit bulls. I wish they could just enforce the dog fight laws instead. I think any dog can be a killer in the right circumstances. I have 4 Scottish Terriers and I wouldn't trust any of them not to bite a stranger or kill another strange animal. They weren't bred to fight but they were bred to kill critters.

buckaroo2010 07-26-2008 01:26 PM

I really dont know bout this on but I know I dont think I would ever want one of them dogs :?

barefoothooves 07-26-2008 01:31 PM

I think any dog has the potential to do harm. My mom had a wonderful pit bull (she got it on the side of the road as a puppy thinking it was a lab??? :roll: ) and it was sweet dog.

I was a kid and my own lab bit me (I had it coming and he let go as soon as he did it-I stepped on him in his sleep, so it was accident). And later I had a medium sized mutt of retreiver type blood that attatcked me and ripped up my arm, but I don't think it was a breed thing..it was an owner thing..

i have nothing against people having pit bulls. Just apply the same rules as you would any dog-don't let it roam, teach it manners , FEED it and give it attention and don't fight them.

geewillikers 07-26-2008 01:36 PM

Pit bulls are animal aggressive. They are bred to be that way, and it is very difficult to train it out of them. They are known for killing livestock, small animals and other dogs. It is one of the only American breeds, and it doesn't surprise me that we started to breed such a controversial creature.

However, I have two pitbull mix companions. They are awesome dogs. I think blame for any pitbul attack remains on the owner. As much as your dog is a sweetheart and loves your baby, or loves your kitty, there is no way I would trust a pitbull around them. Pitbulls need to be leashed, behind a secure fence, and socialized under supervision. Just as people misread horse language, people misread dog language, and signs of aggression are obvious if you know what to look for.

I don't think any dog should be banned. The top dog on the "biting list", that I've seen, is the poodle (toy, standard, mini, whatever). I've never been bit by a big dog, just chihuahuas, min pins and poodles. Golden Retrievers are known for biting also. The difference with Pitbulls is that they are bred to MAUL, not just give a warning nip, like Cattle Dogs are Malamutes. They go in to finish the job. They don't have lock jaw, as many people think they do. They just don't mess around. People need to understand that.

Sorry for the rant. I'm passionate about the issue!

Vidaloco 07-26-2008 01:41 PM

Golly geewillikers :wink: You said that so well! My husband corrected me, we don't have bans just very strict leash and containment laws pertaining to pit bulls. Which as you said, is as it should be.

geewillikers 07-26-2008 01:47 PM

My pit bull mix babies, Mr. Mako, and Miss Daisy Duke:

http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/3797_DSCN0955_1.jpg
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/3797_DSCN0288_1.jpg
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/3797_DSCN0305_1.jpg
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/3797_DSCN0300_1.jpg
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/3797_DSCN0631_1.jpg
The other dog is a Pit/Jack Russel mix

My2Geldings 07-26-2008 01:50 PM

Another good point. A big deal is made of pits attacking people, but as seen over and over again all other breeds of dogs also attack. I have been attacked by 2 dogs and neither of them were pit bulls.

Something that was recently show on tv. A police officer was on the news for being caught after storing child pornography. Not agreeing with what he did but he was put into the light because of the already attached imagine of what he did for career.

It's the same idea here with the dogs.


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