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#41
Aug 1, 2009
 
Anonymous wrote:
I have a neighbor who's poodle acts like it's out for blood. That is the meanest small dog I have ever seen!
Many of the smaller dogs have a big problem with insecurity which results in more frequent bites than some of the breeds labeled as dangerous, but i do admit that a Poodle or Chihuahua bite is less serious than a Doberman or Pit Bull bite.
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Aug 2, 2009
 

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flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Many of the smaller dogs have a big problem with insecurity which results in more frequent bites than some of the breeds labeled as dangerous, but i do admit that a Poodle or Chihuahua bite is less serious than a Doberman or Pit Bull bite.
in retrospect, if you're a "big person" the above is probably true, but when you're a baby starting to crawl or a toddler, no size of dog attack is "less harmful" - the attack from even a cocker spaniel sized dog can kill, and has.

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#43
Aug 2, 2009
 
objective wrote:
<quoted text>
in retrospect, if you're a "big person" the above is probably true, but when you're a baby starting to crawl or a toddler, no size of dog attack is "less harmful" - the attack from even a cocker spaniel sized dog can kill, and has.
Good point!
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#44
Aug 3, 2009
 
you people that think you are going to stop anything by banning pits are the dumbest people i have ever seen. did you not read the thing on the dog pulling the infant out of its crib? it wasnt anything even close to a pit! sorry that you people that hate the breed think that people that own them are white trash. my family is far from white trash. im married with one child, im college educated, ive been in the military, my husband has a great job but its far away which is why he drives the honda civic and they came with the wheels all from a white man, we own 2 vehicles that are in very good condition, everything in our house is paid for and very nice and all of our animals are dual registered with kennel clubs and we take very good care of them. we own pit bulls, chihuahuas, and a few mutts even because if i see an animal that needs help i take it in until we can find a good home for it or i keep it! the only thing that is or could be considered bad on my part is that i dont currently have a job because i worked for Toyota and was let go due to cutbacks, and i had just gotten back from maternity leave and they had done some changes and id rather stay home and watch my son grow up, but then again that proves that my husband makes enough money that i dont have to work! but i guess owning everything you have and you bought it all in your name makes you white trash, kinda like saying that not knowing which guy is your baby daddy makes you classy and beautiful as well.

Sorry JOE COHEN that makes YOU an idiot.
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Aug 3, 2009
 

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and yes i said baby daddy!!! HA
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#46
Aug 4, 2009
 
how exactly is my above post cluless, nuts, or offtopic? it was a joke to the post i put on here above it. the people/person that judged it really need to get an education in common sense so they will know whats going on in the world around them.
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#47
Aug 13, 2009
 
It's strange that so many owners are in such complete denial. If these creatures really were so perfect and lovely then there would be absolutely no reason for this sort of debate. In my opinion, for potential owners of pit bulls or ANY dog known to be aggressive, they should be required to take multiple classes in which they should pay a significant fee to learn how to care for and to contain these dogs.
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#48
Aug 13, 2009
 
Ah...I forgot.
Muzzles! Even if the monster(s) is in a fence back yard it should still be required to wear a muzzle. We need to start having a little consideration for neighbors, pets, children....you know the life and safety of those around us. Just a small thing to ask. Really.

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#49
Aug 13, 2009
 
To all you pitbullophobes who own firearm: Fatal pit bull attacks in this country in recent years average about a half dozen per year. The number of accidental firearm deaths average about 1000 per year. I did not include the deaths from firearms bought for protection that were used by their owners for less honorable putposes. If you own a firearm, you ought not criticize pit bull ownership. Pit bulls who were known to be friendly on rare occaisions do go ballistic and cause injury or in rare cases, death. I have heard of many cases where mild mannered people have suddenly snapped and gone on killing sprees with their firearms.
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#50
Aug 13, 2009
 
I do not own a firearm and until recently, I had no reason to ever consider owning one. But my neighbors have recently acquired two adult pit bulls who have escaped confinement multiple times, killed my cat, attacked my children, myself, and other neighborhood pets. Perhaps if there were less aggressive dogs lurking about waiting to kill, people wouldn't feel the need to posses firearms. Just a thought.

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#51
Aug 13, 2009
 
Phaedra wrote:
I do not own a firearm and until recently, I had no reason to ever consider owning one. But my neighbors have recently acquired two adult pit bulls who have escaped confinement multiple times, killed my cat, attacked my children, myself, and other neighborhood pets. Perhaps if there were less aggressive dogs lurking about waiting to kill, people wouldn't feel the need to posses firearms. Just a thought.
If they attacked anyone they should have been reported to animal control. It is unlawful in most places to allow dogs to run loose unless they are herding or protecting livestock.
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#52
Aug 13, 2009
 
Phaedra wrote:
I do not own a firearm and until recently, I had no reason to ever consider owning one. But my neighbors have recently acquired two adult pit bulls who have escaped confinement multiple times, killed my cat, attacked my children, myself, and other neighborhood pets. Perhaps if there were less aggressive dogs lurking about waiting to kill, people wouldn't feel the need to posses firearms. Just a thought.
you don't need a firearm - all you need is a telephone and a telephone book, and a list of costs and loss of your pets. why haven't you reported these owners for negligence and owning dangerous animals? dogs that attack ppl - regardless of breed, should be destroyed.

i feel for your situation - these are the types of dog owners that have no excuse for owning animals. if an electric fence can't keep their dogs in, then they own animals i haven't yet heard of. there is always a way to pen any animal - and its their responsibility to ensure they do, not your problem to cope with it.

unfortunately these ppl own pitbulls and this is the type of negligent owner that ensures a breed gets a bad reputation - any vicious dog should be reported.

also be aware that under most laws - you want to check into yours - if you can prove their dogs killed any animal of yours, its legal in most areas to not only report them, but to claim back expenses from the negligent owners for your dead or injured pet, never mind your children's medical fees - purchase fees, medical fees, anything related that you spent on your pet.
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#53
Aug 14, 2009
 
I have contacted the Animal Control authorities many times. One even came out for an interview, but was quick to inform me that he couldn't possibly guarantee any results. One woman I spoke to said that my cat should never have been outside, what is that? My cat was killed in our own fenced front yard, my children can't go outside to play anymore...and these people seem to be protecting the rights of these neighbors and their monsters. The only helpful person I spoke to was a police officer who said that I may shoot these dogs if they I find them on my property again.
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#54
Aug 14, 2009
 
Phaedra wrote:
I have contacted the Animal Control authorities many times. One even came out for an interview, but was quick to inform me that he couldn't possibly guarantee any results. One woman I spoke to said that my cat should never have been outside, what is that? My cat was killed in our own fenced front yard, my children can't go outside to play anymore...and these people seem to be protecting the rights of these neighbors and their monsters. The only helpful person I spoke to was a police officer who said that I may shoot these dogs if they I find them on my property again.
wow. i truly don't know what to say - except the animal control laws in your area must be sadly lacking.

as for keeping animals indors - when it comes to cats, they are no different to any other animal. if they're allowed out to roam, that is the risk they run,

this still does not excuse dangerous animls from being out on the street attacking ppl or killing pets on your property. if the authorities don't listen, maybe its time to take you case to the media and allt he local newspapers.

would i kill these dogs if they attcked my animals or kids on my own property? yes. and i promise you the authorities would black list me for the scene i would create. and the owners woudl be paying - big time.

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#55
Aug 15, 2009
 
I have no trouble with responsible people who own pit bulls for the right reasons. I would not likely own one myself as I prefer German Shepherds. Anybody who owns any vicious dog should be held liable for any attacks on people. If one cannot control one's dogs, that owner should either voluntarily get rid of the dog or be forced to get rid of it.

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#56
Aug 15, 2009
 
I wonder how many pitbullophobes egage in such behavior as gabbing on the cell phone while driving or even worse, texting while driving, all of which causes accidents that kill many more people than pit bull attacks. The same goes for people who get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated or sleep deprived. How many of you take medications that impare your ability to be alert as a driver? All of those things can and do cause fatal accidents. All I can say is, "he who is without sin, let him cast the first stone".
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#57
Aug 20, 2009
 
Look, these dogs have something in there head that just sets them off. It might or might not happen. They (family dogs) have killed there owners, they have killed children, they have killed other dogs. Why would I ever want my kid any where near those dogs? My brother in law has two, last year they both attacked him and he has never been mean to them. Before that he laughed at me when I wouldn't bring my kids in the gate, now he tells me NOT to bring them over. I don't need any more evidence. I hope and pray that it never happens to you loving pitbill owners but it will happen to some of you, it;s the nature of the beast.

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#59
Aug 21, 2009
 
hmmm again wrote:
Can you not answer the question offleash bulldogs?
I will say it again.
'ethically' why should the Pit Bull breed NOT be eradicated?
Just answer the question in a civil manner if you can please.
Thats easy;Today, pit bulls are respected and dearly loved by those who know them for what they truly are and not the monsters the media has created.
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#60
Aug 21, 2009
 
Phaedra wrote:
It's strange that so many owners are in such complete denial. If these creatures really were so perfect and lovely then there would be absolutely no reason for this sort of debate. In my opinion, for potential owners of pit bulls or ANY dog known to be aggressive, they should be required to take multiple classes in which they should pay a significant fee to learn how to care for and to contain these dogs.
ppl need to be educated about owning all types of dogs, never mind all animals,a nd laws need to be tightened and enforced regarding owhership and breeding.

if this wasn't the case, then pittbulls would be the only dogs out there biting ppl - the fact is they are not. THEY are only the things that make headlines. an er i went to after being bitten by a CHOW, told me that CHOWS and SPANIELS were the dog bite breeds they got the most reports of hands down in the emergency room, NOT rotts or pittbulls.

go and find out from the source - that is the doctors, cops, nurses and ppl who work in the field, NOT from someone trying to sell a newspaper or airtime.
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#61
Aug 21, 2009
 
breadfan wrote:
Look, these dogs have something in there head that just sets them off. It might or might not happen. They (family dogs) have killed there owners, they have killed children, they have killed other dogs. Why would I ever want my kid any where near those dogs? My brother in law has two, last year they both attacked him and he has never been mean to them. Before that he laughed at me when I wouldn't bring my kids in the gate, now he tells me NOT to bring them over. I don't need any more evidence. I hope and pray that it never happens to you loving pitbill owners but it will happen to some of you, it;s the nature of the beast.
many ppl consider disciplining a dog as "being mean".

any type of dog that is raised as a human and part of the family, sees itself as part of or even head of the pack, and then yes - you suddenly have a snapping dog - golly gee - wonder why?

i see it everywhere i go. dogs at the supper table. dogs sleeping in bed with their owners. dogs sharing a snack or treat wth the owners. dogs under feet when visitors arrive, never put away for the visit, instead yapping and snapping at visitiors.

and ppl wonder why spoilt little fifi bites? why should it be any different with any other breed? the only problem is when this happens with abreed that is larger than fifi, the damamge is much more significant. then suddenly we have aeveryone boo hooing and crying about mean dogs, when its the bloody owners who need to have their butts spanked for creating this mess.

ppl need to be educated about owning pets.

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