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    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...san-diego?lite

    I don't know why the press has to label them as dangerous.

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    Becaue it gets attention for the media, therefore for their advertisers, ie for the money!!!
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    Actually what I should have said is here is another example of a cute cuddly pitbull. They are such a sweet breed, I don't know why anyone would think they are dangerous?
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    My dog could do the same thing, but he's a completely different breed.
    It's the way the dog is raised and how he is socialized that is the issue.
    If you read the report 3 pitbulls were involved in this attack, not 1.
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    the media doesn't label them as dangerous, society does. The law makers do, people who don't like dogs, the media just reports what is out there.

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    maybe the owners should be locked up and/or euthanized for not training their dogs. The problem is because of the reputation of certain breeds is that they attract the wrong owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    My dog could do the same thing, but he's a completely different breed.
    It's the way the dog is raised and how he is socialized that is the issue.
    If you read the report 3 pitbulls were involved in this attack, not 1.
    I hope you are talking about your dogs breed and not your dog. If I owned a dog that was capable of this I would Euthanize it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy.D View Post
    maybe the owners should be locked up and/or euthanized for not training their dogs. The problem is because of the reputation of certain breeds is that they attract the wrong owners.
    I agree that it is the owners that are the problem.

    At the the same time we need to take a long look at the origin of this breed.

    Pit bulls were originally a War Dog, I contend that violence is also in their genetic makeup. It was bred into them over the centuries, I don't believe it can be bred out in 50 years.

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    I saw two in action some yrs back. A guy walking his two pitt bulls on leashes. A guy came the other way with his small dog and tried to pass.....he should have got on the road. The PB attacked the little dog. I have never seen anything like that before. The owner finally got the dogs off the little one. I never saw him walk on our street after that.

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    Sometimes it's the breeding. Not "the breed". Some dogs/animals can have genetic problems that effect their mental stability....so can people. I used to have a beautiful pit, she was kind and loving and wonderfully behaved as well as cared for deeply.
    I never believed when someone told me that her dogs (the breeder) were known to "snap" after a couple of years. They just seemed to lose their mind. I laughed it off because I thought they were just anti-pit.

    Then it happened. Without provocation (I was right there), this loving animal angrily grabbed my little boy around his neck and pinned him down. She didn't break skin, she did act confused as if she knew it was wrong but couldn't control herself.
    I couldn't take the chance it would happen again.

    It can be the dog, you may be a great dog owner, but they can still have a defect......any breed. But with the over-breeding and those breeders who don't acknowledge or possibly don't know about the mental defect, we will always have dogs that attack unprovoked. And it can be the owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice View Post
    I agree that it is the owners that are the problem.

    At the the same time we need to take a long look at the origin of this breed.

    Pit bulls were originally a War Dog, I contend that violence is also in their genetic makeup. It was bred into them over the centuries, I don't believe it can be bred out in 50 years.
    So were mastiffs, and mine behaves fine with other animals. He's better than some other dogs that frequent the dog park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice View Post
    I hope you are talking about your dogs breed and not your dog. If I owned a dog that was capable of this I would Euthanize it.

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    Both. Both the breed and the dog itself are capable of such acts.
    It's not because they are gentle they are not capable of great harm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Huckerby View Post
    the media doesn't label them as dangerous, society does. The law makers do, people who don't like dogs, the media just reports what is out there.
    I'm sure you've heard the media saying, "If it bleeds, it leads".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    I'm sure you've heard the media saying, "If it bleeds, it leads".
    I have, but that has nothing to do with how media reports on these cases. I didn't say it wasn't news, I said it's society that has given the breed a bad name.

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    Yep, society got together and decided to randomly portray pit bulls as vicious animals. We also unfairly pick on pedophiles and thieves.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_bull

    Seems pretty clear to me what these dogs purpose is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    So were mastiffs, and mine behaves fine with other animals. He's better than some other dogs that frequent the dog park.
    I would contend that mastiffs have been bred away from their past. Whereas Pit Bulls are still being bred for their ferocity and fighting skills.

    Which mastiff breed do you own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny_tim View Post
    Yep, society got together and decided to randomly portray pit bulls as vicious animals. We also unfairly pick on pedophiles and thieves.
    Well, if you think the media is totally responsible for giving the breed a bad name, then you are nothing more than sheep.

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    Default Re: Another Sweet yet misunderstood Pitbull

    And if you think I suggested the media is totally responsible for giving the breed a bad name you...ah never mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny_tim View Post
    And if you think I suggested the media is totally responsible for giving the breed a bad name you...ah never mind.
    Fair enough....

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