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any large dog.
Should read any dog. Large ones are generally no more danger than smaller ones. Only due to their size, and bumping or jumping, whereas smaller ones generally are more prone to nipping and biting.
I just happen to agree.
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I do agree with a lot of things you said though, don't get me wrong!!!
It's never 100%... That's why leaving them unattended is not to be done no matter how placid & human friendly!
I also respect what you did for Bruser... that's a beautiful thing to do, & the best thing!!!
But why didn't you have him put down despite his history of aggression?
Because you knew deep down that you can affect a Dogs temperament!
I just don't feel the Dog was angry, Defensive is completely different to Offensive!!!
This is why I have in turn been on the Defensive for the Dog, only replying to those spouting nonsense, 8 pages of people replying that the Dog needs to be put down...
But only those who were generalising & full of disdain did I reply to, for the simple fact they had a know-it-all attitude... Or they assumed things about me personally without provocation!!!
That's my dog, and his little buddy, Harley (RIP Harley. Killed by a cage a couple of weeks ago).
We all know dogs don't get on with cats, don't we? I just posted that pic to illustrate that with a little care and love, a dog can be pretty much all you want it to be. Whatever breed it is.
And yeah, I'm showing him off a bit, cos he's just so bloody greatedit on 36pTue, 18 Mar 2014 14:53:36 -050020142014-03-18T14:53:36-05:00kAmerica/Chicago31uk by SprocketUK because: spelling duh!
When I was 8 years old my family bought an Akita to guard the family store. I was left alone in anther room with him. I made a wuff sound and the dog pounced on me from behind and put 38 stitches on my scalp. Still have a pair of scars in the crown of my head where the canines dug in.
Turned out the dog had come from an abusive home and mistook me for the former son who used to terrorize the dog. The previous owners of course did not explain that they had physically abused the dog before.
When I found out the dog was going to be put down I asked everyone involved for the dog to not be out down. I argued why should the fit be punished when he's just the product of what we humans made him into. It's people's fault not the dog, people should take responsibility. Of course they said I was wrong and put down the dog anyway. To this day I still feel it was unjust/ unnecessary. It wasn't the dogs fault if had been turned into a psycho. Dog was terrified of women too. Gotta wonder how bad you need to abuse an Akita to make it fear a woman.
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Do you happen to have any pics?
I have never known a pit/boxer mix to be over 100 lbs! It would be interesting to see one that was 50% larger than that.
Neither of those breed standards cross the triple digit line, so it must have been quite an interesting lineage. I am guessing it had another breed in there as well, since neither of those standards is likely to produce a canine that size.