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Originally posted by phatpackage
reply to post by Danbones
You are right. Dogs are not born bad. They are a product of their environment. Much like humans. All dogs have the potential to go feral but most events like this are a direct fault of the way the dog raised.
The children in the Fronteras household refer to their dog as "kuya" ("big brother"), and he certainly proved it on the day he sacrificed his life to protect the family.
On Monday, Feb. 12 at around 2 p.m., "Chief", an American Pit Bull Terrier, rescued Liberata la Victoria, 87, and her granddaughter Maria Victoria Fronteras from a deadly cobra which had entered their house through an opening in the kitchen.
Liberata la Victoria and Chief had been watching TV on the sofa when suddenly Chief jumped up and alerted her to the presence of a cobra less than 10 feet away. Maria Victoria rushed in and pulled her grandmother into a separate room, hoping the snake would leave.
But when Maria Victoria later emerged from the room, she was terrified to find the cobra poised about two feet away. Equally startled, the cobra expanded its hood and appeared to be spitting venom as it prepared to strike.
"The snake was in front of us, maneuvering a deadly attack," says Maria Victoria. "I screamed out loud to ask for help." 1
That's when from "out of nowhere", Chief dashed between the cobra and the two women, using himself as a shield against the cobra's attacks. Chief then seized the cobra by the neck and slammed it into the floor, killing it.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
Do you think Pitbulls are the only dogs that act like dogs?
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
Shame this happens to innocent bystander - being mauled to death on your daily walk wherever - and it happens all the time?
what a sense of security, not only that they are allowed, but they are SUCH a popular breed.
such a popularly abused and "disposable" breed, that is.
Originally posted by Advantage
Its the ignorance that gets to me.
See my boy on the left? My avatar? What breed is he??
Ignorant people cant tell one breed from another and lump ALL bully breeds into "PIT BULL"... a dog theyre scared of. Thats where legislation can go wrong. Is it a putbull if its a pit cross with a lab?? Might look like a pit. How about my dog? he isnt a pit bull but he is a "pure breed".... what is he?
Blue over there has a best buddy. He is my 8 lb hairless chinese crested. They play and blue is gentle with him. I have a 6 yr old and Blue follows her like a shadow and when she wandered too close to the street he led her back to the middle of the yard by standing in front of her and bumping her. My middle child is transplant recipient, when she was sick recently he laid by her and whined and snuggled her. Blue takes his cues from me. If I am wary of someone he is wary. If I am okay with a stranger he is okay.
Blue is a near perfect to breed standard Staffordshire Bull Terrier. A separate breed recognized as separate from a pit by the Kennel Clubs. They have a common ancestor to the American Pit Bull, but are NOT the same breed and arent even built the same, yet every idiot out there comments on him being a pit bull.