posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 10:31 AM
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Did you read the article? Look up the town? It's a whopping 123 people strong and every one of them is # poor and stone stupid and they just let
their dogs, all breeds, roam hungry, unlicensed, un-neutered and untrained.
You want to ban terriers? Okay. Then what do you do when all the trailer trash and ghetto trash start breeding them nonstop so they can have the new
"killer dog" that's against the law?
Attack the problem not the symptom.
I agree. If you don't train your dog right or control it then you can have a potentially dangerous dog REGARDLESS of breed. What kills me is that
so many people are afraid of specific breeds when all dogs have teeth and all dogs can bite. Little ankle biters (small breeds) tend to be spoiled by
their owners and develop neurotic issues and aggression. The reason they don't make the news is because they are so small they don't cause a lot of
damage when they attack.
As someone else pointed out already in this thread, the breed that is "dangerous" is the flavor of the decade and it changes each time the breed
becomes popular enough with the drug sellers and gang bangers to be widely banned. Then they switch to another dog breed to scare off competitors and
protect their stash and the cycle begins all over again.
For whomever said a dog bit your child, I am sorry to hear that. Don't take this personally, but as a parent you should always keep an eye on your
children with any animal. Accidents happen and kids often act like wounded prey (screaming, high pitched shrieking, flailing limbs and running
around) which can trigger attacks from animals, especially animals with higher prey drives. Children also like to stare directly into the eyes of
animals. In the animal kingdom this is a challenge and most children are at the animal's eye level anyway so that simply makes it worse and puts the
child's face at a level to be struck. If you have ever observed dog behavior (not interfering, just watching) you will see older dogs discipline
puppies and younger dogs by nipping them in the face. That won't hurt a puppy, but a human child that has only soft skin and a different shaped
face? Yah it can hurt them a lot.
Parents also tend to let their children crawl all over dogs. In this example it's a breed that is great with kids and families and the dogs are
HUGE, but if that dog had been smaller, like sheltie sized, etc then the kid could have put enough weight on it to make the dog really nervous and if
even smaller, could have hurt a tiny dog by pushing, laying or even falling on it. At about 30 seconds in the dog looks like it would like to get up
and leave since the child is messing with it. Overall cute video with an amazingly tolerant dog, but could have just as easily been a bad video if
a dog with the wrong personality or one with a hip, rib or back injury was substituted in its place.
One other thing, if we ban anything it should be puppy mills and backyard breeders. Not just for the horrid conditions puppy mills and some backyard
breeders put their dogs in, but because they don't care and just breed indescriminantly. I have known two backyard breeders who bred full
brother-sister dogs to each other just to make a little money and let their kids see the miracle of life in person. Both of these people also got
their dogs from a backyard breeder selling "purebreds" (with no paper documentation, but they were promised to be healthy good quality purebreds)
for money. So in all likelihood you have two generations of inbreeding which causes neurotic mental problems, as well as other physical health
issues. Indiscriminate breeding on top of poor ownership (in some cases down right abuse to make the animal "thug" worthy) and you have a
potentially dangerous dog... but it's not the dogs fault nor specific to a breed itself. If anything is related to the "breed" in that case it
would simply be the particular inbred line of dogs they are using to churn out crazy animals, but that does not condem a whole breed. I don't
particularly support breeders simply because we have had virtually all mutts, but real breeders who care tend to specialize in one breed and they
breed for physical and mental health of the dogs. A pit from a real breeder vs one from some random neighborhood family will be very different in
personality and health.