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    Re: Irresponsible Dog Owners

    I wish I lived near you @2198lindsey so that I could adopt him! He looks like such a sweetie!

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    Re: Irresponsible Dog Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by BaconAndEggs View Post
    Poor Buffy! Such a sweet looking thing. I'm sorry.

    It is the shelter's fault, partially. Pit Bulls can be dangerous, so they need to make sure each one they give is in a proper home.
    The top 3 most aggressive dogs are Dachsund, Chihuahua with Jack Russell.

    Two dachsunds killed a baby -http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-61124133.html
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/DACHSH...GE.-a061124133

    6 week old lab puppy killed a baby - http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=389x3695732

    Jack Russell- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ack-child.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...carry-cot.html
    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/x607061059
    Chihuahua- http://www.cbs8.com/story/23846929/m...attacked-child
    http://www.kptv.com/story/21313261/p...ck-little-girl
    The dogs and humans killed this man -http://pocho.com/man-mauled-by-chihuahuas-survives-attack-but-not-humiliation/

    http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/18/mother...death-4309250/

    While bigger dogs may have more fatalities, that doesn't make them more dangerous in my book. If a pitbull kills one but a dachsund maims 15, it is more dangerous. Remember two of those 3 little dogs are bred hunters and the dachsund is bred to catch and kill its prey. All dogs are dangerous, period. Remember the media only tells you what they want you to know, what will gain attention, right now its pitbull attacks/fatalities. Its not telling you about the hundreds of maulings by small family pets.

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    Re: Irresponsible Dog Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by 2198lindsey View Post
    You need to be careful how you word that. Anything with teeth is dangerous. Making statements like that is what gives my breeds a reputation that they don't deserve.
    I wasn't trying to offend, I love Pit Bulls and don't think that they should have the reputation that people automatically give just based on the breed. I think the same thing with all animals with teeth, but was only implying to Pit Bulls because of the conversation. Forgive me if it sounded differently than I was trying to make it sound.

    As to my point, yes, all shelters should properly question owners to avoid the animal going to a bad home where it could be abused, beat up, ect.

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    Re: Irresponsible Dog Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by lunarminx View Post
    The top 3 most aggressive dogs are Dachsund, Chihuahua with Jack Russell.

    Two dachsunds killed a baby -http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-61124133.html
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/DACHSH...GE.-a061124133

    6 week old lab puppy killed a baby - http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=389x3695732

    Jack Russell- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ack-child.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...carry-cot.html
    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/x607061059
    Chihuahua- http://www.cbs8.com/story/23846929/m...attacked-child
    http://www.kptv.com/story/21313261/p...ck-little-girl
    The dogs and humans killed this man -http://pocho.com/man-mauled-by-chihuahuas-survives-attack-but-not-humiliation/

    http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/18/mother...death-4309250/

    While bigger dogs may have more fatalities, that doesn't make them more dangerous in my book. If a pitbull kills one but a dachsund maims 15, it is more dangerous. Remember two of those 3 little dogs are bred hunters and the dachsund is bred to catch and kill its prey. All dogs are dangerous, period. Remember the media only tells you what they want you to know, what will gain attention, right now its pitbull attacks/fatalities. Its not telling you about the hundreds of maulings by small family pets.
    Why are you putting such a bad label on these small dogs? Any animal can become a killer if it is neglected,abused or the owner does not know what they are doing etc. That also means that any of these "Aggressive breeds" can be the best friend to the right person. The problem is not the animal is the person behind the leash.

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    I don't think that @lunarminx was trying to put a bad label on small dogs. I think she was just trying to point out that small dogs can be as dangerous if not more dangerous than the large breed dogs. The media and some people in general always seem to vilify pit bulls, Rottweilers and other large breeds and make people biased against them, when in reality any dog of any size has the potential to cause serious harm or kill, you just never hear about those cases involving small dogs.

    In my opinion it seems to me it's always a pit bull did this, that and the other every time I turn on the news and it's not fair. People hear these stories and just automatically assume all pit bulls are bad, and they are not. There are just really mean and evil people who do horrible things to these animals, and can you really blame an abused dog for not being able to trust anyone again after the hell some of them are put through?

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    Re: Irresponsible Dog Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by GuineaPigParty View Post
    Why are you putting such a bad label on these small dogs? Any animal can become a killer if it is neglected,abused or the owner does not know what they are doing etc. That also means that any of these "Aggressive breeds" can be the best friend to the right person. The problem is not the animal is the person behind the leash.
    I agreed with this. I own a (Weiner dog) as well as two Chihuahua's I've owned since their birth. I also have a neighbor down the street who neglects their Chihuahua, and its aggressive, yet always scared. I agree its how the dog, or breed has been treated. You can kind of relate it to humans. Those who are bullied, tend to be more...defensive. I don't mean to argue or offend anyone in all honesty.

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    Re: Irresponsible Dog Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by GuineaPigParty View Post
    Why are you putting such a bad label on these small dogs? Any animal can become a killer if it is neglected,abused or the owner does not know what they are doing etc. That also means that any of these "Aggressive breeds" can be the best friend to the right person. The problem is not the animal is the person behind the leash.
    http://www.petwatchman.com/the-top-t...-be-surprised/

    I wasn't the one that decided it. The experts did. Besides, my reply was to pitbulls can be dangerous, I was showing even small dogs can be dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibeabluedevil View Post
    I don't think that @lunarminx was trying to put a bad label on small dogs. I think she was just trying to point out that small dogs can be as dangerous if not more dangerous than the large breed dogs. The media and some people in general always seem to vilify pit bulls, Rottweilers and other large breeds and make people biased against them, when in reality any dog of any size has the potential to cause serious harm or kill, you just never hear about those cases involving small dogs.

    In my opinion it seems to me it's always a pit bull did this, that and the other every time I turn on the news and it's not fair. People hear these stories and just automatically assume all pit bulls are bad, and they are not. There are just really mean and evil people who do horrible things to these animals, and can you really blame an abused dog for not being able to trust anyone again after the hell some of them are put through?
    Thank you, there is hundreds of cases of smaller dogs, the nicer dog attacking and killing someone in the family or a child. But you really only hear of the bully breed attacks because of the media. And many people with these small dogs do not think that they can harm anyone. They have forgotten at one time they were used as hunting dogs. Dogs that hunted and killed the prey, prey the size of babies, toddlers.
    I don't leave my dog alone with my grandson and now that he is 12, no freakin way, he is getting grouchy now. Boo has always been jealous of Colten and yes, animals have killed over that.

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    Re: Irresponsible Dog Owners

    today walking home with my dad a 12 year old kid saw us and yanked his maltipoo (it had a harness but still) up in the air it yelped and he swung it around till it landed on the ground. His mom did nothing about!!! The dog was howling and weve told the office and animal control and they do nothing cause i unfortunately broke my phone and couldn't take any photos video and my dad left his phone in the apartment. i was pissed. i had to bite mt whole mouth not to scream at them. Next time i will tho. Talk to them not scream (hopefully )

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    whoops sorry ... didnt read all the posts *feels like an idiot*

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    Pit Bulls are really misjudged because of the media. When you hear of a dog attack, is it ever a Lab or a Golden Retriever? No. Why? Because those dogs are so popular, media can't put a bad label on them. But Pit Bulls are targeted because they're "Dangerous". Why are they labeled like that? Because they aren't as popular. Yes, Pit Bulls can be dangerous, but so can fish, Golden Retrievers, Labs, Chihuahuas, and pretty much anything with teeth. I've heard that animal control officers aren't allowed to report a dog attack unless it involves a Pit Bull. Immediate labels that people put on sweet animals jusr disgust me. Of course, this is only my opinion.

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    All dog breeds are misjudged because of the media. Small dogs get the reputation as yappy and stupid, black and tan dogs get the reputation as more aggressive, light colored retrievers get the reputation of being easy dogs.

    The point is we need to not put any generalization on any dog breed. Every dog is an individual. It is just as detrimental as steriotyping races of people.

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    Re: Irresponsible Dog Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by 2198lindsey View Post
    All dog breeds are misjudged because of the media. Small dogs get the reputation as yappy and stupid, black and tan dogs get the reputation as more aggressive, light colored retrievers get the reputation of being easy dogs.

    The point is we need to not put any generalization on any dog breed. Every dog is an individual. It is just as detrimental as steriotyping races of people.
    I agree.

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