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    arghh...i hate some people on craigslist.

    Every time there is a pitbull advertised on the local craigslist, it gets flagged. Then some ignorant idiot starts bashing the breed. Someone posts looking for a pitbull...they get flagged and again more bashing of the breed...

    how they are
    dangerous, not good pets you know the normal anti pitbull crap.

    its like same crap different day scenerio.

    I have left a message on there before. Stating that they are great additions to families BUT you should know about a breed before you get one, just like with any breed do your research. DUH...

    Someone went as far as to say they all need to be PTS...

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    I don't even look at the pet section of CL....and if for some reason I have to... I just do a search for what I'm looking for

    Another CL pet peeve....people that spell Pit Bull....Pitbull or Pittbull ...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugmom View Post
    I don't even look at the pet section of CL....and if for some reason I have to... I just do a search for what I'm looking for

    Another CL pet peeve....people that spell Pit Bull....Pitbull or Pittbull ...LOL
    i usuallly in a hurry when i type if no one's noticed i sometimes misplace letters in words. Im usually trying to nurse a baby tell a kid no or in mid typing i hit send sometimes...lol

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    I remember those days.......great birth control


    I thank doG every day for spell check ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugmom View Post
    I remember those days.......great birth control


    I thank doG every day for spell check ...
    spell check? ...whats that...lol. I always forget to use it.

    back to the pit bulls...it just irritates me people are so ignorant. I feel sorry for people who cross me on a day where i've hardly had sleep...lol.

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    As a APBT owner I've just had to learn to ignore CL and all the idiots on it.....I don't try to get involved...its not worth the headache

    I will always try to give info on the breed in person or on something like DF where people are open to discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugmom View Post
    As a APBT owner I've just had to learn to ignore CL and all the idiots on it.....I don't try to get involved...its not worth the headache

    I will always try to give info on the breed in person or on something like DF where people are open to discussion.
    i try to not respond but when im in a mood...and im cranky already...eh why not.

    which lately ive been really really cranky...

    teething baby=lack of sleep=cranky mommy

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    That place is a waste of time for any dog discussion. I wouldn't worry too much about what is on there.

    As for Pit Bulls a lot of people feel like that it is why they support bsl. Because of the breed's rep a lot of people have those views.

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    Random Question: I was told that cocker spaniels are more prone to bite than a pit bull? Is that true?

    I looove pit bulls one of my favorite breeds and one I plan on owning someday. I think it's total hogwash to stereotype such a special and sweet breed. I have yet to even encounter an aggressive or vicious pit bull. It just goes to show that these people who are ignorant enough to judge have never been privilidged to meet the dog

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    While any dog has potential to bite someone, I know that bullies are among the highest incident of bites. Of course, of the ones that do bite, I am sure that most if not all of them were not raised to be loving, good dogs. I know many people that have bullies and they are sweet, loveable dogs that are as docile as my own. Any dog that is bred to fight other dogs, bred to be agressive, and raised by negligent owners that only want to teach them bad habits is going to be a danger, and that's not the dog's fault. We don't go around euthanizing children who weren't raised right and grew up learning all of the bad stuff and never having a chance. "Bad" dogs are a product of bad people, one way or another.

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    Re: pitbulls and craigslist

    Quote Originally Posted by MakeShift Heart View Post
    Random Question: I was told that cocker spaniels are more prone to bite than a pit bull? Is that true?
    It's the same as for pit bulls, A well bred cocker should not be more likly to bite just like a well bred pit bull. Don't make negative comments about one breed just to make another breed look better.

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    While any dog has potential to bite someone, I know that bullies are among the highest incident of bites. Of course, of the ones that do bite, I am sure that most if not all of them were not raised to be loving, good dogs. I know many people that have bullies and they are sweet, loveable dogs that are as docile as my own. Any dog that is bred to fight other dogs, bred to be agressive, and raised by negligent owners that only want to teach them bad habits is going to be a danger, and that's not the dog's fault. We don't go around euthanizing children who weren't raised right and grew up learning all of the bad stuff and never having a chance. "Bad" dogs are a product of bad people, one way or another.
    A Highly Dog Aggressive pit bull from high game Fighting lines is probably one of the least likely to bite a human. Dog Fighters need to be able to safely handle their own dogs and a fighting dog that bits it's owner is killed and not allowed to breed and pass on that temperment.

    It's more a problem with the dogs who are bred for their "mean look" without a care to temperment.
    Last edited by Keechak; 09-27-2009 at 05:56 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I agree I don't think it has anything to do with breed as to ability to bite or not as to some idiots that own dogs. Unfortunately some less desirable people want to own a dog that looks hard but don't treat the animal well and there is where others get the wrong impressions of certain breeds. I own 4 different breeds and I get stupid comments about my Chihuahuas - aren't they aggressive etc and also about my Great Pyrenees - the answer would be NO.

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    When my youngest Pitbull was about 11 weeks old I took him inside petco with me. This little boy came up to me and was petting gesuppi and his mom was fine with it (asking me his name and how old he was) untill she asked me what type of dog he was. When I told her that he was a Pitbull her attitude immediately changed and she said to her son "let's go, we're leaving now" and pulled her son away. I was SO MAD! It's not like my 11 week old puppy was even capable of mauling her son. I get comments all the time like " oh they are cute when they are younger, but they scare me when they grow up" from random strangers passing. Honestly, what's the point? they could have kept walking and just kept that to themselves, but instead they have to make an ignorant remark about my dog. My pitbulls are so sweet and loveable and people just come out of the blue and say rude things to me about them like these idiots on craigs list, who asked them? They took the time out of their day to write a "pitbull bashing e-mail" ...for what? there's no point in it

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    I can completely see why that would get you mad. I get stupid comments also that did not need to be said like - it looks like a rat or should get a proper dog (about my chis). Some people have no idea about dogs and breed temperaments and therefore should not comment.

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    or the comment about small dogs:
    'you call that a dog? THIS is a REAL dog".....i can think of sooooo many comebacks for that comment(i have and oh..boy...lucky i didnt get punched...i dont insult the dog i insult their intelligence or lack of)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PandaCakes View Post
    While any dog has potential to bite someone, I know that bullies are among the highest incident of bites.
    On Dog101 there was a section on the Golden Retriever and they stated that the biggest bitters in order are the "1. German Shepard 2. Chow Chow 3. Golden Retriever"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PandaCakes View Post
    While any dog has potential to bite someone, I know that bullies are among the highest incident of bites. Of course, of the ones that do bite, I am sure that most if not all of them were not raised to be loving, good dogs. I know many people that have bullies and they are sweet, loveable dogs that are as docile as my own. Any dog that is bred to fight other dogs, bred to be agressive, and raised by negligent owners that only want to teach them bad habits is going to be a danger, and that's not the dog's fault. We don't go around euthanizing children who weren't raised right and grew up learning all of the bad stuff and never having a chance. "Bad" dogs are a product of bad people, one way or another.
    Nope, I'd say Leo is a perfectly safe, non dangerous therapy dog.

    Just because APBTs have been bred to fight doesn't make them anymore dangerous (towards people) then any other breed out there. Actually they are one of the most loving and loyal breeds, especially towards their family in part because of being bred to fight. Human aggression was not bred for in the breed. Many, many APBTs were and are stolen. Including some of the more well known game dogs such as CH 357, GR CH Art, Eli 2xw the list goes on.

    Now is it a dogs fault if they are a product of their breeding and/or environment. No, but I'm certainly not keeping a dangerous, unpredictable dog in my home, around children, around family as it is a liability. I will not make that dogs another person's problem because the breeder bred an off temperament or I got the dog later in life and they are not right in the head. It is not the dog's fault but that is no reason to put people's lives in danger. I don't see the logic in allowing a truly dangerous dog to live and possibly injure or kill someone, that after all if part of what has this breed in trouble in the first place. I will not tolerate a dangerous man eater, if more people followed this there would be a lot less incidents.

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