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When certain towns or states out-law pitbulls it reminds me SOOOO much of racism. Like VERY VERY much. Like "Pitbulls aren't alowed here." Reminds me of walking into a store and someone says "People of your kind aren't allowed here." When I was little a golden retreiver bit me right above the eye. I have a scar, and it was from a golden, not a bully breed. You know, it was from one of America's top dogs. Not a *scary* pit bull.....

I have never owned a bully breed, when I was just a baby my mom had a boxer named Betsy and I heard she would let my older sisters who where 5 and 7 slide down a slide on her and she wouldn't care. Bully breeds deserve better than this. They are dogs, not scary monsters.


Breedist... Grr they make me angry.
 

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Reminds you of racism? It IS racism, or, well, the dog equivalent!

You're right, it is awful.

Though it makes me sad when people start giving examples of attacking Labs and Goldens to hold Bullies in a better light. The point is that all dogs attack - attempting to scapegoat the popular breed doesn't make it better. I wouldn't be surprised if Lab/Golden owners are faced with something similar down the line. Some would argue it's already happening thanks to deplorable breeding practices.
 

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Reminds you of racism? It IS racism, or, well, the dog equivalent!

You're right, it is awful.

Though it makes me sad when people start giving examples of attacking Labs and Goldens to hold Bullies in a better light. The point is that all dogs attack - attempting to scapegoat the popular breed doesn't make it better. I wouldn't be surprised if Lab/Golden owners are faced with something similar down the line. Some would argue it's already happening thanks to deplorable breeding practices.
I am using that as an example to show what you said, Alll dogs attack, when I was running a rescue a greyhound attacked me. A Yorkie bit my cousin and a Husky sent my aunt to the hospital.
 

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I know, but there are people who take it to the extremes. (Not saying you, it just caught my eye and provoked my thoughts when you gave the example.)
 

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I think the media exaggerates it too i mean people who are uneducated,one the breed, just point fingers and blame it on the breed.

i even read once that there was a news station that reffered to a poodle attack as a pitbull attack
 

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When I was 4 we had a boxer I could do ANYTHING to, and I do mean anything. My dad had to go out with garden gloves on because Bruno played so rough with him (not mean).

A Lhasa bit me not too long ago (my fault for getting it it's face but it bit me nonetheless). All breeds can bite, it's just that some can inflict more harm than others.

There's another thread here about a "pit bull attack" that left the little girl with a scratch not much worse than what a branch might do.

Bully's get a bad rap that's for sure. I have met some very nice ones and some that weren't so nice. But I've also met poodles, labs, etc that weren't very nice either.

So yes, it is dog breedism and it's so totally not fair! :mad:
 
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