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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 04:04 PM
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24. They were bred to fight dogs and bull bait, they were also bred for gentle
Edited on Thu Feb-10-05 04:56 PM by SemiCharmedQuark
qualities towards humans. You have to look at the whole story.

Any quality breeder will tell you to keep pits away from other animals if they are unsupervised. However, pits still have to be socialized WITH supervision, otherwise how are they to learn to behave with other dogs? Vets will tell you the same thing. They were bred to be vicious towards other animals, NOT humans. In fact, they were bred specifically to be gentle with humans. Look up a pit bull history.

And you are right, dogs ARE bred for characteristics and THIS dog was bred for gentleness towards humans.
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  -911 Operator Calls Mother 'Stupid' After Pit Bull Attacks Boy johnnie  Feb-10-05 03:14 PM   #0 
  - maybe have the mother put down  dwickham   Feb-10-05 03:17 PM   #1 
  - I would have called her a dumb shit.....  Wcross   Feb-10-05 05:45 PM   #49 
  - That's what I say.... STUPID STUPID!  Spock_is_Skeptical   Feb-10-05 05:54 PM   #50 
  - oh friggin get over it, stupid  WannaJumpMyScooter   Feb-10-05 03:18 PM   #2 
  - Well, she IS stupid.  hippiechick   Feb-10-05 03:19 PM   #3 
  - And why is she stupid?  MadHound   Feb-10-05 03:31 PM   #12 
     - Maybe she meant the owner is just plain stupid  johnnie   Feb-10-05 03:32 PM   #13 
     - Doubtful.  DrWeird   Feb-10-05 03:45 PM   #17 
     - I totally disagree and here's why...  LynneSin   Feb-10-05 03:46 PM   #18 
     - But that has nothing to do with the pit bull breed.  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-10-05 04:03 PM   #23 
     - So you're going to base your opinion of a whole breed  MadHound   Feb-10-05 04:04 PM   #25 
     - I would say that the Pit Bull was acting out. If the dogs had been  MrsGrumpy   Feb-10-05 04:44 PM   #36 
     - One of us 'people' believes that the breed is bred to fight  KurtNYC   Feb-10-05 03:53 PM   #20 
     - They were bred to fight dogs and bull bait, they were also bred for gentle  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-10-05 04:04 PM   #24 
     - And interestingly enough, English Bulldogs were bred to do the same  MadHound   Feb-10-05 04:19 PM   #27 
     - I don't follow this  KurtNYC   Feb-10-05 04:30 PM   #29 
        - Read a little further please  MadHound   Feb-10-05 04:40 PM   #33 
     - Responsible breeders breed the best of the bunch.  MrsGrumpy   Feb-10-05 04:54 PM   #39 
     - Sometimes the breed also attracts assholes  shrike   Feb-11-05 12:29 PM   #56 
     - from personal experience, i don't trust pit bulls  kodi   Feb-11-05 12:55 PM   #59 
     - You may be right...  petronius   Feb-10-05 03:53 PM   #21 
     - I agree, I've got a Pit and a German Shepard mix  EC   Feb-10-05 03:53 PM   #22 
     - amen.  elehhhhna   Feb-10-05 04:39 PM   #32 
     - Well said, from a fellow GSD owner  ThorsHammer   Feb-10-05 04:34 PM   #31 
     - We have a number of pits and pit mixes in our rescue.  flvegan   Feb-10-05 04:55 PM   #40 
     - See my above post  shrike   Feb-11-05 12:30 PM   #57 
     - thankyou, I feel the same.  Maine-ah   Feb-10-05 05:19 PM   #43 
     - Correct  LibertyLover   Feb-11-05 11:46 AM   #53 
     - The mother owned the dog  AngryAmish   Feb-11-05 12:27 PM   #55 
     - Of course it's not the breed  MountainLaurel   Feb-11-05 12:50 PM   #58 
     - so show me some crackah who DOESN'T make their Pit Bull mean...  BiggJawn   Feb-11-05 01:03 PM   #60 
  - Agree with Dispatcher  Jack_Dawson   Feb-10-05 03:20 PM   #4 
  - when will the 9-11 dispatcher be put down?  DrWeird   Feb-10-05 03:21 PM   #5 
  - why was she so concerned about the breed of dog?  Zuni   Feb-10-05 03:22 PM   #8 
     - I'd assume because...  DrWeird   Feb-10-05 03:25 PM   #9 
  - absolutely bizarre  Zuni   Feb-10-05 03:21 PM   #6 
  - I think they want to know what they are dealing with  johnnie   Feb-10-05 03:22 PM   #7 
     - yep. Cops & EMT's want to look out for it.  elehhhhna   Feb-10-05 04:40 PM   #34 
  - Who the hell is the 911 dispatcher to judge?  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-10-05 03:27 PM   #10 
  - What were you wearing?  DrWeird   Feb-10-05 03:28 PM   #11 
  - dispatcher should have waited until she hung up to call her stupid.  WI_DEM   Feb-10-05 03:35 PM   #14 
  - was she calling them stupid because they had a pit bull...  bobbobbins   Feb-10-05 03:37 PM   #15 
  - Check this out...  southpaw   Feb-10-05 03:41 PM   #16 
  - Thank you for posting this.  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-10-05 03:50 PM   #19 
  - Why won't people listen?! ALL PIT BULL HATERS *PLEASE* WATCH!  redqueen   Feb-10-05 04:13 PM   #26 
  - Thanks for posting that,  MadHound   Feb-10-05 04:26 PM   #28 
     - "My quetion is which breed is going to be the next "killer dog"?"  johnnie   Feb-10-05 04:31 PM   #30 
        - LOL, that was good!  MadHound   Feb-10-05 04:42 PM   #35 
  - Some interesting dog-bite info, here:  elehhhhna   Feb-10-05 04:44 PM   #37 
  - The guys's source is an 87' sports illustrated  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-10-05 04:51 PM   #38 
  - That's what I would say.  Swede   Feb-10-05 05:06 PM   #41 
  - That's rediculous.  flvegan   Feb-10-05 05:18 PM   #42 
     - So when she called how did the kid get mauled?  Swede   Feb-10-05 05:20 PM   #44 
        - Then why was she bothering to make that comment instead of letting the  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-10-05 05:22 PM   #45 
        - She probably had lots of experience with pit bulls mauling kids.  Swede   Feb-10-05 05:24 PM   #46 
           - And so we're back to the myth of the evil evil pitbull.  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-10-05 05:24 PM   #47 
        - You pinned the error on the size of the dog, remember?  flvegan   Feb-10-05 05:25 PM   #48 
        - The fact is Pit Bulls and Rottweilers have the tendency to do great harm  auburngrad82   Feb-11-05 11:11 AM   #51 
  - I don't blame the 911 operator  MsAnthropy   Feb-11-05 11:21 AM   #52 
  - pitbull apologists are naive, reckless, and just plain wrong  NorthernSpy   Feb-11-05 12:22 PM   #54 
     - Ok, so where is this evidence then?  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-12-05 08:05 AM   #61 

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