America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

America's #1 Balance Bike Destination
America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

02 May 2007

I knew Jack Russels were feisty.. R.I.P. George..

I don't care how many pit bull owners are out there who have the cutest, cuddliest one on earth. Kill it. Get rid of it. Now. Rottweilers too.. Accessorize your life with something that doesn't have a jaw rated at 1500 psi. My remarks may come off as ignorant. That's quite alright with me.. Pit bull Wiki

8 comments:

john said...

Yes, you do sound ignorant. Absolutely any dog can be dangerous if it is not under some sort of control. Virtually every dog attack - whether it be a pit bull or any other breed - is the result of the dog being off leash and the owner not paying attention. The only solution to the problem is responsible dog ownership - for some, this may well mean not owning large, powerful breeds, but for all it means controlling your dog when it is around people and other dogs.

NHRider said...

Murat,

I think you are right. Some dogs are bread to be aggressive no matter how they are "trained". I aggree about pit bulls and Rottweilers too!

Anonymous said...

The problem is that anything can be bred and trained to be aggressive. So you can go ahead and ban pitbulls, rotweilers, dobermans, and whatever else you like. All that will happen is that the people who in the past would have owned those dogs will switch to german shepherds, akitas, rhodesian ridgebacks, mastiffs, or whatever else becomes trendy. There are plenty of breeds that can just as much damage as a pit bull. Hell, my friend was attacked by a Jack Russell that bit her hand and wouldn't let go even when she lifted it off the ground - we had to pry its jaws open. Banning the breed(s) won't solve the problem of irresponsible dog ownership, and it won't stop incidents where loose dogs bite people.

Oz Kanka said...

The difference between a toddler being attacked by a Jack Russell and a pit bull is that I haven't heard all that many stories of Jack Russell's killing little kids.

I'm on Murat's side here.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to the day when Amerikan Turks are banned from human contact completely.

Gulay said...

and personally I am looking forward to the day when all anonymous posters are banned from human contact.....oh wait they already are as they do not exist except in cyberspace....

Murat and Oz, I almost agree with you but don't forget that more bites and attacks are made by the good old family Labrador because as John states almost any dog can be dangerous and bite the hand that feeds...

Murat Altinbasak said...

Bites and attacks are one thing. The victim does not usually die from loss of limbs. The victim is rarely a toddler or an infant. Labradors do not usually go marauding through the neighborhood in pairs or in packs. This isn't about being bitten. I was once bitten on the ass cheek by a German Shepard when I was a kid. I was trespassing on a pier in Queens NY to go fishing. Dumb..
No argument is going to convince me otherwise. I see a pit bull, my skin crawls.. One day, I witness a dumb-F, trying to walk his pit-bull with one hand and push an umbrella stoller with the other, on the shoulder of the road where there's no sidewalk. All due respect to PITBULLS, but their owners seem to typically be a the kind of people who can barely put food or weed or 40 ouncers or crack on the table, forget being able to afford proper "do-not-kill-training". Enough said. So yes, blame the negligent owners equally, they are complicit in the banning of these monsters in numerous US states and in countries across Europe.

Gulay said...

As I said I almost (95%) agree with you and I am in no way playing down the deaths and serious injuries caused by pit bulls and their like, but was trying to point out that Fido the lab can be in some regards a problem as well. I'm also to a large degree with John on this one, its all about training and responsible ownership, I mean look at police, security and sheep dogs. However pit bulls are different, they were bred for one thing and one thing only, fighting and it seems like they are a status symbol, like a Hummer. One of our neighbors had one, and it got out of the yard a few weeks ago, killed a couple of cats, thankfully it was too cold for the kids to be out. The owners had the dog destroyed because even though they were sensible, educated people and had gone through training with the dog they realized it was simply an accident (lawsuit) waiting to happen.

So whats the solution? Screen potential owners of dangerous breeds like happens in the UK and elsewhere or allow the breed to die out. Unfortunately in the US the first would never work, too many civil liberties of owners being trampled on there (I mean lets forget about the victims!!), and the crack heads you mention probably would not bother about licenses anyway, and the second would not work as the crazies would simply find another type of dog to fight.

As a biker and runner I have been chased a lot and the 2 worst places have been South Africa in the 80's where everyone had a nasty dog as security and assumed anyone running was a criminal and Turkey where the packs of street dogs can be a problem and when you get into the more rural areas the rather large Akbas etc. with the spiked collars can give you a long chase down the road. I used to carry stones in my back pocket to act as a deterrent in Turkey!!

Anyway better take the dogs for a walk!!