Time until the defenders of Pit Bulls come out of the wood work....
I agree with you on the Pit Bulls, Dan. But I also think poodles should be shot. Not because they're dangerous, but because they're fucking ugly.
You can bring your poodle over to my place. I'll do it for free.
Pit Bulls are killing machines. Anyone who says they are sweet, loving family pets are delusional. I have been a dog lover and dog owner for my entire life and the only dog that ever scared me was a neighbor's pit bull that cornered me on a neighbor's porch. Luckily my neck wasn't ripped open. My 150 lb Malamute didn't even come to my rescue. He knew that bitch was crazy.
Mr. Poe, it's amazing how you jump on just about every Slog thread with the most inane comments. But hey, I'm not complaining, just observing.
an UNFIXED pit bull + a negligent or abusive owner = danger.
a FIXED pit bull + a committed, caring, disciplined, informed, active, dominant owner = good, loyal dog, but not 100% safe for strangers.
just the way it is. they're bred for pit fighting.
Poodles should be boiled alive and fed to their tasteless owners.
Thanks for observing!
God... not another Pit Bull debate on slog. Yawn.
Wow, raindrop left an inane comment about inane comments... how ironical.
Wait, is it still ironic for me to leave inane comments about the inane comments observing inane comments?
My head hurts.
I'd be satisfied if M. Vick gets that at feedings during prison time.
Otherwise the scenario looks like he'll be lifting weights, joking around with his new buds, betting on Fantasy Football crap, all in prep for 2009. Yeah, Justice, forget it - more like a revised training camp. The courts and prisontime are an embarrassment for a word like justice.
Remember, the only thing more dangerous than a pit bull is a pit bull owned by a youth pastor!
As always, it comes down to sexual orientation.
At least this pit bull did not sodomize the kid before killing it like the one on Slog a week or two ago did.
Hey, there's a great idea for a movie - "Pit Bull v. Tiger." It would blow those stupid AvP movies away.
I frankly hate dogs.
#5 - Not just strangers. Our family pit pull who never showed aggression previously - attacked a family member. Ripped the 3-year old's scalp off.
Since it was family, we didn't have it put down. We gave it away to an ice cream man. (don't look at me - look at my parents for that one).
Pit bulls snap and there is no warning. Period.
After all these murderous pit bull stories, it finally ocurred to me that I wasn't totally sure what a pit bull was. So I did a google image search, and found it its the kind of dog that veronica mars has! Aww, and Backup always seemed so sweet.
Now I wonder if you collected all the stories about other big dogs killing people, would there be a lot too?
often it does.
on the whole, testosterone aids agression.
From my own casual, totally subjective observations, the pit bull population in my city seems to have grown considerably in the last couple of years.
Any time I see one, it's always owned by some dirty, bottom-of-the-barrel macho asshole--white-trash redneck or otherwise. The mouth-breathers keep these animals because it's a status symbol for them. They are drawn to these dogs specifically because of their notoriety as dangerous, vicious killers--they think it makes them look tough to have one of these monsters straining at the leash in front of them. Half the time when I see one of these assholes walking his pit bull, he's strutting along with an exaggerated macho swagger.
There are other breeds that I find unpleasant because of their aggressive, snappish, erratic dispositions (schnauzers, dalmations), but you don't often hear of an inbred black lab tearing someone's goddamned throat out.
It's the only kind of dog in my neighborhood, besides a mastiff or two. It's uneasy. I got charged by two about a year ago, but the owner caught up with them before anything could happen.
Pet breeding and ownership laws are a joke, regardless of the type of dog.
I'm not going to defend pit bulls as a breed. But I will say a couple things.
1. My boss has a pit bull that is probably one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met with human beings. She is gentle, loving, and begs to be petted. My boss, of course, has trained her, and asserts himself and other people as the dominant members of her "pack". I will say though, that she does not like other dogs even one little bit.
Oh, and @18 - my boss is a gay man who is very well-educated and cultured. Both this pit bull and the one he owned previously were rescued as strays.
2. I have been bitten by dogs three times in my life. All three bites were by little, yippy dogs - the kind people keep around as accessories more than pets. I find that these owners tend to laugh whenever their dogs attack people. The last time it happened was on a job interview. The owner of the company brought her little furball into the office every day. As I was leaving the interview, the little monster bit me. She laughed it off, and said that her little precious "didn't like skirts" and went after people who wore them. Meanwhile the job required dressing professionally every day, which for women generally involves skirts.
#20 - On point number 2. Good God that sounds like a nightmare. Job interviews can feel degrading enough, factor in a indignant owner of of a little shit-sack, I'd probably have called animal control if I had a hunch I wasn't going to get the job anyhow.
#20: The pit bull in Dan's story that killed the 11 year old boy never showed signs of aggression. It sounds like your boss's pit bull shows plenty of aggression towards other dogs, at least. I think that means your boss's pit bull will end up killing four 11 year old boys.
Little yippy dogs can bite all they want. It's annoying but they don't kill or maim.
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