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11-06-2004 01:08 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Raptor Master

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folks, you may think of a pit bull as a mean and vicous animal that desires nothing but watching another being of any species bleeding and suffering.

but after viewing this video................


you'll never view a pit bull the same again.


http://www.deviantart.com/view/11454716/

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11-06-2004 01:26 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Boom_Strike

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Amen to that. That says it all. I have 2 Rotty's and 2 kids. They are the best dogs ever. It amazes me peoples reaction when they find out you have them and children. They try to make you feel likem the worst parent around but only if they new how they were brought up and how sweet and kind these dogs are. My friend has a Pit and that Dog is such a baby. (he thinks he's a lap dog). It's all how they are brought up. What's the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" Animals are on of the best examples of this.

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11-06-2004 01:44 AM  13 years agoPost 3
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spread the word ladies and gents

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11-06-2004 02:17 AM  13 years agoPost 4
George Matthews

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Last monday I found a dog sitting at the gate of our flying field.
Our field is in a secluded area and you have to drive back into the woods to get to it.
Anyways when I got out of my truck to unlock the gate the dog jumped into my truck.
I was easly able to get him out and I noticed he was wearing a collar but no tags. I drove back to the field and the dog didn't follow. After a couple hours of flying as I was leaving and I stopped to lock the gate the dog was still there waiting and he jumped into my truck again.
I got him out again and drove away.
About two hours later I couldn't stand it any longer so I drove back by our field and there he was just sitting there waiting.
When he saw me he ran to the truck and jumped into the bed of the truck with his tail wagging.
Now I am thinking my wife is going to kill me if i bring him home as we already have two rescue dogs and before I would expose my dogs to a stray I would want him checked out.
I brought the dog back into the cab as it was starting to rain and drove down the road about a mile to the only homes on the road and stopped and asked the people living there if the dog looked familiar.
Nobody reconized the dog and I figured somebody must have dropped the dog off to abandon him. (A**holes)
So after making a few cell calls I decided to take him down to the pound for the time being as it was getting late.
On the way down to the pound the dog was laying his head on my shoulder as I petted him he seemed to be a very good and friendly dog and i wanted to take him home but I also like living there so I reconsidered.
When I got to the pound I asked the lady how this would be handled and she told me they would hold the dog for three days to see if the owners would claim him. After three days they would evaluate him and them put him up for adoption.
I told them that i would call back in three days and to please let me know what the situation with the dog was if anything changed as I would do my best to find him a good home and i offered to pay any expenses.
Well today friday I went back down to the pound to check on the dog and they informed me that they had put the dog down.
I asked the lady why as I started to get very angry and she said that even though the dog was only about seven months old when she made her evaluation she believed the dog may have had some pit bull and he was very strong so she thought it would be best to put him down.
Man I tell you I was pissed and all I can think about is this poor dog just wanting someone to love him.
Now I wish i would have taken him home but it is to late for that but lesson learned.
You know if some people would just take care of there pets and show them love and respect then these situations may not happen.
I believe that god put the animals here as a gift and we should give them the compasion and respect they deserve .
Anyways sorry for being so long with this but I am really upset and i blame myself to a certain respect.
Rest well little buddy I am thinking about you.

George Matthews

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11-06-2004 02:32 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Clayman

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I use to have a pure breed pitbull the nicest dog into the world at the age of six and had a stroke but surived have his face was pariolzed but still had all the energy in the world, About ten years ago as I came home from school I had notice something not right, As one of our dogs was outside. Got out of my truck and proceed to the side door of the house to my surpise the glass was broken and the door parically open, Pushed the door open and found my pitbul beaten very badly puncured lungs, broken jaw and a pool of blood ten feet around, But was not dead ( THE BASTERDS ) So I wraped him up in some blankets and rushed him to the vet. We had to put him down pretty obiouvs given his condition. But after all said and done nothing was missing from the house and the police wern't even going to come down because nothing was taken. But after a very breif conversation they were on there way.
Nothing much came of that but the story did make both our major papers. It all seems to be some broke into the hose to kill a half parolized dog. But did not even kill it left it there in a pool of it's on blood to die a slow death. This was not an easy story to tell.

And that video brought me too tears.

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11-06-2004 03:27 AM  13 years agoPost 6
vinrx7

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sorry to hear about your dog clay.
Georg, that sucks about what happened. I would have been pissed at the lady too. I cant believe some people. That dog would have probably loved going to the field with you to fly. Seems like it was very obedient. Too bad.
Its all about how you raise the dog. that was a great film.

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11-06-2004 03:36 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Blackdog

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Sorry
to hear about that Georg

Clay, that sucks. Sorry to hear that. It's tough putting your buddy down.

I have a pitbull and she is the most lovable thing in the world. Very nice towards everyone including kids and strangers. We adopted her from an animal shelter that she was in for 3 months!!! I've fought local legislation in my town which wanted to ban and put heavy restrictions on various dogs including (pitbulls, rotty's, dobie's and various other "bully" breeds). We WON!!!! BUT unfortunately because of the ever increasing legislative pressure this is going to be the last pitbull I own.

Really what it comes down to, is that alot of irresponsible people and low lifes get their hands on these dogs and use them for fighting or just for the "macho factor" then when something goes down it hits the news.
For example, there could be 10 dog bites or attacks in a month and one or two of them may involve a pitbull. Those 2 pitbull bites will be the one's to make the news!!

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11-06-2004 08:12 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Gearhead

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6 dog stories here,,,

1) about 10 years ago I was walking down a dirt road with my brother-in-law (Jeff) and his 4 year old son, well these 2 guys walked buy the other way with a puppy Pit Bull (about 5 months old), this dog went after my brother-in-law's son, Jeff picked up his son just before the dog could bite his son,,,

2) I use-to work for a guy that had a very large Blue Doberman (named Sammy) this was the largest Doberman I have ever seen !!, the first time I went to this guys house he came out with this monster dog on a rather large chain, this thing wanted to kill me dead big time !!, the guy said "say his name say his name" so I said "Sammy" as I would talk to a little 2 year old gril and the dog just melted right there in front of me and we played like we were old friends,,,, later the guy told me that because I said his name he new for sure I was a friend,,,

3) I was at the local auto salvage yard, I was way up on the other end, I came around some cars and I hear this dog barking and growling so I look up. and about 400Ft away there is this house with this big ass Rotty standing on the porch, this Rotty runs, leaps off the porch and starts booking it for me barking a growling all the way, I think "oh-no what do I do what do I do", if I run he will just chase me and I'm no runner anyways, he gets about a 100Ft from me so I kneel down and now he's 50Ft from me and I put my hand out and say "here boy" slap my lag "here boy come on boy" and he runs up to me and lets me pet him again like old friends,,, then this lady comes out of the house and calls the dog home,,,

4) well I know this guy that runs a sheet metal shop, and I went to his house to look at a car, he did NOT tell me about his Rotty, the biggest Rotty I have seen !! I get out of the car and this Rotty comes running from around the side of the house, "what do I do what do I do" it was to late, he was right there, I could do nothing !! so I just stood still and he jumps up on me licking and whining and wagging his tail,,, boy did I have a smile on my face,,,

5) my dad was an electrician, he worked in a lot of people's homes, and the only dogs that gave him trouble were the little bitty ones, when he turned his back they would run up and bite him in the lower back of the legs,,,

6) my friend had a small Beagle (rabbet dog), he got hundreds of rabbets with this dog,,, one time while hunting the dog brings around a rabbet and he shots it, and he walks up and it's a cat,,, ooooopppss,,, another time his dog brings around a rabbet and my friend shoots and he missed, the dog slows up and looks at my friend, my friend laughs and told the dog "go get it boy" the dog runs off and comes around again and my friend pulls up and shoots again and he misses again, the dog slows down, all but stops and looks at my friend like what's wrong with you your disappointing me your making me look bad, so my friend snaps his finger and the dog was off for a 3rd time he brings the rabbet around for a 3rd time and my friend shoots it,,, once this dog started to hunt it was hard to get the dog to stop and get in the truck, so at times my friend would throw a glove or a hat down on the ground, he then would go home and eat supper, then he would go back and the dog would be there all curled up on the glove or hat waiting.


Jim

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11-06-2004 09:13 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Blackdog

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??
And the moral of the story is...............................6 stories, one involving a pitbull and guess what, the pitbull attacked. So what does that mean??? Look I have had dogs since I was in diapers. There are good dogs and bad dogs no matter what breed they are. Any yes there are also mean and aggressive pitbulls.

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11-06-2004 10:10 AM  13 years agoPost 10
G.Man

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The pitbulls I have met have been lovely friendly animals, but what surprised me is just how strong those animals are...

A compact dog of nearly all muscle... Incredible...

But they are sooo cute and sooo friendly and loving...

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11-06-2004 10:48 AM  13 years agoPost 11
rickc

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Outstanding video, thanks for posting the link.

Rick

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11-06-2004 02:11 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Camp

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Your making me want a dog again

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11-06-2004 03:10 PM  13 years agoPost 13
Raptor Master

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Your making me want a dog again
well then, GO GET ONE!!!

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11-06-2004 05:16 PM  13 years agoPost 14
rcsoar4fun

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The "pitbull problem" is simple. Its the same as the "heli safety problem" every field has, a bunch of idiot people. Around here the breed has been twisted and manipulated for the lowlifes that fight dogs. There are some bad ones out there, but it is NOT the nature of the breed. I am fully in favor of putting these people down .

At one point I wanted to be a vet and worked at a vet's office for about 4 years. I have dealt with thousands of dogs of all temperments. I never had a single problem with a pit. I even remember a animal control officer dragging a poor half dead pit in that someone had used for fighting. He was hurt really bad. Dogs can be dangerous in this situation. We stitched him up (several hundred as I recall) with no so much as a growl from him. He was a sweet dog that did get adopted.

The worst dogs were the daschunds. If they want to get you, which they normally do, they will find a way.

My 70 yo grand mother is on her 4th pitbull. People are terrified of him, but he is a lousy watch dog.

Kristopher

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11-06-2004 06:14 PM  13 years agoPost 15
fitenfyr

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Great video
Just had a pretty intense argument the other day at work with a guy over this EXACT thing.
He made the blanket statement that all Rotweilers were dangerous.
Set me right off. I cannot stand people that descriminate against a dog because of its breed.
It is no different than saying all Mexicans are lazy, or Native americans are drunks. Just plain descriminatory

I have a Rot/lab mix and she is more Rot than lab that is for sure. 90+lbs and the biggest pile of love I have ever owned.

I drive a delivery truck part-time and the ONLY dog I have ever had bite me in 7 years of doing this is a Lab.
I have seen several Rotts, pits, and every other kind of dog you can think of. 90% of them are going to let you know you are on their turf, but the minute you come to the understanding that is their turf and you are not going to hurt them they are fine.

Viscous dogs are made not born.

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11-07-2004 04:00 AM  13 years agoPost 16
Jason Cummings

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I don't think the main problem is that some dogs are more prone to bite. (all dogs bite) It's that some breeds do a lot more damage when they bite. That's how they get a bad name.

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11-07-2004 01:52 PM  13 years agoPost 17
rdalcanto

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My family got a dog when I was around 10 years old and I loved him. However, as a physician, I have a different perspective now. There are roughly one million dog bites per year. Most of the time the person bitten is a child. Usually their hand or face, sometimes with horrific results. Almost always the biting is done by someone's sweet, docile, "won't hurt a flee" pet dog. Now that I have three small children, I will not own another dog, and I get very nervous when a dog comes close to them. If you have a dog, just remember, they are not human. They are animals and can be unpredictable. You never know what will spook them or piss them off and they have a limited ability to express themselves - they bite. Please keep the children safe.

Thanks,
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11-07-2004 05:58 PM  13 years agoPost 18
RappyTappy

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I know a friend who has a pitbull, and that dog wouldn't hurt a fly. Absolutely georgous dogs!

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11-07-2004 06:04 PM  13 years agoPost 19
fitenfyr

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How true.
Rick,
If more people adopted that kind of attitude there would be less dog bites in this world.
Even my trusted family pets have bad days and both my kids and the neighborhood kids are told to stay away from them when that happens.
Usually a little roughing up from dad settles them down when they are cranky though.
It is all about responsibility. In todays world that important value is lacking in a lot of homes so we have a "pit bull problem"
It's always someone elses fault when there is an accident.

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11-08-2004 01:27 PM  13 years agoPost 20
RotorX

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Having had 3 rottweilers and alot of my friends either had Staffordshire bull terriers or Pitbulls, i never had any problem with most of them, there was one Staffordshire that did my head in, very agressive, but that was down to the owner praising the dog evey time it was agressive.

So you see in a way they are like children, they need to be taught what is acceptable and what is not, if the owner does not do this, the dog will probaly chomp on someone one day, and never know the difference between right and wrong, now taking into consideration some people dont know right from wrong - a pet of any such person, is a lethal weapon..................but it usually the dog that gets Punished in the long run by paying with its life - sad but true.
They are animals and can be unpredictable. You never know what will spook them or piss them off and they have a limited ability to express themselves - they bite.
You mean like tyson (bit someonesear off)- or the lunatic that lives down the road or the whino that sits and drink meths in the park or the guy that just got released from prison for murder or the padeofile that is on a warrant and lives locally, all of the above are a risk, i would rather leave mine with my dogs any day.......................ANYDAY

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