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cyrix

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Message Posted: May 10, 2010 9:49:28 PM

I mean, even if a certain pit bull is generally docile, could he turn, and turn hard on humans or other animals? The city pound has a bunch of pits (or pit mixes) and their jaws are massive. Then, I read articles about pit attacks, and a typical response from the owners is, "Brutus is such a lovable dog, I can't believe he did this."

[Edited by: cyrix at 5/10/2010 10:51:53 PM EST]
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jimbobsmith95
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 12:40:01 PM

Yes
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 11:32:45 AM


Chihuahua Mix Halts Mail Delivery to Iowa Neighborhood
Dozens of homes in a neighborhood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are missing out on their daily delivery after a mailman said he felt threatened by an unleashed dog on the block.

[Edited by: HELLRAZOR at 4/4/2014 12:34:27 PM EST]
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drillbabydrill2012
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 9:26:58 AM

they say it's a matter of how pits are raised but I am afraid of them. They can be very dangerous!
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 9:22:28 AM

Yes, I know that. I'm cautious to pit bull. I heard many bad news that pit bull attacked owners or kids.
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 9:19:27 AM

Lessons in cuddling. Such cute pics!

Lessons in cuddling
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 8:38:25 PM

Thanks Buddyro1. Don't worry I will continue to do so. It's up to the individual to decide to look at the link or not.

Great action sequence
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 10:02:02 AM

buddyro1, why don't you join the rest of us who post in the topic where TCC has been finding those stories? It's right here: Feed hungry Kats and Dogs. You will find a lot more interesting stories and help donate food to animals that need help. See you there?
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buddyro1
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 9:28:37 AM

TuanCanCook needs to post more of these stories, they are refreshing and enjoyable, "whenever" they are posted.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 1:36:26 PM

Since TCC has chosen to remove my first message to him on his whiteboard, here is how he responded to my latest request:

"Why are you getting annoyed? Wait one day to read it. Do you not have any self control? This is silly beyond words. GOOD BYE!"

And here is my latest message to him, since he will probably erase it from his whiteboard:

"My point is that your postings telegraph the answers to the questions in the other topic -- MY self-control has nothing to do with it. And I see that you don't even want to allow my comment to you to remain here for others to see why I am annoyed."

I still don't know if he even understands why his actions are annoying -- but he has a very easy way to stop making me annoyed, and has continued to ignore my repeated explanations of what he is doing. All he needs to do is leave his posts on this thread for ONE DAY. Then I and any others who want to post in the "Feed Hungry Kats and Dogs" topic can answer the questions without being clued in ahead of time. I don't cheat at solitare, nor read the last pages of mystery stories. Maybe he does?
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 12:50:48 PM

TCC, what part of my repeated requests to you do you not understand?

Al I have asked is for you to WAIT ONE DAY to post anything here about the cute pit bull stories you read on the other topic. I don't even see that you have ever posted there to help keep it at the top.

Posting here about the pit bull stories gives a major clue that the answer involves a pit bull. So you are creating an unfair influence for the other topic. I have asked that you NOT DO THIS. Why is it that hard for you to oblige another GB member with a simple change in your behaviour?

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buddyro1
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 11:30:19 AM

Pit Bulls are no worse than any other breed, they're just big and strong.

@ TuanCanCook...That was a great story, and it proves a point.
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 10:59:38 AM

This story made me go and hug my dog right away : ))

Snuggling puppy
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 11:28:23 AM

7 Dog Breeds that Don't Deserve Their Stereotypes
1. Pit Bull: Sadly, this breed has taken on more criticism and warnings than most other breeds in recent years. Often labeled as vicious, untrustworthy, and in possession of locking jaws, the Pit Bull tops our list as receiving a bad rap. According to the American Temperament Test Society, Pit Bulls ranked second in reliability overall. In other words: This original "nanny breed" is not the problem, but the way he is trained may be the issue.
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 6:48:44 PM

Well said playtimeCLE! Humans are indeed a dangerous breed!
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 6:21:08 PM

People are a dangerous breed...
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dreameryoung38
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 5:05:18 PM

You would think with all the bad publicity that they get but after watching the news where a owner dragged his pitbull. You would think this dog would retaliate but it was kind and loving. I had a close encounter where one pitbull broke the chain and was determined to get me , thank god the policepulled up maybe twenty seconds later because there was nothing in between me and the pitbull but my mountain bike
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2013 4:51:02 PM

Another nice story!

Mother cat nurses puppy
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 4:38:13 PM

Great story TuanCanCook!
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buddyro1
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 3:14:56 AM

No.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:42:48 PM

Did you finally pay attention to my requests, or just not get around to posting until now? Either way, your timing is much better than before.

Yes, a positive story -- but what about the disgusting person/people who shot the dog in the first place? Too bad there's no accountability for that.
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:28:11 PM

Another nice rescue story ♥ ♥

Pit rescue
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 6:38:47 AM

Beagles are awesome !
Love the video!
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:22:50 PM

This is a great Beagle puppy video. It will melt the heart of everyone....

Daisy
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Chazzer
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 3:56:35 PM

es ... even if trained to be docile! Something in their breeding sets them off.
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 3:45:18 PM

It does look like a goose!!!! Maybe its a statue? Cause I don't know to many dogs of ANY breed being able to be so close to a live goose unless they were raised together.....
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 3:38:52 PM

Wow TuanCanCook
Awesome story!
Funny thing about the Pit Bull / Cat relationship .
I was dogsitting a Pit/Lab mix that that was sniffing my cat & my cat took a swipe at his nose & he went running outside. LOL. They were getting along later in the day. I guess kitty wanted him to know who running things while he was here. HAHAHA!
Is the a goose in the background of that pic?
One big happy family!
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:24:51 PM

TCC, what part of my answers did you not understand? Please do NOT post links like that until the DAY AFTER they are relevant in the other topic. Your ability to ignore a simple request doesn't do much to renew my faith in the dogs you are supporting.
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 11:32:33 AM

Another nice Pitbull story.

Not all pits are bad
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 8:27:10 PM

This was the question and answer from yesterday:

Yesterday's Question
Q: Just four days after Christi Smith brought Tator Tot, a homeless Pit Bull home to foster, the puppy...
Found her lost cat
Saved her son's life (Correct Answer)
Ate her wedding ring
Learned to play the piano

I'm only posting this because the information will be gone by tomorrow - and you did give away the answer.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 7:25:43 PM

I assume you found that article where I did too - as a link from the Feed Hungry Kats and Dogs topic. And the way you introduced it clued me into the correct answer for that question. I do try to avoid cheating, and there was no way to pretend I hadn't seen the link - even without my opening it.

But by the next day, you wouldn't be giving extra hints to anyone.

If you didn't read that article where I did, why not join us there?
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 5:53:16 PM

BB - What do you mean by "BUT by your repeating it here you revealed the answer to the other topic elsewhere - please save any comment like that until the next day."

1. What other topic elsewhere?

2. Save what comment until the next day? And why does someone have to wait to comment on the next day??

I was simply sharing a nice story.... and I believe Hellrazor simply commented??? And no one forced anybody to look at the LINK.....

[Edited by: TuanCanCook at 10/23/2013 6:56:43 PM EST]
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buddyro1
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 4:21:53 PM

No
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 2:08:26 PM

Yes, a fine story -- BUT by your repeating it here you revealed the answer to the other topic elsewhere - please save any comment like that until the next day.

Also, pit bulls are bred to be agressive toward other dogs, not to people - but some of them do attack people, and without warning. I'm quite happy that they are banned here.
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 10:54:18 AM

Nice story TuanCanCook!
I don't think Pits are the cutest dogs BUT that is a great pic from the story!
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 10:00:49 AM

This woman does not think pitbulls are dangerous.... Nice story....

Pitbull rescues a 4 year old boy

[Edited by: TuanCanCook at 10/22/2013 11:01:51 AM EST]
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frankbank
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 11:55:14 PM

yes
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marcelpr
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 10:31:37 AM

Yes. The OWNER of a Pit Bull on the West Bank of New Orleans recently lost an eye, an ear, and and an ARM to her own dog.

[Edited by: marcelpr at 9/15/2013 11:32:45 AM EST]
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 10:08:19 AM

I don't intend to argue about this issue, and if you, Jed, want to keep this thread open I suggest you do likewise. Personal attacks are grounds for admonishment by the mods on the site. And you may not be aware that this topic has generated a lot of heat in the past. The only reason it has not been locked so far is because all the posters have maintained a civilized level of discussion, not personal attacks.

I did have a revelation about the level of debate used by the advocates of overturning the ban on pit bulls, but I'm not wasting it here -- I'm saving it to use in an important forum.

Anyway, Jed, if you are not sufficiently aware of reality to know where pit bull bans are in effect, I suggest that you take this opportunity to educate yourself. It could make you a more effective debater. There are flaws in the Ont legislation, so someone with some skills could make improvements to the situation.
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TheJediCharles
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 10:08:12 PM

If that's your method of keeping them sharp, you apparently don't need to debate your way out of anything more fortified than a wet paper bag. If you live where they're illegal, and if you're happy with less freedom there, then we're happy for you.

And who knows, if you and ones like you keep up the good fight, a danger-free utopia can be eventually pulled down to earth.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 9:56:54 PM

No problem, Jed - I need to keep my debating skills honed for the people around here who want pit bulls made legal again. And that would be the wrong thing to do.
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 3:19:22 PM

Here's a look at the various dog breeds that are considered potentially aggressive.
Chow Chows are one-person dogs that tend to bite without any warning. They are also a bit ferocious around strangers, and can be quite a tenacious fighter. So make sure to discipline this dog and set right from wrong, immediately.
The Papillon is fiercely loyal of their owners - to a fault. They can be quite possessive and standoffish to strangers.
Old English Sheepdogs are very protective of their owners so they might be aggressive if anybody tends to be too close to its owners.
A Llasa Apso often gets cranky around kids.
Rottweilers are extremely protective of their masters.
Chihuahuas aren't too fond of kids. They'd rather be with adults than play around with tots.
Toy Poodles bite people and other animals out of self defense. Unfortunately, 'playing' according to you may be perceived as a form of 'attack' to them.
Dachshunds aren't known for their patience.
Jack Russell Terriers are feisty creatures who require early training to prevent long-term biting and digging problems.
Giant Schnauzers are very dominant. They often challenge adults, particularly strangers.
Cocker Spaniels often suffer from a dangerous genetic disease known as "rage syndrome." This syndrome causes spontaneous violent action against not strangers, but actual family members. Many Spaniels have been put down because of this unwanted behavior. Check with the breeder to ensure your Spaniel is free from this dangerous dog disease.
The Pekingese isn't all that tolerant of strangers.
Miniature Pinschers usually have aggression issues because they've got this "big dog-little body" mind set going on.

Here's a rundown of breeds that are typically gentle but can't shake off their "bad dog" image.
Boxers are pretty good with kids. They are good watchdogs, but will only become aggressive
Bulldogs are very playful and gentle.
Great Danes, while considerable in size, happen to be kind and affectionate.
Mastiffs are especially quiet and docile.
German Shepherds are great with kids too. These are courageous, fiercely loyal dogs who, if trained properly, will be extremely gentle to family and guests.
Rottweilers are also capable of tenderness and affection. They have a bad rep, but if they trust you, you'll never have to worry.
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monkeythief
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 2:15:19 PM

Pitbulls were initially bred to guard children. They are a loving breed in the hands of a loving caregiver!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 1:58:21 PM

yes,
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 1:53:54 PM

I had a eighth generation double purple ribbon pit bull, that I raised from a puppy. He loved my kids and was so gentle you could take a steak bone out of its mouth and he would just wait for you to give it back, but he did not like other dogs or horses! Still a great family dog though. Loved that dog!!
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TheJediCharles
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 1:12:13 PM

No need to apologize, baylee. Why would I be bothered with having changed nothing?
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Patty7841
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 12:40:02 PM

Yes, it is the type of breed that they are.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 1:53:02 AM

no, it's the way they're trained
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 12:48:54 AM

insighful comments Jedi!
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 10:04:36 PM

Sorry, Jed - pitbulls were bred for centuries to attack and kill other dogs. No one owner can be sure that his or her dog won't revert to type.
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 4:14:46 PM

Very well said TheJediCharles!!
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