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  1. #21
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    i have owned pit bulls, quite a few in fact. most are great dogs, the problem is usualy the owners who abuse or train them to be mean.i went to a friends house once and he had a pit that was inbread. aproblem with a lot of pit's, his wife answerd the door and we were talking through the screen door . they had bathed the dog the night before and had it in a bedroom and his small son let him out and the dog came through the door and bit my arm. iwas not acting in a threating maner, i grabed the screen door and closed it between me and the dog who then started to attack my feet. this guy had trained the dog to fight and finaly had to shoot the dog when it turned on him!

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  3. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by oldvet53 View Post
    i have owned pit bulls, quite a few in fact. most are great dogs, the problem is usualy the owners who abuse or train them to be mean.i went to a friends house once and he had a pit that was inbread. aproblem with a lot of pit's, his wife answerd the door and we were talking through the screen door . they had bathed the dog the night before and had it in a bedroom and his small son let him out and the dog came through the door and bit my arm. iwas not acting in a threating maner, i grabed the screen door and closed it between me and the dog who then started to attack my feet. this guy had trained the dog to fight and finaly had to shoot the dog when it turned on him!
    He was effin lucky the dog didn't go after the kid!!

  4. #23
    With Pitts, I wouldn't say that he is lucky. It is all how they are raised really. They just get a bad rap because of how so many of them are abused and raised to be mean. Any dog raised in similar conditions that some of these Pitts are will be mean. Now, some breeds are what some may call one owner dogs, and a Pitt is definitely one of those breeds. They will attach to whomever they feel is the "alpha" of the "pack"/family. So, if the alpha is the women of the house, then the dog will be protective and guarded around her, and read off her body language. etc.

    I've had Boarder Collies most of my life. I really appreciate an intelligent animal.

    As far as being able to put down a feral dog. Before my folks and brother had moved out to the country, I would have agreed. But now, seeing what feral dogs can do to terrorize livestock, yes, it is too expensive to not put them down. You also get a feel for who is your neighbours and your neighbours dogs. So you recognize them and they you, and you know that you might ought to have a talk with your neighbour before shooting their dog if they get out. Plus, you learn their habits. So it isn't like you are talking about someone's pet necessarily. As was pointed out, a lot of people will go out to the country to dump their no longer wanted, or affordable pet and hope it either figures out how to survive out in the wild or someone will pick it up. Usually what happens is they will mostly end up getting hit by a car, or shot when trying to go for an easy kill on someone's farm near their chicken coop. The ones that make it, which are very few, may come up with disease and other issues since dogs are so domesticated they are not used to the wild, and they will suffer and die, but worse yet, is they may spread diseases to the local farmers pets and live stock, which you really don't want to happen.

    Anyway, I got way far afield there. I'll shut up now. :)

  5. #24
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    What pisses me off are NON pitbull dog owners who allow there dogs to roam free.

    I've adopted and rescued dogs for decades. (pits & other breeds too) I keep close tabs on ALL my animals and make sure they behave. But! My children are terrorized AND have been bitten by (NON-Pit) neighborhood dogs. Thus far, I've only succeeded in getting ONE animal put down.

    If I let my pitbulls behave the way other irresponsible dog owners allow their so-called "safe breed" dogs to behave, people would try to put me and my dogs away.

    Animal control is fully aware of my dogs and have told me they wish every dog owner was as responsible AND had dogs that behaved so well. They also get far more calls for non pit "BITE" calls than they do pitbull "Bite" calls. BUT! Pits are considered the "BAD" breeds because they're associated so much with gang activity.

    Pitbulls are dangerous and need to be banned! GUNS are dangerous and need to be outlawed! Blah; Blah; Blah! Liberal B.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brickler View Post
    With Pitts, I wouldn't say that he is lucky. It is all how they are raised really. They just get a bad rap because of how so many of them are abused and raised to be mean. Any dog raised in similar conditions that some of these Pitts are will be mean. Now, some breeds are what some may call one owner dogs, and a Pitt is definitely one of those breeds. They will attach to whomever they feel is the "alpha" of the "pack"/family. So, if the alpha is the women of the house, then the dog will be protective and guarded around her, and read off her body language. etc.

    I've had Boarder Collies most of my life. I really appreciate an intelligent animal.

    As far as being able to put down a feral dog. Before my folks and brother had moved out to the country, I would have agreed. But now, seeing what feral dogs can do to terrorize livestock, yes, it is too expensive to not put them down. You also get a feel for who is your neighbours and your neighbours dogs. So you recognize them and they you, and you know that you might ought to have a talk with your neighbour before shooting their dog if they get out. Plus, you learn their habits. So it isn't like you are talking about someone's pet necessarily. As was pointed out, a lot of people will go out to the country to dump their no longer wanted, or affordable pet and hope it either figures out how to survive out in the wild or someone will pick it up. Usually what happens is they will mostly end up getting hit by a car, or shot when trying to go for an easy kill on someone's farm near their chicken coop. The ones that make it, which are very few, may come up with disease and other issues since dogs are so domesticated they are not used to the wild, and they will suffer and die, but worse yet, is they may spread diseases to the local farmers pets and live stock, which you really don't want to happen.

    Anyway, I got way far afield there. I'll shut up now. :)
    DING, DING, DING, Give that guy a cigar, a huge part of this problem is people dumping their unwanted pets off in the country, or just simply abandoning them, AKA they are cruel abusive selfish self centered low life POS.
    If you live in the true country not just the burbs that is sort of out the city limits, anyone that hunts or farms will tell you, if they see a dog running wild it will disapear....
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
    "Don't be so open minded that your brains fall out!" Father John Corapi.

  7. #26
    When I worked on the family ranch as a teenager we had problems with feral dogs killing our calves. That's why I had a 30-30 every time I was working outside. Like people, dogs can be beloved family members or they can be BG's on four legs and defending yourself against them is no different.

  8. #27
    When I was younger we had such a lazy farm dog. It would lay around all day. Then one day in the summer I seen it chewing on a deer leg. it wasn't lazy at all - it was just busy at night! From that day on it was never loose at night again. Unless you watch your animals 24/7 you don't really know what they do or what they are capable of doing. Most folks living in the country killed many dogs and cats. Just like the humane centers that kill MILLIONS every year.

  9. #28
    Has an animal person I hate to hear about things like this! BUT I totally understand the things people have to do to protect their property & family! Its sad the animals had to stuff due to the lack of brains on the part of the so called owners! But once on there own saddly this is the end result!
    We have a mixed pit down the road,luck for us hes a sweety,laid back very loving,social with people & other animalsl
    I've had mant differant dogs their whole life from Big to Little & in between! never had issue 1 with any! Patiences,Love,Continual
    Training,Socialize them! With that I truely thing any bred can be a Great Pet!!

    Thoses who lose there animals I'm so sorry that it happened!

  10. I've dealt with two strays in my lifetime.
    The first was a dog we thought was dead on the side of the road. He was a rottweiler that was skinny from being dumped out in the middle of nowhere. We posted to find his owner but only found liars trying to get him. He went to a good home and had many years of excellent life.

    The other was a lab that was dumped in our neighborhood because of hip issues. We adopted him and he eventually had to be put down due to his inability to stand and walk. It was sad, but I am glad he was with us for the years he was here.

    Not all strays are problems. Dogs are with us for far too short a time, but it's something that animal lovers have to deal with.

  11. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by AvidshooterTX View Post
    We have a saying here: Shoot, shovel and shut up.
    Dang, you beat me to it.

    I'm on a forum for TN hunting, and anytime someone mentions wild or nuisance dogs, there are about 20 follow-up posts that are nothing but the three letters, "SSS"
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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