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in thread (Email Removed) (Debbie S) whittled the following words:

I copy pasted from SEVERAL websites.
I meant that she's "cute" and so stereotypes that apply to the "scary" breeds don't apply - I can't see eskies being banned.
ironically, I have to tell them to stay away because she's just not into strangers.

then she's potentially more dangerous to humans than my Pit Bull x.

I see your point that any dog can bite, any dog can injure but to me comparing a 15lb eskie to a pit bull is like saying carp are potentially as dangerous as barracudas, after all they're both fish and they both have teeth.
The breeds you mentioned above - Doberman's, Rottweillers, Shepherds (boxers ... are vulnerable, though. I guess we'll see how this goes.

no, not everyone loves a Boxer. they are frequently mistaken for Pit Bulls. (strangers' reactions to my dogs is, um, interesting.)

Really! I wouldn't mistake a boxer for anything but a boxer, they're such distinctive looking animals.
Boxers are also increasingly targeted by BSL.

There's been no noise (that I'm aware of) about boxers here, or any other breeds aside from pit bulls.
100 years from now it'll be poodles and pomeranians and not much else, is thatyour fear?
LF
I copy pasted from SEVERAL websites.

well then it must be true.

shelly
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luce says she'll be whatever you want her to be, as long as there are cookies involved.

oh yeah, there're cookies involved.
though being allowed to stick her tongue in your ear comes a close second. she's not picky.

that beats a dog tongue in the mouth, i guess. it's not that elliott aims for the mouth as much as his tongue is as clumsy as the rest of him.
given that she's brindle, apparently a combination Emotion: wink swirled!

the best of both worlds!

shelly
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http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com / (updated dailyish, apparently)
Nor do pits necessarily have the highest prey drive in dogdom.

shockingly, some have none at all.

shelly
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com / (updated dailyish, apparently)
I'm not sure what your first sentence means. The misidentified dog theory is prevalent in a number of breeds, including ... certainly fact that many shelters, at least in the US, mislabel Pit Bulls as other breeds, most notably the Boxer.

Wow, I find that disturbing, though I understand it's the shelter staff trying to save the dog's life but shouldn't a person who is adopting a dog have the right to know the breed they're getting? Particularly in the case of a pit mix which if I'm understanding correctly need to be handled by knowledgeable, committed owners. Not that boxers don't but ...
LF.
in thread "Lemony Fresh" (Email Removed) whittled the following words:
100 years from now it'll be poodles and pomeranians and not much else, is that your fear?That's what they WANT you to fear.

And it's true. At any time, there WILL be one breed at the top of the bite list. But until the Pit Bull became popular and did so much devastation in it's popularity, there never was anti-BSL legislation. Soo in all the anti-bsl legislation, it's been pointed out that these other breeds have also been highly popular and at the top of the bite lists, that they also should share the lists in BSL, so the dangers of the pit bull is not specifically targeted So in protecting their own breed and getting others to join their band wagon, affiliating with defence of the pit bull has instead resulted in a backlash that is taking down many other breeds as well.
Let the pit go down. The other breeds simply AREN't going to do the damage the pit is capable of. In doing so, and no longer supporting anti-bsl, you may be saving your breed of preference.
Well, that's not really true.

i assume you're referring to the comment that there's no reason to think that a Pit Bull's bite is any stronger than any other dog of similar size? as far as i know, bite strength cannot be measured.
If you know something about functional anatomy, and you get a chance to look at a pit's skull vs, say, a Lab's, it's difficult to say that they don't have a more powerful bite.

considering the huge range of body type found in Pit Bulls, i don't see why not. not all of them have humongous, heavy, broad skulls. many of them have much finer bone structure than the typical Lab (or at least, the Labs i see locally).
The size of their jaw closing muscles is really quite impressive, and the shape of the skull also reflects a powerful bite.

i suspect you're looking at a pretty small percentage of the overall Pit Bull population, if it's the stereotypical "big head dawgz" you're referring to.

shelly
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com / (updated dailyish, apparently)
in thread shelly (Email Removed) whittled the following words:
I copy pasted from SEVERAL websites.

well then it must be true.

Sure, as true as all those websites that all that anti-bsl agenda comes from. Someone takes statistics and facts and artfully arrainges them to suit their purposes.
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