|Originally posted by Phranc:|
I've seen good dogs from god homes with good people go on a mauling spree ripping a young girls face apart and killing 3 other dogs. Pitts and rotts are breed to kill. thats it nothing more just like Grey hounds and Whippets are breed to run. You don't expect a greyhound to fight of a bear and you dont expect a breed killing machine to run the 1/4 in 20 seconds. Nor do I expect a Cheasepeak retriver to be good herder and a Shelty to duck hunt well. So why do people think a killer will be a good house pet?
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers can be nasty dogs too.
I have 2 Staffordshire Bull Terriers. In England (where they originated from) they are nicknamed the "Nanny dog" because they are so good with children. They are one of the most popular breeds to have as a pet over there. My dogs are so sweet around everyone! They don't care who you are..they will just lick you to death!
Any dog can bite you. It seems that only those "bull breeds" or Shepherds, Rottweilers, etc make the news when they bite someone. I've been bit by more little fluffy dogs ( I have scars to prove it) than by those breeds that people consider vicious. A friend of mine had her face nearly ripped off by a Golden Retriever. Good dogs come from good owners who properly train their dogs.
I've known dogs to go after little children because they were never properly introduced, raised, or they were teased by children (either the kids that they live with or neighbor kids) ...therefore they do not like them.
Yes, there are some breeds which can have bad temperments. If the owner properly corrects the dog whenever it exhibits bad behavior, than there shouldn't be a problem. Sometimes even "good" owners do not properly correct a dog.
Just so I'm clear (because I've had people attack me on a forum before)...
I AM JUST EXPRESSING MY OPINION ON THE SUBJECT.
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[This message has been edited by R_Rose2 (edited 08-13-2006).]