25 dangerous dog breeds most likely to turn on their owners

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Start telling people their dogs are dangerous and you’re likely to begin an uproar; the fact is, however, dog attacks do occur and even against the dogs’ owners.

Many insurers will often not provide homeowner’s insurance coverage for several of the dog breeds listed below.

The following fifteen dogs are among the most dangerous breeds evidenced by statistics that include attacks on the owners.

1. American Pit Bull Terrier

These dogs repeatedly make headlines for attacking people. Their aggressive temperament matched with their strength historically saw them bred as fighting dogs. While dog fights are illegal, many of the dogs still exhibit the traits of fighters. These dogs were also used for baiting both bulls and bears so their genetic makeup is rather fierce.

Pit bulls have been known to attack children, the elderly, their owners – anyone that happens to be in their path. If the dog feels provoked or startled, it has been known to bite. Many owners swear that their pet would never attack them; however, this breed has led to more human fatalities than any other.

The sheer volume of Pit Bull attacks have prompted many insurers to deny coverage associated with homeowners insurance. Many owners have to seek a special policy for coverage liability protection where their pet is concerned. Of course, some don’t bother to tell their insurer about their new pet and this could lead to problems, especially if the dog does bite or injure someone.

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It’s essential for pet owners to understand the nature of the breed they choose to bring into their home. While it may be true, indeed, that many of these canines have become revered members of the family, it also cannot be denied that this particular breed is responsible for more fatalities than any other type of dog.

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Carol Geyer
2 years 1 month ago

All I can say is, I am glad my dog is not a purebred dog. He is a walking marshmallow, who, over the last 6 years ( he was a full grown stray) has never even threatened anyone. He loves people and cats, and gets alonf with other dogs. He even puts up with my goofy Akita/Husky cross!Believe me that thakes patience!

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Tamsyn Blackwell
2 years 1 month ago

I have a purebred Malinois. Well-behaved and protective. He came from the pound. He’s perfect.

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Erich Kartmann
2 years 1 month ago

Carol, muts are some of the best dogs in the world. They are much healthier and longer lived than purebreds too.

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JK
2 years 1 month ago

Notice that they did not include any of the small breeds like chihuahuas. I have never been bitten or been afraid of any of these large breed animals, but my brother was mauled by a small breed mutt many years ago. All dogs can be aggressive if not raised and trained properly. I love pitties and if I could have dogs, I would have a Brindle Pit.

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Erich Kartmann
2 years 1 month ago

Well Jamie Keller, those small breeds can bite but really can’t kill anyone who’s not a tiny baby.

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Cristina E Gonzalez
2 years 1 month ago

I’ve had both small breeds, and pitbulls, and to tell you the truth, its the way you raise these dogs that make them the way they come out. If you socialize them at a young age they aren’t afraid of strangers. And the reason these small dog breeds attack is that we treat them more like babies then what they are. That’s most of the reason these small dog breeds attack all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always careful when it comes to my large breed dogs around small children, but the reason is not cause I was afraid they would attack, yes with my very first pitbull it was cause of that, because that’s what everyone was telling me, but to tell you the truth the only problem I have with my pitbulls is that they think there small dogs, and don’t know how much they weigh, they like to jump on people, even though I try to train them not to do that, but my father is the type that likes dogs to jump on him. That’s the only problem I have with my pitbulls when it comes to children, they tend to jump on them and lick them a lot. I trust my big dogs more then my small dogs. One of my small Chihuahuas likes attacking my pitbull, she has been here with me since I had my very first pitbull back in 2005, and she has hated all three pitbulls, and has attack all three pitbulls, and none of the pitbulls ever tried to do anything back to her, and believe me she is a monster, her preffered spot to bite my pitbulls is on there muzzle, and that’s the most dangerous spot to attack a pitbull. Because my pitbulls mouth is big enough to chomp onto my Chihuahuas head, yet they don’t do anything to her. They actually try to run away from her, or try to curl up into a tiny ball to cover there heads.

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Hiram Belt
2 years 20 days ago

I have Pit and a Chihuahua, and they sound just like yours. Even down to biting the muzzle with the Pit not responding with force.

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K.L.G.
2 months 25 days ago

I totally agree! I have a small mutt (about 6 pounds) who is old and cranky and tends to attack my pit a LOT! My pit usually runs and hides from him until he calms down! People are so ignorant about ‘pit’ breeds! That is why PARMA still exists. ANY dog is going to be whatever you train it to be combined with their individual personality. And actually pits are very much conditioned to do anything to please their owner. So they are really one of the easiest dogs to train and have the most easy going personality with people. As long as they are not trained to be mean or aggressive they are naturally ‘people pleasers’. Which is why they were referred to as ‘nanny dogs’ for many, many years until evil humans figured that they were powerful dogs who they could make fight for their own sick pleasure!

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Hayley Macan
2 years 28 days ago

Well if people knew how to raise dogs they wouldn’t do that. Get off your soap box. You people think you are better then anyone else. Learn more about the breed before you judge

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old34
2 years 24 days ago

It is not how you raise them all of the time. You have dogs with different personalities just like people do. I happen to like huskies. My first husky was a gentle spirit. The husky that I own now has a nasty disposition with other people.

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Amyslays
1 year 6 months ago

Because “tiny babies” don’t count as people….that’s a moronic comment. Death is death, even if its a small dog attacking an infant/toddler and as a result they die.

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JK
1 year 5 months ago

see my reply to the person above. I would trust a large dog over a small dog any day of the week.

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GoneApe
2 years 28 days ago

I don’t fear chihuahuas but I do fear Dobermans, Shepherds, Mastiffs, Pit Bulls, and other big and potentially aggressive dogs. It is best to have a gentle dog with good ears and do the protecting yourself with a firearm. (This is about the potential to be seriously harmed or killed by a dog and size does matter. You cannot predict animal behavior absolutely.)

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PyjamaPanda
2 years 26 days ago

You’re sorely mistaken if you think those breeds cannot be gentle. I’ve got a mixed breed (Great Dane and Husky) and he is a gentle, laid back dog. By your thought process all ‘big people’ would be vicious killers, while smaller people would be labeled as demure and gentle. It doesn’t work that way. Every dog has an individual personality, and can be capable of aggression- regardless of what size they are. My mom has a 30lb Shetland Sheepdog that barks at everything and everyone, and will not hesitate to growl, snap, and bite if he feels so inclined— and his breed are among the most likely to bite somebody, but funny..I don’t see them on this list. Big dog does not equal ‘potentially aggressive’- “Dog” means potentially aggressive. Even the calmest little Bassett Hound is capable of turning on you. By your logic you should fear all breeds, but someone’s got it in your head that big dogs are the only capable ones.

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mplo
2 years 8 days ago

I have to openly differ here, PyjamaPanda. Unlike with pitt-bulls, I’ve never, ever heard/read about Great Dane, a Shetland Sheepdog, a Husky or a Basset Hound inflicting bites that go for the musculature, and causing death, permanent maiming and dismemberment of their victim(s).

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WillowFish
2 years 1 day ago

I have heard of husky bites and basset hounds killing.

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Gene Vickery
1 year 9 months ago

I’ve got a Boxer-Pitt mix who let’s my 3 year old granddaughter stand on his head while he’s laying down so she can smack at her grandma. The dog did nothing but look at my wife with pleading eyes to get the child off of him. He didn’t even so much as twitch an ear. 95% of an animal’s disposition is their upbringing and training. 4% is their own personality and 1% is their genetic background.

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amyslays
1 year 6 months ago

Also have a boxer pit and hes an aloof sweet heart who plays like a wussy he would not get rough no matter how much we say is that all you got. When you say enough he stops immediately. People are stupid to believe that this behavior is innate. Because all pit bulls full breed or mix have the SAME personality…. that’s like saying all killers have the same personality characteristics sorry not all have the same mental illnesses. Ignorance is bliss.

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1 year 3 months ago

“Big dog does not equal ‘potentially aggressive’- “Dog” means potentially aggressive.”

I freaking loved that statement haha — Well said!

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2 years 25 days ago

if trained properly and not abused, those dogs are gentle dogs as well.

all dogs, like all people, have the capacity to be gentle, unless they are trained otherwise or abused.

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2 years 20 days ago

In my life, I’ve had MANY dogs. All of them, but two, were so-called “big and potentially aggressive dogs”. My favorite breed is Pitbull. The two that were small were a Chihuahua and a Cockapoo. The only dog I’ve ever had aggression problems with was Hershey, my Chihuahua. Don’t give me the strength/size argument! How a body is built doesn’t affect a personality. Hershey was scared of people, so he bit and jumped. The fact that a dog is small doesn’t change the fact that they could easily bite down hard. Have you ever been bit by a teething baby? They are tiny, but that doesn’t make them unable to bite down on something/someone. You can tell that argument to my friend who got all bruised up from a Beagle. My other friend has been bit hard (she bled) from her Boston Terrier!

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OhSoRight
2 years 17 days ago

” How a body is built doesn’t affect a personality.”

However, it does affect the result when the dog decides to attack someone.

Would you rather be attacked by an angry chihuahua or an angry pit bull?

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cove2014
2 years 15 days ago

Id rather be attacked by a pitbull. Small dogs do more damage and tend to shred skin and muscle while “MOST” big dog tend to just bite. I have been bitten by many breeds big and small and the small dogs have ALWAYS done more damagr and left worse wounds and scars

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mplo
2 years 8 days ago

I disagree, cove2014. Pitt-bulls do much more horrific damage, and, unlike smaller dogs, are capable of dismembering, mauling, killing and permanently maiming their victims. Nobody says that the bites of smaller dogs can’t inflict a certain amount of damage, but smaller dogs such as the chichuahua don’t have either the physical, genetic or temperament capacity to inflict the kind of horrific damage that pitt-bulls inflict.

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TLK
4 months 27 days ago

Chihuahuas don’t have the muscle strength or jaw strength to cause the damage of a large dog, obviously. Temperament however, isn’t what causes damage. And yes, many Chihuahuas DO have the temperament for biting.

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K.L.G.
2 months 25 days ago

Please check some facts regarding pit bulls temperment! They are genetically conditioned to ‘please the pack leader’ which means their alpha human. Therefore if they are not raised to be aggressive they are just genetically more inclined to be gentle and loving with people. Which is why for hundreds of years they were known as the ‘nanny dog’ until some scumbag humans thought they would fight them for their sick and perverted pleasure. And even those dogs that were fought their whole.lives or used as bait dogs CAN be reformed with proper intense training and a whole lot of love!

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mplo
2 years 8 days ago

If push came to shove and I had to absolutely make a choice, I’ll take an attack by an angry chichuahua over the angry pitt-bull, thank you!

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FredC1968
1 year 9 months ago

I was mauled by an enraged chihuahua. I needed to wash with hot soapy water,

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mplo
2 years 8 days ago

Come on now! The strength/size/breed argument has lots of merit to it.

Unlike Pitt-bulls, Chihuahuas don’t inflict bites that penetrate deep into the musculature of their victim(s), kill, maul, permanently maim or dismember them.

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mplo
2 years 8 days ago

Good post, GoneApe. Size and breed really do matter, and some types of dogs are even more likely to kill, maul,maim and dismember their victim(s) more than other.

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JK
1 year 5 months ago

I have never met a large dog that I was afraid of and we have had large dogs ever since I was a small girl. In fact, my first dog was a large male Doberman and he adored me and took good care of me.

However, when my brother was about 7 years old, he was severely bitten by a little dog that was supposed to be “so friendly and loved kids, you can pet him”. My brother attempted to pet the dog with the owner right there and the dog bit him in the face in 2 spots and in the arm. My brother is now 36 and he still bears those scars.

I think that any dog can be dangerous if not raised right.

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psd
6 months 15 days ago

cant trust gun nuts either

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spt1988
5 months 6 days ago

Join the discussion That’s why I own many firearms!

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Not ignorant
2 years 16 days ago

Nobody reports when they are bit by a small dog.. so that PROVES dog bite statistics are BOGUS

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Amyslays
1 year 6 months ago

Agreed. Much like most abused humans don’t report it so the statistics are only based on those that are reported which means statistics don’t count for the hundreds of people that are abused men and women as well as children. So who’s to say that other dog breeds don’t bite hard enough to potentially kill someone solely because its not reported. Education is the downfall of this country.

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Robert Butler
2 years 1 month ago

Reading through this I saw no references to any scientific or empirical evidence that supports ANY of these claims. Presenting opinion as fact is a dangerous practice..

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Marcus Twainius
2 years 1 month ago

Really? You need empirical evidence to believe that getting hit by a fast moving car will injure you?

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jasonjrf
2 years 1 month ago

read my post above yes if you look at evidence you would relize pits are 7nth from the bottom out of 100 breeds most likely to bite a person so you dont need to get hit by a car to know but for this you at least need to know wtf you are saying

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Tami Moneymaker
2 years 1 month ago

they were once referred to as the nanny dog because they were good with kids………..the one who use them for fighting are what gives them a bad name, that and bad/stupid owners

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nosmiley
2 years 27 days ago

Thanks for mentioning that they can be nanny dogs. The author of “Little house on the prairie-” Laura Ingalls Wilder had pit bulls , as nanny dogs. The dog on “Little Rascals” “Petey” was a pit bull. I had a female, that was the sweetest dog I’ve had out of 4, other breeds. Allow her to smell you a minute, and she’ll jump in the car with you, and never look back. She loved riding. My sister had a toddler, and came to visit. She had heard all the bad talk about pit bulls, and was scared to death, for about 2 minutes. My dog smelled her little kid for a minute, then they were “buddies” for the next two weeks , with no problems. The dog would bark at strangers walking down the street, but would never attack. If you raise them as you would a new member of your family, they turn out fine. If you train them to be vicious, they will be that instead. I always talk to my dogs like I would a little kid. Not that mushy stuff some people use, just ordinary talk.

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David Lowell
2 years 26 days ago

I agree. Sounds like my pit. If they are aggressive most likely they are being used to protect drugs.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

That nana dog tale is nothing more than a myth created by neurotic childless women with an urgent insane need to save something, anything including pit bulls.

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Donna Lee Craig
2 years 9 days ago

…no bad dogs, just bad owners…

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Langley Park
2 years 22 days ago

Ah but most likely to bite is not the same as most likely to severely injure or kill, and for that they are at the top of the list.

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geektinker
2 years 17 days ago

The link I followed to this article had the title of “Top 15 Dog Breeds that Bite the Most”. The article itself says, “The following fifteen dogs are among the most dangerous breeds evidenced by statistics that include attacks on the owners.” Yet doesn’t cite the source. The title is “15 dangerous dog breeds most likely to turn on their owners”.
All three of those are far different that “most likely to injure or kill”. And for that, you have no list, evidence, or statistics.

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puh
2 years 2 days ago

The evidence is at the ER department. The evidence is the people killed.

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Dani
2 years 16 days ago

But no other breed is targeted to be a fighting dog… just ask that NFL fellow what’s his face Michael Vick(?) All the torture he did to his dogs for them to fight and we only know of him because he is a public figure… you can throw numbers left and right with statistics but where are you getting this statistics??… I have a pitbull complete sweet hear was attack badly by a dalmatian… when I ask the owners for proof of vaccination they grab their dog and left super fast… it’s any breed that can attack if not trained properly. ANY breed… chihuahuas are the worst!

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terrilynnmerritts
2 years 1 month ago

There is plenty of evidence that if one walks out in front of a fast moving car you can be injured, On the other hand, there is no evidence that any of these breeds will, if not abused, trained to attack, or feeling threatened would “turn on their owners.”

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damitajo1
2 years 1 month ago

You’re debating someone from the Church of Sarah Palin. Wasting air.

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jp
2 years 26 days ago

You just lost all credibility, with such irrational Bias and failing to relate to the subject.

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Zero_Dark_Obozo
2 years 22 days ago

A number of serious caveats (excuses) there, dude. You’ll notice that Mr. Butler up there mentioned REFERENCES to proof not being mentioned in the article – That doesn’t mean such proof doesn’t exist.

As for me, statistics – as opposed to only incontrovertible proof – is plenty for me to make an educated decision rather than insist on a stubborn choice. And this article is NOT baseless.
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Erik Allen Smith
2 years 18 days ago

Statistics are only as good as the way they were gathered.

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Zero_Dark_Obozo
2 years 22 days ago

A number of serious caveats (excuses) there, dude. You’ll notice that Mr. Butler up there mentioned REFERENCES to proof not being mentioned in the article – That doesn’t mean such proof doesn’t exist.

As for me, statistics – as opposed to only incontrovertible proof – is plenty for me to make an educated decision rather than insist on a stubborn choice. And this article is NOT baseless.
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Zero_Dark_Obozo
2 years 22 days ago

A number of serious caveats (excuses) there, dude. You’ll notice that Mr. Butler up there mentioned REFERENCES to proof not being mentioned in the article – That doesn’t mean such proof doesn’t exist.

As for me, statistics – as opposed to only incontrovertible proof – is plenty for me to make an educated decision rather than insist on a stubborn choice. And this article is NOT baseless.
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Lysander
2 years 25 days ago

That’s the best you can do? So when will you be 12?

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David Breinig
2 years 21 days ago

How does Sarah Palin affect a story about dog breeds? I have had 2 rescued pit bulls and am expecting another one this week, pulled from that life and once shown that people can be kind, my dogs have become the best companion pets I have ever had. I grew up with Labradors so, if you know anything about dogs, my previous statement might shock you. If I beat a kid daily, made him/her sleep in a closet, fed them things on the verge of spoiling and after a year let them loose on a playground with other kids, what type of social interaction do you think would happen? Pits were bred as protectors it was later that they started to be bred for fighting. Funny how that’s not mentioned above. Most decorated military dog, Pit Bull. Im done for now.

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c
2 years 13 days ago

What??? Strange.!!

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Earl Kuon
2 years 9 days ago

“You’re debating someone from the Church of Sarah Palin. Wasting air” Thanks I needed a good laugh after getting upset listening to all this ignorance that I call Pit Bull Hater Nation.

The Dunning-Kruger effect. It beautifully explains the utter confidence of those who, with no expertise, remain stubborn in their views regardless of overwhelming evidence.

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Margie Reynolds
2 years 1 month ago

You need proof if your going to claim that more people are injured after being hit by fast moving green BMW’s driven by Asian women than any other kind.

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2 years 25 days ago

this isn’t an article about getting hit by cars.

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webcrawler
2 years 19 days ago

Don’t be ridiculous! So let’s ban fast moving cars.. They will injure u if they hit u! Let’s ban Trains.. If they hit you, they could kill you! More people get hurt falling off of, being stepped on and thrown from horses each year.. Because they are big and if they fall on you, they could kill you!!! See how stupid? Pitbulls have iron jaws, and if they bite you, it’s going to mess you up! No doubt about it, but that’s not what the article is about… It is about certain breeds being more apt to turn on their owners than another… Don’t twist it into anything else, or I’ll sic my mini-Ninja Shih-tzu on you.. He’s from China, so he naturally knows Kung Fu… It’s bred right into them! LOL

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pbrower2a
2 years 1 month ago

A knockdown by a dog — any dog — is as dangerous as any slip-and-fall incident. Dogs are the strongest and most powerful mammals for their size (I would have expected the leopard), and they are extremely agile. Here’s a basic rule: in a fight between a human and a dog, the dog half the size of a human, the dog wins.

That’s before anyone mentions the teeth and claws. These animals are closer to being tigers than to being humans.

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Stan Bryars
2 years 20 days ago

Please show some sort of cite for those “facts”

The dog is not even close to the strongest mammal for it’s size, and you will have to show some sort of evidence for the comparison of a knock down to a slip and fall. I have a very hard time believing that the knock down form a shih tzu or even a cocker is all that dangerous

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birdpond
2 years 16 days ago

I tripped over Zach, a short, 20lb, gentle cattle/ collie mix I was walking one day (he zigged when I’d expected him to zag), and the fall stunned me for several minutes – I was barely able to limp home (seriously!) I was in agony and might have put a hairline fracture somewhere. I was all alone and no cell phone in those days – So I ended up leaning down to counter-balance gingerly on the cooperative dog’s back. He understood my situation immediately (brilliant dog) and stayed right with me, off lead, under my flat hand, step by slow, painful step as I limped the 1/2 mile or so home. Zach was a stray I’d rescued from traffic as a pup, and I never intended to keep him (I have too many other dogs). He ended up being adopted to a family with an autistic (hyperactive) child – I was afraid it would be a terrible match until the dog followed the boy dotingly, even indulgently, and with obvious concern, down to the kitchen – despite the child’s loud voice and erratic motions – That dog glombed right on to him, worried over him, fussing and over-seeing him, bonding instantly, crying and fretting if they were ever separated.LOL I was history, he never looked back. Last I heard, Zach had helped this boy more than any other ‘therapy’ the distraught parents had tried. I know it’s a little off-topic, but – your statement about tripping over a small dog just made me remember that. Gotta give credit to a special dog when it’s due!

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FredC1968
1 year 9 months ago

Great story

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Erich Kartmann
2 years 1 month ago

Robert Butler, there is a mountain of statistical evidence that pitbulls are dangerous dogs who have caused hundreds of deaths and injuries. They are deliberately bred for aggression as they are used to this day as fighting dogs.

HOWEVER, not all pitbulls are vicious killers! There are some nice ones and yes, some gentle ones, but with a breed like that you don’t really know what you’re getting.

@Leigh: Michael Vick culled most of the pitbulls that weren’t mean enough before he was busted. And futhermore, I have heard of labrador retrievers attacking kids! Black labs are much more aggressive than yellow labs for some reason. However, there are much meaner dogs than the pitbull, like the Presa Canario(which is actually a very rare breed but has been involved in a disproportionate number of fatal unprovoked attacks).

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Leigh
2 years 1 month ago

What about Michael Vick’s dogs? According to you, they were bred for aggression. All but two of them were adopted out, many to homes with children in them and some of them are service/therapy dogs. We have had pit bulls (one of them was even found on the side of the road with home made sutures in his face), mastiffs (presa carnio, neapolitan mastiff, and a cane corso), a pit bull/german shepard mix, bull dogs, cattle dogs, rat terriers. Saying all pit bulls are evil is like saying all muslims are terrorists, or all whites are white trash. The reason you hear of pit bull attacks is because it is sensational. When was the last time you head of a lab attacking a kid? Never, however there are plenty of dog bites and attacks by “family-friendy” dogs.
There are no bad dogs, only bad owners.
P.S. the most dangerous end of a pit bull is their tail.

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Jenn
2 years 27 days ago

you got that right about their tails. My Amstaff beats her tail against me when her daddy comes home because she is excited

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Earl Kuon
2 years 14 days ago

The success of the Vick dogs is probably the greatest proof that Pit Bulls are NOT disproportionately dangerous. It’s all about the way you treat them. These dogs were deliberately bred for agression, fought, definitely abused and still when taken out of that environment make great family pets and some became therapy dogs. So all you “backyard “animal behavior experts, how do you explain that ?

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Rob Huckfeldt
2 years 26 days ago

Careful there, that comment about certain Labs being more aggressive will get you labeled racist in this country!

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Toxi
2 years 23 days ago

I own Pits and mine have nenver once been aggressive not even to other dogs/animals. However my mothers blck lab has bitten at least a few men and children.

STOP PICKING ON PITBULLS! ANY BREED CAN BE JUST AS “AGGRESSIVE”

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OhSoRight
2 years 17 days ago

Posting in all caps shows that you have an aggression problem. Doubtlessly, you don’t see it in your dogs, or you prize when your pitbulls behave in all caps.

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mplo
2 years 8 days ago

Unlike other dogs, including Labs and Retrievers, pitt-bulls are meant to fight and kill–through their DNA, their physique, and their temperament. Moreover, most dogs, including Labs and Retrievers, UNlike pitt-bulls, DON’T have the capacity to dismember or otherwise permanently cripple or kill another animal, or a human being. I also might add that, unlike most dogs, the bites of pitt-bulls go right for the musculature of their victim(s), causing even more extensive and more horrific damage with their bites than other dogs, not only because of their extremely strong jaws, but because pitt-bulls clamp down when they bite, and don’t let go.

It’s not the least bit surprising that pitt-bulls are number one on the list of the most dangerous dog breeds.

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jgh59
2 years 1 month ago

My male Chow is one of the nicest dogs I have ever owned. He was given to us at age 6 months by a woman in front of a Wal Mart. She was in tears because she said her husband was going to kill the dog if she brought it home. He was independent, more like a cat than a dog, but nothing in his behavior warranted a death sentence. I quickly determined that you don’t train Chows, you reach a mutual understanding. Once this respect was understood, he actually became more cooperative than many other breeds I have ever owned. Now my dachshund, he’s another story. How he didn’t make this list I will never understand; he is perhaps the most savage dog I have ever owned, the only reason he is under control is he is so loyal that when you fuss at him, it seems to completely break his spirit.

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nosmiley
2 years 27 days ago

Glad you understand your dog. Many Chows are “1 man” dogs. I did know one that approached people just to get to know them.. A vey nice male. He never approached with a wagging tail, so if you didn’t know him, you didn’t know what to expect. I always suspected if you started a bad situation with him, you might lose. If you were happy or neutral, you were OK

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Randy
2 years 25 days ago

I have a chow that is 13 years old now and has cancer. He always barks when someone rings the doorbell or knocks on the door. When they come in, he gives them a little growl just to let them know he see’s them. Then he walks back over to my chair and sits down beside me. He did break loose from me one day when I took him outside and I was walking him back to go inside the house, when a guy was running by with his dog and he broke loose from me and ran out and took a bite out of the other dogs hind leg. He broke it and I had to pay a vet bill. Guess it could have been worse, if he had taken a bite out of the guy…

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Tia Schmidt
2 years 17 days ago

who cares?

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Super Hamster
2 years 15 days ago

Somebody must be since he got up votes all dogs are cool to me.

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Nilza Ivone
1 year 11 months ago

Tia Schmidt, you are a ice cold person, and I fell sorry for you, “who cares?” what happened if were someone close to you? would you say “Who cares? do you have any feelings at all?
talking about human and live animals, and a deadly disease, a slow killer and extremely painful at the end, shame on you!

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Frances Bonner
1 year 9 months ago

Maybe she said that because the dog breed stereotype has been debunked. We don”t believe it so why the article?

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jgh59
2 years 15 days ago

Thanks for sharing Randy, my chow is eleven and getting the same way. He did the run away thing much more frequently when he was younger; the last time was last year and I almost lost him in a rough stretch of woods. Wild hair I guess. Please read my reply to Tia below. I hope you enjoy it.

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Randy
2 years 14 days ago

Thanks jgh59….at least some of us are human beings…Some in here, like Tia must not be much of one…At least they don’t act like one anyway,,,,But you know what they say,,,,,,You can’t fix stupid…..So I guess we understand Tia now anyway…

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Pangur Ban
2 years 15 days ago

:( very sorry about your friend.

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Karen Quartzstone
2 years 13 days ago

You probably are unknowingly poisoning your dog, with food and water if it’s tap or plastic bottled water.. check out information about common pet food, and real, organic, food that you could be feeding your dog instead. along with some other gifts from nature you could easily reverse the cancer. cancer is honestly simply just “poisoning”

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Randy
2 years 12 days ago

Believe me, I know a thing or 2 about cancer in humans and dogs. I am a 7 year survivor of type 3 lymphoma. I have studied the affects of different foods and how they affect the body. My Dr. couldn’t find out what was wrong with me for 10 months, so when I went to another Dr. in Omaha, Ne., he knew what it was within a few minutes. And as I said before, I have studied countless hours on the things that cause cancer and even different alternative medicines and the way they affect the body, whether in humans or animals. So please don’t make a statement about someone you know nothing about and also their history. I have set my dog up on a diet that has almost removed the larger masses he had and it looks like since he has lived about a year and a half and is getting better that I might know a little about what I am doing for my pet….And by the way, they didn’t give me much of a chance to survive the treatments they put me on but I am still here after over 7 years…

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Karen Quartzstone
2 years 9 days ago

If you really understood cancer you would be aware it’s really not a big deal, as long as you’re not poisoned and/or malnourished so nah I don’t believe you. I wasn’t accusing you anyway just stating a simple fact to help a person who I thought didn’t know, since you were complaining your dog had cancer n all. I’m glad you were able to realize your previous mistakes with your cancer and hopefully treat your dog with high quality organic food and pure water etc. along with some metaphysical healing to quicken transmutation

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virginiamarie94
2 years 8 days ago

You have an extremely uneducated and one sided opinion of cancer. As a med student(yes I am still in school/no that does not mean I know nothing) I can say without doubt that cancer can be dangerous even if you are in peak physical health. If you really understood cancer you wouldn’t make judgments on someone’s treatment plan without first asking for quite a bit more information than what was provided. So yes organic food and pure water are fantastic things and will help any mammal live a much healthier life, but it is most definitely not a guaranteed cure for everything that is just simply naive.

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PNUT1
1 year 11 months ago

It’s amazing how many otherwise intelligent people fall for pseudo scientific crap. Especially when it’s “Big Pharma”, the Gubbermint, and “the man” keeping the hero and his magic potion from the masses. I had to break up with a woman that was otherwise amazing because she was so invested in batshittery and would get furious when I would not agree.

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wolfcat
1 year 9 months ago

Lost a life long best friend because she was too into conspiracies and gobbly-gook mumbo jumbo.

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1 year 3 months ago

Good for you for having intelligence! It gives me more hope in humans; It especially helped after reading Karen’s comments haha

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nosmiley
2 years 7 days ago

@Karen if you really understood cancer, you would know thousands die each year directly or indirectly from it. It ruins lives, both for the person or animal that has it, as well as the folks that are close to the person or dog. What I have stated is FACT, not simply an opinion, as you are puffing and blowing about. Yes, the world has made great advances in the treatment of the various types of cancer, but still, some are treatable, and some don’t respond well to much of anything- medicine, homeopathic, surgery, prayer, as well as your “understanding” . Needless to say, I put little confidence in what you posted, as do several others.

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Kati R Enz
2 years 5 days ago

I thought this post was about dangerous dogs (well actually the ignorance of a writer who obviously knows absolutely nothing on the topic they chose to idiotically write about) but why are you all arguing about cancer? Just for the sake of an argument? GROW UP.

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kells
1 year 11 months ago

“If you really understood cancer you would be aware it’s really not a big deal, as long as you’re not poisoned and/or malnourished so nah I don’t believe you.”

WTF? This is the most asinine statement I have ever read.

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1 year 3 months ago

Seriously!! How can people be that uneducated???

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Betty Geist
2 years 9 days ago

Can you please tell me what your feed your dog I would to more

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catbell7cat
2 years 3 days ago

NYTimes printed two research articles by two separate onocolgy groups – sugar makes cancer cells grow like wildfire — and CNN’s programs on Marijuana – in Israel and in UK — marijuana kills off cancer cells – so make up a tea with some other tea and suck it up :)

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Jon Garcia
1 year 11 months ago

You’re the only sensible person in here. Everyone else is fighting about stupid things lol. You do realize that the same companies that gave you the cancer, also sell the chemotherapy drugs right? Pharmaceuticals companies also manufacture olestra, and aspartame. These people are hilarious. Now back to talking about dog breeds!

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morph2020
1 year 11 months ago

Sugar makes ALL cells grow like wildfire.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

Especially fat cells.

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wolfcat
1 year 9 months ago

Most cancer is genetic.

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Jane Green
1 year 7 months ago

So true, unfortunately.

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wolfcat
1 year 9 months ago

Studies do not say that weed kills cancer. It slows/inhibits growth. HUGE difference. lol

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margaret
1 year 10 months ago

Randy-Do you mind sharing the type of regimen/diet that helped you? Thank you,
moshi7@aol.com

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morph2020
2 years 11 days ago

Karen, you seem to believe that “natural” stuff is gentler and safer, but then like a lot of people, you believe stuff that isn’t true. Rattlesnake venom is all natural; so is poison ivy. Being natural has nothing to do with being safer. Nature starts trying to kill us from the moment we are born. After that it’s a constant struggle to stay alive.

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mplo
2 years 8 days ago

Thanks for your points well taken, morph2020! Bravo!

Just because things are natural/organic doesn’t mean that they can’t be harmful.

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sa
2 years 7 days ago

Hey Morph Good post.
I live in a part of NC where there is a faith, or religion that handles rattlesnakes as part of the service on occasion. The idea, is that if you get bitten, and you truly “believe” , you won’t die from it. There is a verse in the Bible that suggests this. The rattlesnakes haven’t been made aware of this idea. We lose somebody to this faith, every few years, or at least that’s how often the “news” reports it. We recently lost a preacher, or pastor that had been snake handling a few decades. A year or two ago, a misinformed Rattlesnake bit him, and he died. His son arrived at the conclusion, that he needed to take over as pastor. So the faith continues on. The folks involved, keep quiet about the snake handling, so it’s not something you can come to town, and go visit, like a sideshow. It just goes on in very rural locations, and as I understand , you have to live in an area, a long time, and become trustworthy, and virtually a local, before you learn any details, which come in the form of a verbal invitation, if you appear to have whatever qualifications are required.

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dangkids
2 years 21 hours ago

Um morph, I think she was talking about natural medications for human consumption.
BTW, the only way to get the anti-venon for a rattlesnake bite, If you can, is through the venon itself. So yes, it is natural and could save your life!
They make plenty of medicines out of nature, flowers, roots, plants, some tree barks, you would be amazed to know what some pharmecudicals companies use.

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morph2020
1 year 11 months ago

Dangkids, I wouldn’t be surprised a bit. I have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from an internationally-recognized university. “Natural” substances cannot be readily distinguished from their synthetic counterparts. For identical compounds, the only difference will be in small levels of impurities, with more of them in the “natural” product.

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1 year 9 months ago

May I add, what works for one animal or person may not work at all for another with the same diagnosis. Each may have an opposite effect , fact.

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Moore2itthanthat
1 year 8 months ago

The difference with Pits & other strong, muscular dogs is their ability to kill, not just injure. A smaller dog may be a biter, but his jaw pressure & tenacity will probably not equal that of the breeds listed here. Yes, owners can determine a dog’s behavior, but some dogs have temperaments that require more vigilance than others. Imbalanced dogs, like imbalanced people, cannot be relied upon for consistent behavior in varying circumstances. Dogs with aggressiveness bred into them need early, constant, multifaceted socialization with people & other animals. I have had many types of dogs in my lifetime, from mutts to purebred Shepards, Akita’s, Cocker Spanials, etc. just as your dog understands you, you must understand your dog. Not everyone can read their dog & preempt unacceptable behavior. Some people simply should not have a dog of any kind because they are not willing to dedicate the time, affection & learning necessary to bring the best out in their pet.

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Jason Rox
1 year 8 months ago

I disagree that “pits” or American Bull Terriers are inherently more dangerous than any other medium to large breed of dog. Any dog can become unpredictable and therefore dangerous if it’s abused or neglected. ABTs are not any more or less prone to this reality. The fact that many of them wind up with bad owners doesn’t automatically make them bad too; just unlucky.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

Nowdays pits end up with deluded liberal wimp owners who think they are “saving” a discriminated against breed. These owners couldn’t train the most docile collie or poodle let alone any aggressive breed. So now pit bulls need crates and jaw breaking sticks to prevent them from killing anyone.

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1 year 3 months ago

Go easy on ’em, they haven’t even learned how to spell venom yet hah

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ozrkmtndd
1 year 9 months ago

Rattlesnake anti-venom is made by injecting it into animals such as horses and letting them build an immunity. Very painful for the animal.

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Eagle wolf
1 year 9 months ago

I have a razor edge red nose. He had been rehomed twice all in one year! He is one of the best dogs I have had and I have owed or trained.I have had or help train most of the dogs on this list! My experience is that you can’t have discipline with out relationship!! With a dog or kids. Some people get a dog that needs love and they put in a kennel all day. Lets put a human in a bath room all day and see how u act. The founding fathers of the United states had pit bulls, spanky and the gang, “pit bulls”, most politicians “pit bulls”, new police dogs out “pit bulls”. My point is everyone knows that all the dogs have different backgrounds. Some are smarter, intelligent design from cross breading. My dog lets every kid hand feed him, dig in his bowl as he eats. Goes and get his bowl if he is hungry and brings it to you, climbs tress plays good with other animals” lizard, dogs , cats, people etc. I’m so over uneducated people giving only opinion on none facts. Small dogs have more to prove. I got rid of my tea cup Chihuahua for attacking me my kids and friends that have came over. He attack my pit lol. We spend quality time with are dogs we have full authority in full dominance over animal. Now with all that being said! The diet for dogs are like humans we all can’t eat the same thing’s. My dog had bad allergies from dog food blue buffalo, all kinds. $150 a month he scratched all day, ears bleeding in his neck bleeding is back bleeding. like I said I’ve been training dogs and breeding dogs for 30 years I went back to all natural. So as an American Indian we had hybrid wolves. his diet consist of chicken quarters, rice, mixed vegetables, eggs, oatmeal, fish and spring water. Same for all my dogs!!! $50 a month
Most of the time raw. Now most of you will say something about bones. ? What are canines, what did they eat before they was domesticated to pets. “Bones” “raw vegetables from garden, raw fish. My dog was 65lbs he is a solid 95lbs solid muscle.
No additives or wack byproducts etc. Oh no more scratching or bleeding. The country does not want anything that can protect us from them. WATCH ALL THE THINGS THAT THEY TRY TO BAND IT’S DONE BY YEAR AND Popularity! The first dogs on the list . Oh and watch some of the shots they need all are not needed if diet is correct. And use common sense people. Bzy life no big dog bully bread life. Just because a kid is cute all of us don’t need or want one!! Dogs are not toys, that you return when they don’t work correctly. Love, training, socialize, discipline with authority, no kennel no abuse treat like a child look in their eyes when you’re training etc…

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Jane Green
1 year 7 months ago

I agree with you. Dogs should be respected for what they are, not made into animal babies, no matter what size they are. Dogs are happy when people treat them like dogs, such as people being in charge and teaching them what is expected of them. Also giving them a job of some kind that is appropriate for them. They should be exercised, and should eat an appropriate amount of good for them food. Children should not be allowed to mistreat dogs in any way ever. All living beings want to belong, be useful, respected, and loved, dogs are no exception. That will create a strong bond. I never crated my dogs, and they always lived up to what was expected of them, and how they were trained.They wanted to so as to belong. Crates are against the law in many European countries. If you cannot treat and teach a dog not to destroy your house, eat your cats, etc., you need to educate yourself before getting one.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

Have you ever read the pit bull lover websites? Always have a really strong crate and keep the dog in it when you have people over. If you have more than one dog each needs its own crate in a room with a door basically a bedroom. Keep a strong jaw stick around at all times so if it bites on someone you can stick it in the dogs dog and break the bite. Then there are the extra strong collars and leashes.

Why get that dog if it needs to be confined in a crate to keep it from killing your other dog or baby. Why get a dog when you have to also get a stick to put in its jaw to break a death grip on someone? Check out the pit bull websites and their advice. Crating? If you need a strong crate why get the dog.

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Mongoose218
2 years 6 days ago

You are wrong…cancer is NOT “poisoning”. Organic food and non tap water won’t prevent or cure it. NOTHING “easily reverses cancer”….PLEASE don’t spread ridiculous but hopeful posts to people who may believe you.

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janisofny
2 years 1 day ago

stop being ridiculous. I have had dogs live very, very long lives and I do not feed my dogs organic food and I do use tap water. how long have your dogs lived? One of my dobermans lived to be 17 which is exceptionally long for a doberman, and one of my cats lived to be 23.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

Almost all bottled water is tap water anyway.

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Crystal
1 year 9 months ago

Karen, you know absolutely nothing about his dog’s health, yet you are going to accuse him of “unknowingly” poisoning him? What an arrogant woman.

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Elizabeth Jml Newman NéeGedye
1 year 9 months ago

At 13years old, how do you go from 13years old, for a Dog(that’s like 90 in dog years). To oh you’ve given your dog cancer. Karen for his dog to have gotten to 13yrs old, he must be doing something right not like yourself, whom Assumed by his dog having cancer he has done something wrong. Cancer unfortunately happens. One friends puppy had to be put down at 6mths old, because it had been born with Cancer, the Breeder knew her dogs carried these Genes, but kept having them as her Breeding pair.

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Krystal Mansour
1 year 8 months ago

You could eat organic everything, drink the cleanest spring water or rainforest waterwater, you could stay away from every chemical possible buying all natural products for your body, skin, etc but everyone and a lot of animals including dogs have cancer cells in their body already. Whether they decide to grow into cancer itself is something you will never know. Most people die of cancer, that’s the number one cause, then heart disease heart attacks, strokes. You have less of a chance of getting cancer doing all that I mentioned above but it does not mean you can’t get it. No one or any animals just does of “old age”. Everyone living creature dies from some sort of disease.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

Ever heard of Adele Davis? She was one of the first health food propagandist. She made a fortune from her books going on and on about health food and organic food. She died of cancer in her early 50’s.

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Petronius Arbiter II
4 months 22 days ago

Wrong, Adele Davis was 70 when she died.

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Lindsay
1 year 7 months ago

While it is true that contaminated water or poor quality food can be carcinogenic, switching to less-carcinogenic options will not cure cancer. There are also many more variables in our lives – carcinogens in the air, synthetic chemicals we come into contact with, radiation including that from medical and dental imaging, etc. that are potentially cancer-causing. Cancer is not simply poisoning, it is a warping of DNA that causes cells to rapidly multiply, and this cannot be cured by changing habits. You cannot reverse the DNA damage with a healthier diet or purer water. Your post gives the impression that cancer is an easy fix, and that is dangerously misleading.

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Karen Quartzstone
1 year 1 month ago

When the human or animal body is in homeostasis it can not be affected by disease or disorder. To get to homeostasis you have to detoxify previous poisoning and not add any in. Then you rejuvenate with a boatload of nature’s star players, and keep putting more positive things in and do extra healing techniques if you want (so many ways to heal, the body, the brain, all the senses heal, nature just even being in it is scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and a number of other health benefits, we’re really spoiled and naturally awesome which is why they try so hard to corrupt us. for animals you can use techniques like acupressure or there’s this amazing one that also has lots of studies backing it up called EFT- Emotional Freedom Technique) SO, most people that are sick and dying are doing so because they directly put toxic stuff into and onto their bodies and never made sure to get all the required nutrients. If you detoxify and get your body close to normal, there isn’t really any disease that can infect you. It’s like, parasites and cancer and messed up conditions are attracted to these toxic conditions and artificial bullshit ingredients. But when one is healthy, the “vibration” if you don’t mind the word, is higher and if you have a pretty playground fugly things don’t want to hang out there. it does take work and dedication to clean yourself, or your pet, but it is more than possible. and countless people have done it and are truly healthy. They are trying to share the simple message if you look around and stop kowtowing to the matrix maelstrom. of course they’re going to tell you that you can’t heal yourself, well they made it illegal to “cure” anything without a “Drug” and a “drug” is their poison prescription bullshit! lol so if you detoxify and renourish and get rid of the malnourished and poisoned suffering condition, don’t tell the godvernment 😉 I wonder what the typical sentence is for actually curing disease lol =*/

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Krystal Mansour
1 year 8 months ago

Don’t listen to people like Karen! It’s not your fault your dog has cancer! I replied back to her and you should read what I said so I don’t have to type it again :) don’t blame yourself. I feel horrible right now myself, my ferret has adrenal disease, insulinoma, and lymphoma and I feel that I contributed to her cancers. Unfortunately they ask die of these diseases no matter what you do. It is just life.

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Devon Maxwell-Pierce
2 years 7 days ago

As a trainer, I’ve been *seriously* bitten three times. By seriously, I mean requiring treatment. All three were chows or chow mixes. One chow took off part of a fellow trainer’s ear. My sister’s chow would kill cats like some dogs go after squeak toys.

I don’t think all Chows are inherently bad and they do require a skilled hand and an independent owner in a lot of cases. But in my experience, the Chow is the only breed I’d call inherently aggressive. Wildly unpredictable. I’ve been bitten by other breeds, but most of those times I saw it coming and could figure out what I did to earn that response. The Chows got me out of the blue with little body language to indicate that the situation was turning.

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Mongoose218
2 years 6 days ago

Our neighbors had a dog that was half Lab, half Chow….she had SUCH a high pain tolerance than their electric fence, which kept in their much bigger full blooded Lab, didn’t stop her for a minute. She would be out, chasing anyone who was even near her house/ yard….and snapping, growling, head down…she MEANT it…!
I was interested to read that the dog that attacked the four year old for no reason the other day, that was chased off by the boy’s cat, was also half lab and half chow.

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catbell7cat
2 years 3 days ago

my friend up in MT had to put two electronic collars on their 150 lb lab to stop him at the electric fence in their front yard

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wolfcat
1 year 9 months ago

Why not just have a regular fence with all that effort? Sheesh. Electric fences are not dependable for big dogs.

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wolfcat
1 year 9 months ago

Electric fences are very recommended against for dogs. They are not safe at all. They don’t always keep dogs in, and they certainly don’t keep strangers out.

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oohshinyobject
1 year 9 months ago

Yikes! We had a half golden retriever, half chow for about 8 years until he died. He didn’t like dogs but wasn’t aggressive toward people, including the two kids we had shortly after rescuing him. I think we just got lucky– this time, no chow mixes.

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Frances Bonner
1 year 9 months ago

Well if I was kept in an electric fence I might get aggressive… too!

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

So vicious dogs should be allowed to run through neighborhoods biting and mauling?

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Jane Green
1 year 7 months ago

That was amazing. I had a cat who guarded my son against dogs, and chased a neighbor’s German Shepard Dog all the way back to his house. She was tiny, the smallest cat i have ever had.

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catbell7cat
2 years 3 days ago

I just don’t like to look at a dog or a cat’s ass — prefer those where the tail covers that up and feeding them probiotics helps with any ‘gas’ from veggies – my friend figured that out — their dog would eat veggies from their little one’s tossing them off his high chair and stink up their bedroom at night lol

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Janet Diehl
2 years 2 days ago

Devon – My experience for the past 10 years with my now 14 year old red Chow mix is very different than yours. I found her in a rescue shelter in Florida. Now we are in Wisconsin, she loves the snow!!

My Rosie looks very Chowy , some wonder if she is full Chow. She is friendly very to humans of all ages and to most dogs. She won’t play with all dogs, but she does not attack them: she just ignores them. She loves to be petted & gently brushed, and accepts having a bath. She is relaxed and not aggressive, even when a jumpy young dog keeps pestering her. Then she lies down and does a mouth closed low growl, as if to say, “get off, kid”.

She lives with cats and when younger, she took care of a litter of motherless kittens. I bottle fed them, but she took over all the other tasks & slept with them for 9 weeks. The kittens even tried to suckle from her! They loved crawling through her thick red hair.

Except for the fire alarm, Rosie very seldom barks. She has quite a bit of arthritis now, but still likes to go for interesting walks. She is my sweet Rosie posie.

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chris
2 years 30 minutes ago

I’ve heard similar things from others in rescue and training. But have also heard that chow mixes don’t have that issue – the unpredictability – wondered if you’d noticed any differences?

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wolfcat
1 year 9 months ago

I find that they do have clear body language, they just aren’t obvious. You have to be watching. They are not bred to be pack dogs like most others dogs. It’s generally written that they are an expert level dog and not an every day pet. Same as most more primitive mountain type dogs.

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MerrySue
1 year 6 months ago

I have had two vets and a groomer list chows as the breed (or one of the breeds) they’re most leery of. Unlikely the groomer was working with smooth coated dogs, though.

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John Brown
2 years 5 hours ago

You are right Chows are very protective of there people they oppose aggresive force and react to it.
When I got my First Chow I got him from my Friend She bit me because we were Horsing around and She didn’t know but after a Year as my Littleman she was a great Pet not just for me but my FRamily as well

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Kaylee6
1 year 11 months ago

My family had a bad experience with a Chow, but I don’t think the dog had been socialized to be a family pet. For instance, my brother (11 or 12, so not a little kid) was sitting still, watching TV, and the dog came into the room and chomped on his arm. Dad took it right back to the guy he’d gotten the dog from and said “Nope.”

I try really hard not to hold it against the breed as a whole…but it’s hard. And I admit it’s my own experience and prejudice. And in many ways, it’s completely irrational. Still hasn’t stopped me from crossing the street when someone is coming with a Chow.

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morph2020
1 year 11 months ago

When I was a kid, my dad brought home a mixed-breed chow and German shepherd. She was impossible to socialize to humans.

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Tia Schmidt
2 years 17 days ago

no one is interested in your dog’s life story

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Nathan Graham
2 years 13 days ago

actually, “tia the troll”, we were interested in his story.

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morph2020
2 years 11 days ago

We’re not interested in vicious humans who have the ethics of an aggressive dog.

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nosmiley
2 years 7 days ago

Actually Tia:
No one is interested in you. Please show your credentials to verify you have law enforcement authority of the internet

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Gretchen1999
2 years 4 days ago

You can’t speak for anyone but yourself, Tia! Do something productive!

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Maynard Runkle
1 year 8 months ago

I am interested . That’s why I am on this site to find out about people’s experiences with dogs.

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Danesha Williams
2 years 9 days ago

OMG! The first dog that ever bit me was a dachshund. Crazy dog it was.

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jgh59
2 years 7 days ago

Mine is so smart it is scary and he uses his intelligence for evil! He counters all suspicion with his incredible cuteness. Dachshunds are incredibly protective dogs that were originally bred to go into holes and fight badgers. A bad combination for the unsuspecting.

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Gretchen1999
2 years 4 days ago

The only dog that ever bit me was a chihuahua! I have a doberman (my second) that is a rescue, an Australian Shepherd-Catahoula mix, and an Italian greyhound-whippet mix. All are rescues and have been around my young granddaughters and other children. All are very good with children! My dobies were awesome with children – even if the babies touched their eyes, mouth, or tail! I would never leave a child alone with any dog, but my experience makes be skeptical about articles that generalize. Any dog (or animal) can bite. Humans are the most dangerous animals in the world!

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Emily
2 years 1 hour ago

A Chihuahua is the only dog that I have ever been bitten by and I own Pit Bull. Sweetest dog alive. <3

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Josh
1 year 9 months ago

I also have a pitbull that just turned 5mos old. I’ve had him since he could fit in my hand, about 7wks old. I have 2 children in my home, one that’s 4,and one that’s almost 2. I sometimes worry about my lil guy around him as he can be quite rough, hitting him with toys, etc. I don’t leave them alone, but it’s amazing how much the puppy loves these kids! Even though my son can be mean, and does get corrected as I don’t approve of the behavior, my pup just goes along, wagging his tail and kindly plays with him! My 4yr old on the other hand is his baby girl. They love each other to death! I’ve been raised around dobies and have had other pits. I firmly believe that it’s all about how you raise them. I swear my last pit was a poodle trapped in a pitbulls body! Just the sweetest thing ever, I miss him so much! Now with my pup, he’s been around other dogs and people since I have had him. The biggest problem I have is that he wants love and attention from everyone he sees, including other dogs. Poor guy has had a couple incidents where he’s approached other smaller dogs and they go after him! He just cries, tucks his tail and runs backwards! But he’ll go from rough playing with Shepards, labs, his best boxer buddy etc., to gently playing with the smaller dogs that are willing to play with him. He truly amazes me. He’s my therapy dog, as I have ptsd and has definitely made a difference in my life! I love him as a child, and hate the label people put on these dogs! Yes, you beat, neglect and train to be a fighter, then that’s what you’ll get. Same goes for your kids, you beat, neglect and show hatred for them, they’re probably not going to turn out to be honor roll students nor respect anyone! Thanks for sharing and listening. Best of luck to everyone who loves these “evil” dogs!lol

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jake
1 year 9 months ago

thats what they all say about their pit bulls. I work in an ED and have personally seen the family loving pit bull do very substantial damage to a little child. It is just dangerous keeping a pitbull in your home with kids that young. Say what you want, but that dog has it in its blood to do damage at a moments notice. stay safe

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Lou
1 year 8 months ago

I’m a firm believer that, genetics play a huge part with respect to a dogs temperament. Also, how the pooch is raised by it’s owner. I have had numerous dobermans without incident. Raised with lots of love and corrected with a firm, harsh voice
rather than a slap with a hand.

In essence, I believe dogs are what we make them and the vibes we gives off to them. If you are unsure, afraid of it or mean, your dog can sense it and like a child, with take advantage of your weaknesses.
They are supposed to be “mans best friend” so treat them as such and the mutual respect will show. I’m 72 years old, never been bitten and I’ve never owned a mean or unruly dog so I would say I have the right formula for owning a good dog.

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Nancy
1 year 8 months ago

I have owned 2 dobies. Both great dogs and were wonderful with every one. Not an ounce of aggression in either. I am 71 years old.

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fourscoreandseven
1 year 5 months ago

Nancy: Don’t you understand that your “personal opinion” is meaningless against statistics!

NOT EVERY DOG WILL BITE! (If they did, we would not have attempted to domesticate dogs 10,000 years ago!)

We are looking at AVERAGES which says that your dog is the 4th most likely to bite! And, your age has NOTHING to do with these dog statistics! Geez, take a class!

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JRJ21
1 year 7 months ago

Until you are very feeble and your dog challenges you and goes for your throat as you bled out wondering how little skippy could do this.IT’S A BEAST,NOT A HUMAN AND IT SEES YOU AS A BEAST.

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Jamie Krasnoo
1 year 7 months ago

Chicken little much?

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JimmyRotn
1 year 6 months ago

You must be a cat person

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panzerakc
1 year 6 months ago

I don’t think cats would put up with that. :)

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Janie
1 year 5 months ago

I have to disagree The difference in owning a Pit and owning a Chihuahua is when a pit decides to go off there is no stopping it the same with a Rotti. I have owned all 3 breeds The Rotti was pro trained for obedience. She loved people. She got along very well with my other dog a mutt. She would drag you on your belly if she saw a cat and kill it. When she hit 2 She tried to kill our other dog the mutt. The training I paid for did not work. I wont go into details but it was a horrible situation to be put in. Unfortunately, I had to give the Rotti up. Everyone has a bad day when they do they have reached a breaking point and snap at people or become physically aggressive including dogs. The difference is when a chihuahua does it can’t do as much damage but you can punt it off of you. The strength and power behind the Pits and Rotti you can’t stop them. I love all breeds. It is not only the way they are raised it is also genetic. I will never own a large breed dog again. Knowing, should it have a bad day and latches on to something I can not get it off or stop it. People keep talking about animal aggression wake up it isn’t just the breeds or animals Humans react the same

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forgot
1 year 8 months ago

A small child is not able to “read” a dog’s behavior to understand it’s intent. nor do they understand how to properly interact with Any dog. THAT is the responsibility of the OWNER! If a dog has not been properly socialized with small children, then, yes, keep the children away. Dogs don’t grasp “baby” the way humans do and will defend itself if it feels threatened or is hurt by a child.

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Stubby's Heroes
1 year 8 months ago

What’s dangerous is children not being supervised, with ANY breed. If you’re going to try to help, then tell how many parents were not present, and how many other dogs bite. Be fair, JAKE.

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Tomme Liam Bradaigh
1 year 6 months ago

Vociferous pitbull haters like Jake are never fair.

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High Plains Drifter
1 year 6 months ago

Pitbulls should all be euthanized. They ARE instinctly dangerous animals.

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Pitrescuemom
1 year 6 months ago

You are definitely drifting, I would euthanize you before I would any one of my Pit bulls.

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High Plains Drifter
1 year 6 months ago

Wait until one of your pit bulls (loving animals) attacks and maims someone. We were close friends with a family whose 8 year old boy was attacked by grandpa’s three loving and adorable pit bulls. At last count, the little boy had experienced over ten surgeries and he looks like a freak due to the fact that these ‘wonderful’ animals tore his face to shreds. All three dogs that attacked him had never shown any sign of aggressiveness. You Pit bull lovers are delusional and ignore the facts about the records of vicious attacks that occur frequently. And don’t bother bringing them to my house because I have the means to dispatch them.

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Fairisfair
1 year 5 months ago

Hell people do worse to each other everyday, and they do it for fun.

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gdwn411
1 year 5 months ago

That is a sad story but your brush paints a broad stroke. Just because you know of a handful of pit bull incidents because they are sensationalized does not make the entire species guilty. More often than not, dogs that bite are a direct result of irresponsible ownership. Pitbulls do need an experienced and responsible dog owner but so do many breeds. By your logic the human race should be destroyed because pound for pound the human species is far more vicious and aggressive than any dog that ever lived. How many humans attack and maim children and others every day? And everyone who knew them said they never in a million years would have thought they would hurt anyone? Are you pointing that gun at everyone? Or are you just a hateful ignorant person who wants to shoot a dog before knowing a damn thing?

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High Plains Drifter
1 year 5 months ago

You delude yourself. Check the stats on numbers of fatalities caused by Pit bulls versus other breeds in the past years. They outnumber all other breeds combined. No vicious pit bull attacks aren’t rare.

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limp nodes
1 year 5 months ago

truth be told, the breeding comes into play, and that’s where the road gets rocky. any dog breed can become vicious, or turn on it’s owner if provoked. there are, i’m sure, also cases where the attacks are unprovoked–stands to reason that the inevitable will happen from time to time. but overbreeding–like why goldens now have such high cancer rates–breeds, or inbreeding them, especially the more naturally aggressive ones, well yeah, what does one expect? same things apply to humans…but fear is always the strongest emotion, so, people buy into the stats that reinforce that negativity. I’ve had a 180lb Rottie lay in my lap like he was a baby, and that was 15 minutes after I met him for the first time. I was a kid, scared to death because he outweighed me by quite a bit then, but he was a baby. its crazy, the bias that people develop.

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Anneisme
1 year 4 months ago

When I used to have a couple of Rotties all the neighbor kids would come over to play with them. They didn’t like adults unless introduced or other dogs at all, but boy did they love kids. My male was 155 and my female was only 90lbs. I only had one issue and that was my ex handed me my male to help some neighbors when we were almost home and one of the kids rode by on his skates calling my male’s name and he got a scratch as I was not strong enough to hold him back when I was surprised like that. His very buzzed mom came over about 30 minutes later saying my dog attacked her son. My dog came to the door and I told him to sit and he sat there looking at her and I said lady if my dog would have attacked your son he would be dead. I explained what happened and that her son is always over playing with my kids and the dogs and my dogs adored him and just thought he wanted to play. After that I either walked the dogs separately or my ex had to finish the walk with me to the door. I was not worried about people so much as their dislike of other dogs and did not want to take that chance again. Oh and my male was socialized with other dogs at least a couple times a week while he was growing up, it was strange that he later didn’t like other dogs. The female we got at a year old as my boss couldn’t keep/handle her anymore. Our male did not like other dogs by that time so I remember I brought him over in his kennel and we were oh so careful but they were instantly enamored of each other.

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limp nodes
1 year 5 months ago

dude….you ever try to shoot three moving targets, at speeds up to 30mph, moving in different directions at once? I think you would lose….gratifyingly so.

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fourscoreandseven
1 year 5 months ago

You are a real PIP! Anyone dares to say something you don’t agree with and your response is to KILL THEM!

No wonder you worship “pit bulls;” you think you are tough, but you are a just a deformed pimple on the butt of society.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

Pit bull lovers think they are missionaries protecting some natives from the colonizers. Or they are total liberals who defend blacks who kill Whites with the difference that the pit bull lovers defend pit bulls who kill people.

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Zouquette Senesi
1 year 5 months ago

I hope one day you have the privilege of understanding and witnessing how amazing this breed truely is.

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limp nodes
1 year 5 months ago

well, at least vasectomize….

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Sandra Schultz Hurt
1 year 5 months ago

It’s people like you that are dangerous!

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Jazmine Davis
1 year 5 months ago

So we gonna say that about humans then?!? And every dog breed! God. Stop being judgmental. They are part of family’s and mean just as much as kids would. Humans kill humans everyday, so are we gonna euthanize everybody?!

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High Plains Drifter
1 year 4 months ago

Read the statistics about FATAL attacks by Pitbulls versus other breeds. No comparison. They are unstable vicious animals including those that attack people after never having shown aggressive tendencies. You sound like a liberal who ignores the facts.

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Jazmine Davis
1 year 4 months ago

You don’t really know what goes on in the house hold. Owners say they never were aggressive to get heat off of their backs but not all of them are harmful. A German Shepard and a Lab is just has harmful as a pit bull would be.

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Jessie Burgdolf
1 year 4 months ago

You want to talk about facts how about this fact who are you to condem an entire species of dogs when only three of them has hurt a loved one and yes those numbers are very high i know but you should be thankful that boy is still alive to see the light of day if the boy had died i know it would hurt but that does not include all the other pit bulls i have a friend who has ptsd and the only thing that keeps him from going into an attack is his pit bull

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linda garris
1 year 6 months ago

amen. hes had his mind made up. and who knows if that dog was being trained to be viscious. ive seen people with kids training their pits to attack. im 100% sure that’s the case here. btw the whole ONE CASE.

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limp nodes
1 year 5 months ago

I was in an alley, in a bad section of a minority laden neighborhood–everyone had dogs of an aggressive nature in their yard, it was surreal. I was doing my job, when I noticed a female pit, of course on a chain, watching me intently. it was hot out, and I was suffering from the heat. can’t imagine what she felt like because she had no shade. I had water in my truck,so I took it to the fence, reached over and poured it in her bowl, which was adjacent to the fence. and watched as she came and slurped a few mouthfuls, since her bowl was bone dry. right after that, this vicious pit bull, that I’ve never laid eyes on before, approaches me and begins to lick my hands and arms as I pet her. I was on guard because I respect the breed and their strength, but she was sweet as candy. she became playful, and that’s when her owner came out and took her inside. can’t have his “guard” dog be perceived as friendly…

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limp nodes
1 year 5 months ago

there’s truth to that for sure. I mean, if you aren’t watching your dog interact with others’, or children, how do you know where the behavior will trend? personally, I watched my niece and my lab mix–and she’s a bull @ 95lbs–race around the house together, chasing each other. then, my niece(4yrs old btw) reversed direction to surprise my pup, and they both came from opposite corners, not able to see one another until it was too late….fortunately my lab mix loves my niece, and put her brakes to work, avoiding barreling my niece into the next life…

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1652
1 year 8 months ago

You may have seen the damage, but do you know the history of the dog? You can’t claim that it is dangerous unless you do more research on how that dog is being brought up.

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truth sucks
1 year 6 months ago

Not true. A person who has seen a multitude of dog bites from different breeds doesn’t need to know the dogs history to see the damage done. He(unlike many of the commentor’s on here) has personally seen the difference between the bite(s) of a pit bull as opposed to say a retriever. Sure, some kids may get bitten by a retriever (I knew a guy who did) however, there is an obvious difference between the bite of a retriever and say a pit bull (also knew a guy who was bitten/attacked by one of those). The guy bitten by the retriever needed several stitches and the guy bitten by the pit bull needed a whole lot more, in several places. The guy bitten by the retriever was cutting through someone’s backyard uninvited and the guy bitten by the pit bull lived in the same household and often fed the dog. In fact, he was filling it’s bowl the day it attacked him. Severity of bites has nothing to do with how they are being raised. It has to do with breeding. What are they bred to do? Bite once, or several times? Stop biting when kicked in the nose or when challenger flees? Or continue regardless of pain inflicted and pursue until supposed challenger is dead? Are they bred to look for a fight or simply to protect? Hmmmm.

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panzerakc
1 year 6 months ago

As I posted earlier, the woman who had the world’s first face transplant had her original face torn off by a lab mix. You know, a retriever?

And since you’re big on what a dog was bred to do, I trust that you know that pit bulls were bred to fight other dogs? And that in a staged dog fight, a human handler was supposed to be able to separate the dogs unharmed? And that if one of those dogs attacked the handler, that dog was put down on the spot?

Twenty years ago, all the dog mauling stories involved rottweilers. Twenty years before that it was dobermans. Twenty years before that, it was German shepherds. Twenty years from now, it will be something else.

There will always be people who think having big, aggressive dogs is a good thing.

And for the record, I don’t own pit bulls, never have.

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fourscoreandseven
1 year 5 months ago

panzer: Do your own research!

Go to the official lists of dogs, and dog bites, and dog mauls, and dog kills. LOOK AT OFFICIAL RECORDS!!!

Then compose an opinionated rant!

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Jason
1 year 5 months ago

Ya, because their” never WRONG.” Stop reading & experience “real life” you are the most stupidly spoken person I’ve ever seen.

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makamae
1 year 5 months ago

If you’re going to mock someone’s intelligence, you really should learn how to spell, proper grammar, and how to properly structure a sentence.

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makamae
1 year 5 months ago

Actually, your whole post isn’t true. In a study showing dog bites by breed from 1982 to 2013, we see that pit bulls are more than 5 TIMES the nearest “competitor” in the dog bite sweepstakes, which is Rottweilers.

Some interesting notes from this study:

“Even if the pit bull category was “split four ways,” attacks by pit bulls and their closest relatives would still outnumber attacks by any other breed.

Pit bulls are noteworthy for attacking adults almost as frequently as children. This is a very rare pattern, only seen elsewhere in the bullmastiff/presa canario line.

If a pit bull or rottweiler has a bad moment, instead of being bitten, often someone is maimed or killed; that has now created off-the-chart actuarial risk.”

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VoodooRon
1 year 5 months ago

Um..my 5presa canario have never attempted to harm anyone, not even the old pit bull I had that used to play with the pups. Btw, the only dog I have been bit by was a chihuahua.. So, I would like to know about this so called “pattern” of presas biting adults and children, because I have owned multiple presa canarios and “DOGO canarios, and that does not count the training and studying of the breed. Please educate yourself before educating others (it helps).

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makamae
1 year 5 months ago

Do your own research if you want to know about it.

I’m sure your dog never attempted to hurt anyone… that’s what ALL pit bull owners claim, when their dog kills someone else’s dog or mangles someone permanently.

You should educate YOUR self before throwing throwing out what is merely your own anecdotal personal experience, rather than looking at studies that cover the gamut of information available.

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maudelynn13
1 year 3 months ago

Educate yourself. There was a woman mauled to death by 2 press canarios in her apt building hallway.
And, really, why do you need 5 such animals?

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Bronwyn Marsh
1 year 6 months ago

No offence but every other dog but a pitbull bites multiple times. UNLESS TRAINED OTHERWISE pits bite and push to the ground and hold there. That’s how they were bred. Pits bite and hold. One bite. Your retriever is gonna bite and bite and bite. That is more likely to ‘rip off a face’ than a single bite and hold. Educate yourself before you make yourself look even more… Stupid. Please- for everyone’s sake- move away from you computer before you hurt yourself.

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makamae
1 year 5 months ago

That’s rubbish. Pit attacks are usually characterized by multiple bites that include massive trauma and tearing.

YOU should move away from your computer before your dogs hurt someone.

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maudelynn13
1 year 3 months ago

Typical pit bull nutter. Always resorts to name calling instead of addressing the issues. And you are very wrong. Pits do bite more than once.

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6 months 12 days ago

Oh really? Tell that to the jogger in NY that had his feet & lower legs so mauled by PBs amputations were needed. The state of PA has a web site that lists all PB bites in the state. It is a busy site. Bites are one thing, but maiming & killing are in another category. An owner can only speak for their own dogs & not the breed.

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eddie
1 year 7 months ago

Idiot. Number one dog for attacks in USA is the golden retriever and yellow lab.

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Jeff
1 year 7 months ago

Yeah of course it is. It’s ANY dog but the pitbull. You people are so fing amazing with your denial. Pitbull were BRED to kick ass and they do EXTENSIVE damage when they decide to. A dachshund is not going to kill you. A pitbull will.

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Cody Averesch
1 year 6 months ago

Any dog will kill you bro if you’re saying they are doing it based on instinct that means a dog will grab your throat the moment they feel threatened… I will admit you’re right when this pit murder laying beside me turns over and knawls my face off until then educate yourself on what that was originally bred for and how many dog bites are reported but not made public because it wasn’t a pit… I’m saying check hospital records and stuff and you might be surprised to see that pits don’t do it all and all dogs bite. I guess you should just buy a cat but a cat can scratch so maybe get a snail it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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zarnon
1 year 6 months ago

Until my personal experience matches the statistics I won’t believe them.

You must’ve been a wonder in school.

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panzerakc
1 year 6 months ago

So you’ve been killed by a pit bull?

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Krzy Rebel
1 year 6 months ago

you tell them, I’ve had shepherds all my life have also fostered pits,dobies, and rotties and have never been bitten, but have been scratched a few times when playing with them but it was my fault not theirs.

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Debbie Bell
1 year 6 months ago

I’m okay with the consenting adult pit owner being maimed and killed, but if a neighbor or passerby, pet/person is mauled severely or killed, that is not acceptable.

If a dog walking leashed down a sidewalk or sleeping in the sun in his own back yard is attacked and killed, it’s not an attack by the small dogs, it’s not the setter types, it’s a “good” pit doing exactly what makes pits THE dog fighters choice all across the USA and the UK. Good pits leave home and kill. That’s what they were created to do!

The instinct to attack without provocation and without warning, without first trying to avoid a conflict, to immediately do damage but not stop even if the other totally submits, to not stop rben after suffering severe personal injury, these are the horrible pit bully dog traits.

I will reconsider when I see USA dog fighters, the “kill or die trying” type, use any dog other than pits.

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Rivka
1 year 1 month ago

The United Kennel Club very explicitly states that human-directed aggression is not characteristic of American Pitbull Terriers, but dog-directed aggression is.

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panzerakc
1 year 6 months ago

Don’t you ever worry about your pit licking you to death?

:)

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Xandersyaya
1 year 5 months ago

My son has a 4 inch long by 1/2″ long scar on the top of his head from his cat. He was carrying it around in the yard when a dog started barking next door and scared her. The cat spun and dug it’s claws into my son’s chest then when he got on top of his head, she lost her footing as she jumped. Now has permanent part in his hair and “pox” marks on his chest. Mommy knows she didn’t mean it but she went be be after that because nobody his my baby. What dog do we own now? A Pit-Boxer mix. Got her as a stray. Only time she’s e ever shown aggression was when someone tried to take her stuffed bear away from her and it was just a growl. My 2 year old wrestles with her and chases her and what’s her response – she lociks him in the face because it makes him run away screaming. The thing is, Uncle Henry can slit your throat over a debt and you would swear he’d never have done that. There are things that happen. They just happen. Never leave your house if you don’t want to take a chance. Oh yeah, I forgot, tornadoes can kill too.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

Hope the boxer genes conquer the pit genes. Most dogs love kids because kids are willing to wrestle with them for hours and play with them. Adults have work and houses to care for and don’t have the time.

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makamae
1 year 5 months ago

All your post indicates is that you’re an idiot. Cats don’t belong outside, especially in the arms of a child & especially if there’s a dog next door. On the other hand, if your pit bull mix has a bad moment like your cat, you’ll be likely to lose your child’s life or have him severely mauled.

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Dean
1 year 6 months ago

American Pit-Bull Terriers score the second highest on Temperament of all breeds of dog tested where the sample size is greater than four hundred dogs.
Also, Pitt-Bulls had nearly all human aggression bred out of them. While they do obviously have very high aggression to other animals, particularly other dogs, human aggression and dog aggression are two very different things. As is Prey Drive & Aggression.
No I don’t have any Pit-Bulls, and yes I do know what I’m talking about.

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Debbie Bell
1 year 6 months ago

The ATTS? True that pits pasd with an overall score of ,86%. But READ the test. It was created to weed out dogs not brave enough for police work. The dog that just killed the 59 year old grandmother would pass the ATTS.

Read the test! There are no other dogs included in the test, like the sleeping dog lying on a lawn chair in it’s backyard, there are no senior citizens stepping out to pick up a newspaper, there are no children playing in their own front yard several doors away. All these are examples of victims of pitbull attacks by good pitbulls doing precisely what they were created to do, that is, seek and destroy a weak victim! Google examples Emily Ruckle, Emako Mendoza, Zainabou Drame, Bailey the beagle of Texas City.

My favorite part of the test, that I know my own dogs would fail, is part 4, where are starter pistol is fired three times behind the dog. Dogs to panic fail the test. Of course pitbulls do well with this part of the test!

This tells of thinking person who is trying to stop an attacking pit bull that warning shots will not stop 86% of the pits, and that you will have to shoot to kill.

And that, actually, is what is happening. More pit bulls are shot every year by owners, neighbors, Good Samaritans, first responders trying to stop the pit’s attack then pass this misleading, misused test.

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Sarah Elizabeth Clark
1 year 6 months ago

Yes and a lot of people get attacked trying to prevent their own pet from being attacked. Pit bulls can be fine breeds but they should be acknowledged as dangerous because they are not a suitable pet for someone who wants to half ass their ownership. A dog is a privilege not a right.

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panzerakc
1 year 6 months ago

“Pit bulls can be fine breeds but they should be acknowledged as dangerous because they are not a suitable pet for someone who wants to half ass their ownership.”

A lot of dog breeds fit that description, not just pit bulls.

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Dean
1 year 6 months ago

Also, just as a bonus bit of information, not too many dog attacks get reported in the media if they aren’t breeds that can be demonized. Sometimes if you go looking you can find some things though. What about the Jack Russell that ripped a child’s whole bottom lip off?

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fourscoreandseven
1 year 5 months ago

Dean: IF you had ever actually studied statistics, you would KNOW how to approach a topic. But, let me give you some quick updates and then you can go to work and do your own research.
#1) No one “assigned” the title of “most dangerous biter” to the “pit bull” and THEN started reporting pit bull attacks. Yes, that is what you said, but that is not how “statistics” work.
#2) Pit bull bites were reported FIRST and THEN the title of “most dangerous biter” was assigned to that dog.
#3) Statistics are studied on a constant basis because anyone writing articles would LOVE to find a more vicious attack dog than the pit bull.
#4) Perhaps you could lead a charge to insist that every family in the USA be assigned to own a Tosa Imu and then we could see if that breed could beat out the “pit bull” for the most dangerous biter award. I’m betting that it could just do that. IN THE MEAN TIME, stop posting nonsense!!!

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panzerakc
1 year 6 months ago

Pit bulls were bred to kick another dog’s ass.

Dachshunds were bred to hunt badgers, fairly aggressive animals in their own right.

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Bronwyn Marsh
1 year 6 months ago

Read up honey. They were bred NOT to harm humans… How about searching pitbull saves person on Google instead of pitbull is evil…you have no idea what is real and what is made up online…

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Jeanne Dulaney Andrus
1 year 7 months ago

Why? Because there are more of them and they are considered so sweet that no one worries when Little Billy pulls their tails, rides on them, pokes them in the eye. In fact, they are laughing and filming when poor “Buddy” attacks the child after asking repeatedly to be left alone!

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

So your dog is more important than your child.

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Murray Guy
1 year 7 months ago

Idiot – the issue is the outcome of an attack, more so than the number of attacks!

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Jenna Glover
1 year 6 months ago

Truth!

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Sean
1 year 6 months ago

Moron. If there are 1million pit bulls and only 25% are agressive compared to 10 million Labradors and 6% aggressive. Then yes your statement makes since.

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Sarah Elizabeth Clark
1 year 6 months ago

Because they are more popular. Statistically a pit bull attack is more likely to be fatal because they are bred not to give up. I’m not okay with demonizing an entire breed but I’m also not okay with people buying animals without knowing what they are getting in to. Pit bulls can be safer than a retriever but they require more work because their natural disposition is not as calm. Humans actually put a lot of effort into breeding dogs to be exactly how they want them to, I find it funny that we downplay that success now when it suits us.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

The problem is that so many dog owners don’t spend the time and do the work to train them.

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fitz
1 year 6 months ago

There is a difference between a nip and being torn apart.

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none of your business
1 year 5 months ago

Relatives got a beautiful female golden lab 3 years ago from a rescue. She was about 2 at the time. She is the most evil rotten dog I have eve met in my 70 years. She really needs to be put down. She has bitten about 12 people including a city councilman. The post office refuses to deliver because of her. She bit the wealthy great aunt who promised to pay for college tuition. She has bitten neighbors. When taken on walks she lunges towards the front yards and doors of houses to attack neighbors. She wants to rule the entire block.

If she ever bites someone and really hurts them there is enormous liability because of the 12 people she has already bitten.
She poops and pees all over the house to show she is boss. To show dominance she jumps on kitchen counters when they are cooking meals and snatches the food. Once she jumped up on the dining table and grabbed an entire roast chicken while they were getting ready to eat.

At least she didn’t eat the couch. But they had to replace the carpets because of the pee and poop stains.
That is one dog who should be put down.

But ignore the witch, refuse to look at her and give her an order in a mean harsh voice and she runs to obey.