What's your favorite dog breed? - Page 13




View Poll Results :What's your favorite dog breed?
Labs 8 9.30%
Retrievers 6 6.98%
Boxer 1 1.16%
Bulldog 3 3.49%
Poodle 0 0%
Rottweiler 3 3.49%
Terrier 8 9.30%
Mutt 6 6.98%
Other 51 59.30%
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Boots
 
March 2nd, 2008  
wolfen
 
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Originally Posted by Sevens
^^^ Oh that's just wrong.
Aren't ya glad its a joke?
April 19th, 2008  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
Ive had many labs, i love them, currently a great dane though.
July 30th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
Different ones for different things.

I am partial to Golden Retrievers, German Shepard's and Weimaraners though.

I also like Rotties and Pitbull's. Pit's are very misunderstood. If you see or hear of a bad one, it's usually the owners fault. These are great dogs if they are treated correctly.
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Boots
July 30th, 2008  
pixiedustboo
 
 
Yah, but you always here of a rogue Pit that was lovingly raised and then it rips the family's kid face off. How many times have you heard of a rouge...mmm, Irish Setter doing that? :-p

I would never have a dog in my home where I feel like I couldn't leave the room for fear of my child.

BTDT with the kids I babysit and it was stressful. (Though it was a German Shepard that I was worried about).
July 30th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
Well, that's true, in regards to how certain breeds can be more scary just because.

Sometimes, brain worms can make dogs aggressive as well. So, often the rogue ones, probably have some type of medical problem thats not being treated.
July 30th, 2008  
pixiedustboo
 
 
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Originally Posted by AikiRooster
Well, that's true, in regards to how certain breeds can be more scary just because.

Sometimes, brain worms can make dogs aggressive as well. So, often the rogue ones, probably have some type of medical problem thats not being treated.
I'd be willing to bet that a very minuscule amount of Pit Bulls attack because they have a brain worm, though I am not aware of any percentages.



I have no animosity towards Pit Bulls, but they are certainly a breed that I am much more careful around. I think if a person wants to raise and own a Pit Bull and is willing to take on that responsibility that is great...I believe some dog breeds are wonderful for some people. However I think once a family is started the smart thing to do (for the good of the child) is to be objective of the animals you own. If it is something is potentially dangerous then it should be given up for adoption. Once a child enters the mix one has to think of them.



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http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004..._184_10_04.txt
Deaths related to pit-bull attacks are not uncommon.

A compilation of statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on fatal dog attacks on human beings shows that American pit bull terriers, or pit bulls, have the worst record of any breed. Between 1979 and 1996, there were 60 fatal attacks across the country by pit bulls on humans. The second-worst record was for rottweilers, with 29 fatal attacks, followed by German shepherds with 19.
July 30th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
Well, the brain worms (not single one) was just one example, their are many type of health problems muts can have that make them aggressive or at least more so than usual.

I agree, I would be nervous having a pit around little kid too. For me, more so out of ignorance than anything else. I have no facts either way, so I would assume best to not take any chances.
July 30th, 2008  
wolfen
 
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Originally Posted by AikiRooster
Different ones for different things.

I am partial to Golden Retrievers, German Shepard's and Weimaraners though.

I also like Rotties and Pitbull's. Pit's are very misunderstood. If you see or hear of a bad one, it's usually the owners fault. These are great dogs if they are treated correctly.
My baby is a Golden retriever Sheppard mix. every day, I come home to one paw on each shoulder and her snout in my face
July 30th, 2008  
Lunatik
 
 
Anatolian Shepherd / Kangal

July 31st, 2008  
brooke01
 
 

Boston Terriers



And Pugs....