By Doglover - 13/10/2011 15:55 - United Kingdom
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I hate dogs because of their ignorant owners. If I had a nickel for every dog that attacked me after it's owner said it was kind and gentle, I'd have quite a few nickels.
How often are you attacked by dogs? Most dogs will just growl. More than likely you pulled some stupid, asshole move and messed with it. Saying you hate dogs because of their owners is like saying you hate kids because of their bad parents. It's not their fault they were raised like that.
Now you're just being stupid goober. When you go to the hospital for a dog attack there's these things called questions that people ask regarding your injuries. These questions will include the breed of the dog. Then this person will take this information and put it into this little box called a computer and it will eventually go into a database with all the rest of the dog attack cases; sorting out each and every detail so that in the future dog attacks might be somewhat preventable.
And how many people were telling the truth? See, for questions people have these things called answers. And answers can be whatever you want them to be. A lot of times a dog "attack" was a dog biting a person because that person was messing with them and the dog was defending itself. Most victims are prone to leave that out.
Speaking of retarded, i said nothing about breed, but since you did: Most jackasses will see a dog thats supposed to be "vicious" and provoke it because they think it will attack. That is not the breed, that is instinct. And then the victim lies and says it "attacked" so people wont know they were being stupid.
Yeah, but you have to admit that some breeds are more aggressive than others. A Chihuahua is actually a very aggressive dog, but his bite will be less dangerous than that of a German Shepherd. And a German Shepherd is more aggressive than a Labrador. But Labradors cause most (small) injuries (because they are the popular family dog), whilst German Shepherds cause the biiiig injuries (and sometimes even death). It's true, a well-trained German Shepherd will cause (probably) no harm and a dog's bite is often human's fault, but you can't deny that some breeds are more or less aggressive. Oh, and I'm completely against forbidding some breeds in some countries.
Having a wife that works at a vet, how many times do you think one of these "banned because they're statistically more violent" dogs bit someone there? 0. How many times have they been bit or attacked by a "friendly" breed? More than I can remember. Statistics for dog attacks are bs. No one ever goes to medical for a chihuahua or small breed attack. Also you'd be surprised how many different breeds people seem to think are "pit bulls." Ignorance is bliss and the dogs have to pay for it. I will concede that when a large dog has been mal-trained by it's owner, it can be quite ferocious and deadly. It's not the dogs fault.
Regardless of what the breed is there's nothing to support anyone's claim of any misidentification of dogs. Post facts, not what you think or what you've heard. There are laws in place for a reason and I guarantee that it's not because of what people hear or watch on TV. It's because of statistics and trying to save people from random attacks.
Dogs usually attack or are agressive(I don't think I spelled that right) if provoked or challenged, my dog isn't good around strangers, but won't make a sound or go near until someone does something stupid, like try to pet it, even if I warn them. (the breed is papillion, and the cutest thing ever).