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Old 02-08-04, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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PB Horror..follow up....interesting twist!

Well...seems as though the NY Daily News messed up the story. It wasn't the Pit Bull after all. The Boxer (Pepper) was the one that attacked the child!!!!!

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ne...news-headlines


NY DailyNews corrects itself...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/loca...p-142436c.html
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Old 02-08-04, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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still sad to hear but i still blame the deed.
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ya...same here

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well. well. well... so the story unfolds...


So how easily it was for them to mix up the breed who ripped this girl up?
pretty darn easy for such a serious situation.... But then again, in most cases it is just assumed to be the pit bull, because little old Pookie and Bootsie could never hurt a little child.....gag
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and the problem really lies within the fact that most people CANT correctly identify a american pit bull terrier. Any dog whos big, scary and on a chain leash gets thrown into this category.
Ive seen Tons of people ask whether that german sheperd or that rotti are pitbulls....etc..

And in the news, they never say that dog that mauled that kid was 1/4 lab, 1/4 ABPT, and 1/2 rotti. Its alwasy the same story.... "it was part pit bull"

And when they dont know the breed at all...its always "part pit bull"
Im glad to see they corrected themselves...but im sure this "correction" wasn't on the front page or made nearly the impact as the first article did.
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Old 02-08-04, 01:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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nope ....the correction didn't make the front cover. I found it on a diff news site...then went back to original site and searched around for it. They really should check their facts before printing an article....thats how rumors start!!

BTW...I agree that Pits are categorized and blamed because of there reputation for aggression. I have known full breed pits that were great, loving animals. But, on the flip side, they do have the tendancy to turn on their owner or family members.
However, this can happen with any canine, but when a pit turns on someone it usually results in devastating injuries because of their power, which almost always gets media attention. In their defense though, these attacks happen most of the time because of irresponsible owners or because of neglect.
NO animal can be trusted 100%, but I believe that a pure bread pit, raised around kids in a proper home w/ proper training and made to feel like part of the family will not turn and attack.
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I'm glad they got this corrected, but I wish it had been on the front page so that the correction would get as much attention as the original article.
Grant- I agree, there are so many attacts where dogs are identified as APBTs when in fact they have very little or no Pit in them at all. When they are identified as such in the paperwork then they are added to all the "Pit Bull statistics".
Our local humane society has so many dogs listed as Pit Bull mixes, when in fact they look to me to be more boxer, lab, ect... truth is, any large breed dog that they can't identify and looks even remotely like a Pit is labled as one. I think if one isn't for sure of a dogs breeding, they should be labled as "mixed breed" and left at that.
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it's still the owners fault. Never leave a child in a dangerous situation.
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I totally agree with Grant, i have a 9 1/2 month old boxer, and people are allways Cautious around him until they ask if he is a pit bull, then once i tell them he is pure boxer, they ease up and will play with him. Ive seen some bad pitbulls, and ive seen some great pit bulls, its all on how the owner is with the dog.
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IMO Boxers look totally different (head wise). Also, boxers are taller. Unless its a pit/boxer mix...I think Pits have a distinct look to them and I personally would not confuse the two.
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its kind of ironic how some of the ppl on this site think that a ban or licensing should be put in order for pitbulls, when its this same ignorance that puts our hobby at risk..... and these same ppl defend keeping snakes because they keep them, but can so easily side with most of the population against pit bulls, because they dont own them.....

The people on these reptile internet sites only make up a MINORITY of the amount of people who actually KEEP reptiles... I wouldn't be surprised if more then 50% of reptile owners keep there animals in 1/2 a$$ condition and husbandry.
And i would imagine that the precentage is higher then 50% for "Good APBT owners" regardless of whether the dogs have the potential to kill, very rarely do you see a pit bull thats insane and always ready to snap....you only see unpredictable dogs like that after years of abuse and neglect...


So which deserves more of a ban or licensing in your mind?
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Only been bit by maybe one Pitbull "mutt" (PB X Mastiff X Rotty, nice mix for a "Junkyard Dog"), but have been bit a hundred times by Poodles, Small Terriers &/or various small breed "mutts" with no Pitbull or anything considered dangerous bred into them. I guess what I'm saying is I'm more scared of Poodles than Pitbulls LOL. More likely to be attacked by one anyhow. Mark
P.S. I'm also sad to say that the PB X mentioned was put down in the end. It was bred & brought up to be "F"ing mean & when it turned out that way it could not be controlled/contained. I don't blame the dog, I blame the master. Other animals from the same litter turned out just fine. Mind you they had "owners" not "idiots"
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People are to quick to point the finger.
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small dogs should be banned... when i delivered papers those were the ones to watch for. our old dog lexx had to eat one when it attacked him and katey late one night. Lexx just smacked the thing down and let him know who's boss, but it was the little dog doing the attacking. he was off leash and his owners had just let him out and lexx was on a leash (he just stood his ground the whole time).

The worst are the chihuahuas, my friend had 3 and when i visited all they did was try to bite my knees (they had to jump 3 times their height to do that). I wanted to feed them to my cat.
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You are obviously a ****in moron, and like most Pit owners, barely more able to communicate than your disfuntional dogs.
(this is what (WRX)pm'd me i guess this is his true feelings about us pit owners and wrx any time!!!!!
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