I only read the first two pages since everything is just going in circles. The bottom line is, owners have to be held responsible for their dogs actions. I do think bulls have a bad rap but look at most the owners. I live in the deep south and most bull owners are lower income "tough" guys that use the dog in attempts to build their own self esteem. Of course not all are lower income jerks, my good friend has a pit and she's a sweetie. I see a huge difference because she was taught something called manners.
I guess my point would be all dogs need to be properly raised, just like a child. You have to teach dogs human manners. They don't know this instinctively, its our responsibility to teach them. Too many owners don't do this and then you have a bad dog. Being properly raised includes rigorous training (for most breeds), heavy socialization, and a healthy alpha dog attitude. Dogs should be praised for the things done well and not beaten for things they did wrong. If not trained properly, several of these breeds will become shy which could be shown by aggression towards people, and other animals. I have this little Dauchsan down the street that's mean as hell. If he was as strong as a Pit or Rott, he would do some serious damage. Thing is the owner doesn't give a damn, he thinks it's "cute".
Some people just shouldn't have dogs and most Pits attacks are a perfect example of bad owners.
Last edited by TennBronco; 05-04-2007 at 10:40 AM..