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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:41 am
    Link: Pit Bulls Practically Eat Van To Get To Cat - Anyone else agree that pit bulls are vicious mofos? Look at what they did to this car. Thankfully the kitty was unharmed
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:44 am
    They`re only vicious mofos if you train them to be.

    A good friend of mine has one and he`s the nicest dog ever. Some shady people tried to dognap him once to be `trained` as a fighting dog. Luckily they were caught in the act & drove off.
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    Spearman113 Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:49 am
    That article is disgustingly biased... "four snarling pitbulls" "savage pitbulls" "a group of bloodthirsty pitbulls" "the dogs had their way with the vehicle" and then an edited picture of a barking pitbull to make it look aggressive? "The dogs are similar to the one pictured here". You don`t know that, the reporter doesn`t know that, nobody but the owner knows if they`re regularly like that.
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    OzzyMerc Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:50 am
    I do not agree with the vicious mofo`s statement. Pitbulls are the best dog breed by far. Loyal, courageous, independent...they are a handful though.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:53 am
    Please. I own a pit. I also trained said pit from the age of 8 weeks. Pit`s are no more vicious than any other medium sized dog when the owner(s) know how to handle dogs. Scenario: some guy locks his dogs in his garage and with a cat in the car then proceeds to head up stairs to fap for an hour before taking the dogs for a walk. Essentially, ANY medium sized dog can and would do this.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:56 am
    The article doesn`t even explain how the frak it happened. All we know is the cat should not have been in the car, and both the car and the dogs have the same owner. I`d bet my scenario is pretty damn close to what happened. Lock your dogs in the garage, and poo happens.
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    indisguise Female 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:13 am
    Biased? Did you see the picture of the vehicle? Yeah, I`m sure they`re just as friendly as can be and only wanted to play with the kitten.
    I had a neighbor with a pitbull - it was always escaping from its yard and coming down into our yard. It was a mean dog. When it was in its yard it would run the fence line and growl at us. One morning I woke up to hear a cat in distress in our backyard. The nice doggy had her in his mouth and was shaking her like a ragdoll. The owner saw no problem with his dog running loose and attacking an animal in someone else`s yard, he called me a bitch for yelling at him to keep his drating dog in his own yard - and that seems to be the mentality of a lot of people who own this breed. Too many people get them with the intent of making them mean. Yes they can be good dogs but the people who raise them to be good dogs are few. These dogs tore up a vehicle in an attempt to get at a kitten. Do you really believe they weren`t `regularly` like that?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Pitbulls are some of the sweetest dogs. It`s all in how they are raised.

    If you raise a chihuahua wrong, it`ll be a killer. Same results.
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    Spearman113 Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:29 am
    indisguise - and that seems to be the mentality of a lot of *****people***** who own this breed.


    There you go! Nailed it. The dog was raised by a moron, yes. I agree that he was wrong on all counts in your story. HOWEVER. The dog did not raise the dog to be that way, your neighbor did. I`ve raised and trained five dogs in my life, and none of them have ever been that way (three labs, two shepards). I realize they`re not the same as pits, but similar. If I were to raise a pitbull, it would be disciplined enough to not do that unless legitimately provoked. I`m not a professional, and I don`t claim to be, but in nearly every case of training a dog all it takes is effort and patience, and you can have a great, well behaved dog.
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    Spearman113 Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:30 am
    Your neighbor could`ve had a yorkie, and it would`ve acted the same way. Stop blaming the dogs, people... They`re only as smart as you make them.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:35 am
    If you raise a chihuahua wrong, it`ll be a killer. Same results.
    Actually, the results aren`t quite the same. If a chihuahua tries to kill you, you can just pinch his little head off. On the other hand, if a pit bull tries to kill you, he has a fair chance of succeeding.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:50 am
    @Auburnjunky--It`s only partially about how they`re raised. Genetics also come into play--pitbulls were bred as fighting dogs, specifically to increase what breeders call the "gameness" trait. To quote wikipedia: "In dog fighting breeds gameness is valued as it gives the dog the ability to maintain the attack in baiting, despite ripped flesh, dehydration, exhaustion or broken bones. As one writer describes it, `Game is the dog that won`t quit fighting, the dog that`ll die in the ring, the dog that`ll fight with two broken legs.`"

    And it is possible for genetics to affect behavior in such a way--in Russia, a group of scientists has been breeding two populations of arctic fox. One population is bred to be tame and house-worthy, the other to be aggressive and violent. There`s a marked difference in them: the tame foxes act like pets, and the aggressive foxes snap, growl, and attack for no reason.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Killer chihuahuas? I think not. Nasty yappy nippy ones, yes.

    Pit bull is a unsettled definition. Bull terriers can be wonderful family dogs, Staffies are great. But the American Pit Bull, as it is known in the UK, is a different thing. Dogs that are bred for fighting do not make good domestic animals. If you are competent and diligent then yes, you shouldn`t have a problem. But a lot of dog owners overestimate their competence.
    Besides, if when deciding what kind of dog you want in your life you go for the one which is most associated with intimidation then it`s fair to question your motives.
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    Ravynia Female 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    I have a chihuahua that will rip your toes off in a heartbeat, an english pointer mix that just wants to sleep... and a pit bull that just loves everyone and wants to play - but because of stories like this, none of my friends want to go anywhere near her. It`s messed up dude. Besides, I new a rottie that ate a metal 1970`s Jeep to get to the cat inside (and still didn`t get the cat)... and that was the sweetest, most well behaved rottie I`ve ever known. It`s all hype.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    I would never go through that much trouble just to eat some pussy.
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    ak4775 Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    That story is believable.
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    Dannylion Female 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Bull terriers were all bred to fight, and they make fantastic dogs. Just because a breed was created to fight, doesn`t mean it`s not going to be a good domestic pet.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    I new a rottie that ate a metal 1970`s Jeep to get to the cat inside (and still didn`t get the cat)... and that was the sweetest, most well behaved rottie I`ve ever known. It`s all hype.

    I`m sorry, but eating the metal of a jeep to try to get a cat, and presumably consume it, isn`t "sweet" or "behaved" in the slightest.
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    EmagehtmaI Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    As someone who owns a pitt/lab mix, I can say that my own personal experiences with the breed have been mostly positive. The dog I have now is a sweetheart who just wants attention. He gets along great with other dogs (he loves to play with my in-law`s 20 lb Jack Russell terrier - they wrestle and play-fight, and the pitt never gets too rought, considering he`s about 4 times the size of the Jack Russell). However, he "attacked" my in-laws kittens a while back. I put that in quotes because no one knows what happened for certain. All they heard was the sound of cats screaming/yowling and then they didn`t find the cats for 3 days (they were hiding, obviously). I personally think he just tried to play with them like he does the Jack Russell, and the cats reacted badly, considering they were 8 week old kittens, he`s an 80 lb pitt mix.
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    evam-9 Female 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    `Glad the kitten is now safe and no one got "hurt" seriously but the car.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    "I`m sorry, but eating the metal of a jeep to try to get a cat, and presumably consume it, isn`t "sweet" or "behaved" in the slightest."

    Explain that line of thought. I very much doubt you can. Firstly, figure out the scenario where this is even possible. The jeep has to be in an enclosed space with the dog without any human supervision for this to happen. A large backyard or garage. Now, this backyard/garage BELONGS to that dog, that is HIS home and some small non-human/non-dog has trespassed into it. There is no such thing as an Einstein of dogs, they all know what other dogs are capable of and when other dogs are a threat, they all know what humans are capable of and when humans are a threat, but some new species has just entered the dog`s domain and you`re saying he should just lay back and wait to
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    see what it is capable of? No, you`re a fool. The dog is doing his job by taking care of ANY foreign threats to his and his family`s safety. ANY good dog should do the same, be it a pit/rott/dachshund.

    These aren`t complicated animals, how few of you can understand what is and isn`t acceptable behavior from them just goes to show how truly bad dogs end up biting humans because you fail to understand how to properly train them as you fail to understand how they think.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    August 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    How many times have people heard owners say "It`s ok, he doesn`t bite" a second before the dog chomps into their leg? Dangerous breeds are dangerous.
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    kayakdog Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    any dog can be sweet and behaved, or vicious, depending on how they were treated and raised. I have 3 large dogs, two of which have pit and boxer, one that has rottie as well. They live with our 2 cats and 3 month old, and are great with the cats and my baby boy. Pit`s even used to be known as nanny dogs. But people keep trying to put human traits on these dogs - they are animals, and have a predator prey instinct. If some other animal that they were not raised with as part of their "pack" is around, with no supervision, this should be expected to happen, regardless of the breed.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    I have a pit bull mix and he`s the sweetest dog on Earth. I trained with him for 3 years and he has received a canine good citizen award. He would never hurt anyone that I invite in my home, but if you come in without my permission you had better pray to whatever it is you believe in.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    August 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    "I have a pit bull mix and he`s the sweetest dog on Earth. I trained with him for 3 years and he has received a canine good citizen award. He would never hurt anyone that I invite in my home, but if you come in without my permission you had better pray to whatever it is you believe in."

    This, over and over again. I`ve only ever owned pit bulls to include childhood. Minus my stint in the military, I`d say slightly over twenty years with four different pits. This cat should NOT have been there and got damn lucky it made it out. I`m smart enough to know a kitten isn`t a threat to my survival, but none of my dogs, thus far, have been capable of asking me whether I`m deadly allergic to kittens or armed robbers. I`ll take the dog who knows he can`t ask me this and takes matters into his own "hands" any day.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    @Scuzoid you`re exactly right. My two dogs (pit mix and shepherd mix) live with two small cats and they all play together and have fun because they are family. We used to have groundhogs that lived in my backyard before we got our dogs. The dogs "own" the backyard and the groundhogs were intruders so the dogs took care of the problem. If anything foreign comes into their territory they will deal with it.
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    z28js Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    I`ve got no problem with people who own pit bulls, as long as you understand that it will get a bullet in the head the moment it decides to threaten me or mine. I`m 3 for 3, so far.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    Any large, powerful dog could have done that damage, not just that one breed.

    Badly trained animals are dangerous, period.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    Sweet kitty
    Why is she sitting in the wood shavings?
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm
    Every time pitbulls or rotties come up in a dog attack story, attack dog owners complain that THEIR dogs are well trained, big fluffy babies that wouldn`t hurt a dog biscuit. Funny thing is that when there`s a deadly attack by one of these bred-to-kill animals, the owner is usually one of these people, standing there tearfully and trying to comprehend why dear Woofy would tear the arm off their baby granddaughter.
    I know some of these dogs are great pets (I`ve known a few), but you really don`t know where the button is, or how it can be pushed, that makes some of them turn very dangerous. Don`t tell me it`s all in the training, because it isn`t.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    Even IF the average pitbull is as gentle and loving as a kitty cat, it`s still closer to owner a goddamn tiger. They are far too powerful for their own good.
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    geckoi Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    No matter what anyone says, pitbulls should be banned!!
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    "see what it is capable of? No, you`re a fool. The dog is doing his job by taking care of ANY foreign threats to his and his family`s safety. ANY good dog should do the same, be it a pit/rott/dachshund."

    So if a dog attacks a baby it`s fine because it`s just doing it`s job of attacking anything it doesn`t recognize? How is that even remotely acceptable? Nobody should own an animal whose natural behavior is to attack anything that it`s unfamiliar with.
    Seriously, the people who own pitbulls sound like they`re trying to defend the innocence of a wild goddamn animal. "It`s not the tigers fault, we just didn`t train it well enough to stop it from eating babies!"
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2012 at 12:02 am
    "So if a dog attacks a baby it`s fine because it`s just doing it`s job of attacking anything it doesn`t recognize?"

    Dogs can identify species they have past experience with. Regardless of age. IF it attacks a baby, it`ll attack an adult. IF it attacks an adult, YOU messed up when training it.

    "Nobody should own an animal whose natural behavior is to attack anything that it`s unfamiliar with."

    Because that`s exactly what I said /sarc. If a baby breaks into my house, yes, the dog should attack it just as he should an adult. Come into my house/yard without me being aware, the dog, regardless of breed, should damn well do something about that.

    "Seriously, the people who own pitbulls sound like they`re trying to defend the innocence of a wild goddamn animal."

    And the people who talk about how dangerous pit`s are buy aussie shephards only to neglect the animal and wonder why IT bit someone in the family.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2012 at 1:21 am
    " If a baby breaks into my house, yes, the dog should attack it just as he should an adult."

    You really are a lunatic.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 26, 2012 at 6:15 am
    `If a baby breaks into my house, yes, the dog should attack it just as he should an adult.`

    What?
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 6:29 am
    It`s the Mail so, the actual story must be: "Kittens up for adoption at the shelter..."
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    sirdave80 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2012 at 6:57 am
    no matter how many stories i see about `VICIOUS PIT BULL RAPES ENTIRE TOWN`, i`m still going to get one because they`re cute.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 7:33 am
    "If a baby breaks into my house, yes, the dog should attack it just as he should an adult."

    Woohoo! Yes, it`s very important to you that any neighbor`s baby, should it somehow wander into your yard or house, be turned into so much hamburger by your pit bull. Point noted. Glad you`re not my neighbor.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2012 at 8:10 am
    Are the three of you REALLY that daft? Babies don`t fraking break into houses. Use your fraking heads. The hyperbole was used because sarah somehow can`t tell what exactly a dogs job is, and seems to think a pit and/or any dog should be attacking babies whence doing it`s job.

    Feel like I`m talking to teenagers most of the time here.
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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2012 at 9:26 am
    I don`t understand why people don`t get that pits were in fact trained to be vicious. Their only sport was KILLING and mauling animals. Bear and bull baiting, anybody?

    Power breeds like Rotties, Pits, etc. need to be extremely regulated, and the owners themselves need to be licensed and evaluated on a regular basis. Cesar Milan had it right when he said that power breeds should only be handled by extremely well-trained handlers.

    And no, the pit wasn`t bred as a family dog. Get a Shih Tzu.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 9:27 am
    @Scuzoid: Way to double down on one of the most retarded statements I`ve seen on I-A-B. Trust me, you`re doing a lot to change this silly perception I have that some pit bull owners are so full of swagger about the dangerous traits of their dogs that they endanger the innocents around them.

    Still glad you`re not my neighbor.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2012 at 11:17 am
    @Scuzoid: I don`t care that you exaggerated it to the point of a baby "breaking in", you`re saying that if a child (or adult or anything else) wandered onto your property you would expect your dog to kill it. What the f*ck is wrong with you?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    @Scuzoid:
    You do realise that most of your last comment was gibberish?
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    When I was a kid we had a half breed that used a boat anchor as a chew toy. However it was great with people, just not other animals.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    And that, Children, Is why Daddy carries a .357 all over the U.S.A.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    scuzoid. you do know that, depending on the circumstances, you can still get into a poo ton of trouble should your dog ever harm someone who is just minding their own buisness...if they are walking in front of your house just to walk down the street, let alone go to their own home, and your dog attacks because they "didn`t know how to ask" that`s on you. you get fined and/or do time and your dog gets put down :| thats why you train dogs to follow your commands. so poo like this doesn`t happen.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    "I would never go through that much trouble just to eat some pussy."

    am i REALLY the only one who saw this comment? +25 internetz to you sir.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2012 at 8:53 am
    "I would never go through that much trouble just to eat some pussy."
    "am i REALLY the only one who saw this comment?"
    No. It was just hard to top that one. Especially since I`ve been keeping to myself lately but, would totally tear a van in halves to...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 6:36 am
    I hate those friggen dogs! Ugly f**kers too f**k with my kitteh your dogs getting a .45 to the skull it`s simple.
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    If pit bulls are so sweet and gentle, why is it that pit bulls are involved in more than half of all dog attack fatalities (59%) with rottweilers a distant second (14%)? source

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