Thursday, July 5, 2012 2:00:56 AM
The majority of you obviously haven't seen a pit bull in person before. They are a very lean dog with a lot of muscle mass and they do in fact make great and obedient pets. My cousin breeds pits and they are a bit of a handful to the average person because these dogs are likely to walk you rather than you walk them. However, I love these dogs because they have tons of energy and are very playful.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:53:11 PM
Last time I read about that whippet, it was a perfectly healthy dog.
There are a fair few dogs with that genetic mutation. It also occurs in cows, mice and humans. There's also at least one human confirmed with it. It doesn`t appear to have any effects other than a very large increase in muscle growth.
Simplified version: There`s a substance called myostatin that is used as an "enough muscle" marker by many animals. The genetic mutation affects myostatin production. Simple as that.
It`s led to the development of a drug to treat muscular dystrophy. The drug is a myostatin agonist (and also for another substance involved in limiting muscle growth). The drug is in the human trials stage now. They got a 60%+ increase in muscle mass on mice. That would do a lot to slow muscular dystrophy down.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 6:59:05 AM
Photomstr.Just by looking at his muscles you can ascertain that heâ€™s a killer. I think you're a perfect nominee for one of those Dawin awards you make mention of in the next post.
Monday, July 2, 2012 10:48:08 PM
Pit Bulls can be super ripped like this, some don't even need to be worked, or whatever it is people do to build their muscles. When dogs stretch their legs like that, it makes their back leg muscles flex. And just because he is ripped doesn`t mean he`s a killer. Pit Bulls make great family pets in responsible owner homes =]