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Old 11-14-2008, 09:52 PM   #29
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I just checked out your pooch's picture (he's a cutie!) and unless he looks different than what the pictures are showing, my first impression would not be pit. His head isn't as large as a pit, his eyes look larger as do his ears.
I agree, I don't see pit in that dog. Cute dog!
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:18 AM   #30
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"pit bull"
That came from the low-life's who fight their dogs.

Lets try calling them what they are. They can be as sweet as any breed if socialized properly.



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Old 11-15-2008, 10:56 AM   #31
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We always take our Chocolate Lab camping with us. We try to get a secluded waterfront site because he barks at cars. However, he also barks at ducks and boats! We keep him on a lead, when we are close by, and in a cage when we get tired of untangling him. Even though he is sweet natured, we always have him on a leash when out walking around. We started camping just so we could take him with us. So far we haven't had a warning about his barking
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:54 AM   #32
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"pit bull"
That came from the low-life's who fight their dogs.

Lets try calling them what they are. They can be as sweet as any breed if socialized properly.

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I disagree. They are a very complex dog with a tendency towards dog aggression from their many years of breeding for fighting. This is not a dog for your average dog owner. Even dogs who start out friendly to other dogs can become aggressive with age.

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It is unfortunate that one of the original purposes of the APBT was (and still is) dog-to-dog combat, but it's a fact that can't be denied or ignored. It's important that every potential pit bull owner understand the selective breeding process that took place to make the dogs of today.
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Humans have created specialized dogs through emphasizing desired traits and eliminating unwanted ones. It is no different with the pit bull type dogs. The American Pit Bull Terrier has been "selectively" bred for hundreds of years to fight other dogs. This is the sad "work" these dogs were created for. In the same way that Labradors were bred to retrieve birds, APBTs were bred to face other dogs in mortal combat. Even in dogs that are not recently bred from fighting lines, the urge to fight can arise at any time. Not to strongly emphasize this fact would be negligent.

It's a mistake to think that the fighting gene can be trained or loved out of a dog, or that early socialization will guarantee your pit bull will always get along with other animals.
People try to downplay the problems with pit bulls, and in my opinion ignore these basic facts about them. They were bred to fight. Most pit bull attacks on people happen when people try to protect their dogs who are being attacked by pit bulls, and because of the size and strength and sheer determination of the pit bull, the injuries are usually very serious.

I've been thinking about this a lot because on a dog forum I frequent a member has just reported that her cousin's german shepherd was killed at the dog park by a pit bull that had been running around playing and wagging it's tail just seconds before, and when her husband jumped in to save it, he was mauled and had to have his thumb amputated. Pit bulls can cause so much damage so quickly, this is not a dog for your average dog owner. People downplay these traits and encourage people to adopt them, ignoring the fact that they can have a very dangerous side to them and need a strong leader to train them and be vigilant in keeping them under control at all times.

I don't understand why people choose them, saying how sweet and loving they are. My dogs are sweet and loving too, but it's pretty unlikely they will ever kill another dog and maul someone in the process.

I love dogs, but I am not a fan of pit bulls.
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We always take our Chocolate Lab camping with us. We try to get a secluded waterfront site because he barks at cars. However, he also barks at ducks and boats! We keep him on a lead, when we are close by, and in a cage when we get tired of untangling him. Even though he is sweet natured, we always have him on a leash when out walking around. We started camping just so we could take him with us. So far we haven't had a warning about his barking
Labs are the greatest! I have two kinds, chocolate and black. All I need is a yellow and I'll have a full variety pack!
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Did you know there is a silver lab? It is a special breed of chocolate lab that looks like a frosted fudge-sickle! My son's girlfriend has a male silver lab that weighs over 100lbs. He will retrieve tennis balls until he collapses at his water bowl.So you still need two more labs to complete your family.
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I don't want to get into an argument here but silver labs are not a recognized colour. Research indicates that they've got weim in them. Ifyou want more information on this I'd suggest speaking to your local Labrador Kennel Club. This mixis being sold as 'rare' by less than reputable breeders at ridiculous prices. Unfortunately, people get fooled by these salesmen and buy into it. Too much money is spent on a mix and it is very unfortunate.
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For those of you who have never seen a silver variety of a chocolate lab, here is a cutie!
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Nice looking dog - though my first impression wasn't lab, it was weimaraner!
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Nice looking dog - though my first impression wasn't lab, it was weimaraner!
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Um - what do you do with the dog while you work?

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