Sunday, May 07, 2006

Please take this poll!

HERE.
It's only one question.
You can guess what I voted since I've had Rottweilers in my life for almost 20 years...
What other dog breeds would be considered "dangerous," do you think?
Remember, the dog that ripped the face off the French woman who had the face transplant was her pet Labrador Retriever.

11 Comments:

Blogger michele said...

Dang,people are crazy,
now the pets are crazy.
Everybody Run!

7:34 PM  
Blogger Atlas said...

Well, I would say there is more to that story that we don't know. Either the dog had some type of medical thing going on to cause him to "just" attack his owner or she was doing something that she is not telling. My cousin was once bitten in the face by a dog, but she was provoking it (she was a little kid but still that dog just knows it is being bothered). I always tell people, especially kids, do not yell, scream, or act scared around a dog (especially don't scream at Cole)...he gets all excited by it and wants to play and when a 125 lb. dog barks playfully and throws that body around...it looks and sounds scary! I KNOW my dogs but they may do that to the wrong dog and get hurt! Know what I mean?? Oh, and we prefer a bushwacker for the dog's nails! Thanks for the compliment!

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Leigh-Ann said...

I just mailed my mother in Canada an article about "dog profiling" from the New Yorker, which basically said it's not the dogs which are the problem, it's the owners which are the problem. I absolutely agree.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous jan said...

The media is always just dying to call any dog who bites a Rottweiler or a pit bull. It is so unfair to dogs to blame them for irresponsible owners.

8:00 PM  
Blogger threecollie said...

Mike bites....always has, and I have to be extremely careful with him, even though he is very well trained...and he is a very well bred border collie with both parents imported dogs from well-known working bloodlines. You never know.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Candy said...

Nice blogsite. I luv luv luv all the cute pix. I put some pet pix on my blogsite today. Do you think they will attract more visitors?

12:06 PM  
Blogger Carina said...

Hey thanks for all the comments - I recently changed the comments settings and didn't realise I had to take another step to publish the comments. Duh! In case you were wondering where they went...
Yes, if a dog has just some pitbull or Rottie or other "bad breed" in the mix, it will be reported as pitbull mix. If the dog is 75% Golden Retriever and 25% Rottweiler, you won't see it reported as a Golden mix, guaranteed.
Anyone catch the story about the Golden Retriever who strangled a little girl by playing tug with her scarf? That dog was even reported in one story as a "playful pooch." It pulled and pulled on the toddler's scarf until she strangled to death - I assure you it would have been reported MUCH differently had it been a pitbull, and the dog would have been summarily euthanised. The Golden was given up by the family, quite understandably and many people were applying to adopt it from the shelter. Unbelievable.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Carina said...

Oh - Chana - yes, I agree, there was much more to the story than we realise, I think. And most definitely, some bites are provoked, and of course some breeds are more likely to react defensively and can do more damage than a little dog. Many dogs - regardless of breed - require a higher level of owner responsibility and training. I've had Rottweilers for almost 20 years and do not underestimate the power of these dogs.
Threecollie, growing up in Scotland we had BCs to work sheep. The best one my mom ever had was Ben, who was very dog-aggressive (like most working dogs there, not neutered) and wouldn't hestitate to nip and snap if he was stressed or irritated.
And don't even get me started on ill mannered, snappy, agressive little dogs! There again - not the dog, but the owners...

6:30 AM  
Anonymous Leigh-Ann said...

Btw, here's that article about profiling owners if you're interested:

www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060206fa_fact

7:42 PM  
Blogger Carina said...

Leigh-ann, that is a brilliant article, thank you!
I'm passing this one on.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Yet. It was a pom that killed the infant in one headline.

Can you imagine banning pomeranians as incurably vicious beasts?

(I can, I have one intolerably ego'd dog that the owner down the street just kicks out the door periodically. Despise that dog, HATE the owner - he has a fenced yard, too. It's just missing a gate.)

2:31 PM  

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