|Barked: Sat Dec 15, '12 7:23pm PST |
|I for one am disappointed with this article. It was completely biased toward the dog, while condemning the horse, it's breed (um,hello?! BSL anyone?), and the police officer (who also was knocked unconscious briefly, and could have been seriously injured). The officer and his horse were apparently standing their ground while the dog charged at them (which I would agree could be normal behavior, but I do not think actually attacking is normal), even asked the man to get his dog (instead of, say, shooting it, which many officers seem to have no problem doing). The dog actually attacked the officer first, people seem to be leaving that part out of their comments to the blog. They also conveniently leave out the fact the horse did not run until after it had all ready been attacked. It was frustrating trying to comment on that blog without bias...which would mean admitting the dog IS in the wrong, and could be dangerous...but then have the majority of the commentators huffing and puffing about how horrible we are for not defending the poor innocent pit bull who is only being euthanized because of it's breed. I love pit bulls, and that is why I will concede when one does wrong, so I do not lie when I say 'you should blame the deed, not the breed'. Another thing that concerns me, that even though many claim the dog had no previous issues, he was 18 months old. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that just around the age dogs start maturing and you then know their true temperament? If so, then I don't think this is a good sign of future behavior at all.
Btw, in my own experience with Twister, when he first saw my neighbor's cows, he would run up towards them barking but stop short (up close they are way too big and scary, lol). Now he completely ignores them (whew! we have fence separating them, but there are some holes here and there made by animals).
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