|Barked: Mon Jul 18, '11 4:13pm PST |
|I can't answer your questions, since I know next to nothing about dog fighting(all I know is that it is evil).
But, what I think about bait dogs, is that it is rare to find any survivors. Usually the survivors are the ones that are found before they are sacrificed/murdered. It depends on the bait animals size whether or not it will survive just one encounter with an aggressive fight dog. Now, if the low-lifes throw bait animals into the pit with an unwilling fight dog, that animal just might survive to be used again and again until the dog finally kills it.
So, in one way, I think that some shelters/rescues do say a dog is a bait dog survivor just for the pity to get the dog adopted quicker than to say it was a fighting dog that may need special handling/treatment. Shelters/rescues need to be as accurate as possible when labling these dogs. Either way, ex-fighting dogs and ex-bait dogs both need special handling/treatment, but it is vital that the rescuer/adopter know exactly what kind of treatment it needs.
Edit to add: I do not think it is or was ever a myth, I believe it to be a fact.
Edited by author Mon Jul 18, '11 4:15pm PST
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