|Barked: Thu Nov 8, '12 11:17am PST |
|Hi, although I have never owned a pitbull or know anyone who has, I think that banning certain dog breeds and profiling dogs is just crazy. you wouldn't try and send a car to jail for a hit and run would you? Try to prosecute a knife? Nope!
Unfortunately, all these powerful dogs are to some people is weapons, and that makes me so upset. I don't think there's much that I'm more passionate about than dogs and animals in general.
My family have owned a Border Collie before, and really he was everything people promise Border Collie's are - gentle, loving, energetic, smart. My parents got him 2 years before I was born, so I grew up with him. When I was still in primary school, around 9 or 10 years old, I was bitten by somebody else's Border Collie. It's the only dog I've ever been bitten by, I lost one of my wobbly baby teeth but no real damage done. It was just an overexcited dog. If I was ever properly attacked by a dog, whatever the breed, I would not want it to come to any harm, I'd want it to go through re-training. If it had been trained to attack, as many of the more 'powerful' breeds are, I'd want the owner to suffer the blame, never the dog. I believe dogs are like children. If you abuse a child from a young age, the chances are it'll bully other people in school and eventually possibly his/her own kids when she grows up. If people constantly wind up a dog or abuse it, it's going to do the same because it's all they know.
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