Undertoad Tuesday Dec 23 12:20 PM
12/23/2003: Criminal's dog awaits capture
Beletseri Tuesday Dec 23 12:46 PM
Poor doggie but smart doggie and I hope he finds a better home.
wolf Tuesday Dec 23 01:50 PM
The animal appears to be a pit bull. Yes, I know they are often capable of being warm, loving, family dogs, but they are a tough placement ... more likely than not, unless he goes to a friend or relative of his current owner, he's going to end up taking the doggie version of the long walk.
Elspode Tuesday Dec 23 02:16 PM
Why do so many assholes have pit bulls? Is it another penis substitute or something?
CharlieG Tuesday Dec 23 02:34 PM
wolf Tuesday Dec 23 02:55 PM
I found a 1999 article from the City Journal that elaborates a bit on the pit bull issue.
LUVBUGZ Tuesday Dec 23 03:14 PM
Unfortunately, so called "vicious" breeds get a really bad rap due to the stupidity of idiots who think it's cool to have a mean dog. The dog didn't start off that way, it is merely a product of its unfortunate environment.
The most psycho dogs I've ever encountered were Chow Chows and Sharpeis. Some of the sweetest dogs I've come across were pits that were abused by their fuck-head owners who taught them to be mean. Once the dog was out of that situation, it was a kind, mellow, sweet dog. I'm not saying this is true for every dog that has been treated like this because some are so far gone they could never be trusted not to snap and throat you where you stand, but I'm just trying to point out that at least 95% of the time it is the asshole owner that turned a perfectly nice dog into a dangerous dog.
I have boarded dogs that had been deemed "vicious" by the County Animal Control Dept. who were being held until a determination on the animals outcome could be made and have never been attacked or bitten by one. The only dog I've ever been bit by was some old lady's stupid Min Pin who she claimed was the nicest thing alive.
LUVBUGZ Tuesday Dec 23 03:51 PM
Wolf got her post in before mine. I found it interesting that I used the same terms and references that the first article did before even reading it. Thank you Wolf for posting both sides of the issue.
insoluble Tuesday Dec 23 04:15 PM
bakersfield is chock full of stupid homies with mean ass dogs. I personally trained my cat to go for people's eyes.
plthijinx Tuesday Dec 23 11:06 PM
elSicomoro Tuesday Dec 23 11:22 PM
Re: 12/23/2003: Criminal's dog awaits capture
JeepNGeorge Wednesday Dec 24 01:58 AM
So why doesn't congress enact a 5 day waiting period to purchase a pit bull, doberman, rottweiller, or other dogs deemed 'agressive' or have just recieved a bad rap? They could do a background check and possibly even require you to register the animal. Sounds good to me
OnyxCougar Wednesday Dec 24 09:23 AM
They do, in England. No shit. They come and inspect your home and interview your family and do a background check. Then charge you over $150 for the dog. Any dog. This is the POUND we're talking about here.
ThisOleMiss Monday Dec 29 03:38 AM
My sweet little Sadie-baby was a Wolfweiler. Her mother was a wolf/malamute hybrid and her dad was the rotweiler next door who jumped the fence. She was the sweetest animal imaginable, but if my homeowners insurance had known about her our policy would have been cancelled so fast our heads would still be swimming. Sadly, however, I lost her to canine lymphosarcoma early this year. As it turns out Rotweilers are prone to canine lymphosarcoma, which is the only reason I won't get another. I don't think my poor old heart could take it.
novice Monday Dec 29 11:41 AM
My half Blue Heeler, quarter Bull Terrier, quarter Staffordshire Terrier (all breeds of questionable repute) is never happier than when I sit on the back step and provide him my lap to relax on.
Undertoad Monday Dec 29 12:24 PM
Sounds like a useful dog... he could herd his meal home before he kills and eats it.
lumberjim Monday Dec 29 01:15 PM
why is it ok to expect certain personality traits from a certain breed of dog, but not people?
russotto Monday Dec 29 01:47 PM
What, you've never heard of the English with their stiff upper lip, the Irish temper and propensity for brawling, the Scottish... err, never mind that one.
lumberjim Monday Dec 29 01:49 PM
Oh, Ive heard of them, and believe a lot of them......indians negotiate, germans overanalyze, etc...it's just not "PC" to use these generalizations
Undertoad Monday Dec 29 01:58 PM
Well I heard that once from a car dealer, but you know them, lying sniveling greed-heads who would say anything.
lumberjim Monday Dec 29 02:21 PM