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Old 06-08-2005, 12:03 AM
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Yes,Elin, I did misunderstand Orion. I also apologized for it as well. Does anyone know any more about this pitbull attack? The reason I ask is because my boy Mack came from a breeder in Indy. They bred white pitbulls with blue eyes. I know there are probably a lot of white blue eyed pits down there but I was just wondering. Was the dog just a family pet? I tried watching the news last night but I couldn't find anything about it. I live pretty close to Indy, and I'm hoping this dog wasn't from my Mack's breeder. It's doubtful, but also possible at the same time.
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Old 06-08-2005, 07:02 AM
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Blue eyed pitbulls? Sounds like some experimenting to me. "Pitbulls" come in all sizes and shapes but that is a new one to me. Thats the bad thing about the term Pitbull....Its not even a "breed" any more. All these back yard breeders have been breeding for size, huge heads....etc. Now Blue eyes....hmmmm
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Old 06-08-2005, 08:56 AM
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That's for sure! The media will just latch on to any ~wave~ of news they can and make it seem bigger than it is just to be newsworthy. My Mom and I were in the Caribbean a few years back when all the shark attack stories were the rage with the media. We went to a restaurant on the water that was known for "ringing the dinner bell" for the sharks and they would swim up and the water was literally BOILING with huge sharks of all shapes and sizes! There was a USA Today reporter there to cover a story on how people felt about that. She ended up having dinner with us -- it was pretty cool and she was very nice (just doing her job). I got quoted in USA Today! I stated that I didn't agree with it and we just wanted a nice meal. The sharks weren't what drew us there. And especially with so many swimming beaches right there on the premises, it wasn't very smart to be doing that. That if people want to see sharks, go to an aquarium and let nature take its course. In other words, don't antagonize the situation...

Not to get too off topic here, but was that in the Bahamas? I have been to that place if it was.
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:27 AM
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Not to get too off topic here, but was that in the Bahamas? I have been to that place if it was.
Yes, it was!
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Old 06-08-2005, 01:23 PM
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You know the whole pitbull issue is just really sad and I hate hearing it Over the 5 years that I worked in the vet clinic we saw pitbulls everyday. I would put them at the top of my list for the most loving and happy dogs we saw. I remember my favorite one that would come in and immediatley roll over for a belly rub. He never flintched (sp) through vaccines or blood draws and he lived in a kid filled family. He was such a good boy and always behaved himself. There was also Pheobe who we saved from Parvo as a puppy...she grew into a healthy and extremeley loving adult dog. It was always so sad to see her in the waiting room as she would try to visit everyone in there. When the people who were petting her would ask the owner what breed she was and he would say pitbull they would shy away and not want to pet her anymore. That is where I would jump in and help the owner by saying "this is Pheobe and she's one of our best and friendliest patients!" I loved that pooch and hated to see people discriminate. These dogs came from loving families. We did on occasion see the "tough" guy bring their pits in with chains around their necks that you would buy at a hardware store so the dog would look tough. They were always named Tank, Tyson, or Jaws...you get the picture. Even their pits were nice and gentle with us on almost every occasion. Now let me tell you about all the labs, goldens, american eskimos, doxies, poodles, chi's...the list goes on with the breeds that would act up and try to bite us. The one breed that we could always expect a bite from no matter what was the American Eskimo...don't know why, but they were very hard to work with.
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Old 06-08-2005, 01:58 PM
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My mom was telling me more info about that attack. I don't know the fate of the dog, but I know more about the situation.

The Mail Lady said that the reason the dog went after her was because it was just defending its territory. She said that Mail people have to be very careful because when they go up to a house, they can suprise dogs, and a suprised dogs first instinct is to defend its territory (a.k.a. Bite). She said that the bite was her fault because she failed to "anounce" that she was there, so the dog became defensive. The dog chased after her while the whole intire family was outside trying to stop it. It went to bite her face, but she threw her arm up, so it bit her arm instead. The whole family was outside trying to get it, and they finally got it off of her. The Mail Lady doesn't want the dog destroyed and didn't pin any of it on the dog being a Pit Bull.
They also interviewed another Mail dude and he said that he was never attacked by a dog because he makes sure he makes lots of noise when he comes to diliver the mail, so the dogs know he is there. He said the only animal he was attacked by was a cat, and he said, "You try getting one of those things off of you!" lol
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Old 06-08-2005, 02:01 PM
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I'm glad to hear the lady feels that way. I hope everything works out.
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Old 06-08-2005, 02:02 PM
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Over the 5 years that I worked in the vet clinic we saw pitbulls everyday. I would put them at the top of my list for the most loving and happy dogs we saw.
Yep....My two Amstaffs are the only dogs I have ever had who actually like to see the Vet. Even after they go through shoots, surgery and other painful procedures, they still love that Vet and can't wait to see him.
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Old 06-08-2005, 02:03 PM
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I dont know, i never got the mail men agression thing. Are these dogs just that thick headed? I mean I have a dog that is extremely territorial and is probably 100 times more protective then most breeds but it would never attack a mailmen or a gardener when they are by our house doing their jobs

Do these dogs not learn? They see the person everyday without them causing any harm, why would they attack?
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Old 06-08-2005, 02:10 PM
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I think just in general any dog who attacks someone like this is just not socialized with people and usually just a thrown in the yard or tied up dog.
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