Obviously another example of how vicious pitts are!! When will people understand that dogs have been domesticated so long that most behavior is learned, not genetic. Not true for big and Siberian type little cats for the same reason probably.
The video was sickening! There is something very wrong with anyone who ownes a pit bull or any dog like it. I still love the dog but I understand that the dog can kill and it is a horrid death. Please go see a mental health professional and get help if you have this type of dog. With all the wonderful breeds of dogs and mixed breeds this breed should be banned. Again not the dogs fault because for generations this dog purpose was fight. Nothing cute about a grown pit bull folks same as a tiger.
Videos like this make me nervous because even the tamest dog is still an animal and you can’t always predict their behavior. Like Lisa said, one wrong nip (even unintentional), that poor duck is dead. I don’t mind people owning pit bulls, but I think people are deluding themselves if they think dogs can be completely tamed to the point that they pose no danger at all to people. I know I was malled by a rottweiler (friend’s dog) who had absolutely no history of violence (his name was Teddy Bear even because he was cuddly, cute, and part of the family) and I was doing nothing to provoke the dog. I was just a kid. So I get very anxious when I see videos like this and people who deny the fact that dogs ARE animals and have animal instincts and those instincts are NOT controllable by us humans.
I believe that, there is ‘GOOD’ in any breed of a cannine. Including the Pit Bull I have had the opportunity to watch grow up from a pup. (now 8 months and very large). NON-aggressive to this point and quite loving and playful.
I have also had the fantastic opportunity to have various sizes of cannine dogs that have adopted unusual playmates for their breed Ta-boot ! such as baby chicks, ducks, rabbits and kittens, baby lambs and kids (goat). Never was one hurt and each grew up and remained friends.
Cannines of any size ‘can’ sense what is inside a human little or big type and can read the body language. This also helps by the way, companion humans pay attention to the choices of other humans that they may come in contact with. So if, there id a problem maybe, some of the human popultion should go to a class and learn not to be so narrow minded. Learn why? some cannines are agressive. There are more human’s who have this aggressiveness than there is cannine in my way of thinking.
I do think dogs can be a good sense of humans but they can also be aggressive for no reason. I was six years old when I was malled and the dog most certainly was not “sensing” my narrow-minded, aggressiveness. I wasn’t doing anything at all to warrant any type of attack. It just came out of nowhere. I don’t see how learning not to be narrow-minded has anything to do with dog’s aggression either and I don’t see the relevance to there being more human aggression as compared to canine aggression either. Those are two different subjects completely and unless you are provoking the dog with human aggression and he attacks, I just don’t see why that is relevant.
I personally think it is dangerous not to recognize that dogs CAN be aggressive. I’m not saying all are, that every single dog will be or even is likely to be, but they are animals and they have the potential to do something unpredictable. Like I said in my situation I was just waiting for the school bus and their dog was out in their (unfenced) yard and attacked me without any provocation. This is a dog I knew and played with and everyone said was the sweetest most gentle dog in the world. And he was. Whenever I had seen him and interacted with him, he was calm and sweet and caring. But he was still an animal and not in our control.
BTW, my family and I insisted that the dog NOT be put down, just that the family keep in indoors or in their fenced backyard, because I DO love animals and I DO care for them and it was heartbreaking to think that this dog would be destroyed for a mistake.
The dog and duck seem very sweet. But, I think it was very irresponsible for the person to put the two together. Dogs naturally kill small animals. That’s not “bad,” just the way they are. Domestic animals sometimes have that bred out but I’ve heard of too many predatory domestic animals killing smaller “prey” animals. When I was a kid, my own dog ate my neighbor’s young rooster who wasn’t properly caged (and, yes, our dogs were loose back then; I was just a little rural kid ok). I have no dogs now but if I ever got another one, I would make sure he/she couldn’t get to my smaller animals.
Jean you are a freak. If we should kill/ban all pit bulls just because of their breed then I guess we should ban all black people because they have the highest statistics of going to prison. Oh we should also ban cars for getting themselves into car accidents and ban guns for killing people. Wake up, this is a domesticated dog breed who can be trained to harm, just like any breed. Pomeranians kill, Akitas kill, Mastiffs kill…. and behind each one is a bad situation with an irresponsible owner. No we shouldnt ban black people, we shouldnt ban cars, and we shouldnt ban guns (well maybe that one lol)… we should take responsibility for our actions and judge on a case by case basis.