Should breeds of dogs that are considered dangerous, like the Pit Bull, be banned?
Whether a pit bull is aggressive because it was trained that way or because it's a characteristic that was bred into it, a dangerous dog is a dangerous dog. Pit bulls are fighters; unlike other dogs, which, when it comes to a fight, try to keep bloodshed to a minimum, pit bulls will assault their target with the intention of bringing it down. They won't hesitate to kill. Pit bulls were initially trained to fight other dogs and remain loyal to humans, but they are becoming more and more aggressive toward us as well. It may not be the dog's fault - it may be the fault of bad breeders - but because aggressive pit bulls are an issue, the breed needs to be banned altogether.
It might be the owners, but for some reason, pitbull killings of other animals and children is getting out of hand. I'm not sure they should be banned but, they need to be put away when they attack other animals or humans.
There have been a few stories in the news recently about kids being badly attacked by dangerous dogs. It's led one state government to bring in new laws to try to crack down on certain breeds of dogs and their owners. And it's raised questions about whether people should be allowed to keep dangerous dogs at all.
Dangerous dogs should be banned. Some people think that it is the way they're raised that makes them this way that is not true any dog can turn and in most cases it is the little happy dogs that are worse . All dogs should be banned from parks and beaches and shopping centres, and if they're out at all they should b on a leash!!!
The way the dogs are raised are what affects their temperaments. You can have any other dog be just as "vicious" and pitbulls can be extremely lovable. It is an unfair stereotype because dog fighters tend to pick them to breed and fight. By discriminating against certain breeds of dogs, it is like being racist towards humans.
This is simple its not a dogs fault its all down to the owner and I believe that people who a criminal conviction shouldn't be able to have a dog. I have a rottweiler and people give me weird looks but she is the most caring and playful dog you could have and she wouldn't hurt a fly, she does freak out a bit when she sees another dog but all she wants to do is play. So the all the blame is on the owners.
Any dog will bite, and it is the owners responsibility to keep their dog under control, banning a certain breed will not stop dog attacks, you would have to ban all dogs. Rather pass laws and enforce them concerning leashes and high enough fences and enforce spaying and neautering.
That is racism against a certain breed of dogs. Are we going to ban Muslims from having children in America because of terorists? No, both of them are unethical. Just because certain dogs attack you doesn't mean all of their kind will. One of my friends has an adorable pitbull, who's super sweet. If you raise them with love, violence wouldn't be a problem. Plus I think people choose pitbulls when they want a fighting dog to train, it's not that the species are generally dangerous.
When there is an incidence of dogs attacking humans it is usually because the dog was trained to do so, not because the dog naturally wants to attack people. Certain breeds may be more likely to be trained for protection however, all breeds can and have attacked. For the dogs that were not trained they were probably mistreated and abused by a human so they naturally feel the need to protect themselves, which is what any sensible person would do. Not to mention, if you banned certain breeds you would just have people training the breeds that were not banned to fight and attack just like the previous banned breeds.
I have three dogs and one is a pitbull. He is the least aggressive of them all. People need to stop labeling pitbulls as vicious. When there is an "incident" by a pitbull, 99% of the time it is a human being that has caused it. I am a mail carrier and there are more dog bites by small dogs like poodles and chihuahuas than pitbulls.
A good case in point.....Cesar Millan's (Dog Whisperer) pitbull, Daddy. A great ambassador for the breed.
There has been a never-ending battle on what breed of dog is dangerous. At one point, people thought full-sized poodles were the "bad" dogs, then it was the Dalmatian, and now, it is the pit bull. As a former owner of all the above mentioned breeds, I can tell you that none of them are dangerous. Any breed of dog can be dangerous, if the dog is brought up to be that way.
Even if certain breeds of dogs pose a threat to some people, they should not be banned. This is because they represent a part of life and should therefore be allowed to live. We do not kill other species like bears and wolves even though they are a much larger threat to humans.
There should be tighter restrictions on who can have certain types of dogs i believe. Owners with good knowledge can raise any dog to be a human loving obedient companion. Whilst many owners who believe they are good have no knowledge on how to behave round a dog and therefore should not be trusted with any dog with the capability to do severe harm.
If pit bulls were banned then other dogs would be trained to fight and get the same reputation. It's not the breed of the dog it's the environment in which it was raised and trained
A dog doesn't become dangerous because of its genes. It becomes dangerous because of the way it's raised. Sure, a pit bull might have aggressive tendencies because it was bred to have them, but if raised right, one can train a dog to control those tendencies. The only reason a dog would act on those tendencies would be because they were raised to do just that, for dogfighting. There are plenty of pit bulls and other fighting dogs who are sweet pets, and any owner of one would be devastated if they were banned and taken away.
I am not a pit bull owner, but I will stand up for any breed of dog, because I am an animal lover and owner of 2 smaller breeds (yorkie, dashound). I am just shocked,at the people who think it is ok to ban a breed. The people who think it is ok to take an innocent dog who has been with a family, individual for years and never even growled. This is so wrong, on so many levels. I do believe we should have responsible dog owner laws. Way before this ban was such a big issue animal loves, dog owners asked, petitioned for stricter laws on irresponsible dog owners. So the responsible ones should not have to pay emotionally, physically for the faults of bad owners. The bans already in place saved a few dogs from horrible owners but the good citizens also had to pay and that's not right in any way. They were treated just as the same as the guilty ones. When did that become ok?
if you train your pit bull to be aggressive then it is going to be just like any other dog.if you train the nicest dog in the world to be mean it is going to be mean. it isn't the dogs fault it is the owners. if people don't like aggressive dogs they should get rid of German shepherds to.
A dog is only vicious when raised that way. Pitbulls are the cutest and safest dogs too.
Pit bulls are friendly just like any other dog and if you mistreat them no wonder why they're going to attack. When they think someone is trying to hurt them they lash out, that's from a bad past. Now that goes for any dog not just pit bulls if you beat and mistreat any breed of dog they're going to be scared and lash out. Pit bulls are great dogs they're loving, friendly, and adorable! They're misunderstood and they have a bad rep because they are big and have a "scary bark." I have two pit bulls and a yorkie and my yorkie has bit my neighbors ankles in my house and my pit bulls would never bite anyone.
Pitbulls are not born naturally dangerous. Lots of them learn how to fight or have been abused. It is not their fault that they are built strongly and can learn easily. Did you know Golden Retrievers have a higher bite rate then Pitbulls? But, nobody is gaining up on them are they? This is ridiculous, Pitbulls are caring creatures, just not when they are raised how most of them are raised.
I've owned the same rotty for 11 years and I'm sick to death of the stereotyping with rottweilers and pittbulls., they are amazing dogs and like any breed, and any animal, it will act what it is taught.
I have had many dogs in my life. Never a bad one Ive seen people mean to there dogs. Triying to make them mean .If you buy a pitbull its because you want to have a mean dog so you tend to do thing to ecourage this behaveor. Ive seen it a million times. ive also seen a pitbull that would not hert a fly as well as other breeds with bad reps .
but HEAVILY restricted. Breeds like Pit Bulls are genetically coded to be mean from years of breeding.
Pitbuls are not dangerous. its how you train them!
It is bad training and treatment that makes them violent, not their breed.
Each dog is an individual and deserves to have a loving and loyal owner who cares for them. There are many factors that count on the behavior of a dog breed. Some of these factors are how the dog was trained, how the owner acts, and how they are treated.
Foremost I am in disagreement with the proposed statement. Dog aggression is cultivated by the social environment in which the dog dwells. This social environment includes Humans, other animals and the natural environs.
Dogs who are particularly recipients of abuse and training to encourage aggression are aggressive. Therefore, I would submit aggressive dog are dogs only who have been exposed to abuse of some form or the other and also dogs who have been cultured to be aggressive.
Pitbulls are sweet dogs and the ones that do attack are the abused and neglected ones. All dogs are sweet and don't deserve to be judged by breed. Banning certain dogs is cruel and anyone who said yes is a very misunderstanding person. No dog should be banned! I can't believe anyone would ever say yes! It is a stereotype and this stereotype comes from the cruel people who think dog fights are OK. Never ever should any dog be treated this way! Please do not ever think about banning or harming a dog in any way!