Proper care and training is one thing, and many people have those intentions, but then life gets in the way and they can't do the things they planned. This isn't just true for working lines though, its all GSD, and all breeds that were originally bred to have some sort of working purpose IMO.
This is exactly how all BSL starts...not sure why it would make anyone mad. That's the way our society works...its about prevention through not allowing ownership rather than education. I think this society has proven time and time again that no amount of education works. For every 999 people that can effectively own a "dangerous breed" there is 1 that doesn't and this type of thing happens. I completely understand why the lawmakers then go to not allowing all 1000 to own the breed because in theory...they can just get another breed of dog, that kid can't get another life. I'm 100% against BSL, but if my child was killed by a certain breed of dog that is known to be dangerous, I'd start just as big of a fuss about it.
I've also witnessed people purposely buying the black leather, studded collars. It was funny, one guy saw me walk by with my GSD and made a very proud comment that, "He can't bring his pit in the store because it would want to kill everything." Funny because my dog is getting trained in bite work and yet I have no problems at all bringing him to the store. I love when people think that others will be impressed by their DA or HA dogs...when in reality it just makes it a huge liability rather than something useful like a well trained dog can be.
I know this will be kind of controversial...but I don't get why some people do get the breed of dog they do. Like...unless you're working your dog in what its intended for, or if you're using some of its advanced abilities over another breed for something useful, do you really need that particular breed? Or will any breed give you the companionship you desire? And yes...plenty of people here own GSDs and pretty much have them for companionship, and I'm not saying its wrong, but the people on here are also generally better dog owners and can take care of that dog's needs.
Last edited by martemchik; 02-20-2014 at 05:18 PM.