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Old 02-20-2014, 03:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A Proper working line dog should be the perfect family dog as long as it does not get stuck in a yard with no training, exercise, or attention. Yes there are high drive dogs that need to work and should be in working homes...not pets. BUT a well rounded working line dog with proper care and training would be a much better choice over a nervy, pet raised backyard breeder dog. They do seem to make it sound like you should avoid quality breeders!!!!
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You know what ive noticed,

In all the bully dog attacked my baby news i see, they always show the picture of the dog who attacked, and the dog is always muscled out wearing a big huge spike collar.

When i see some people put those big spiked collars on their bully breed dog they are almost always trying to portray the worst. So, i have to wonder the mentality that went into raising the dog in the first place.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A Proper working line dog should be the perfect family dog as long as it does not get stuck in a yard with no training, exercise, or attention. Yes there are high drive dogs that need to work and should be in working homes...not pets. BUT a well rounded working line dog with proper care and training would be a much better choice over a nervy, pet raised backyard breeder dog. They do seem to make it sound like you should avoid quality breeders!!!!

Then I agree with the poster below. Someone should contact them and let them know how their statement sounds.
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When I see the spiked collars, I envision myself grabbing the dog by its collar and getting my hand all bloody on the spikes.

It doesn't matter what the article is about.

Now I think I must have an ax to grind about spiked collars.

I won't be buying one.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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When I see the spiked collars, I envision myself grabbing the dog by its collar and getting my hand all bloody on the spikes.

It doesn't matter what the article is about.

Now I think I must have an ax to grind about spiked collars.

I won't be buying one.
I prefer bandanas..lol I think it better portrays my dogs personality
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I prefer bandanas..lol I think it better portrays my dogs personality
I just ordered the "nomm nomm sushi" collar, with wasabi and rolls,
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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.

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He can't bring his pit in the store because it would want to kill everything.

What an absolutely stupid comment,
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He can't bring his pit in the store because it would want to kill everything.

What an absolutely stupid comment,
Not just a stupid comment, but just the way he said it. Like he's proud of that. I just don't get it. If my dog was DA I'd be more embarrassed than proud. I'd be upset that I can't do the regular/normal dog things with my dog that people like to do.

I love taking my dog to the petstore. I'd love to take him to any store if it was allowed. I borderline feel bad for those that can't take their dogs to a petstore because their dog isn't balanced enough to handle it.

I actually remember a time when a lady questioned me about how I can bring my GSD into the petstore...not due to anger or fear, but because she had an unstable GSD that she couldn't bring anywhere and she thought that kind of "guarding behavior" was normal for the breed. I could tell she was kind of envious of the fact that I could take my dog to the store and not worry about anything happening.
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Ya i am right there, i take my guys into the pet store all the time, although i will say that, my border collie gets petted, as does my giant floppy earred GSD mix (kids flock to her, she is gentle and sweet with them) but Tyson is avoided like the black plague, children are yanked by their parents away from him like hes a time bomb waiting to happen, we continue on i tend to feel bad for him, although he is aloof and doesnt give a crap.
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