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Thread: Dutch government to lift 25-year ban on pit bulls

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    Default Re: Dutch government to lift 25-year ban on pit bulls

    From a legislative perspective, the concern about wild animals and certain breeds of dogs is that they are inherently dangerous and someone will be hurt--hence that govt's prior ban on pit bulls.

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    Default Re: Dutch government to lift 25-year ban on pit bulls

    I want a Lab Pit mix. I want the temprement of the Lab with the heart of the pit.

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    Default Re: Dutch government to lift 25-year ban on pit bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    From a legislative perspective, the concern about wild animals and certain breeds of dogs is that they are inherently dangerous and someone will be hurt--hence that govt's prior ban on pit bulls.
    this is what i disagree about, b/c there is nothing inherently dangerous about most breeds of dogs. Even if we can identify a breed -- try it yourself http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html -- there is so much variation within a breed, and even between some litter mates, to say that a particular breed is more dangerous than another. Honestly, one of the most social and sweet dogs I know, and one of the nastiest dogs I know, are from the same litter.

    A good pit is not a dangerous dog. I would say the media is largely responsible for the misconception, and has vilified the dog associated with thugs. It is interesting that we never hear about lab attacks (unless they thought it was a pit) or from goldens or fear-biting toy breed dogs.

    To be fair, I am not saying there are not dangerous pits out there. B/c many people think pits are sooo bad ass (partially b/c of media portrayal) there are a lot of morons out there breeding dogs that we would be better off without. But these people, who don't know a good dog from a bad one, are simply going to go out and ruin a different breed, and we will have the same problems and be left without a great dog breed.

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