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  •  I sort of agree (3+ / 0-)
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    Otteray Scribe, commonmass, suesue

    I don't think it is a problem with the dogs themselves, but these breeds seem to attract a certain type of owner. I don't blame the dogs, I blame the human owners who think that having a mean and aggressive dog is somehow a matter of pride. They turn these dogs into killers on purpose.

    •  Oops, sorry for double post (3+ / 0-)
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      WheninRome, Otteray Scribe, PinHole

      My first comment hung up and then I refreshed and it was't there so I wrote another one and then the first one popped up. weird.

    •  I think there is a problem with the dogs. (3+ / 0-)

      If you are going to have a potentially dangerous or powerful dog it's completely different than having a pet.

      My husky was extremely dangerous obviously. But she was trained as a puppy and conditioned by only me. She would stay where I told her to, for as along as I wanted. She was a proper robot almost. But not a pet really. Huskies are killers, naturally.

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        "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

        by fhcec on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:57:27 PM PST

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      •  Huskies are killers naturally? I've never (1+ / 0-)
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        heard that statement about huskies before and I've certainly never seen it in any of the many, many huskies I've known over the years.  Yes, they'll chase and catch rabbits and such if they can, but so will most breeds that are large enough and fast enough.

        I'd say your husky was the exception.  Huskies are not generally thought of as a "protector" dog as pit bulls, rottweillers, etc. are.

        "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

        by gustynpip on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 02:45:05 AM PST

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        •  Real Huskies are. (0+ / 0-)

          My aunt had some gems. They were sweeties. But they were wolfen. Sometimes they'd disappear and come back a week later. Mine killed a groundhog at 3 months old. Maybe she was unusual. I didn't have her for protection, it just worked out that way.

          •  Real Huskies? Is that anything like Real (0+ / 0-)

            Americans?  LOL.

            No, I've known and know numerous Real Huskies, including many used for racing.  They are quite definitely not naturally killers, except for things like rabbits.  Or e., I'm su

            "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

            by gustynpip on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:53:33 PM PST

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      •  Huskies are super-protective of their family. (0+ / 0-)

        Nothing wrong with that.
        And great dogs.

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        by Bluefin on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 06:07:22 AM PST

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    •  There is an observable correlation between... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...the way owners treat their dogs and the likelihood of attack (or, at least, of a fatal attack, which is the only sort for which there's reliable data). The odds of a dog being involved in a fatal attack grow greatly if the dog is male, not neutered, and chained. Those correlate with the characteristics of most dogs trained to fight.

      But let's bear in mind that pit types are among the most popular dog breeds in the country. There are millions out there, and attacks are statistically very rare. Most are loving, well adjusted, loyal and docile (all characteristics that the breed was historically known for).

      "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

      by JR on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:33:14 PM PST

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