Dogs of C-Kennel by Mick & Mason Mastroianni

Dogs of C-Kennel

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Not a good plan…

  2. Antoine Lowray

    Antoine Lowray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Yeah…just…yeahh

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    Unfortunately it’s not how one treats pit bulls. They account for 3/4 of the dog-related injuries that send people to emergency rooms. Given how few pit bulls there are, that is a pretty serious statistic. A common refrain in just about every pit bull attack is “he/she was so nice. I don’t understand what happened.”
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    For centuries, the four breeds of dog we call pit bulls were bred for aggressiveness and combat. The same was done with a breed of mastiffs, but they had to be destroyed because they couldn’t be controlled. The problem with pit bulls is you simply don’t know when they are going to short-circuit and that combat instinct bred up in them will come to the surface. While I don’t doubt that treating a dog badly will make them aggressive, the typical pit bull attack has been from a well-treated “nice” pet. Or two or more “nice” pets.

  4. piloti

    piloti said, almost 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Can you please cite your source of information? I can’t find any stats to back up your claim of 75% of dog related injuries to be of Pit Bull origin.

  5. Jerry Dunham

    Jerry Dunham said, almost 2 years ago

    I work in dog rescue. I can tell you that a higher percentage of abused dogs will be aggressive than for the overall population. I can also tell you that in my area, a very high percentage of dogs that I would classify as abused are Pit Bulls. The deck is stacked against these dogs, yet I hear of bites by Labs at least as often as I hear of bites by Pits, probably because there are so many Labs in family situations with small children who don’t know how to interact with dogs and aren’t well supervised.

    While the breed’s history is always a factor, in my experience the actions or inactions of owners have the most influence.

    Jerry Dunham
    Tejas Coonhound Rescue

  6. Lisa  4romMpls

    Lisa 4romMpls said, almost 2 years ago

    Love the flower, beware the teeth.

  7. route66paul

    route66paul said, almost 2 years ago

    Small dogs(chihuahuas especially) bite much more often. Actually, it is rare that a pit bull will bite a human that wasn’t doing something wrong or acting out. Most dogs bite out of fear, and it is little dogs that are fearful.
    Dogs from line bred to fight and those taught to fight are more aggressive, but it is actually very hard to get a Pitt Bull to hurt a human, but all terriers are aggressive with other animals and vermin.
    Pit Bulls are called the “babysitter dog”, they will take a lot and just love them back. Petey was a Pit Bull (Our Gang Comedy)

  8. thehag

    thehag said, almost 2 years ago

    Aggression was bred out of English Bull Terriers (Target Dog) very quickly.
    I agree Labradors when young can be a problem as they are big and don’t have a lot of control over their exuberance. I watched a family ‘train’ their Lab to nip at hands by throwing the dog treats instead of insisting on the dog using a soft mouth. I got it to take a tiny kibble gently from me by holding onto the treat until I got the correct response. Dog didn’t want to bite. Getting the family to do this was unsuccessful however. So they had more incidents of nipping.
    It’s the people who aren’t treating and training their dogs properly who are at fault.

  9. Troy Young

    Troy Young said, almost 2 years ago

    The VAST, OVERWHELMING majority of individual dogs whose breeds fall under the ‘pit bull’ umbrella are NEVER involved in any bite/aggression incidents. That is a simple fact.

    It does not matter WHAT breed you are dealing with; the 3 main contributing factors to problems are: Poor breeding, lack of or poor training, and lack of socialization.

  10. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    route66paul is correct. Pit bulls were coined as ‘babysitter dogs’ back in the pioneer days. Life was hard and dangerous back then and families would use pit bulls to guard and protect the younger children as they worked to survive. They were gentle with the children and their intelligent, protective nature kept anything harmful at bay.

  11. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I agree Will, it’s not the right look for you.

  12. rdockett

    rdockett GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Long time lurker and animal lover, I have met several great pit bulls in my lifetime, but my mom was attacked by our neighbors one night trying to protect our pet cat. He clamped down on her and would not let go. He was a great do that was adored by me and her up to that point. DogsBite.org is a site with references and charts by breed. I do not think that they should be destroyed, but I will not allow my kids around them.

  13. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “Sweetest little fellow, everybody knows. Don’t knowe what they call him but he’s mighty like a rose.”

  14. calvinsfriend110

    calvinsfriend110 said, almost 2 years ago

    Yipe.

  15. win

    win said, almost 2 years ago

    check it out: http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics.php

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