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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:55:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 1:17:56 PM EDT by zealgroup]
This video shows they way pitbulls were handled back in the day when you never heard of a Pitbull attacking kids. Watch in the video and see how dogs injuried could be handled without fear of being bitten. Watch how a complete stranger could walk up and touch the dogs that were fighting dogs.

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:04:57 PM EDT
I do pit bull rescue and I explain to people they are not supposed to be human aggressive. Human aggressive dogs should be culled immediately. Backyard breeders trying to make a buck on selling pups have screwed up the traits that were bred into them. The bulk of the rescue is getting people to stop breeding them and to spay and neuter the ones they have.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:16:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 2:16:37 PM EDT by xcell]
There wouldn't be any hate if they didn't allow Welfare Hounds and Gangstas to own them.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:23:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 2:26:15 PM EDT by GDP]
Once again, you can't breed aggression or passivity in dogs. Fighting dogs are usually very socialized dogs having dealt with the hours of human interaction and training with treadmilling, springpole, and tug work. As well as the numerous baiting and skirmishes that occur. Culling human aggressive dogs from the breeding pool is just as ineffective as trying to breed animal aggression into dog by culling curs. This is one of the reasons that the meme of "they human aggression was bred out of them" is bullshit. Because fighting breeders wanted dog aggressive dogs and the fact is pit bulls have yet to be proven or even remotely shown to be more dog aggressive than any other breed. What they did breed are traits that are breedable, like athleticism and strength, durability, and to some degree tenacity that is common in a ton of hunting and terrier breeds as well as the working breeds. (although I could argue that tenacity is more nurture than nature)

ETA - I've interacted with a lot of fight dogs.

The dogs that are usually a high bite risk are unsocalized. Be it the little lap dog that grandma kept in the house that has seen nothing of the world or the pit bull chained in the back yard as a yard ornament.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:43:14 PM EDT
1) The old Pitbulls were bred for "Gameness" first and foremost.

2) A fighting dog could not be pitted because if he bit the other Handler or Ref you lose your money!

3) The dog couldn't be washed or tasted before being pitted by the other side if he was human aggressive.

4) You can breed tendencies into any dog breed.

5) You can breed high prey drive into dogs which would cause human bites.

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