Pit bulls genes and genetics to fight – Where are the beagle dog fights to the death happening ?

All dogs are what they are by nature ,that is what breed means. If that was not the case people would train beagles to fight to the death. Training a dog is merely the direction of its breed instincts (its nature as and designed by man) Obedience training just means to control that nature it does not change nature. Pet owners confuse the two meanings or application of training. A beagle not used for hunting rabbits is still a dog with a nature to hunt. A Pitbull not used to fight is still a dog with a nature to fight. Pibull advocates want what they want beyond all reason but then, when you understand breeding, you understand Pitbulls are a breed where no one can fnd any good reason for them with 180 or more other breeds that by nature are far safer to choose from. Ban the breed end these deeds

Pit bulls made up 21% of fatal dog attacks and this number is growing!!!!!!

Fatal dog attack stats

431 documented human fatalities from a dog attack IN THE U.S. FROM 1965 – 2001

Pit Bull (21%), Mixed breed dogs (16%), Rottweilers (13%), German Shepherd Dogs (9%), Wolf Dogs (5%), Siberian Huskies (5%), Malamutes (4%), Great Danes (3%), St. Bernards (3%), Chow Chows (3%), Doberman Pinschers (3%), other breeds & non-specified breeds (15%).

Ban the breed , stop the deed

City committee recommends muzzling pit-bull restrictions – BSL

EDMONTON – Life could soon be easier for Edmonton pit bulls after a city council committee recommended Tuesday putting a leash on licence restrictions against specific breeds.

Staffordshire bull terriers and American Staffordshire terriers, often called pit bulls, must be leashed and muzzled off their owners’ properties, and kept chained and muzzled or in pens outdoors on their properties.

Their owners also need $1 million in liability insurance and face higher licensing fees and fines.

The rules were introduced in 1987 to deal with concerns about attacks by the strong-jawed animals, but a city report indicates the provisions haven’t been effective.

There’s no evidence such legislation reduces biting, it’s difficult for veterinarians to determine breeds without expensive DNA testing, and most owners of such dogs don’t licence them, the report says.

Bilinda Wagner, who runs specialized courses for American Staffordshire terriers at the Edmonton Humane Society, said better training for dogs and owners is the best way to stop aggression.

“We think we can help more people if they don’t feel they’re singled out because of the look of their canine friend,” she told council’s community services committee.

“I think the reason people attend our bully-breed classes is they don’t feel judged.”

Most of the serious bites inflicted by dogs she has dealt with come from small breeds, said Wagner, who moved from Edmonton to Busby to avoid restrictions on her two American Staffordshire crosses.

“As a trainer, I know that putting muzzles on them and avoiding dog play is just wrong.”

David Aitken, manager of the community standards branch, said there are about 105,000 licensed animals in Edmonton, and his staff receives 400 to 500 complaints about dog bites annually.

He suggested keeping the definition of restricted dogs for animals that chase or attack people or animals, as well as creating a new category of “nuisance” dogs subject to higher penalties for repeated barking, biting or other offences.

The issue will be discussed by city council next week, but Coun. Kim Krushell told Aitken the information she has seen has already changed her mind.

“I watch the news just like everyone else does. As soon as you see a dog attack, especially with a kid, I’m not too sympathetic,” she said.

“(But) you have certainly sold me on the fact that if you go down with more breed-specific legislation, where do you stop? German shepherds bite, and chihuahuas.”

Pit bulls bred to be violent – Its not the owners fault its the breed

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Over the years humans have bred animals for different characteristics: faster horses, leaner pigs, different looks in pets…and aggression. It may be contrary to popular belief that genes play a role in behaviour, nature not just nurture. But we must not let sentiment triumph over science.

To determine if pit bulls (bred for dog fighting, a sport more popular than ever and not just with rappers) are more dangerous than other breeds you would need to know the population by breed. This can be had from the United Kennel Club and American Kennel Club. Then one would need to know the frequency of bites by breed. No one keeps such statistics and many would be unreported. But deaths by dog attacks are kept and kept by breed. As Stanley Coren points out in a 20 year study (1979 to 1998) by the U.S. National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control, of the 238 dog-bite-related deaths, pit bulls accounted for 98. That makes them 80 to 100 times over what their population percentages would expect.

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