Mousse's injury, Nov 2010

Pit Bulls are not the only "Bad Dogs"

On your story about the Rally in Vancouver against the Ban on Pit Bulls. I am so tired of people thinking Pit Bulls are "The only bad dog". Last November, while walking our Chocolate Lab, Mousse (in our complex) a West Highland white terrier, a dog half the size of Mousse. Broke loose from it's owner. The dog made a mad dash for Mousse. The little dog jumped Mousse, and tore a patch of fur from the back of Mousse's neck. Mousse has NEVER done anything to provoke this attack. Even the owner of the West HIghland, does not understand why her does keeps attacking Mousse. I check with both the Oregon Humane Society and our local Animal Shelter. There was nothing they could do about it. Since it was a case of a "dog attacking another dog". I tried to report this, since this was not the first time it has happened with this one dog attacking our dog. Nothing. So, people need to take a look at banning an entire breed. A "Westie" attacking a "Chocolate Lab"...and a 102 pound Chocolate Lab! Crazy!

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lee98632 says ... on Tuesday, Jun 14 at 2:39 PM

I been besieged by a Beagle and terrorised by Terriers . ANY Animal can become aggressive When not Trained properly, or are trained to be aggressive. I wrote a nice article about Pit Bulls as nanny dogs but KATU didn't put it up.

Ban em says ... on Saturday, Jun 11 at 5:43 AM

The difference is when a westie bites, it doesn't tear your whole face off.

nick says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 1:26 PM

i have a pitbull who is animal aggresive. i know this so guess what... i don't let him around other animals. learn your dogs so that situations can be prevented.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 1:14 PM

The city needs to ban pit bull owners, the dogs can stay but owners need to get a life outside city limits!

deej says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 12:58 PM

I had a Doberman...intimidating, territorial, but a total cream puff. My neighbors little dog attacked him once, my dog pinned him by the throat, didn't hurt him but obviously could have ripped his throat out....what a great dog, miss him dearly.

Newsin says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 12:54 PM

to make a long story short I believe it has a lot to do with the breeders and owners then the breed itself. The only thing I can think of that might be good is licensing for the ownership of a pit. That way you have to be licensed breeder and owner

Newsin says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 12:52 PM

Coming from someone who was attacked by a pit. I STILL dont think all pits are horrible dogs. At the age of 8 I was bit in the face by a pit. It was horrible but the owner had the dog put down without us having to fight with them over it.

Karen says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 12:34 PM

We had a pit bull named China. She was the most loving dog and friendly dog. There was not a mean bone in her body. I agree with the comment that not all pits are mean and vicious. But the facts are some are and the reason who can determine.

lynda says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 12:29 PM

yesterday 3 pits came through my neighborhood , they stopped because they heard the neighbors child make a noise they immediately circled the child , my two adult sons went towards the dogs and made noise to distract them from the child

Kat says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 12:13 PM

but any dog can also be the most loving creature. some of the nicest dogs I know are pit bulls. instead of banning them, require the owners to take the dog to training classes.

Kat says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 12:11 PM

Don't worry. you aren't the only one against the ban. I was attacked by a German Shepard when I was 4. While I do feel that some dogs have been bred to be more aggressive, it also has a lot to do with how well the dog is trained. any dog can attack

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