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Old 06-27-2012, 12:38 AM   #11 
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I'm slightly weary of argumentative dog breed threads in general.

Why do people get so rude (or, conversely, butthurt) during these discussions. I would never dream of making a post "Oh hey, I hate goldfish, they look like orange water balloons with fins" - because I know and respect that there's goldfish keepers here. (not that I think this, but if I did, I would not express it in such a way).

And threads asking opinions "Oh what do you think of X breed" and then abusing the people who respond with the asked-for opinion, if it's one they don't happen to agree with.

It's just getting pretty stupid, and a bit like arguing religion or politics - there's never any 'winners'.

I think I'll be ignoring these threads from now on.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:56 AM   #12 
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Why do people get so rude (or, conversely, butthurt) during these discussions. I would never dream of making a post "Oh hey, I hate goldfish, they look like orange water balloons with fins" - because I know and respect that there's goldfish keepers here. (not that I think this, but if I did, I would not express it in such a way).
Bwahahaha! Love it! Thank you for a wonderful, and much needed, laugh! "Orange water balloons with fins." Hehehe I don't think I'll ever be able to look at a goldfish the same way again. Ever.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:26 PM   #13 
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Let's not go judging books (or dogs) by their covers
It dosen't matter what a human or animal looks like, at risk of sounding cliché, it's what's inside that counts
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:26 PM   #14 
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I agree, Nasha. We can't all be good looking, even dogs. It's what's inside that counts.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:52 AM   #15 
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That Boy is over stack
If they didn't stretch his front leg apart he'll look normal
Every dog have there own pose
The bullies they just like the wide front pose look on pic.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:21 AM   #16 
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I had a beautiful pure breed cocker spaniel once. Most gorgeous dog you'll ever meet. But she had mental problems up the wazzu. She would snap at the littlest thing and bite out of the blue. Eventually she was rushed to the vets with a bad stomach ache one day, turned out to be an obstruction. She was sent to surgery but didn't come through. Something about reacting to the anesthesia or something.

Point being, she looked like a sweet harmless little curly fluff ball but wasn't at all that. Don't assume that a dog is what they look like. They could be very different underneath that exterior. Take that dog you pictured. He looks like the sweetest most lovable dog in the world.

In fact, APBT were once considered to be the all american family dog. They are great with kids, love to play and loyal as can be. Then, when bear baiting and other gory activities like that were being banned, people, and I use that term loosely here, looked towards the pit bull for its sturdy body and big muscular head and powerful bite. They saw that they could throw two of them together and they would deal a lot of carnage. Then those stupid thugs started in on it and the poor pit bull lost all its good reputation to these savage murdering beasts that were "training" the poor dears to fight.

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:30 AM   #17 
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I'm confused, if it's a cross between two breeds how do you show it?
We have a French bulldog at work. Cutest thing but so many health problems. Took two tries to neuter him. He's got soft palate issues due to bad breathing so he sounds like a motorcycle 24/7. After surgery recovery we spent an hour holding his throat open so be could breathe.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:33 AM   #18 
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Actually, the term "Pit Bull" is a catch all term for any breed with that kind of physique. The only dog of that build that is shown is the staffordshire bull terrier.

Think of the staffy as being a pure breed pit bull/american bulldog.

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:44 AM   #19 
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No, they're talking about American bullies and someone said they have one from a breeder that shows them? :s Howwww.

If you cut off their heads bull terriers are pretty similar. Love those guys.
Lol, pure bread.
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American bulldogs are not an AKC registered breed.

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