Conrad  Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates)

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That is so true Conrad Allen . I know a lot of pit bull owners who own wonderful pets. They are used by folks who use them for dog fighting. I once knew a guy, seedy character type, whose pit bull had scars all over its body. (from fighting of course). Friendly dog around me. - loved me to death. It would even roll over. I could not allow it around my own dogs.

Feb 20, 2016 07:10 AM
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I'm very surprised.  I would have expected it to be Spaniels:  both Cocker and Springer.  Rage Syndrome is highly identified with them.

Feb 20, 2016 09:33 AM
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Agreed Conrad!  Nurture not nature.  I know some of the sweetest pit bulls ever.  Put any dog in the hands of Michael Vick and he'll turn it into a viscious fighter.

Feb 20, 2016 09:25 AM
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  1. My grandson had a pit bull.  We kept the dog for him for about 6 months.  He was such a big, really big lover.  I can't say about others, but my vet said it is the way they are handled.  I do agree with you and my vet agrees with you.
Feb 20, 2016 07:48 AM
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If a dog has a dominant personality and the owner isn't equally determined, it makes a bad combination.  On the other side, if a dog is very timid and is confronted, it can also bite.  Not an owner issue, a dog issue.  The fear biters are the worst.

Feb 20, 2016 07:26 AM
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Good morning Conrad. My daughter and son-in-law have a pit bull, pretty big and no one you would want to get pissed off, that is also the sweetest dog in the world. Dog 0wners have everything to do with their personality, you are so right.

Feb 20, 2016 06:03 PM
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one of those tiny little dogs

Feb 20, 2016 03:26 PM
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Conrad Allen I think I would have guessed this right...

Feb 20, 2016 01:57 PM
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I agree, but that's why they buy them.  Some want them to be mean.

Feb 20, 2016 12:57 PM
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Ron's brother in law had a pit bull.  It was the sweetest and gentlest dog ever.  And I agree with you, the owners are to blame.  A

Feb 20, 2016 11:08 AM
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I don't know the answer then...

Feb 20, 2016 11:02 AM
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My insurance broker has a long list of hounds that will raise your insurance rates!

Feb 20, 2016 11:02 AM
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I've been bitten by dogs twice in my life.  Niether was a pit.  And one was because I accidentily hurt the dog (I was a child) and recently when doing a CMA a little yap yap dog took a nip of me.  

Feb 20, 2016 10:49 AM
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This breed is now the new favorite. The public seems cycle with favorite dog breeds and the pit bull has been a favorite for a long time. My dog played very nicely with one today at the local dog park.

One thing that needs to be considered about the bite of a pit bull is how the dog bites. They don't just bite like any other dog. They bite deep, rip and tear and this can tear out muscle that can't be replaced in the victim. 

 

 

Feb 20, 2016 10:41 AM
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Dogs that are mistreated and not trained properly.

Feb 20, 2016 10:16 AM
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No matter which breed the owner is ultimately responsible for the behavior of their pet

Feb 20, 2016 09:49 AM
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Pit bulls can be excellent pets for smart pet owners.

Feb 20, 2016 09:41 AM
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I read somewhere that Alaskan huskies, Saint Bernard and Great Dane are also on the list of dogs with tendencies to bite. This one fact throw me for a loop. Your homeowners insurance will also be higher if you have any of the following breeds such as Pit bulls, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Chow Chow, Malamute, wolf-dog hybrid.

I personally believe it is how these dogs are being raised and handled by their owners that give these breeds the tendency to be more aggressive.

Feb 20, 2016 09:25 AM
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I totally agree that it is the trainers/owners who own the dogs, and not the dog breed Conrad Allen.  Off topic here, but I've always felt that if someone could be mean or cruel to an animal, then they could be that way to a human, too.

Feb 20, 2016 08:55 AM
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I'm still stickin' with the little dogs, the chew-weenies.

Feb 20, 2016 08:46 AM
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Not surprising Conrad, not surprising at all

Feb 20, 2016 08:19 AM
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Chihuahuas

Feb 20, 2016 08:14 AM
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I never would have thought that pitbulls captured that large a share of bites. Any breed at 20% or so seemed more realistic. Is there a ranking somewhere Conrad? Very interesting. 

Feb 20, 2016 08:10 AM
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That would have been my guess.

Feb 20, 2016 07:34 AM
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Absolutely! You are right, it is all about owners. Some Chihuahuas are scarier than pit bulls. 

Feb 21, 2016 04:30 PM
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Thanks for sharing.

Feb 20, 2016 11:04 PM
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Dachshunds,

Feb 20, 2016 11:02 PM
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Conrad Allen When I was growing up German Shepards had a bad reputation for being a dangerous breed. You are right, it is the way owners treat and train them.

Feb 20, 2016 10:35 PM
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Glad to know this Conrad.

Feb 20, 2016 10:30 PM
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So true Conrad! This came up as a trivia question.

Feb 20, 2016 09:29 PM
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What you are not telling us is that the majority of deaths and maulings come from pits. There is a huge difference between a bite and a mauling.

Feb 20, 2016 09:12 PM
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That is so true, Conrad. And as much as I love dogs and never fear them, I will admit to being a bit uncomfortable around pit bulls.

Feb 20, 2016 07:31 PM
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No idea.

Feb 20, 2016 10:40 AM