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Muzzle all dogs or ban certain breeds?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by SEVEN_PETS, May 31, 2010.


  1. SEVEN_PETS

    SEVEN_PETS PetForums VIP

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    After reading people's comments on the Mail Online website about the awful attack of the American Bulldog and the little girl, most people say to either muzzle all dogs in public or ban more breeds.

    What is your opinion? Muzzle all dogs or ban more breeds?
     
  2. Haley

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    Train and love them as they deserve, any dog can be funny in the wrong hands. Just MO x
     
  3. SEVEN_PETS

    SEVEN_PETS PetForums VIP

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    obviously. but the government will change something, something has got to change to prevent more children being hurt by dogs.
     
  4. Nonnie

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    Neither.

    Stricter control on breeding and ownership is what is needed.
     
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    Neither. Train owners to train and look after their dogs properly. Train children how to behave around dogs.
     
  6. SEVEN_PETS

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    yep, that's true. someone also said that neutering before leaving the breeder should be law, which would mean neutering at around 8-12 weeks of age, which is awful IMO.
     
  7. SpringerHusky

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    Agreed.

    I vote Neither also.
     
  8. davehyde

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    education in schools maybe.
    introduce animals to children, how to act and interact. not just dogs but animals in general.
    all kids seem to love them and would take interest i imagine and would benefit from it.
    so would the animals.

    lets ban cars too eh, they kill people, oh and buses, and planes and bikes and trees falling over.

    with the amount of people and dogs about certain things will occur, maths and odds demand it.
     
  9. sequeena

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    PTS all the stupid owners :thumbup:

    Such a shame it'll never happen and the dogs will continue to take the fall :mad:
     
  10. davehyde

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    it's just like people really.

    a child is born to a lovely couple, well brought up polite good manners does well at school.

    then just goes off the rails, steals, lies, fights, gets jailed.

    another couple who are just bums have a scruffy kid, ugly, stunted growth. yet this child excels for it's whole life.
    becomes a perfect adult.

    no answers to any of it really but it's not confined to the dog world. dogs just get singled out because of the damage and potential damage they can do.

    there are more bad people than bad dogs.
    a truly bad evil dog is hard to find and even as a dog lover i believe these should be pts humanely.
     
  11. nicola1980

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    Train the children :D
     
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    i would choose niether most dogs don't like a muzzel and you would have loads of people running round with their dogs going crazy as they wouldn't get time to adjust if they did bring it in.

    PTS makes me uneasy as some dogs that flip the switch and attack are maybe just stressed with heat the child or whoever may have been annoying them and to have all this happen then be shoved into a corner no wonder the dogs are "barking like crazy" i would go off my head too.

    so my choice is neither, would well rather have gtraining classes full of people than piles of dead dogs or adjitated dogs due to muzzels lol

    *Kara*
     
  13. MissShelley

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    Lets muzzle the owners and ban certain people from owning all breeds :D :thumbup:
     
  14. lifeizsweet

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    Most attacks seem to happen in homes, so muzzleing in public won't make a dent in the amount of people getting hurt....

    stricter rules on breeding and ownership is needed.
     
  15. simplysardonic

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    Neither, dogs are an integral part of our society & people should accept that, IMO there are quite a few people who should be muzzled
     
  16. Starlite

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    stop allowing complete morons to own dogs and start teaching children how to behave properly round them :mad:

    There should be a basic ownership test imo and a more advanced one for breeds which need a firm hand

    I do not believe in BSL, its Bull $h!t Legislation and the dogs pay for our mistakes with their lives :(
     
  17. dodigna

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    Neither of course.
    Banning certain breeds has brought no difference to dog bites statistics and certainly none to attacks on children. What can do banning even more more breeds? You cannot keep a dog muzzled 24/7 and most attack happen in back yards or family homes so, again, what good would it do?

    The only thing that has changed is children family and school education and they way dogs are seen in loads of family, just another toy.
    Teach children how to respect animals in general and dogs especially.
     
  18. tripod

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    Wow are they the only two options that people can come up with :eek: :mad: We have restricted breed legislation here which says that restricted breeds must wear muzzles in public among other stipulations. Like BSL elsewhere this has not been enforced consistently nor has it had an affect on bites and silly owners etc. :rolleyes:
    Talk about flogging a dead horse :(
     
  19. rocco33

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    Actually, the leading reproduction specialist vet in the UK has stated that neutering at 8-12 weeks is no different in the effects as neutering at 6-8 months or at any time before maturity. The difference lies between neutering pre-puberty and post-puberty, not in the age at which they are done pre-puberty.
     
  20. SEVEN_PETS

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    well, i don't agree with neutering any time before maturity anyway. I would always neuter after a first or second season with females and after a year to 2 years in males.
     
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