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    ...cops turn now

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    If as seems the case, this dog was free roaming and so unrestrained - unfortunately the type is these days carrying a rep' ahead of itself.

    I expect the cops were certainly reacting to a perceived threat and anyways - what about leash laws too if dog was loose.
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    Chris,

    Here's a little test (be honest ),

    http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html
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    OK - took me five tries to get correct ID - there's honesty for you

    However let me qualify - I regard any dog of this type as a potential threat - it is the short mouth with powerful masseter muscles and broad shoulder stance that rings my bells - power in a small package.

    Behavior tho is everything and if no threat - no problem.
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    I regard any dog as a potential threat. I was used as a chew toy (by a Collie of all things) when I was a kid.
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    And he did it with 25 shots less than the Bronx Police.


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    Quote Originally Posted by freakshow10mm
    I shot a dog a few weeks back. Some kind of mastiff thing. Cop didn't know either.

    In MI, the law doesn't discern between human or canine/ animal threats, self defense is self defense.
    Some....kind...of...mastiff thing? LOL. I'm sure you were under threat of great bodily harm when you discharged your firearm. But shooting a Mastiff is like totalling a Ferrari. Both are heart breakers no matter the circumstance. He is the most noble, grandest canine of them all. Ask anyone who has ever owned one.

    I've also known a number of Staffordshire terriors too. Mostly the English variety. Beautiful dogs they are, especially in fawn. In Boston it is law that Staffords must be muzzled whenever they are in public. What a stupid, stupid law.

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    Pegged it on the first try ID'ing the pit bull.

    Okay I knew a few guys that raise them and other similar breds.

    And yes I do blame people who do not raise or know how to handle them properly as pets.

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    +1 on the dogs owner being in the wrong here....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moga View Post
    Some....kind...of...mastiff thing? LOL. I'm sure you were under threat of great bodily harm when you discharged your firearm. But shooting a Mastiff is like totalling a Ferrari. Both are heart breakers no matter the circumstance. He is the most noble, grandest canine of them all. Ask anyone who has ever owned one.

    I think it was a mastiff. Dog weighed 276 pounds (versus my 145#)according to the vet that incinerated it.

    That wasn't the first dog that attacked me. All the dogs that are supposed to be the "never would hurt anyone; always friendly; an honor to own" have been the dogs that attacked me. This mastiff thing, a chocolate lab, black lab, golden retriever, husky, German shepherd.
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    What difference does it make what kind of dog it is ?

    It should'nt as any dog can take a bite out of you and purt the hurt on you. One of the worst man/dog fights I've ever seen was a Chocolate Lab chewing up a guy that hit him with a rock.

    And any dog person will tell you that Labs are the least likey to bite anyone. It just goes to show that ALL dogs should be respected for what they can do.

    Whether you are being attacked by a 250 pound Pit Bull thats been bred to fight or a two pound toy poodle should'nt matter.
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    I walk our dog on occasion, and when I'm out I carry. Reminds me of the other night, going down a street and I hear a big dog barking. Look up to a house on the left and a BIG dog is chained in a back yard and doing his best to get free. I got a chill for a sec thinking what would happen if he broke free. I gurantee you that if he had, I would have had my hand on my 1911 in a heartbeat and would have used it had he made an attack.
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    sounds like an appropriate time to pull the trigger to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    "According to eye witnesses while the police were firing at the dog a stray shot went through a neighbors front window. That has not been confirmed by APD."

    Hmmmmm...know your target? I bet they DON"T confirm that!

    That makes me feel safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    IMHO ( and not on a pitbull rant , i love american bull terriors ) with my experiances in Amarillo we should send him an SKS, and a case of ammo then just let him " thin the herd " a bit of both the two legged mutts and the 4 legged LOL .
    They need some kind of fun out there!

    Dogs can be dangerous. Even "kick-me-dogs".........

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