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#277255 - 08/10/06 11:29 AM Re: pets [Re: JoelM]
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Joel...does this also apply to the mixed breed of wolf/dog that are being sold?

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#277256 - 08/10/06 11:37 AM Re: pets [Re: harlan]
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No. Wolf/dog mixes are stupid and dangerous. They are closely related but not the same species.

Dog= Canis familiaris
Wolf= Canis lupus ssp.

They can breed and produce fertile offspring, but that doesn't mean that they should be bred. Wolves are wild animals and dogs are domesticated. Yes they have common ancestors, but so do we and chimps, Should we breed with chimps?

I don't have a bunch of info on these mixes but I do not agree with the breeding or owning of them.
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#277257 - 08/10/06 11:54 AM Re: pets [Re: harlan]
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Wolf/Dog mix canines are very strictly controlled in the UK, with a specific maximum genetic 'wolfishness' allowed in breeding for them to be considered eligable as a domestic animal. Even then, the feral instinct makes for a temperemantal animal with very distinct behavioural triggers.

As for bull breeds, I am biased as i have a bulldog, but Joel is completely correct in his take on the matter. Bull breeds have overwhelmingly positive character traits that do not correspond with their appearance that some see as fearsome. it actually takes concerted and methodical training and abuse to turn a bull breed into a fighting dog- it is against their natural temperament. Some of this 'training' is horrific and would turn a Pug into Cujo.

i have grown up around bull breeds, great danes, wolf hounds and rottweilers; and the only dog that ever bit me was a Jack Russell- a breed that is responsible for more domestic attacks than any other, and is known for its irritable 'snappy' nature. We dont legislate them of course- the media dont consider 'old lady bitten by Jack Russell' to be as good copy as 'Pensioner mauled by devil dog!'

Look up 'French bulldog' on google video for terrifying bulldog behaviour in action
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#277258 - 08/10/06 12:05 PM Re: pets [Re: Cord]
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Personally, I'm terrified of poodles! No kidding. My ballet teacher owned 2 French Poodles...and they used to terrorize us kids when the owner's back was turned.

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#277259 - 08/10/06 02:18 PM Re: pets [Re: JoelM]
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I am not entirely disagreeing with you. Yes, all dogs can bite and be aggressive. When I was little, a neighbor was badly mauled by a bassett hound (which are the only dogs I actually like). I consider bassetts to be one of the sweetest breeds around, but they too have the potential to hurt someone.

However, whether or not you think a law is garbage, it is the law until you can successfully lobby to get the legislator or city council to change the law. You also have to consider the liability and responsibility of having a certain kind of dog. If the dog does hurt or kill someone, you could be charged and convicted of anything from assault to murder (probably involuntary manslaughter unless you directly sicced the animal on the victim). Then you have to deal with hefty fines and possible jail time, not to mention personal feelings of guilt - if you are a decent person and have a conscious.

I will go back and say again, despite what ever you feel on the subject, you need to check with local ordinances before you buy certain kinds of dogs.

Give me a cat any day - IMO.
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#277260 - 08/10/06 02:59 PM Re: pets [Re: QuietGal]
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I agree with what the others are saying about Bully Breeds. Also, having had a Tindel Wolf (70% wolf/30%shepard) and it was a great dog, like most animals, it is all in how it is treated.

I had a friend who use to take his cat with him everywhere. The cat would sit in the front floor board of the car. While at a local hang out, Garcia's Pizza in the parking lot, a guy with a pitbull was being a pain and my friend said, my cat can take your dog. This made the guy mad and he said his dog would kill any cat. They put them in this walled in area behind the theatre and sure enough, the cat actually killed the dog. Now some will say that this is immpossible but what I failed to mention was the guys cat was a pure breed Bobcat that he had since it was a kitten.

We don't actually own any living thing. They exist with us, either well, or not so well. They are thier own spirit and make thier own dicisions about things. Like children, if you teach them to be open minded and reasonable, they will do great.
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#277261 - 08/10/06 03:03 PM Re: pets [Re: QuietGal]
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Quote:

You also have to consider the liability and responsibility of having a certain kind of dog.




You must approach the ownership of any and all dogs with a responsibility to raise them well socialised and exposed to kindness and appropriate discipline- they are not a breed specific set of conditions.

Cats are awesome creatures, but do not tend display the level of reciprocal affection that dogs do, on the plus side, this tends to make them more independant/lower maintenance.

Its worth considering that children are far more likely to be injured by a cat than a dog however. ( )
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#277262 - 08/10/06 03:21 PM Re: pets [Re: Cord]
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Quote - "Its worth considering that children are far more likely to be injured by a cat than a dog however."

Quite true, which is why I don't let any young kids near my cats, despite the fact that they are very gentle. They do have their claws and aren't around kids. I don't know how they would react to a kid that inavertantly hurts or alarms them. It is not the risk.

Dogs do seem to be more affectionate and people seem to want something that will reciprocate their feelings. I am lucky that my cats are very affectionate and personable. Many cats aren't or it is just towards one person. I know that this sounds like a crazy cat lady here, but they have been here for me when I was really sick and/or my husband was away. They have added to the quality of my life, which is what any pet should do for you.
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#277263 - 08/10/06 03:31 PM Re: pets [Re: QuietGal]
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The most important thing is not to buy a small hyperactive dog, because it will drive you crazy with it's incessant high-pitched barking. A good rule of thumb is that if you think you could punt kick it over a fence, it's too small.

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#277264 - 08/10/06 04:35 PM Re: pets [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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I have greyhounds, retired race dogs actually. They are great dogs but are not for everyone. Some have special needs because of abuse from the race track, some don't. They don't really do well in extreme temps, they are very lazy but need a fenced in yard for an occasional sprint. There is a lot of info on the net about them. They are definately not much protection, or for tough guys. I really just like to watch them run at about 45mph.

-Jeff

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