All right I started this thread to simply try to calm some nerves. Yesterday EDBAMA22 ( I hope I got it right) Made a post about what couple pitt Bulls did to his pigs. Instead of us focasing on the fact he had "DOGS" almost killed his pig and give poor ED some support we all got into a heated debate as to wether pitt bulls were distructive and dangers or not. I to put in a post . However I tried telling you guys what I have wittenessed with this breed. I did not make up a fabricated story to try and have the forum up in arms. Seedcorn especailly made some hurtful comments. However I think he was trying to lean towards gang members, drug addicts , and irresponsible dog owners like the many that have been posted here on this forum. I was honestly going to get up in arms with him because I am a member of NRA. And I miss read his post the first time and thought that he was somebody telling me that gun owners are irresponsible. The truth of the matter is that a vast majority of these dogs have been breed to be aggressive. Over the last year I have heard of many different accounts of pitt bull attacKs. The breed is now outlawed around Colorado springs and parts of Denver because it was a steady increase of these attacks. No I am sitting here typing that only pitt bulls are agessive. I also have a thread here about a rott. that injured one of my chickens. This dog is dead this morning because the animal control found it to be to aggressive to be handed back to the owner, or adopted out. Lucky me I have to go sit in court with many other nieghbors who had something tore up by this dog. And then there was a black lab thatyattacked a little boy over near Denver. The boy was not to serisouly hurt thank god. But the owners fell into the same cattagory as the ones who have ruined the breed of pitt bulls. They got the dog and then chianed to the tree and ignored it. I own a Pure Black German sheperd. She is the sweetest thing in the world. Do I leave my kids alone with her HELL No! I dont do this because I think she will tear them apart I do it because she is a big girl. And if my kids pulled a ear one to many times she might snap at them because they hurt her. And I have a strong beliefs that if a dog snaps a person especailly a kid. Even if they are just trying to protect them selves. They will more or less decide that they can do it just becuase a kid is trying to pet them and they don't want to be bothered. Dogs all have a natural instinct that can't be trained out of them. Collies and cattle dogs have a herding instinct. labs and retievers have a instinct to fetch things. If a dog see a cat or rabbit running they have got to chase it. They all have a instinct, their is not one breed in this world that won;'t pretect the person they love most if they thought they where in danger. This is some thing that ALL DOG OWNERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND. The owners of the pitt that I meantioned in ED thread had enough strength and power to pull down A deer and was literally dragging acrossed the road in front of us. And then attacked a police officer that followed it home to fine them for killing the deer and running loose. He shot the dog in self denfense. And the owners of this dog stood there a swore that their dog wouldn't hurt a fly. No owner regular owner (except those that kept their for fighting) any breed really thinks of the poteintal damage their dog could do. There was a pair off unsocialized Rotts in a small town next to us that literally tore a part a little girl. They knew this girl. And the owner swore they never once shown any type of aggression before. I also have talked about on this forum about the little pitt my brother picked up at the pound thinking it was a lab. It was the sweetest thing, then at about eight months to a year old she turned on my niece who was little at the time. I didnt post it to offend you pitt bull owners. I was telling you guys my exprecience I have had with the breed. I am just saying that with what I have heard and seen of these dogs I wouldnt want one, especailly since I have a bunch of kids, (mine and then everyone elses) and wouldnt ever want to risk the kids getting ate because of an instinct that the breed has. Anyway I am sorry to all that have been offended, I am sure their are a bunch of very responsible people that really work with their pitts, and understand what their dogs are capable of doing. I am sure it hurts when people place you in with the others that have ruined the breed or the breeds reputation. Thank you guys for reading this, very long and probably very boring post. I hope no one twists my words, or finds offence to anything I have written.