How about we use a combined approach of common sense and the ultimate local
control called "individual responsibility" and not look to the
government for a solution. If a person has the desire to own a pit-bull then he
or she should be well trained in the care of this type of breed. In regards to
statistics there are studies out there (just google for them) showing dachshunds
are more aggressive related to dog bites than pit-bulls. Before anyone jumps on
the bandwagon no I am not suggesting dachshunds should be banned. I owned a
pit-bull mix for 15 years. This dog was well trained and had the best
temperament and was loved by family and neighbors.
Here's a thought, instead of banning breeds of dogs, teach your children
what not to do around dogs. educate yourself and your children and don't
allow your children to ever be alone with a dog. This would stop over half of
the attach's. The other one be a responsible pet owner and don't let
your dog wonder lose.
@ Jefferson. I suggest a third question. If there is a problem that requires
governmental action is it necessary that that action be at state level or better
left to counties and cities?
Different breeds don't have differences in terms of ability to injure a
human, huh?When's the last time you saw a police K9 unit with a
When the Federal government overules the state in determining that the state is
not allowed to restrict something, the state screams bloody murder. Yet the
state legislature decides that in this matter, local communities are ignorant,
uninformed or biased, and the state assumes the nanny role. Every time the
legislature considers a bill, I wish they would answer two questions: (1) What
PROBLEM are we trying to solve? (2) How does this bill solve that problem? If
those questions cannot be answered in a very specific and detailed manner, then
perhaps they should move on to the next order of business.
"Veterinarian Association agrees one breed isn’t more aggressive than
another."The problem is that this does not square with the
statistics on serious dog attacks. Nor does it square with common sense. If
dog breeds do not have different dispositions and tendencies toward aggressive
behavior, why are only a few breeds used as police dogs, guard dogs, and
fighting dogs? Even if you accept the premise that pugs can be just as
aggressive as pit bulls, the problem is that pit bulls are much, much more
effective at injuring, maiming, and killing humans, especially children.