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A Interview About The Weimaraner Breed

- **The Weimaraner** Emilie Bold *** VAC 113 **Professor** Alan Pufahl (www.dogbreedstandards.com) 1. Intro **Introduction** Today we’ll be speaking about the Weimaraner breed, this breed is known for their gorgeous silver coats and their knack for hunting. They’re also known for their great companionship and devotion to their owners, they’re very prestigious dogs whose history dates back to the 13th century. They truly are dogs of royalty, specifically developed to hunt and protect, however the Weimaraner brings so much more to the table, they have playful spirits and they’re very lively making them great for children and families....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Weimaraner, Ear]

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Toy Breed Dogs: Pugs

- Pugs are one of the biggest toys breed dogs. (Males, 12-14 Inches 13-20 Pounds, Females, 10-12 inches 13-18 pounds). The pugs are known for their small square shaped bodies and cute wrinkles. They have a heavy coat that sheds seasonally. They come in colors like apricot, black, and silver. Even though the pug being a small energetic dog may seem fun, they can be a challenge to take care of. So before a person can take home a pug he or she should know about their background, their attitudes, and especially their needs....   [tags: origins, care, oldest breed]

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Breed Specific Legislation: Unfair to Pit Bulls

- Niko is a boxer mix from Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas City had a ban against owning a dog of the “pit bull” breed. Niko was taken from his home in 2007 by animal control, and wrongfully accused for the way he looked. He was held in a kennel at the pound during the entire eight month period it took for his owners to get him back. After multiple court hearings, Niko was finally released and sent home with his family (Campbell). Niko’s story is a great reference to the many controversial thoughts people have against the laws regarding breed bans for pit bulls....   [tags: Breed-Specific Laws]

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The Breed Of The Pig

- The Breed of the Pig I remember two to three decades ago I had a dream (or vision) in which a spirit told me that humans were like pigs. He said that while spirits ride inside the heads of humans, the humans are stubborn and stick to their own habits, even when spirits convince them to do otherwise. That experience never left my mind and later on I used to think that it was like myself, in that the spirit was what I would rather be, or the higher self as some New Age people call it, but the pig was what I am now or what my subconscious or comfort zone is (coincidentally I am a “bore” or a pig, according to Chinese zodiac)....   [tags: Personality psychology, Emotion]

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The Side Of The Bully Breed

- “To me he is a friend, a loyal companion that never leaves my side, a lovable pooch that forgives without remorse, and a gullible pup that chases after every stick, but to society, he is a criminal, an awful animal with a bad reputation, a cruel creature bred to attack without shame, and a serious threat to the safety of the community” (Villegas, 2012) Pitbulls are often feared in communities because of general misconceptions such as being aggressive, non intelligent, and non family oriented pets; but recent studies proved both facts wrong showing the softer side of the bully breed....   [tags: Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier]

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The Weimaraner: a Superior Breed

- When choosing a dog, I would choose a Weimaraner because they are some of the most playful, intelligent, athletic, beautiful, and loyal dogs that exist. Personality is one of the greatest aspects of these kinds of dogs. They are playful, smart, loving, and affectionate. Weimaraners have very strong and individual personalities of their own. These kinds of dogs are so smart and special that they have personalities and intelligence that may rival that of human beings. They need to be treated as a member of their people and family....   [tags: Dog Breeds, choosing a dog]

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Ritualistic Sacrifice in The Strong Breed

- Wole Soyinka, like other Nigerian writers, characterizes the conflict of cultural and religious choices in his country and emphasizes the distinct customs of society (Tucker 9). Born into the Yoruba tribe and culture, Soyinka’s writings are clearly influenced by Yoruba culture and practices. Communities and societies in Africa today religiously partake in ancient rituals that some may consider extreme, such as cannibalism and self-mutilation. In the village in The Strong Breed, the extent to which individuals will go in order to rid a community of its sins and faults is tested by the sadistic annual sacrificial killing of an innocent individual for communal benefit....   [tags: wole soyinka, yoruba culture, tribe rituals]

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A New Breed Of Home Buyer

- Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Recently, a new breed of home buyer has emerged. Creating small and unique housing that allows homeowners to downsize without having to downgrade. These people behind the tiny house movement are willing to reduce the overall size of space in their daily living in the attempt to live a stress-free life that offers within it, an ability to free time in your life to do more in your free time, helps to save money, and helps to reduce environmental impacts. In the twenty-first century, we work all day to then come home to more work in one of the largest investments in our lives....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, United States, North America]

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Alternatives to Breed Specific Legislation

- Education: Educating dog owners and the general public on dog safety is a great way to cut down on dog attacks. Teaching people how to safely interact with dogs and basic rules about dogs that they don't know. Calgary, Canada has already started putting this idea into effect and have found it quite effective. Here is some of what they have found “Research shows that just 1 hour of dog safety training in grades 2 and 3 can reduce these attacks by 80%.” (Alternatives to BSL) No where in my research on BSL laws have I seen it mentioned that they have reduced attacks by 80% or even close to that....   [tags: dog politics animal/children safety]

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Erp Vs. Best Of Breed

- ERP vs. Best-of-breed Enterprise resource planning systems, was known as ERP system, is the name of a type of business management software. ERP system considers company as a whole, it generally can manage and analyze any business processes and trace the root of any problems Companies that have median and large structure tend to use ERP system. ERP provides manager an integrated view to the main business process; managers can see any real time business activities change from the system. Examples of ERP would be SAP and QuickBooks....   [tags: Enterprise resource planning]

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Are Magazines A Dying Breed?

- Dying Breed: Magazines. Are magazines a dying breed. I never was a big fan of them. I enjoy looking at the photos, but they distract me from reading any of the stories. In fact, it seems that the majority of the magazines are just pictures and sometimes have no relation to the headline article. Great stuff for sitting in a doctor’s office or at the DMV to kill time. I would often miss the important reading because the photos are really cool, but I guess that is part of the marketing going on to get that next subscription or read....   [tags: Advertising, Magazine]

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The Forgotten Breed : Layer

- The Forgotten Breed Layer by layer, her duty gear is slipped on. First a heather grey Fit Cops undershirt, next the Kevlar ballistic vest, black as the night. Ah. Kevlar vest, otherwise known as the “bulletproof” vest. If only… Her vest sports a Spartan Fit Cops morale patch, emblazoned with “ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ,” Greek for “come and take them.” Then comes the hunter green 5.11 tactical pants. After sliding both legs into the 5.11s, the khaki colored TDU shirt is pulled on. One by one, the buttons are fastened from bottom to top....   [tags: Police, Constable, Sheriff, Male]

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Banning Breed Specific Legislation

- Racial profiling had existed since biblical times, and is still present in today’s society. Recently in history we had the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It did not take long for the fear of anyone from the Middle East to ripple through America. Wearing a turban in public would get people falsely accused of being a violent terrorist. Over and over again people foolishly stereotype and judge individuals based on their race or appearance. One of the most recent victims of profiling is the pit bull....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Breed Specific Legislation

- Introduction and Background As more people bring dogs into their homes, the rate of dog attacks continue to increase. In an attempt to reduce violent dog attacks on citizens, many U.S. States are turning to a tactic known as Breed Specific Legislation. Breed-specific legislation (also known as BSL), also referred to as breed-discriminatory legislation (also known as BDL), is a law or ordinance that prohibits or restricts the ownership of specific breeds of dogs, and/or dogs presumed to be mixes of one or more of those breeds (Breed-specific legislation (BSL) FAQ, n.d.)....   [tags: dogs, violent dogs, attacks]

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Best Of Breed Or Single Supplier ( Integrated )

- What benefits are derived from the technology when applied appropriately (Best of Breed or Single Supplier (integrated)). Best of Breed systems are made up of multiple software applications designed for individual specialties (e.g., pharmacy information systems, laboratory systems, radiology systems). Each application is a standalone system, built on its own database and completely customized to meet the needs of its end users. As these specialized applications have grown in popularity, the marketplace has enabled different vendors of the same types of applications to compete for market share....   [tags: Application software, Computer software]

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Breed Specific Legislation

- Breed-specific legislation is a broad term that includes laws that ban or restrict the type of dog a person can own. Bree- specific legislation, or BSL for short, is often described as something that protects people or makes the world a safer place. In reality, there are many issues with this type of legislation. The whole premise of BSL is based off of misconceptions, it punishes innocent people and animals, and it does not ultimately lower the amount of people bitten each year where it is implemented....   [tags: Dogs, Dog Owners, Legislation]

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Pit Bulls : A Aggressive Breed Of Dog

- Pit Bulls have been looked upon as a very aggressive breed of dog since the 1980’s, but what many people don’t see is the other side of Pit Bulls. Unfortunately, Pit Bulls are judged by the actions that are seen all over on news channels, but the news channels don’t do the breed justice usually as many stories they are involved in dog attacks. The idea that Pit Bulls can be loyal and family dogs does not resonate with many people as some people can’t look past the fact that there seems to be more Pit Bull attacks than any other breed....   [tags: Staffordshire Bull Terrier]

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Dying Breed and When a Stranger Calls

- In the film industry, genre can be referred to the various types of techniques and particular themes that are used in the way the story of a film is constructed. Genre is a useful method to analyse film as it depicts what theme a particular film is about and enables the viewer to understand the film in a clear and concise way. The main focus throughout this research essay will focus on how genre is a useful method to analyse films. This will be displayed through two main aspects of which are; target audience and how genre creates the narrative flow of the film....   [tags: Genre, Film Analysis]

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Dog Breed Bans

- Pets have been a part of the American life for forever. It comes to no surprise that the most popular pet in the United States is the dog. There are over 68 million dogs owned with a range of 130 dog breeds. Over the past ten years, it has become clear that the rate of dog bites has steadily been rising. There are over 4.7 million reported cases of dog bites each year in the United States alone. State officials have been hounding the dog world for years over this issue. Instead of blaming certain dog breeds for violence, people should instead be looking at the owners themselves (Pet-Owner Liability)....   [tags: pets, german sheperds, violence]

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An Argument Against Breed-Specific Legislation

- The term “breed-specific legislation” is not one that comes up often in day-to-day discussion for most people. Breed-specific legislation refers to all laws that seek to restrict or eliminate ownership of certain animal breeds, most often dog breeds. It was first conceived as a method of controlling and reducing animal cruelty, as well as mitigating the occurrence of dog-related human injuries and the illegal activities of dog-fighting and related crimes. Breed-specific legislation is distinct from animal control laws that restrict ownership of wild or demonstrably dangerous (those with a past history of unacceptable, aggressive behavior) animals, because breed-specific legislation makes a b...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Informative Speech: Breed Specific Legislation

- Specific Purpose Statement: To invite my audience to explore the advantages, disadvantages, and the alternatives associated with breed specific legislation. Thesis: Breed specific legislation is a controversial topic in which I am very interested and would like to explore both sides of the issue to perhaps learn something new. Pattern of Organization: Multiple Perspectives Introduction I. [Attention Getter] Imagine you were told you couldn't do something or live somewhere for the sole reason you looked dangerous....   [tags: Informative Speech]

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British National Cinema: This Happy Breed

- Question 10: Choose one film and discuss it through illustration. How does its social, political, historical context inform the form and content. Noël Coward’s, This Happy Breed (1944) Introduction: British national cinema following the First World War was somewhat subdued compared the fantastical pictures of the preceding peacetime. 1940’s British cinema is often referred to as a ‘Golden age’, whereby British films were able to compete with Hollywood in both domestic and international markets....   [tags: patriotism, gender roles, british history]

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The Journalist, a Rare Breed Indeed

- The Journalist, a Rare Breed Indeed "Hello?" The police dispatcher answers the phone. "Hi there," I say brightly. "My name is Aaron Mesh, and I'm from the News Chief. Could you please transfer me over to Major Thomas. I need to ask her a few questions about the wreck over on Havendale Drive this morning..." This is my job. I'm an intern reporter at the News Chief, a daily newspaper in east Polk County, Florida. I've been on the job for the past 27 months. Once a week, I come into the Chief's newsroom and get to work: conducting interviews, gathering information, writing stories....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Choosing the Best Dog Breed for Your Family

- For millions of years dogs have remained a constant companion of man. Bred from the aggressive and formidable Gray Wolf tens of thousands of years ago the domestic dog now lives in many homes across the world. Where in the far distant past the domestic dog was bred as a guard animal, a beast of burden, and even a food source the dogs of today are bred for a far more endearing purpose-companionship and love. Finding a pet dog that is more of a joy than a chore is necessary when asking: How much is that puppy in the window....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Eight Stages of Genocide Compared to Dog Breed Bans

- First is classification, meaning people or animals are categorized and then put into an us versus them situation. In people, a good example of this would be the Jewish people during Hitler’s reign. They were considered to be less than human, and perfectly fine to destroy, just because they were different. In comparison to BSL laws, we say that “ pit bulls”, rottweilers, and other so called aggressive breed dogs are dangerous compared to “regular” dogs who are not dangerous. The media makes this worse because they are constantly classifying these dogs as being nasty fighting dogs that are owned by gang members, drug dealers, dog fighters, thugs, and other persona non grata....   [tags: canine legislation, politics]

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A New Breed of Students

- A New Breed of Students The American public school system does not prioritize the moral education of its students. As a result the majority of so-called "well educated society" is ethically challenged and morally desensitized. In Jonathan Kozol's book The Night Is Dark And I am Far From Home, Kozol develops a series of virtual indictments against the American public school system. According to Kozol students emerge both brainwashed and without a sense of purpose. In essence, many students do not understand the full potential of their intellectuality: "public education, for most children, is a twelve-year exercise of ethical emaciation" (Kozol 169)....   [tags: Essays Paper]

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The History of the Modern Day Maltese Dog Breed

- The Maltese’s origin is unknown. Many think that the Maltese came from Malta, because of the name. Others believe their ancestors came from the Sicilian town of Melita. Evidence supports both theories. In Sicily there is a town called Melita from where many lovely white dogs called Canis Melitei were exported. During the same era, Maltese were known on the island of Malta. The Roman governor, Publius, had a Maltese companion by the name of Issa. A poet in that time, Martialis, wrote about Issa. Issa is more frolicsome than Cattula’s sparrow. Issa is purer than a dove’s kiss....   [tags: Maltese, history, dogs, breeds, animal care,]

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Breed-Specific Legislation

- Breed-specific Legislation Breed-specific legislation is the banning or restriction of dogs considered “dangerous” breeds, such as pit bull breeds, in order to stop dog attacks. “Inherently dangerous” implies that all pit bulls are, through genetics or their environment, born with a vicious streak; the science does not support this. Legislation targeting specific breeds does not work because dog attacks result from multiple factors, not just a simple breakdown of breed culpability. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the National Canine Research Council, as well as independent researchers, all agree that BSL is not producti...   [tags: dangerous dogs, pitbulls]

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Breed-Specific Laws

- Imagine buying a new home and moving to a new state with two beloved pets. Now imagine that the two beloved pets are a six year old Pit bull and a three year old Rottweiler. Upon the completion of the move, it is necessary to take both of the dogs for a well-deserved walk in their new neighborhood. From out of nowhere comes a police officer who kindly states that the dogs are prohibited in the state and will need to be taken to the local animal control office to be euthanized. Upon asking the officer why the dogs are prohibited, he simply says because they are bred to be aggressive....   [tags: restriction of dogs, rottweiler]

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Is the American Pit-bull Breed an Excessively Vicious Breed or Are They Just Misunderstood by Today’s Standards?

-   Introduction When you see a pit bull dog walking down the street on a leash, what is the first thing that goes through your mind. For some, it is a great sense of anxiety, panic and fear, for others it is the thought that this amazing, beautiful breed is misunderstood. Have you ever stopped and thought about if the pit bull breed is really a vicious breed, or are they just misjudged due to the repute that others have given them along with the many myths that are attached to them. What about the owners of these beloved animals....   [tags: violent dog breeds]

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Isolation In The Dance and the Railroad and The Strong Breed

- Isolation In The Dance and the Railroad and The Strong Breed An overall theme of isolation permeates through both Wole Soyinka’s The Strong Breed and David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and the Railroad. Every character in these two plays suffers from some form of isolation from the rest of their society. Although Hwang’s Lone and Soyinka’s Girl are isolated for markedly different reasons and take opposite roads in their character growth, they share many similarities including often mirroring their society and some of their treatment of other characters....   [tags: essays papers]

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Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed

- Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed Reading Wole Soyinka’s Strong Breed, I get to wondering about disclosure and ritual, disclosure between characters and to audiences, rituals of drama and religion. As I read the play, I see ample signs that both Sunma and Eman know about the curse-binding ritual that is to take place before midnight. I see signs of Sunma’s more specific knowledge in her shunning of Ifada from the start of the play. She declares, “Get away, idiot” (853). From the start Sunma is agitated and hopes that she and Eman might get away for “only two days” (857), as long as the two of them might “watch the new year together--in some other place” (856)....   [tags: Reader Response Essays]

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Overview of the Tenessee Walking Horse

- Index "Number 278 Your Honor!!!” This is what I hear as I ride my horse, Ranger, along the perimeter of the huge ring that holds all my fears, worries, hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. As the announcer yells into the loud speaker “Riders the judges say ride on at a Running Walk!” I pick up speed flying past my competition, so many World Champions and World Grand Champions on one fair ground, it can be over whelming at times. As the riders sit in the ring patiently anticipating the results all I can think is how lucky I am to be part of such an amazing breed of horse, and to feel blessed that the Tennessee Walking Horse Association was so great....   [tags: Breed, Abuse]

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COL Prescott’s Command in the Battle of Breed’s Hill

- The award-winning novel by Stephen Ambrose, Band of Brothers: Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, discusses one of the greatest examples of mission command in the form of 1st Lieutenant Richard Winters and his role in the Brecourt Manor Assault. This battle is a textbook example of how to fight against a superior enemy force that outnumbered the unit by four times as much. Facing overwhelming odds with just 16 paratroopers against over 60 German Soldiers, 1LT Winters nevertheless prevails and succeeds in achieving his objective while minimizing casualties to just three Soldiers lost....   [tags: Band of Brothers, Stephen Ambrose]

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Incomplete Story Lines in Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour

- Incomplete Story Lines in Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour 1. This dissatisfied critic meant that there shouldn't be any deadlines set by people who aren't actually writing the book. This book is actually a good reason that there shouldn't be any deadlines. The book was nearing the deadline but wasn't finished yet so the author, Louis L'Amour, just ended it so that he could meet his deadline. Basically that there should not be any deadlines so that the author has pleanty of time to complete the book, completley free of any questions to the reader....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Stereotypes and Stereotyping - My Boyfriend, the Half-Breed

- Stereotyping - My Boyfriend, the Half-Breed I sat across the table from my dad while he stared at me with a disbelieving look on his face. My mom sat to the right of me with tears in her eyes. She could see my pain as well as my dads, and she knew the war that was about to start between my own father and me. My brother sat to the left of me making comments that only made the situation worse. I could feel myself dying inside as my heart began to break. I had no idea how to deal with the situation that I had gotten myself into....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives]

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Overview of the Three Main Breeds of Pigs in the USA

- Furthermore, there are three popular breeds of pigs that are the background for swine production within the U.S. The breeds are the Duroc, Hampshire, and Yorkshire. All the breeds are separated into classes from colored breeds to white breeds. Sounds like the words say it all about how to distinguish them, but really it comes to meat quality and successful raising traits. Colored breads are selectively bred for leanness, efficiency, and meatier bodies. They are considered the best hogs to raise in America because they are the faster market weight breeds....   [tags: breed hog, hampshire]

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The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog

- The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog There is a process that should be followed when a person is going to pick a puppy that will be trained as an upland bird dog. The first step is to perform some research on picking out the right breed of puppy that will not only fit into the family but also for the fowl that will be hunted. The owner needs to become knowledgeable on the proper care that is needed for the puppy to grow into a healthy dog. There are basic training steps needed for a puppy to become a great bird dog that start when the puppy comes home....   [tags: positive reinforcement, breed, puppy]

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Lies In Society: Pitbull Terrier

- Animals become dangerous because they were maltreated by their owners and when the media has exaggerated the danger of its breed to the public. A very good example of lies in society is the concept of the people on the breed of Pit bull Terriers. Currently, pit bulls have been reported by the media with very horrific and disturbing news of having attacked a child or being shot by a police due to aggression while some are reported to have been abused or neglected by its owners (Forderer and Unkelbach 534)....   [tags: animals, maltreatment, breed]

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Dog is Man's Best Friend

- ... The basset hound has ears that hang low. Dachshund means “badger dog”. We call them that because they used to dig into badger holes. Beagle came from the french word “becquele” which means “noisy”. We call them that because of their howls. Mix breeds are very favored. Being a mix breed means that your parents are different breeds. In that case, some might have mutations. Since mixed breed's parents are different breeds, the child has new traits and characteristics. Most people who want a dog prefer mixes because they have health advantages....   [tags: wolf, breed, species]

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Attacking Dog Breeds: Truth or Exaggeration?

- ... Despite the bans, many counties report there have been no substantial decrease in the breed that they set out to eliminate. In an economy where budgets are tighter than ever, many counties are looking to repeal their breed ban laws and strengthen their dangerous-dog laws instead. In addition to the monetary cost to a county, BSL’s come with an emotional cost to owners of pit bulls. When a BSL is enacted, owners of pit bulls and “pit-bull like” breeds need to surrender the pet or pay a hefty fine....   [tags: human factor, breed specific legislation]

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Genetic Diversity Of The Domestic Dog

- Genetic diversity in Canidae General Introduction into Genetics of the Domestic Dog The domestic dog (Canis familiaris) came from a common ancestor about ten million years ago (Vilà, Maldonado, & Wayne, 1999). Presently there are more than 400 breeds of dogs, with 152 recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Most modern breeds have existed less than 400 years (Parker et al., 2004). It was in the in the second half 19th century that breed clubs and breed standards and the practice of ‘inbreeding and selection’ to maintain ‘purebred’ lines began as well (Gubbels, 2002; Parker et al., 2004)....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Bulldog, Purebred]

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Should Pit Bulls Be Banned?

- Pit bulls face such a high degree of discrimination, that they have become the most common breed in shelters throughout the United States. Over 700 cities in the U.S. have banned pit bulls within their communities giving them the name, “America’s most reviled dog” (Tullis). Steps to prevent the prejudice of not only pit bulls but all dog breeds have proven effective. As of 2014, 17 states passed laws which prevented “breed-specific legislation” (Madhani) within their towns and cities. Regardless, pit bulls still remain the least adopted and most commonly euthanized breed in the United States....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Pit Bull]

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The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog

- The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog There is a process that should be followed when a person is going to pick a puppy that will be trained as an upland bird dog. The first step is to perform some research on picking out the right breed of puppy that will not only fit into the family but also for the fowl that will be hunted. The owner needs to become knowledgeable on the proper care that is needed for the puppy to grow into a healthy dog. There are basic training steps needed for a puppy to become a great bird dog that start when the puppy comes home....   [tags: breed, puppy, family, process, training]

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Puppymills Vs Shelters

- Year after year people buy puppies from big breeders. Have you ever wondered where that puppy grew up. What kind of conditions the puppy lived in. Most puppies that someone would buy from a pet store are raised in puppy mills. Puppy mills are well-known for their “inhumane conditions” and the endless breeding of “unhealthy and genetically defective” dogs only for income. People should adopt rather than buy from a pet store or breeder. By adopting from a shelter, one could give a dog a second chance at a happy life....   [tags: Puppymills Breed Misery]

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Active Duty Military And Their Families

- Problem: Active duty military and their families, and single Airmen living off base at their current duty station are having to leave their dogs behind prior to being stationed on a base that requires the family to live on base due to current Air Force restrictions on base housing policies. Current Air Force Instructions 32-6001 (AFI 32-6001) and AFI 32-6007, limit the breeds of dogs that can reside in family housing. These same AFIs ban dogs for what the Air Force has deemed aggressive behavior....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Pit Bull]

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Anesthesia Sensitivity Of Dogs And Anesthesia

- Typically just after a dog surgery, many vets insist to the owners that, their dog is very sensitive to anesthesia. This statement is said, as they need to put a great effort in controlling the dog and extending their thoughts on the danger. Later we may find, these owners go on to tell their story to others about the idea - anesthesia sensitivity in dogs. Thus, this problem grows and is purported in the society. However, in most cases, it’s simply not the truth. Putting it into simple words that, a sensitivity to anesthesia in dogs is something that actually does not exist....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Anesthesia, Pet]

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Urolithiais: Male Goat Disease

- Urolithiais is a common and sometimes dangerous condition that is frequently seen in goats with males more commonly affected than females. Left untreated this disease can quickly lead to serious complications, such as a ruptured urethra, a ruptured bladder, or death. This condition is caused when uroliths form somewhere in a goat’s urinary tract and become lodged, and the goat is unable to pass them. Urolithiasis can cause the goat to be unable to urinate, despite the fact that urine is still being produced....   [tags: diet, water, age, breed, urine]

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Legislation Against Pit Bulls Should Not Be Enacted

- What words come to mind when one hears the words “pit bull?” How about aggressive, violent, or dangerous. In many cases, this isn’t actually true. Because of the negative media attention for attacks on humans and other dogs that pit bull breeds receive, many Americans place a stigma on pit bulls, tagging them as dangerous and vicious. This stigma typically applies to all pit bulls, not just the ones that are actually dangerous. To remedy the issue of dangerous dogs attacking other beings, the legislative act known as breed-specific legislation is being debated throughout the United States....   [tags: Breed-Specific Laws]

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Legislation against Pit Bulls and Owners in Sioux City, Iowa

- If you’re a pit bull owner in Sioux City, Iowa, you are faced with certain ordinances that make it more difficult to own and keep your dog. This is Sioux City’s attempt to keep its citizens’ safe and prevent the abuse and harm of the pitbull. The city is trying to promote safety and animal advocacy. This ordinance is not effective because it punishes the animal and not the owner; it also does not take into account the animals individual personality. Legislators should create laws that consider all dogs based on their individual behavior and hold owner accountable for their animals....   [tags: bsl, breed specific legislation, pit bulls, laws, ]

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The American Pit Bull Terrier Community

- American Pit Bull Terrier, with a firm muscular body prepared to attack at any moment; jaws of steel that have a death grip, and a bark just as intimidating as their appearance would make anyone terrified of this breed. With the media so fixated on the Pit Bull breed, these dogs have been given a reputation of being aggressive and vicious. They are never reported on the respectable acts they do. The consequence of the media’s excessive enthusiasm, and numerous reported dog bites, have some states sense they are a danger to the community and have banned the breed....   [tags: American Pit Bull Terrier, Dogs, Breed]

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Greedy Owners Give Pit Bulls A Bad Reputation

- “Ignorant owners give pit bulls a bad reputation. “ In an editorial entitled, “Ignorant owners give pit bulls a bad reputation”, Becky Bennett argues that pit bull bans are not only questionable as far as lawfulness and usefulness, but would also prompt people whose interests in the breed are for “all the wrong reasons” to “find and misuse, and therefore negatively popularize, another powerful breed” (Bennett). Bennett suggests that instead of breed specific bans, communities would be better off supporting alternatives, such as; supporting local rescues in raising funds to help with educating communities, rehabilitating and finding homes for lost, abandoned, and abused dogs....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Neutering, Dog fighting]

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The Pit Bulls Be Banned, And Euthanized

- Everyday in the United States, there are pit bulls be banned, and euthanized.. There are approximately 937 cities in the united states that has some sort of a Breed Restriction legislation.To me this is absurd. People are getting these dogs and are trained to fight. It 's so wrong. Every time I hear about a dog fight or seeing a pit bull chained up makes me really upset and I 'm tired of it. How would those people feel if they were treated like that. I personally love Pit bulls, but some people don 't....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, American Pit Bull Terrier]

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The Price Of Pure Bred Dogs

- The prices of pure bred dogs vary depending on breed, but the average price comes around to about $900 per puppy. For that price, the pure bred puppy should ideally come with the following; three generations of pedigree, titled champions in the pedigree for any specific task, genetically sound hips and joints, healthy eyes, a guarantee refund for a dog with any inheritable diseases or conditions, a promise or a requirement for the return of the dog in the occasion that it cannot be cared for any longer, knowledgeable help on caring for that specific breed of dog, care and grooming information, and a sample of the current food being eaten....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Purebred, Selective breeding]

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Swot Analysis Of Innova Market Insights Completed A 12 Month At Your Local Pet Store

- In general, when it comes to our pets, we treat them as family. More specifically, when it comes to our dogs, they are treated like our children. Decisions made regarding our family’s long term health should not to be taken lightly, and neither should the decisions we make about our pet’s nutrition. If you were to walk through the dog food aisle at your local pet store, the selection can be overwhelming. In the United States alone, combined dry and wet dog food sales exceeded $11.3 billion in 2013, and it is only anticipating a continued growth....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Ageing, Dog health]

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The Special Canines Who Have Enriched My Life

- The Special Canines Who Have Enriched My Life Throughout my life there has only been a handful of dogs that made an impression. I am only going to focus on three, though there were a few more I have known. So as with any story, allow me to start from the beginning... I was born in the small town of Oakridge Oregon. I was a home water birth in our bathtub, inside a house located in a cul-de-sac called View Court. We only had a few neighbors, but the ones we did have were all closely associated with our family....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Dog health, Labrador Retriever]

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Evolution And Evolution Of Evolution

- In order for a species to survive, its population has to evolve. Evolution is the process of gradual change driven by natural selection to improve survival. Evolution is the explanation of how life got to its current state. Before the idea of evolution, the Bible gave the explanation of how things came to be, the Theory of Creation. Charles Darwin is credited for developing the theory of evolution. Scientist such as Georges Cuiver, James Hutton and Charles Lyell, and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck heavily influenced Darwin....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Evolution, Charles Darwin]

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What Type Of Dogs Would You First Think About?

- If you were to hear about someone describing an “aggressive” breed, what type of dogs would you first think about. Many people would likely say, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and maybe a few others. “Aggression” can be defined as damaging or even the threat of damaging behavior; it does need to necessarily involve an actual attack (McFarland 2014). Many of these breeds are criticized and discriminated around the world. Numerous cities throughout the United States have even banned certain breeds from being within city limits (American Veterinary Medical Association)....   [tags: German Shepherd Dog, Dog, Dog breed, Police dog]

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Women 's Strength And Burly Appearance

- Known for their strength and burly appearance, Rottweilers are a notably recognizable dog breed. Many people might associate this breed with a bad reputation of being violent or dangerous dogs, often connecting their gruff, boxy build with a dominating nature. While the saying of not to judge a book by its cover – or in this case, a dog by its looks – has been repeated to the point of cliché, there is one characteristic among several breeds that has been often correlated in media to vicious canines: a removed tail....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Dog health, American Kennel Club]

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Pit Bulls Be A Dangerous Dog

- There has been a battle between Pit Bulls being a dangerous dog and their dangerous more because of the owner. Some people just say that Pit Bulls are born dangerous, because of the breed. Some people claim that Pit Bulls are dangerous, because the owner didn’t raise their dog correctly. In many cities they have banned breeds such as Pit Bulls. Others see Pit Bulls as a very friendly dog when it is trained to be well behaved, and actually like to rescue them for that reason. There has been tests done and facts stated to prove that Pit Bulls aren’t the problem the owners are....   [tags: American Pit Bull Terrier, Pit Bull, Dog breed]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Contemplation '

- Ross B. Young’s painting “Contemplation is a detailed painting portraying a lone hunter and his trusted companion gazing off into the distance of a natural, beautiful, body of water inhabited by an abundance of wildlife. The painting comes to life with interpretations of reflection and deep thought, power, as well as a strong sense of passion emanating from the hunter himself. The color focuses on the light emanating from the right side of the painting which is the way the hunter appears to be facing....   [tags: Predation, Dog, Hunting, Dog breed]

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The Man 's Best Friend

- Man’s Best Friend Throughout history there has been a common connection between dogs and humans. Whether you use your dog for work, to help make a living, or just for pure enjoyment dogs have been by our side. Dogs are used by police departments to help track down criminals or illegal substances. In cold places such as Alaska dogs are used to pull sleds as a means of transportation. The common theme with all of these is dogs bring people happiness by being playful, comforting, and give their owners a sense of responsibility....   [tags: Dog, Pet, Dog breed, Toy dog]

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World War I With 6000 Trained Dogs

- Throughout the war, each of the belligerents involved used dogs at some time. “The Germans entered World War I with 6,000 trained dogs, principally German Shepherds, organized and trained in three departments.”6 The departments included a medical, messenger and watch dog division, each trained for specific uses. This extensive preparedness was because the Germans realized the true value a dog brought to the battlefield with their abilities to perform various kinds of missions. Early on in the war, the Allies’ and other participating nations rapidly trained and enacted dogs into battle....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Dog breed, Dog]

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The German Shepherd Is The True Criterion Of Beauty

- Max vom Stephanitz, founder of the German Shepherd breed said it best, “Utility is the true criterion of beauty.” The German Shepherd is a dying breed, not because it is losing popularity, but because it is drifting too far from it’s origin. Initially the breed was supposed to be versatile, confident, smart, courageous, and aloof to strangers. They were sable, grey, and black. They had straight backs, and normal functioning hind limbs. Health problems were nearly extinct. This breed still lives today, but most people’s idea of a German Shepherd is different....   [tags: German Shepherd Dog, Dog, Genetics, Hip dysplasia]

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American Pit Bull Terrier

- The world seems to believe that the American Pit Bull Terrier is a vicious breed of dog, violent and ruthless by nature, and that they should be treated as such. However, what if this stereotype about the pit bull that modern society bases their opinions off of, is an improper representation of the breed. The pit bull faces much hatred and neglect in this day and age, but in their prime, the pit bull was considered to be the perfect dog. Although bred for physique and stature that was perfect in the dog-fighting world, the pit bull grew in popularity and became high demand as a man’s best friend....   [tags: bread, bulldog, ruthless]

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The American Pit Bull: Nature vs Nurture

- When the American Pit Bull is discussed, the subject of nature versus nurture is often the primary topic. Over the last ten to twenty years, thoughts have changed greatly in respect to dog fighting. Throughout history, several different types of dogs have been used for dogfighting. Ancient Romans had displays of dog fights, as well as gladiators, in their great arenas long before the bully breed ever came into existence (Hsu & Sun, 2010). Thankfully, society has evolved, and so has the ideas behind the fight of dogs....   [tags: animal genetics]

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Does The Pit Bull Deserve Its Reputation As A Vicious Dog?

- Does the Pit Bull Deserve Its Reputation as a Vicious Dog. Just the sight of a pit bull instills apprehension and even fear in some people, who believe the dog may attack them for no reason and not let go. Many communities have placed this ostracized breed under severe restrictions; some municipalities have implemented bans outlawing ownership of the breed. Today’s society regards the pit bull as the most vicious and unpredictable of all dog breeds, whereas admirers of the pit bull believe this misconception stems from irresponsible owners and the inflammatory and negative publicity concerning this breed....   [tags: American Pit Bull Terrier, Pit Bull]

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American Pitt Bull Terrier

- If you were told a story about a woman who was mauled so viciously by a dog that she had to undergo the world’s first face transplant. What breed would initially come to your mind. If you said a Pit Bull, you are among the majority, but you would be wrong. It was a Labrador retriever, which is currently the most popular breed of dog in the United States, and among the top ten in several other countries according to the UKC (Dorsey 4). Why do you think so many people would assume it was a Pit Bull....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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The Chinese Crested Dog

- There are so many varieties of dog breeds to choose from. All breeds have their own special traits, but there is one in particular that sticks out; the Chinese Crested. The Chinese Crested has caused a greater division of opinion than any other breed. Few are indifferent to it, but it is usually either loved or hated. (Fogle, 1995, p.539) The Crested has often been dismissed as inadequate due to its physical appearance, but over the years has managed to survive and grow in popularity. The origin of the Chinese Crested is unknown, but it is believed that it started in Africa and evolved from the African Hairless Terrier....   [tags: weird and controversial dog breeds]

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History of Australian Cattle Dogs

- History of Australian Cattle Dogs The Australian Cattle Dog was originally born in Australia. It was bred to help outback ranchers round up their cattle and to withstand the harsh outback conditions. The breed is loyal and devoted to its owner. The joy of owning an Australian Cattle Dog directly relates to the breed origin, why it was bred, the general appearance, its unique traits, simple diet and easy health care. According to Katherine Buetow in “ The History of the Australian Cattle Dog” she states, “There is continuing controversy over which breeds were actually used in its development....   [tags: essays papers]

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Do Pit Bulls Make Good Pets?

- “If somebody is too stupid to understand the fundamental immorality of dog fighting, you’re never going to be able to explain it to him” (Kevin Hench). Most people think that pit bulls have locking jaws. This is false however; no dog breed in the whole world has locking jaws. Dogs are not always aggressive how they are raised and trained determines the behavior of a dog. Dogs have tendencies to be aggressive only if not trained properly. The discrimination against pit bulls is wrong and uncalled for....   [tags: Domestic Animals]

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How to Choose the Perfect Dog

- With hundreds of breeds and an endless supply of mixed breeds available, how do you know how to choose the perfect dog for you. Finding the right dog or puppy can be very stressful. It is a huge decision to make and not one to rush in to. Everyone loves a puppy. But what if you choose one that doesn't fit you. You may end up with a dog that is too big or overactive for your personality. There are certain things to consider before making your choice. What are you looking for in a dog. Male dogs are known to be bigger than female dogs and to carry more dominance....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay]

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The Problem With Pit Bulls

- On June 20, Charlotte Alter posted an article on TIME website titled, “The Problem with Pit Bulls”. In her article she starts with an event that happened to a three year old little girl that was attacked by three Pit Bulls. The little girl and her family were in KFC and one of the employees asked her to leave because her face was “disrupting their customers”. Half of the little girl’s face is now paralyzed and she has also lost her vision in one of her eyes because of the three Pit Bulls that attacked her....   [tags: Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier]

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Dog Breeds: Akita

- Akita History A breed that is native to Japan, this hunting dog dates all the way back to the 17th century. The name “Akita” comes from the mountain region where the breed originates. There, the Akita was called matagi, or “esteemed dog hunter.” In Japan, the breed is believed to be a symbol of good health, and is known as a loyal defender of the family. The Akita is the product of generations of selective breeding, and ownership was once limited to members of the Imperial family or Japanese aristocracy....   [tags: matagi, esteemed dog hunter, ]

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Pit Bull Bans: The Biting Truth

- There are breeds that can be classified as outlaws. How can that be. It is like judging a book by its cover, and is not that frowned upon. Society has gone so far with this that there are even laws banning pit bulls in certain counties. Fines have been put in place and outrageous insurance policies must be purchased simply to own a dog. A dog is just that, a dog, until someone comes along and makes it into a monster. A dog may be bred to do something and can be trained to do an entirely different thing....   [tags: dogs, breeds, pit bull reputation]

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Get to Know a Chihuahua and a Mini Pinscher

- A few days ago, my father picked me up from campus. On our way home, we passed a really big house and saw a small dog in the garden. My father said, “Look at that. It looks like your dog, Ovi.” I told my father the dog we saw was a Chihuahua and Ovi was a Mini Pinscher, they were not the same. However, my father was very persistent. He was sure the dogs were the same breed. Based on my personal experience, I realize many people are confused about the differences between a Chihuahua and a Mini Pinscher....   [tags: physcial, appearance, health, temperaments]

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A Veteran Banned From Military Housing

- Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherd dogs mark 100 years with the AKC. Both German Shepherds and Dobermans were the Devil Dogs in WWII (Mahood). Both dog breeds have given years of service to the military. Both dogs have been faithful loyal companions and incredibly intelligent. Both dogs are ranked in the top five for obedience and working intelligence (“Dog intelligence rankings”). Yet, the German Shepherd is currently the military police’s working dog and its veteran companion, the Doberman Pinscher, is currently banned from living in military bases....   [tags: U.S. Military]

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Increasing Animal Adoptions at Shelters

- It was a hard day for me. My dog of almost 7 years had to be put down, and it was the first pet I had ever lost. My dad wasn’t too keen on me getting a new puppy. We started looking at other dogs and my dad found one that he thought we should get. My parents decided to take me on a surprise trip to the animal shelter to get a better look at the dogs that we wanted to adopt. As we entered the dog room, barks started to echo around us and excited dogs jumped up on their kennels to make sure we saw them....   [tags: increase dog adoptions]

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The Unethical Practice Of Bsl

- Breed-specific legislation (BSL) are laws that either regulate or ban certain breeds in the hopes of reducing dog attacks. Dogs are not treated as individuals; their behavior, personality, and history are ignored and irrelevant, the only consideration is their breed. Judgments are based on stereotypes rather than rational, individual evaluation and thought. I cannot imagine another word to describe this type of discrimination other than unethical. In addition, these laws have been proven to be ineffective in reducing dog attacks because it fails to address the real scope of the problem....   [tags: Staffordshire Bull Terrier]

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Managing Pit Bull Terriers

- Managing Pit Bull Terriers Queensland premier, Peter Beattie says "having a Pit Bull Terrier is like having a loaded gun in your house," this is wrong. It is the bad owners of these dogs that should be held accountable to the destructive behavior of these breeds. Nobody can deny that Pit Bull terriers don't have a bad reputation but that doesn't mean the breed should be eliminated. It is the decent dogs of the breed that are being wrongly accused for the actions of other dogs....   [tags: Papers]

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