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Your Best Friends Picture.

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Our Fox Terrier passed four years ago and my wife and I promised we wouldn't get any more dogs. But in our heart of hearts we knew if the right dog came along we'd take him/her in. I was out washing the car one afternoon and noticed this extremely large beautiful golden lab coming down the street towards me. I knew she was lost and I called to her and she came to me right away. I knew she didn't belong in the neighborhood as I'm famaliar with most of the dogs in our area. I brought her inside the gate and spent the next few days attempting to locate the owner and came to the conclusion that someone had dumped her. Well... we fell in love with this dog and took her to our Vet and it was determined she was about 6 years old. She's the sweetest and best dog we've ever had. She's not a golden lab. She's an 'American Pitbull Terrier' and weighs in at 95 pounds!

Here's our big baby and best friend, Suzy.
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Our Fox Terrier passed four years ago and my wife and I promised we wouldn't get any more dogs. But in our heart of hearts we knew if the right dog came along we'd take him/her in. I was out washing the car one afternoon and noticed this extremely large beautiful golden lab coming down the street towards me. I knew she was lost and I called to her and she came to me right away. I knew she didn't belong in the neighborhood as I'm famaliar with most of the dogs in our area. I brought her inside the gate and spent the next few days attempting to locate the owner and came to the conclusion that someone had dumped her. Well... we fell in love with this dog and took her to our Vet and it was determined she was about 6 years old. She's the sweetest and best dog we've ever had. She's not a golden lab. She's an 'American Pitbull Terrier' and weighs in at 95 pounds!

Here's our big baby and best friend, Suzy.
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7245/friendss011.jpg

Suzy is a lovely looker, dogs are the most loyal friends in the world, shame all of us humans don't take after dogs in being friendly.

Oz from Australia
 
I photograph and do research on the Southwest Desert Coyote. Most of the credible information I accumulate comes from the Southwest Indian, who has lived with the coyote and the wolf for centuries.

Indian Folklore.

One day a feather fell from the sky.
An eagle saw it.
A deer heard it fall.
And a bear later smelled it.
Only the coyote saw, heard and smelled that feather all at the same time.

Coyotes can locate the direction of a sound to within one degree at any distance from which the coyote can hear it. For example, at one mile, the coyote knows where the sound is coming from to within 90 feet. At 100 yards, the coyote can pinpoint the sound to within five feet. Few other critters are blessed with better senses than 'Ol Wily' coyote.

The Indians refer to the coyote as a joker, trickster or outlaw.
The wolf is revered by the Indians and is called 'Brother Wolf.'
 
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Hi
Just shows don't it. American Pit Bulls are illegal in the UK. They are classed as dangerous dogs, but your dog doesn't look like what I thought a Pit Bull does

dave

They are about to be made illegal in some Australia States soon, there have been far too many attacks and deaths on people.

I think some owners train their pitbulls to be vicious, but not all.

Oz
 
In the states they are passing laws and legislation regarding ownership of pitbulls but these laws and regulations clearly define the type or breed of pitbull this would apply to. The 'American Pitbull Terrier' is recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) and also the UKC as a legitimate breed for show.
I've seen nothing yet in any laws yet that would include the 'American Pitbull Terrier' in current or future legislation.
 
I love dogs, and I've had a ggod few in my lifetime. Pedigrees, muts, mongrels, big, small, strays, rescue, and all were a joy.

It's humans that give dogs bad reputations, whatever the breed.

If you want to see a vicious dog, get between a male Old English Sheepdog, and another male dog. I did, and paid the price. My Old English bit my hand, but was as docile as a rabbit afterwards.

Took me a while to work out, that he was protecting me.:rolleyes:

Love dogs, whatever their breed, shape or size.:):)

Oh yeah...beautiful dog, Mort.;)

Steve.:)
 
Nice dog, but 95 pound, is that overweight for that breed?

Im cautious of dogs after been attacked once. Knew the dog well to and was feeding it while the owners, who were our neighbours, were away and it was fretting for them, went to feed it one afternoon and it came at me growling and leapt up at me and knocked me flying, got knocked out when i hit my head on the way down. Come to and still dazed and the dog was still having goes at me, he didnt break the skin but i was bruised and swollen all over where he nipped me quiet a few times. If he really wanted to bite me good he could have so i was lucky. I was also very lucky that my husband heard the dog growling and come to see what was going on and he got the dog of me. Bruised all down one side of face including my ear where i hit my head as well. Ended up in Towsville having to have head scans etc done. This only took a matter of a couple of minutes yet its installed a fear that i dont think will ever go away. So im very cautious about dogs regardless of their breed or even if i know them.
 
Nice dog, but 95 pound, is that overweight for that breed?

Im cautious of dogs after been attacked once. Knew the dog well to and was feeding it while the owners, who were our neighbours, were away and it was fretting for them, went to feed it one afternoon and it came at me growling and leapt up at me and knocked me flying, got knocked out when i hit my head on the way down. Come to and still dazed and the dog was still having goes at me, he didnt break the skin but i was bruised and swollen all over where he nipped me quiet a few times. If he really wanted to bite me good he could have so i was lucky. I was also very lucky that my husband heard the dog growling and come to see what was going on and he got the dog of me. Bruised all down one side of face including my ear where i hit my head as well. Ended up in Towsville having to have head scans etc done. This only took a matter of a couple of minutes yet its installed a fear that i dont think will ever go away. So im very cautious about dogs regardless of their breed or even if i know them.


Our dog Suzy is about 5 pounds over weight according to our vet. This particular breed seems to have a wide body. We do all the things you shouldn't do for dogs but we've done the same for all the dogs we've ever had. She can eat from the table as she always gets her table scraps, and I wouldn't call them scraps! For desert she gets a small t-spoon of ice cream which she is crazy about. Other than that she's a normal dog that sleeps on our beds of sofa, and has probably come to the conclusion that this is her house and were her guests!
 
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