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Memphis Girl Mauled by Pit Bull
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Posted on 04/11/2010 6:06:39 PM PDT by Chet 99

Memphis Girl Mauled by Pit Bull: Family Wants Dog Euthanized

Reported by: Kevin Holmes Email: kholmes@myeyewitnessnews.com Last Update: 7:58 pm

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – A Memphis child was mauled by a pit bull while inviting her friends to her birthday party. The 8-year-old girl is recovering at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, as authorities decide what should happen to the dog that attacked her.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies say the dog was chained to a tree in a front yard on Northdale Drive when it got loose.

Hailey King has undergone several surgeries to repair her hands, face, legs and shoulder. Late Saturday, April 10, 2010, she was unable to move one arm and her mother Eileen says she can barely move the other one.

Kim Shreve managed to help free Hailey from the dog.

“When I looked down in the cove," Shreve tells myEyewitnessNews.com, "there was a little girl and she was balled up in the fetal position and a large brown pit bull was on top of her and mauling her. She was covered in blood.”

After this attack, Eileen King wants the pit bull to be euthanized, but there’s a chance that won’t happen. Right now the one-year-old pit bull is under observation at the Memphis Animal Shelter.

If Shelby County Health officials consider the dog not to be vicious, it will be returned to its' owner. And that's an option that angers both Shreve and King.

“It’s not like you can tap the dog on the hands and tell it not to do it again," says Shreve. "The dog drew blood."

King agrees. “This is vicious," she says, "and that dog needs to be put to sleep.”

The dog’s owner, LeToya Redwing was cited for having a loose dog. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says this incident is still under investigation. Additional charges could follow.


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1 posted on 04/11/2010 6:06:39 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Dogs are like guns. You got yer shotguns, your machine guns and your 22 shorts, and everything in between. Pit bulls are the dog equivalent of the aa-12 fully automatic shotgun. You really don’t want one of these babies pointed at you.


2 posted on 04/11/2010 6:09:42 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Chet 99

“King agrees. “This is vicious,” she says, “and that dog needs to be put to sleep.”

If the owners refuse to put the dog down, then say, “fine, we will just sue you into oblivion”


3 posted on 04/11/2010 6:12:06 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Chet 99
Chained to a tree in front of house - and got loose? Did the owner/s ever 'think about - 'what if?'. Lock them up - they are irresponsible and dangerous.
4 posted on 04/11/2010 6:12:26 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: Chet 99

>>If Shelby County Health officials consider the dog not to be vicious, it will be returned to its’ owner. <<

That sounds reasonable. After all, a simple mauling of an 8 year old is not really enough evidence to determine whether or not the dog is vicious.

/s

The easiest solution, of course, is to sue the owner of the dog for every dime he/she will make the rest of his/her life, plus $20 for attorney fees. Then the dog will simply starve to death because the owner cannot afford to feed it.


5 posted on 04/11/2010 6:12:38 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

My brother was a city cop for 7 years before moving on to the State Police. He would tell the hoodie boys with Pit Bulls that if the dog made any move toward him whatsoever his gun was coming out and it would be fired.


6 posted on 04/11/2010 6:13:05 PM PDT by misterrob (Have you tea bagged a liberal today?)
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To: RobRoy

along the same lines, you probably shouldn’t leave one of “these babies” around children or felons.


7 posted on 04/11/2010 6:13:27 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: RobRoy

I think the owner is responsible.


8 posted on 04/11/2010 6:14:35 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: cricket

The mere act of chaining the dog up like that will make an already vicious animal even more vicious.


9 posted on 04/11/2010 6:15:23 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Dogs of Peace (TM)

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 04/11/2010 6:15:27 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: Eaker; TheMom

They’re all eeeevil ping.


11 posted on 04/11/2010 6:16:56 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: misterrob

That’s how I feel. I was with all the pit-bull supporters here until I took my maltipoo on a walk around Greenlake a few weeks ago. Lots of dogs there. Some very friendly, some less so, but nothing “bad”. Then I walk towards the mens room at the south end of the lake and I get within a foot of a guy’s pit bull and it tried to tear my dog apart. If I had had a gun, I’d have shot it, no questions asked. My dog jumped out of the way just in time and was shaking and scared to death.

Next time I go there I will bring one of those mini-baseball bats. The dog leash will be in one hand and the bat in the other. Any dog that makes a move of that type towards my dog will get it right across the side of the head. Again, no questions asked.


12 posted on 04/11/2010 6:17:02 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Allegra

>>They’re all eeeevil ping.<<

I wouldn’t say that, but I’d be more nervous about an out of control pit bull coming after me than an out of control wiener dog. :)


13 posted on 04/11/2010 6:18:00 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Chet 99
Friday: Baby's testicles chewed off by pit bulls
Saturday: 6th graders attacked by pit bull, 12 injured
Sunday: Memphis girl mauled by pit bull

And those are just the stories reported.

Sure, pit bulls are "just like guns". Guns that leave their holsters by themselves and start shooting at people randomly.

Euthanize these monsters.

14 posted on 04/11/2010 6:18:15 PM PDT by montag813
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To: RobRoy

A pitbull is so stupid that even a baseball bat upside the head might not stop it. I saw one chew a baseball bat in half, not to mention a car bumper.


15 posted on 04/11/2010 6:20:44 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Arminian by birth, Calvinist by the grace of God)
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To: Big Horn

>>I think the owner is responsible.<<

I do too. But in my response, I suspect there are occasionally “responsible” owners that are sincerely shocked when their pit bull attacks.

I think owning one is a real legal risk. I do not think they should be banned, however. Like you said, nail the owner when they attack.


16 posted on 04/11/2010 6:21:12 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Chet 99

I will never understand being so scared of a breed of dog... I mean, really... is it because doggie has big teeth?


17 posted on 04/11/2010 6:21:57 PM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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To: streetpreacher

>>A pitbull is so stupid that even a baseball bat upside the head might not stop it. I saw one chew a baseball bat in half, not to mention a car bumper.<<

Yeah, my goal is not to scare it, etc. Rather, it is to disable it. And for a bat like that to work, you gotta hit it in vulnerable areas, HARD. Break legs, ribs, etc. You basically have to pry their jaw open once they get it hooked into something. And the easiest way to get it to release it’s jaw is to disable the CPU. In fact, that is about the only way.


18 posted on 04/11/2010 6:23:27 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Chet 99
The mere act of chaining the dog up like that will make an already vicious animal even more vicious.

Yes, and for sure! And these people did not recognize this? Good grief, folks - wake up to 'dog realities' if you have one; moreso; if you have one that is riled to 'madness' easily; better, for sure; not have one of these dogs to begin with.

(There is no way to trust a potentially dangerous dog or to contain said dog, safely and humanely).

19 posted on 04/11/2010 6:24:13 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: RobRoy

Make sure it is made out of solid metal.


20 posted on 04/11/2010 6:26:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Porterville
>>I will never understand being so scared of a breed of dog...<<

It is because of it's potential for damage. I consider dachshunds to be meaner, but even the meanest is fairly harmless.

Here's proof


21 posted on 04/11/2010 6:28:26 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

Well you might want to be packing heat. Pitbulls are usually accompanied by thugs or trailer trash carrying a weapon of some sort.

I apologize in advance for the broad brush but that accounts for at least 90% of pitbull owners.


22 posted on 04/11/2010 6:29:16 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Arminian by birth, Calvinist by the grace of God)
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To: Porterville

No, it’s because doggie has big history.


23 posted on 04/11/2010 6:30:10 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Arminian by birth, Calvinist by the grace of God)
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To: streetpreacher

>>I apologize in advance for the broad brush but that accounts for at least 90% of pitbull owners.<<

I agree. Interestingly though, if you look up “pitbull attack” on youtube, nine out of ten will be of someone showing their dog playing with their children, thinking their anecdotal story somehow proves their dog is harmless. For crying out loud, I believe many of the ones that attack have had such moments.

When my wife’s first husband died, he left a very cute and loyal doberman that the whole family loved. She had three children all of single digit age. One day the doberman snipped at her. She immediately had it put down.


24 posted on 04/11/2010 6:32:44 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Porterville

“I will never understand being so scared of a breed of dog... I mean, really... is it because doggie has big teeth?”

Just watch these videos.

Animal control officer feeling that pitbull lovin’.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5uvK8TfOA

Pitbull turns police car into big chew toy!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2480658/posts

Woman’s arm almost severed in dog attack
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2477556/posts

LA reporter rushed to hospital after bite from pitbull (while doing story to show pitbulls are safe)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2475856/posts

Great-grandma mauled by Lynn family pit bull
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/pitbull/index?tab=articles

Boy attacked by pit bull; Child remains in hospital
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2473499/posts

Hardin County Teen In A Coma After Pitbull Attack
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2472680/posts

and many, many, many more!
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/pitbull/index?tab=articles

Now where did those vicious, ankle-biting pack of feral chihuahuas run off to?


25 posted on 04/11/2010 6:33:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Chet 99

“Before Lassie, another dog, Petey, starred on the children’s series, “Lil Rascals”, and brought popularity to his breed. Petey was a purebred, UKC registered American Pit Bull Terrier, a breed well favored for their intelligence, courage, and gentleness with children. In Britain, they were known as the “nanny dog” because they could be trusted to be gentle with, as well as protective of, children. In fact, Theodore Roosevelt had a pit bull in the White House and Cooledge had two.

Except for a few victimized bulldogs who, in recent years, fell into the hands of an irresponsible, unsavory crowd seeking a macho image, these valuable dogs are proving their true nature in many ways.

Weela, the Ken-L-Ration Dog Hero of 1993, was a pit bull who saved the lives of 30 people, 29 dogs, 13 horses, and a cat when the Tijuana River Dam in California broke during a flood. She led the people to safety, finding the safest crossings through the floodwaters, and later braved a raging river while towing food to stranded animals.

It was a pit bull terrier, named Sebastian, who responded when a Rottweiler attacked a 6 year old child. He, unhesitatingly, attacked the Rottweiler and kept the dog away from the child until his owner, an off duty police officer, arrived. Ironically, this incident resulted in a “dangerous breed ban.”

Read more at Suite101: WHEN HEROES ARE THE PITS http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/extraordinary_animals/89234#ixzz0kqUuDYeM


26 posted on 04/11/2010 6:38:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Odd, aint it? There’s a `dog bites man’ story every day
in this country of 300 million.


27 posted on 04/11/2010 6:42:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tell my parents I'm a journalist.: they think I'm a hooker.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; Chet 99

The dog holding more working titles than any other dog in the world is a pit bull named Bandog Dread. This intelligent, loving dog also inspired his owner, Dianne Jessup, to write the novel, "The Dog Who Spoke With Gods".


28 posted on 04/11/2010 6:46:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: tumblindice

29 posted on 04/11/2010 6:51:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

Surely the article is mistaken...this must have been a Golden Retriever as I have never seen a previous post about a pitbull killing/mauling a child....this would be an unprecedented occurence. LMAO at the stupidity.


30 posted on 04/11/2010 6:51:45 PM PDT by northwinds
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To: Chet 99

31 posted on 04/11/2010 6:54:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

He looks like a Staffordshire terrier. A good dog if he has a good master, and vice versa.
I have an American bulldog. He’s a good boy, but only 4 months and a little wild.

“Someday I hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.” Unknown


32 posted on 04/11/2010 6:56:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tell my parents I'm a journalist.: they think I'm a hooker.)
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To: JoeProBono

You rock! It’s funny how the good stuff on these pups rarely gets noticed. There’s good and bad with everything, and propaganda everywhere.


33 posted on 04/11/2010 6:56:36 PM PDT by as1001
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To: Chet 99; shibumi; Salamander; solosmoke; kanawa
He's back...
34 posted on 04/11/2010 7:09:31 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: JoeProBono

35 posted on 04/11/2010 7:13:04 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: as1001
For years I worked in an Emergency Room of a hospital where we routinely treated people with some pretty ugly dog bites. No one ever thought to ask the breed of the dog. I got curious and started asking. 99% of the attacks were by dogs other than Pitbulls. They never made the news.
36 posted on 04/11/2010 7:13:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
"Although "Stubby" is widely regarded as the Grandfather of the American War Dog he was not the first by any means. Dogs were commonplace during the Civil War as companions for the soldiers and during the Spanish-American? War, "Jack Brutus" became the official mascot of Company K, First Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.

"Old Jack", as he was known, was considerably bigger than STUBBY and fortunately the Connecticut soldiers never got the chance to try to smuggle him anywhere since they basically spent the War encamped at various places here in the states providing coastal defense from Maine to Virginia. "Old Jack" died of spinal troubles and constipation in 1898."


37 posted on 04/11/2010 7:15:05 PM PDT by kanawa (CBC=CHNC)
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To: LongElegantLegs

38 posted on 04/11/2010 7:18:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: RobRoy

I don’t know about your maltepoo, but my baby thinks every dog he sees will love and play with him. The bigger the better. When I walk him and see any large dogs- especially pit bulls- approach, I pick him up above my head( if necessary). Once I picked him up by his harness so fast he was swinging in the air( he weighs 9 lbs). Any dog would have to go through me to get to him- and any dog that attacked him would have me go Katrina on them. I would make Mel Gibson-in Braveheart with the blood all over him- look like a harmless fuzzball.


39 posted on 04/11/2010 7:18:28 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Chet 99

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


40 posted on 04/11/2010 7:18:32 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: AlexW
If the owners refuse to put the dog down, then say, “fine, we will just sue you into oblivion”

Such idiot dog owners are probably judgment proof.

41 posted on 04/11/2010 7:20:11 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: kanawa

42 posted on 04/11/2010 7:20:20 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Porterville

Its more like people like you have no brain...and nothing to do with doggie of peace teeth...you are a typical....


43 posted on 04/11/2010 7:22:23 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: JoeProBono

They never will. Not as glamorous.

Neville the pit bull to retire from job as bomb sniffer for WSP

By Meg Coyle, King 5 News

March 25, 2010: SEATTLE – He’s got a reputation, but he’s not living up to it. And that’s a good thing. Neville the pit bull is working the ferry lines at Seattle’s Coleman Dock.

He isn’t supposed to be here. Neville was on death row in Canada until an escape worthy of a spy novel got him across the border and into the K-9 work force. Today he protects the people who almost failed him.

“He’s the kind of dog who would take a bullet for you,” said Neville’s handler, Trooper David Dixon. “And there are people like me who had a bad idea of pit bulls in the past that may change their mind and love them because they’re great.”

“He’s so sweet. I love it when you pet him and he just smashes up against you. You feel the love,” said Diana Cameron, who works at the espresso stand on the dock.

And after five years and 21 actual finds of weapons or explosives, Neville prepares to hang up his badge for good. He is scheduled to retire in September.

Neville was the first pit bull on explosives patrol for the Washington State Patrol. And he’s helped pave the way for four others to follow in his footsteps.

WSP currently has five pit bulls working narcotics or explosives. But Trooper Dixon says it’s not so much about the breed as it is the sniffer and the disposition. Neville has a nose that knows and the temperament of a dedicated officer. Not to mention his success has helped booster the reputation of a breed known more to be fighters than crime fighters.

Trooper Dixon estimates that Neville does detection work on 150,000 vehicles a year. One dog’s life was spared to benefit the lives of countless others.

Neville will remain with Trooper Dixon after his retirement.

http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/dog-news/


44 posted on 04/11/2010 7:22:35 PM PDT by as1001
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To: goat granny

I just think y’all are chicken...like liberals of guns... ‘fraid of dogs.... typical in todays society. We have grown weak as a nation because of cowardness.


45 posted on 04/11/2010 7:25:04 PM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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To: Porterville

And whatever they’re afraid of needs to be exterminated... ya know, for the “common good.” Sound familiar?

Hypocrisy stinks from miles away.


46 posted on 04/11/2010 7:27:11 PM PDT by as1001
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To: SnakeDoctor

47 posted on 04/11/2010 7:27:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SJSAMPLE

See post #36 in case you missed it.


48 posted on 04/11/2010 7:30:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: ClearBlueSky

You are smart to pick up your little dog when a pit bull comes near, especially if it’s (what I call a `yapper’) a terrier. Terriers are a doughty, aggressive breed, pound-for-pound, especially the Fox, Airedale and Bedlingtons, and Cairn/Scottie types, and the pit bull breed was bred to fight other dogs, while terriers were ratters.
I had an English bulldog and she was safe around other dogs, but my American bull will remain on a leash and harness until he’s socialized. They used this dog down south as it was brought over from England to fight, and maybe still do, while it was also a general use farm dog, and a good dog around people, even people it doesn’t know that well, unlike some smaller breeds.
(lecture over)


49 posted on 04/11/2010 7:35:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tell my parents I'm a journalist. They think I'm a hooker.)
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To: as1001
Neville...


50 posted on 04/11/2010 7:35:36 PM PDT by kanawa (CBC=CHNC)
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