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Breeder involved in mating that produced killer Houma 'pit bull' denies wrongdoing
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | April 09, 2014 | Robert McClendon

Posted on 04/09/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT by BBell

The breeder whose dog sired Niko, the 130-pound dog who killed a 4-year-old Houma girl in March, says his animal is being wrongly blamed.

"I know everyone is blaming Kimbo, and I don't think it's right," said Gustavo Castro, a California man, in a conversation via Facebook messenger.

Kimbo, famous in the world of XL American bully breeding, was Niko's father. After Niko's attack, several other owners of Kimbo's progeny said in online forums that their dogs were also unstable. One man, Zach Dank, said his Kimbo son attacked him, breaking his forearm and tearing through the muscle.

He said that, after the attack, he warned Castro not to breed Kimbo, "or a child was going to get killed one day." Dank was attacked in 2010, two years before the breeding that produced Niko.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: americanbully; la; pitbull
Video at link of Kimbo.
1 posted on 04/09/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

I bet every street thug is going to want one of his pups now that this story broke.

Gotta keep it real ya know.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 10:46:18 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: BBell

DAMN! That’s a BIG DOG! I had a 200 lb. Old English Mastiff growing up, and he was a big mush ball.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 10:46:36 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: BBell

These savage animals need to be put down. Just shoot them in the head.

But enough about the breeders. As for the dogs; yeah. Kill them too.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 10:49:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BBell

What’s a Houma?


5 posted on 04/09/2014 10:50:33 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: BBell

Castro’s alleged mind is AKIMBO!


6 posted on 04/09/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BBell

“I know everyone is blaming Kimbo, and I don’t think it’s right,”

No it’s not right, I’m thinking YOU are to blame.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 10:51:32 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: eCSMaster

I think it may be a parrish in La.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 10:52:43 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: eCSMaster

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houma,_Louisiana


9 posted on 04/09/2014 10:53:33 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Abathar
I bet every street thug is going to want one of his pups now that this story broke.I bet every street thug is going to want one of his pups now that this story broke.

And that street thug is going to stand there while his dawg ravages a baby mama's child THAT HE FATHERED saying "the little $$$$er deserved it".

10 posted on 04/09/2014 10:53:53 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: eCSMaster
Houma, Louisiana

http://www.unitedhoumanation.org/

11 posted on 04/09/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: eCSMaster

What’s a Houma?

____________________________________________

Ask a Clinton.

To Bill; its a “Lewsinsky”. To Hillary; its an aide/girlfriend.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 10:56:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BBell

EXTERMINATE these ‘good for nothing’, UGLY POS, toddler-killing monsters.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 11:03:27 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: eCSMaster
Google it and you will see a photo of a MASSIVE black HOUMA pit bull.

GEEZ LAWEEZ!

14 posted on 04/09/2014 11:04:01 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: BBell
Dog named after this Kimbo -- Street Fighter

Lost his only UFC fight in 2010, never returned.

15 posted on 04/09/2014 11:05:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: rarestia; All

A “big mush ball” with the proper breeding, unlike the dog here that has repeated inbreeding in its family tree. Anyone can create a breed of Frankenstein’s monster dogs by repeated inbreeding, often with catastrophic results,the very thing that appears to have happened here. I have a Great Dane with a wonderful, silly, friendly personality that partly comes from good breeding, something your Mastiff also clearly had. That trouble with so many Pits and Pit derivatives to say is they’re recklessly bred by hoodlums who are seeking to produce the worst imaginable traits and get them all too often.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 11:16:38 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Understood. I was commenting more on the size of the dog than its pedigree. Inbreeding for specific traits is, IMO, dumb, because you wind up introducing maladies that are less common in properly-bred animals.


17 posted on 04/09/2014 11:18:43 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
That dog looks more like my mix breed dog then a Pitbull. I never owned a mixed breed dog until my wife rescued our current dog when he was an 8 week old puppy. His mother was full Pitbull and his father was half Rottweiler and half Great Pyrenees. He's a pretty good dog but his hips are going and he's only 6 years old.
18 posted on 04/09/2014 11:35:47 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: TexasCajun

I”m sorry, but outies are just gross.


19 posted on 04/09/2014 11:40:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: peeps36

That’s the downside to big breeds. It’s crazy how common hip dysplasia is becoming in some of the larger breeds.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 11:44:50 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: BBell

As to be expected, second spoken word in the video is an obscenity.


21 posted on 04/09/2014 11:45:31 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

correction - to hillary, its a “lady lewinski”.


22 posted on 04/09/2014 11:46:20 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: rarestia; libstripper
As one of the comments to the article points out, the issues with inbreeding are easily addressed by the coefficient of inbreeding:

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23 posted on 04/09/2014 11:52:46 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: eCSMaster

Houma, Louisiana is named after an Indian tribe called the Houmas Indians.


24 posted on 04/09/2014 1:19:10 PM PDT by Do the math (Doug)
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To: BBell
"One man, Zach Dank, said his Kimbo son attacked him, breaking his forearm and tearing through the muscle."

"...his Kimbo son...?" That's contemporary journalism.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 2:03:30 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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