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    Interesting statistics, especially the reduced numbers of bites once the ban on Pit Bulls was originally implemented.

    The law certainly succeeded in cutting bites by the four affected breeds ó Toronto recorded only 19 in 2014, down from 112 in 2005.


    Itís not surprising, since there are far fewer of them around to bite anyone ó there were only 338 registered in Toronto in 2014, down from 1,411 in 2005. Also, since the dogs were supposed to be unable to breed starting in 2005, the remaining ones are becoming elderly. Gradually, they are dying off without being replaced. They should cease to exist in the city by 2020 or so, at least in theory.



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    http://globalnews.ca/news/2527882/torontos-pit-bulls-are-almost-gone-so-why-are-there-more-dog-bites-than-ever/?utm_source=Article&utm_medium=EditorsPick&utm_cam paign=2015



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    Looks like we should ban German Shepherds.
    That is some informative reporting in that article !!


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    Would be good to also know the gravity of the bites per breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabast View Post
    Would be good to also know the gravity of the bites per breed.
    Bingo..the reason the Pit Bulls were signaled out.

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    i also noticed a new breed on the list
    the american bulldog
    let me venture to say that this is a replacement for the pitbull by
    the unscrupulous type the same people that used to own the pits that bit
    its the owners not the dogs
    and as the article stated dog bites are rising

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    The problem as I see it is the term Pitbull and what that means for identification.The majority of people out there could not tell the difference between a pitbull and a can of corn.The breed Pitbull does not exist,it only describes a function the dog was breed for.

    I like to re post this quiz many may have not seen before.

    http://www.pickthepit.com/


    In Toronto in 2004 there were 36,000 dogs.In Toronto in 2015 there were 230,000 dogs.
    Last edited by Gilroy; February 25th, 2016 at 09:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stragglelake View Post
    Looks like we should ban German Shepherds.
    That is some informative reporting in that article !!


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    And yet "pitbulls" still exist in abundance, and are easy to get in Ontario. Yep, very informative..LOL

    They must be breeding a new and improved type of "pitbull" that doesn't bite.
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    Canine Behaviorists have proven many times that dog aggression is NOT breed spcific.
    This is a fact - studied and published by experts.

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    It's not a fact, and canine behaviorists have not proven it. Rather, canine ideologues have selectively quoted the research to promote their predetermined position. That some of those ideologues are behaviorists doesn't fix the problems with their argument.

    The largest database of canine behavior -- C-BARQ -- has demonstrated that aggression is breed-specific. You are most likely to find aggression in small breeds and in herding breeds.
    "The language of dogs and birds teaches you your own language."
    -- Jim Harrison (1937 - 2016)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roper View Post
    Canine Behaviorists have proven many times that dog aggression is NOT breed spcific.
    This is a fact - studied and published by experts.
    So how do you explain that Jack and G.S. are in the top 3 in 2004 and 2014, and I assume there are in the top 3 pretty much every years?

    I grew up with few G.S. and I own one today and hunted with many Jacks, from my little experience there are friendlier breeds out there......
    Last edited by seabast; February 25th, 2016 at 02:16 PM.

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