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Gabby Giffords' Dog Attacks And Kills Baby Sea Lion

WF - Rumpelstiltskin -PWCM~JLA 2013/03/26 20:46:06


That is right Gabby Gifford and Mark Kelly's they call is a American Bulldog, but by breed is a PitBull. Now do you think they are going to do the right thnk and put the dog to sleep.

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  • foy49 2013/03/26 21:07:35
    foy49
    +4
    Origin

    The original American Bulldogs were not only used in the bloody sport of bull bating, but also by small farmers and ranchers who used them as all-around working dogs for many tasks including as guards and for hunting bear, wild boar, raccoon and squirrel. The American version of the Bulldog has longer legs, is faster and has better agility than the English show dog. The dog’s stamina, protectiveness, intelligence and working abilities make him a prized worker for farmers. They can be trained to drive cattle and guard stock from predators. Thanks to the efforts of John D. Johnson of Summerville, Georgia the American Bulldog exists today. After he returned from WW II he was disappointed to find that, like the English Mastiff, they were almost completely extinct. He then decided to gather the best he could find from all across the rural South and bring them back from the brink of extinction. He has been breeding these dogs longer than anyone else in the world and his father bred them before him. He is an old man now and these dogs have always existed in his family. He is the sole reason why they exist today. If it were not for his efforts they surely would be extinct. He has been breeding them nonstop since then. Some of the American Bulldog’s talents are hunting, watchdog, tracking, weight pulling and guarding.


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    APRI, ABA, ARF, UKC, NKC, NABA, ARBA, JDJB, ABCC, AABC, NKC, CKC, ACR, DRA, BBC

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  • Vitalani 2013/04/19 10:04:04 (edited)
    Vitalani
    Are you stupid?
    American bulldogs...
    american bulldog

    american bulldog


    The dog you pictured is a Olde English Bulldog from the Montana Bulldog kennel.
    PIT BULL IS NOT A BREED OF DOG. There is no such thing!

    moron
  • WF - Ru... Vitalani 2013/04/19 13:09:32
    WF - Rumpelstiltskin -PWCM~JLA
    Actually the breed is the American Pit Bull Terrier. The UKC (United Kennel Club) declared this breed in 1896. A breed used in the first world war. The AKC list it as a Molosser Family and competes in that breed.

    AKC created the registration of dogs for show - Recognizes 241 breeds
    UKC created the registration of working dogs - Recognizes 250,000 breeds
  • Vitalani WF - Ru... 2013/04/19 21:06:48
    Vitalani
    What does that have to do with anything? I'm well aware of my AKC, UKC, CKC etc...definitions and breeds.

    That doesn't change the fact that "Pit Bull" is not a breed of dog. "Pit bull" is a blanket term encompassing the SBT, Amstaff, APBT, any mix of these breeds, and mix of these breeds with other dog, and any mix of any other dog breeds which meet a certain amount of physical characteristics which fall in line with what a "pit bull"type dog looks like.



    All of these dogs would be considered "pit bull" type dogs even though the only one which contains any of the core 3 is number 7. 97% Amstaff.
    findpit
  • schjaz 2013/04/18 15:34:27
    schjaz
    +1
    no, they will not. they are part of the elite. most rules do not apply to them. they don't need to keep their dog on leash. they don't need to keep an eye on it.
  • KCMamabear 2013/04/05 21:15:44
  • schjaz KCMamabear 2013/04/18 15:36:19
    schjaz
    +1
    he was being a dog that does not live in the wild like a wolf or coyote. he is fed and groomed and cared for and sleeps in a manmade bed. he was not being monitored.
  • KCMamabear schjaz 2013/04/18 15:59:01
    KCMamabear
    +1
    They still have instincts that go back hundreds of thousands of years. He absolutely should have been under his owner's control, but the way that dog was treated for just being a dog is disgusting. It wasn't his fault his owner is an idiot. Far too many people out there trying to handle dogs that are clueless and are causing a hell of a lot of damage, not only to the dogs, but to society.
  • schjaz KCMamabear 2013/04/18 17:00:12
    schjaz
    o yeah....and they breed the poor things in puppy mills. there should be very strict laws and they should be executed.
  • KCMamabear schjaz 2013/04/19 15:23:14
    KCMamabear
    +2
    I agree.
  • megan 2013/03/29 12:25:54
    megan
    Ok, wait. Is the dog an American Bulldog, or a pit bull? Because they are two entirely different breeds. The dog to me looks like an Scott American Bulldog. Scott type Am bulldogs are leaner and do look more pit bull-ish than the broader Johnson type (featured in the example picture above). Watching this indeed disturbing video I can promise you that is a Scott type American Bulldog. The head is very box like where as a pit bull terrier's head is wedge shaped (like a blunt triangle). American Bulldogs are also considerably larger than your average 50 lb pit bull. They range between 60-120lbs, and even the Scott types are heavier set that the average pit bull. American Bulldogs also have a slightly longer coat. It is important to get the facts straight before you report something and have someone else look bad. Things are crazy enough right now when it comes to pit bull type dogs, largely because of not recognizing a breed.
  • megan megan 2013/03/29 12:33:01
    megan
    And why are we asking for the dog to be killed for killing the sea lion. I am NOT trying to downplay the sea lion's death but...does the dog have to live with sea lions at home? No. The dog needs a responsible owner who knows that he (obviously) has a prey drive towards other animals. This is not unheard of in these descendants of wolves. Many dogs will chase down squirrels, rabbits, whatever at home so why sentence the dog to death for killing a sea lion? And no, aggression towards other animals is in no way related to aggression towards humans. Keep the dog secure and away from other animals.
  • WF - Ru... megan 2013/03/29 12:47:40
    WF - Rumpelstiltskin -PWCM~JLA
    +1
    In California if there are Sea Lion on the beach you have not be within 500 yards. You can not disturbed them. The fact that Gifford Daughter was walking the dog close enough for a leashed dog to attack and kill a California SeaLion makes it illegal.

    Between the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act and the California Endangered Species Act. The daughter should be lucky no to be in jail, and the fact the video show Mark Kelly shaking the dog to free the died pup and not collecting the pup to be turned in but walked away. He too could spend time in jail. By both California and Federal Laws, the dog is to be shoot in the head.
  • megan WF - Ru... 2013/03/30 02:00:51
    megan
    Well why cant the owners be arrested and the dog be turned over to a responsible owner, or rescue? I mean oh my god they were in the wrong for going too close to the pup. It was incredibly stupid and they have no one to blame but themselves, not their dog. I dont think there is a federal law saying the dog should be shot in the head after the fact. This can only happen in self defense during the event.
  • WF - Ru... megan 2013/04/01 02:11:15
    WF - Rumpelstiltskin -PWCM~JLA
    law
  • megan WF - Ru... 2013/04/02 16:54:13
  • schjaz WF - Ru... 2013/04/18 15:37:38
    schjaz
    but noone will spend time in jail because they are the elite. they won't even be fined.
  • Vitalani megan 2013/04/19 10:08:50
    Vitalani
    Thank you, this person is an idiot. They picture an Olde English and said it was an American. -_-
  • blissful 2013/03/27 23:51:53
    blissful
    +1
    It is in the dogs nature to attack something it that seems to be attacking them. He probably thought the seal was attacking him. I don't think that it should be killed for that, unless it was attacking a human..
  • Conservatism Rules 2013/03/27 19:58:35
    Conservatism Rules
    +3
    Where is the media asking for Gifford or Kelly to turn over the dog.
  • Andrew 2013/03/27 00:25:52
    Andrew
    +2
    Horrible.
  • foy49 2013/03/26 21:07:35
    foy49
    +4
    Origin

    The original American Bulldogs were not only used in the bloody sport of bull bating, but also by small farmers and ranchers who used them as all-around working dogs for many tasks including as guards and for hunting bear, wild boar, raccoon and squirrel. The American version of the Bulldog has longer legs, is faster and has better agility than the English show dog. The dog’s stamina, protectiveness, intelligence and working abilities make him a prized worker for farmers. They can be trained to drive cattle and guard stock from predators. Thanks to the efforts of John D. Johnson of Summerville, Georgia the American Bulldog exists today. After he returned from WW II he was disappointed to find that, like the English Mastiff, they were almost completely extinct. He then decided to gather the best he could find from all across the rural South and bring them back from the brink of extinction. He has been breeding these dogs longer than anyone else in the world and his father bred them before him. He is an old man now and these dogs have always existed in his family. He is the sole reason why they exist today. If it were not for his efforts they surely would be extinct. He has been breeding them nonstop since then. Some of the American Bulldog’s talents are hunting, watchdog, tracking, weight pulling and guarding.


    Group
    Mastiff

    Recognition
    APRI, ABA, ARF, UKC, NKC, NABA, ARBA, JDJB, ABCC, AABC, NKC, CKC, ACR, DRA, BBC
  • Lady Winters 2013/03/26 21:00:06 (edited)
    Lady Winters
    +3
    Actually it was Gabby Gifford's stepdaughter according to the article I read and it happen on Laguna Beach.
    http://www.latimes.com/local/...
    Sad what happen to the seal but the dog was just being a dog in my opinion. It's only getting attention because of it's breed.
  • WF - Ru... Lady Wi... 2013/03/27 02:05:41
    WF - Rumpelstiltskin -PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Per California State Law, if your animal attacked a sea lion pup. It is with in a Wild Life Parks Ranger authority to shoot the dog. My father heard about this and asked if Gifford or Kelly had turned in the dog to be put down.. His office will be serving the family to up hold the State Law.
  • Heidi V... Lady Wi... 2013/04/06 03:55:12
    Heidi Vestre
    The OC Register and other articles would mislead you as well. in an effort to whitewash Mark Kelly's name, and to also conceal the breed of a dog that might make him seem not so warm and fuzzy as a proper gun control advocate should be..... or perhaps because the Pit bull breed is not allowed on that beach due to restrictions... Mark Kelly's Daughter who is Gabby's step daughter, and her American Bulldog Mix - which is another way of politely obscuring the breed name of an American Bit Bull Terrier or it's other mix names... aggressively knocked the 18 year old down, broke out of her grip on the leash, and ran the sea lion pup down and would not release it's prey even with the girl desperately trying to pull it off... until it's owner, picked it up and shook it. This dog does need a new family, because if it wasn't a problem before, it is going to be one now.
  • ehrhornp 2013/03/26 20:59:16 (edited)
    ehrhornp
    +2
    Would need to know more of the details before I can make a decision. Shame they didn't keep better control of their dog.
  • Lady Wi... ehrhornp 2013/03/26 21:00:57
    Lady Winters
    +2
    yeah, it happen on Laguna Beach
  • cinbadl 2013/03/26 20:58:58
  • schjaz cinbadl 2013/04/18 15:39:08
    schjaz
    +1
    omg! they would loop the video on MSNBC and run it for a week, at least.
  • Rusty Bubbles 2013/03/26 20:57:44 (edited)
    Rusty Bubbles
    +3
    What the hell are they doing with an American Staffordshire Terrier if they can't control it?

    Bad owners~!
  • megan Rusty B... 2013/03/29 12:34:44
    megan
    +1
    Its an american bulldog guys. Come on...
  • Rusty B... megan 2013/03/29 19:03:24
    Rusty Bubbles
    The one that attached itself to the baby seal, is an American Staffordshire Terrier
    AKA: Pitbull
  • megan Rusty B... 2013/03/30 02:07:12
    megan
    Your evidence? And dont say "the news said so" the media reports are the last place to look for accurate information regarding a dog attack. I want you to look at the dog and tell me what characteristics you see that are Am Staff characteristics.
  • Rusty B... megan 2013/03/30 10:20:55
    Rusty Bubbles
    +1
    The video in the top post
  • megan Rusty B... 2013/03/30 20:20:27
    megan
    What about the video? Come now, surely you can "educate" me on how much of a vicious pitbull this bulldog is.
  • Rusty B... megan 2013/03/30 20:35:13 (edited)
    Rusty Bubbles
    +1
    You obviously do need to be educated. The dog in the video that attached itself to the seal is an American Staffordshire Terrier........ and In the bottom photo is a bulldog, they're not the same....Learn the difference before making silly comments
    ;o)~
  • megan Rusty B... 2013/03/31 02:47:18
    megan
    american bulldog
    Identify the breed
  • Rusty B... megan 2013/03/31 06:08:29
    Rusty Bubbles
    Congradualtions~!.....Looks like maybe you finally learned the difference
  • megan Rusty B... 2013/03/31 14:05:34
    megan
    yes, I know the difference and the dog in that video is a bulldog. You can even google it and find that most of the links refer to him as bulldog. So far you have failed to tell me the difference between the two breeds, yet you insist that I learn the difference, when I can easily tell you the difference, already. You WANT the dog to be an Am Staff, because you WANT your ideas about them to be reinforced. That is why you are constantly coming up with a new argument to support your point (that Am Staffs ore terrible, I presume) and a new way to make me look wrong. Yet you STILL have not answered my questions. If you know so much about these two breeds, surely you can tell them apart.
  • Rusty B... megan 2013/03/31 14:25:19 (edited)
    Rusty Bubbles
    +1
    I don't need to make you look wrong, you are wrong and your silly question was answered further up
  • megan Rusty B... 2013/03/31 15:18:08
    megan
    Identifying the breed is not silly.

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