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Bull Mastiffs One of the Most Dangerous Canine Breeds.

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by apbtmom76, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Good Dog

    Bull Mastiffs one of the most dangerous canine breeds

    January 08, 2009 12:00am

    BULL mastiffs, like the dogs involved in the shocking mauling of two little sisters yesterday, are one of the most dangerous canine breeds.

    RSPCA president Hugh Wirth said they were bred to bring down large animals such as

    wild boar.

    "Feral pigs are one of the most aggressive and most lethal feral animals we've got in Australia, and they need an equally aggressive dog to handle them," he said.

    "A bull mastiff is a very big dog with plenty of weight, and is easily stirred into a rage.

    "Once it is stirred up, the rest (of its hunting pack) are stirred up and they won't stop the attack until the attack is over."

    Dr Wirth said yesterday's tragedy in Whitton, 40km southeast of Griffith, could have been prevented.

    "I blame the owner for the way in which those dogs were kept," Dr Wirth said.

    "Those animals should have been held in secure lock-ups.

    "If those dogs were held as a pack of hunting dogs, one has to ask why the children were involved."

    Under Victorian law, dangerous dogs are defined as those that are kept as guard dogs or trained to attack a person.

    Local councils also have the power to declare a dog dangerous if it has attacked or bitten a person or animal.

    There are an average of five dog-bite victims each day in Victoria, according to recent figures from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit. Pit bull terriers, rottweilers and German shepherds are the most aggressive dogs listed on a Victorian dangerous dogs database.

    Dr Wirth said owners of dangerous dogs were required by law to keep their animals in an escape-proof dog pen when they were away.

    He said the horrific injuries inflicted on the two sisters yesterday were typical of dog attacks.

    "People out there aren't listening and now we have another life gone," Dr Wirth said.

    "They must know that dogs and children don't mix - particularly if you've got working dogs.

    "One of those children might have waved their arm or pulled at the dog's ear, which it has imagined or believed was a threat to their safety. So it has attacked.

    "You never allow children under the age of five years to mix with dogs, even if it's the most trustworthy pet dog you have ever known."

    http://www.news. com.au/heraldsun /story/0, 21985,24885665- 662,00.html
  2. vader's mom

    vader's mom Little Dog

    Oh so now bullmastiffs are the most AGGRESSIVE.....PLEASE!
  3. Cloudk

    Cloudk Puppy

    Actually... They were bred to protect estates and livestock from poachers. Aphrend poachers. Not attack wild pigs. It's sad that someone related to a supposidly good animal orginization has the history of a breed SOOO wrong! Sad
  4. RealDawgs

    RealDawgs Big Dog

    wow, I think they got the bullmastiff confused with the australian bandogge. Also no working dog is/are human aggressive. Not even dogs bred for guarding purposes would attack unless it is warranted. I don't believe a rottweiler guarding his home or territory would hop the gate to attack and/or kill you. In fact, most of the time they will allow a person to pass without even barking if they are walking at a normal pace. They will give a warning bark only to those that are walking by slowly or lounging there in a suspicious manner. They will also only bite if you are a threat to its family, the dog itself, or attempting to steal property. Virtually all guarding and protection breeds have been bred for strong nerves. If a dog is snapping and trying to lunge at you without provocation, such as fear biting (there are fear biters that will snap at a human just from walking by).
  5. IzzysDad

    IzzysDad Good Dog

    My neighbors Bull Mastiff is super laid back and has never been HA or DA.
  6. Prophecy

    Prophecy Good Dog

    :no2: Such bullshit!!! I cannot beleive they are that STUPID.....Oh wait, yeah I can.... We have those idiot types here too............

    ---------- Post added at 10:41 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:35 AM ----------

    IMHO the most ''dangerous dog'' is NOT a breed or breed type...it is an untrained,unsocialised dog or dogs, with or without poor breeding,that is owned by a completly irresponsible and clueless idiot.
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  7. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    "Easily stirred into a rage"?

    There's my daily dose of ignorance! :no2:

    Yep. Totally berserk dog.
  8. Prophecy

    Prophecy Good Dog

    :eek: OMYGODZZZ! LOOK OUT KITTEH!!! Its a BULL MASTIFF !!!! RuNNNNnnnnnn !!! Its gonnna get stirred into a rage and maul you!!!!!!:lol:
  9. jsorrow

    jsorrow Big Dog

    hmmm... When i was a kid a had a neighbor that owned a bull mastiff named Ely. Once he got a hold of another neighbors game cock and was sprayed in the face with bird shot. Then he came to our house bleeding tail waging and happy as could be lol. Yea alot of rage there huh :)
  10. 4PawsK9Svcs

    4PawsK9Svcs Good Dog

    Uhoh! Now tabby cats are going to be called the most aggressive breed of cat!!!:lol: See what you did! Now not only do I own an "aggressive" breed of dog, my tabby patterned Maine Coon is an "aggressive" kitty!!
    I only disagree with the first part of that statement... my toes believe Max IS an aggressive kitty when he pounces in the middle of the night on the unsuspecting bare foot.
  11. simms

    simms Good Dog

    There are types of mastiffs that can be dangerous if mishandled. All dogs can bite!
  12. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    In my experience, bull mastiffs have been one of the nicest dogs out there. They might be huge, but they're just couch potatoes who want cuddles. I love them. This is sad. The bull mastiff may become the next 'pit bull' because ONE owner couldn't handle/train/contain his dog. :no2:
  13. DeeDirtyDawg

    DeeDirtyDawg Good Dog

    You beat me to correcting this.
    Idiots. Mastiffs had nothing to do with boar...

    Morons need not own dogs! All dogs are capable of hurting people if they are larger than a football (even those ones can hurt)
    Only experoienced, responsible owher should own dogs! Case closed!

    ---------- Post added at 04:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:57 PM ----------

    Ps. Someone better tell woodchuck that my kid poses a threat to him...
    First with the pit bull insanity, and now this. I'm so glad I live in the good old usa.
  14. Every Mastiff I have ever met was aggressive... Laying on its back waving its paws aggressively for some belly rubbin's! ( I do know a young one who is in the coming of age stage...He is a tad iffy! but he'll grow out of it and just lay around soon too!) I am aggressive like that, but I will scoot around on my back. I dont wave. I am way too cool a dog to be flapping my paws!
  15. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    I'm actually surprised there isn't more talk of BSL in relation to them, not that I think they are any kind of problem breed, but I collect attack articles on other breeds and they are definitley one of the breeds that I have collected ALOT of articles on. Every bull mastiff I've ever met was a big baby though.
  16. bostonitis

    bostonitis Good Dog

    :blink: that CAT is scary
  17. APBTlover09

    APBTlover09 GRCH Dog

    i met some bullmastiffs in the shelter that are big babies :aww:
  18. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    Actually, an odd story in relation to bull mastiffs. There was a really bad attack here a few years back on a young girl by two ''yard guard'' dogs. First it was reported as ''pit bulls'' so the whole area was up in arms condemning the breed and demanding a ban. When it came out there were infact NOT pit bulls but bull mastiff mixes... well.. then... suddenly the climate towards them changed and it suddenly became about the poor neglected dogs and now everyone wanted a ban on yard guard dogs! Seriously.... the change over reaction from one breed to the next was.... insane.
  19. Zoe,
    Bull Mastiffs are listed in a lot of city breed bans. Fairfield(?) Iowa bans ANY dog over 100lbs. I have seen Great Danes listed in many bans too... My niece was attacked by one but I have not found a lot of others. Have you?
    It's the sad kind of funny that people in my town (no bans but NOT Pit friendly) will ask me if my girl is a Pit and if I say "no, shes a Mastiff mix" they will come pet her and tell me she is beautiful and sweet but if I say shes a Pit (mix) they will cross the street.
    Why is a Pit mix always a pit mix and never a Lab mix?
    Yesterday on our walk Peanut and I met a totally out of control Greyhound whos people were trying to RUN from my girl dragging the poor dog along (he really wanted to say "Hi") Peanut was on 4ft of her 15' leash and when I quietly said "leave it and left" she ignored the dog and turned left. Yeah she is a scary one! (she is 2, that kind of obedience happens about 50% of the time...)
  20. bull mastiff lover (L)

    Bull mastiffs are dangerous LOL the only dangerous thing about mine is his trumps it sickens me to think that bull mastiffs could end up with a huge stigma attached to them these dogs were not bred to bring down wild boar. If people did know anything and researched dog breeds they would know that bull mastiffs were the gamekeepers night dog that were bred to immobilize poachers not by "BITING" them by sitting on them most of the time on the internet i hear about bull mastiffs biting and when i look further they have mistaken the breed giving them a bad name. I always think its not the dogs fault its the way they are looked after if large dogs are not trained properly or socialized it is a recipe for disaster this is not the dogs fault but careless owners, also whenever i look further into these stories i find that the dog was mixed with a different breed this can also cause aggression again careless breeding not the dogs fault. I have a 10 month old bull mastiff he weighs just under 7 stone of sheer muscle and i have been training him and socializing him since i got him i made sure i received papers and got him off a trusted breeder and knew that he had been well looked after before i bought him because the damage can come from the breeder as well. He is the most loving, gentle, caring dog i have ever had he is brilliant with the 3 children he lives with and would never harm them i trust him 100% anyone who owns a bull mastiff will know exactly what i mean when i say that these dogs are practically human :).

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