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Pomeranians: Reign of Terror

By Joanna Miller in News on Apr 24, 2006 8:24PM

It seems the list of “dangerous dog breeds” just got a little longer. We are, of course, talking about Pomeranians. That’s right, those fluffy little buggers can be pretty mean, as one unsuspecting pit bull found out last week.

pom.jpgCapone, a 2-year-old, 80-pound pit bull, was minding his own business on Thursday when he was attacked by a 10-pound Pomeranian, a toy breed known for its bushy orange coat, pointy ears and general yippyness.

The Pomeranian, whose name was not released, drew blood with bites to Capone’s feet and head.

"[Capone's] not a bad guy. He's real friendly. He's people-friendly,'' Capone’s owner said. "He loves other dogs. [But] this little Pomeranian ran out and starts biting him on the foot." Capone then "grabbed the dog and more or less set him off to the side.”

Yeah, we’re not really sure what that means, but it sounds like Capone had the little dog in his mouth at some point but did not, however, eat it.

This news comes as Elgin pit bull owners and supporters are fighting a pit bull ban in the city. These bans have also been proposed in Chicago and other suburban towns. Us? We think the breed-specific bans are pretty dumb, unless they plan to ban Pomeranians as well. As one reader pointed out last week: “the problem’s with the people.”

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