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Cinnabun Toughens Up for Texas -- Too Tough?

9/18/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jesse James' beloved sidekick Cinnabun is getting ready to join Jesse at his new home in Texas ... but first she needs to get strong enough for the big move.


You may remember Cinnabun went through a whole ordeal earlier this year when she went missing -- and returned 23 pounds lighter. Jesse's prized pit bull is working on getting stronger -- pretty clear from the video.

Some dog people will tell you ... this type of "exercise" is SOP for pit bulls -- others say it's inhumane and dangerous.

 

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106.

dbart    

Pitbulls are in the news because of the significant damage they cause when they do attack. Chihuahua's probably bite more than pitbulls but a chihuahua isn't going to maul a person's face to be scarred for life. Yes, German Sheppards and Labradors bite more people than Pits but how many more children have been killed because of idiot owners leaving them alone with the dog. People should be allowed to own a Pitbull but they should be under the same scrutiny as owners of guns (i.e.training,care,proper storage otherwise restraint and jail time for the owner if there animal attacks)and have to obtain a license so there is a record of ownership.

1404 days ago
107.

ds    

i do this with my two boxers all the time , and they love doing it , i dont over this this as being harmful , its just playful

1404 days ago
108.

Skulldraggin    

The breed name is the American pitbull terrier. Jesse James is not breaking any laws with his animals be it by exercising them or his caretaker arrangements. As ridiculous and ignorant as the vast mojority of the comments on this video are. I have to ask myself about the motives behind TMZ are for running a poll like this are? This poll is not productive nor is it in the best interest of the breed as a whole. Do you have a AR zealot behind this? Clearly this is not about the welfare of the animal....

just another case of bad media.

1404 days ago
109.

tunabear    

The dog is showing no aggression at all, no growling, shaking, or any other sign. But, before any judgement can be made one needs to know what the training for cinnabun is behind the cameras.
Is she being walked regularly for an hour or more everyday? Is she allowed to run, or play with other dogs? Any dog who isn't given a consistent regimen of exercise and attention is going to be much more likely to be aggressive no matter what a 30-second video might show them doing. Anyone rushing to decision without asking background questions about this dog obviously isn't a dog owner who chose to be an informed and responsible one as well.

1404 days ago
110.

wow    

Pitbulls even turn on their owners sometimes and rightly so!!

Posted at 1:35 PM on Sep 18, 2010 by wow

Bud you are an idiot, what a pathetic comment......You know dogs pick up on fear and even passive aggressiveness in people, so you should be watchin' your own ass near dogs.

Posted at 1:51 PM on Sep 18, 2010 by upinCanada


I stand by my comment. It's better they attack their owners than some innocent person. They will attack anyone, regardless of fear or anything else. It's true that pitbulls kill and maim more than any other breed. The owners will go before the courts and claim how their animal was contained and how it's no threat even after it tears someone apart. One lady was attacked and killed by her own pitbulls last year. She had those dogs for years. Owners of these animals should have to pay a hefty insurance policy to protect the public because it's always the owners fault and they hate to take responsibility. Excuses, excuses, to hell with it!!

1404 days ago
111.

Glo    

I am so sick of ignorant people! Watch Pit Boss on animal planet people. Get educated!

1404 days ago
112.

felipe    

God! I had a pitbull and there's nothing that she would love more than do stuff like that. People who are saying this is inhumane is stupid as hell.

1404 days ago
113.

Jayne    

My bully used to hang from a rope on the washing line all the time ... He loved it. Was one of his favourite games - and he was the biggest woose out.

1403 days ago
114.

sickofthelies    

****SHAME SHAME...TMZ****

TMZ is wording this as training. LIARS This is a west coast choppers LONG time employee and a shop dog (cinnabun) PLAYING. Look at her tail wagging
This is a playful dog. THIS video is not Jesse or anyone at the shop "training" CINNABUN.

WHY put a sick twist on a dog playing? Someone at TMZ hates dogs?
look up popeofwelding on you tube. Jesse takes another shop dog for a ride. His burger joint is named after his dog. A Long Beach vet called Jesse to help with a special needs dog a few years ago.
YES TMZ, the two legged and three legged dogs Jesse's Ex-wife Sandra has. Came to Jesse's home because of his well known love and great care for dogs is his community.

Cinnabun is a "runner" she got out a few times. Jesse James and anyone at West Coast Choppers are true dog lovers.
*** SHAME ON YOU TMZ***
#1 You stole this "exclusive" video.
Look at "popeofwelding" on youtube. It's Jesse's and this is his dog playing.

STOP stalking People's Kids TMZ

Ask Jesse's Ex-wife Sandra how She feels about Jesse, West Coast Choppers employee treating all the dogs.

1403 days ago
115.

randi    

if you haven't ever owned a pit bull you have no right to comment - i've tugged on ropes and others toys with my pit bulls for six years now and not one of them (3 total) is aggressive in any manner. and i'm sick to death of people hating pit bulls because they have been or know someone who has been attacked by one. get over it - any dog can attack - any dog can bite. the atts site shows that beagles & labs are the worst biters in the country, pits pass nearly every time. dogs are like children - they need to be taught right from wrong - you wouldn't expect a newborn to know what's what. dogs are not born bad - with a natural aggression - no matter what the breed. too bad the same can't be said for humans...

1403 days ago
116.

AJ    

IF YOU DO NOT OWN A PITBULL THEN PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT BECAUSE ANY DOG WILL DO THAT IF YOU TRAIN THEM. PITSBULLS ARE THE MOST LOVING DOGS ITS NOT THE DOGS ITS THE OWNER. WE OWN 4 PITBULLS AND THEY ALL PLAY TOGETHER AND WE HAVE A SPRING IN THE BACK YARD THAT THEY PLAY WITH JUST LIKE THIS AGAIN IF YOU DO NOT OWN A PITBULL THEN PLEASE READ UP ON THEM GO TO A DOG PULL AND YOU WILL SEE ITS NOT THE DOG ITS THE OWNER. MY GRANDBABY RIDES OURS LIKE A HORSE. PLEASE READ UP ON THIS BREED AND GO OUT AND INTERACT WITH THEM AND YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY ARE A LOVING AND LOYAL BREED. THE DOGS THAT MICHAEL VICK HAD HAVE ALL BEEN REHABILITAED AND LEAVE NORMAL HAPPY LIVES SO AGAIN NOT THE BREED ITS THE OWNER

1403 days ago
117.

john    

Funny reading all the comments from people who probably own a Yorkie and have a special purse to take it to the mall. Its a pit bull and they play rough. Get over it.

1402 days ago
118.

Jesse    

Well from the poll results so far it looks like my pitbull is smarter than 66% of you people.

Normally, I would be a good ambassador for the breed and explain how amazing this breed truly is and give a bunch of facts like, "It is reported on temperament tests conducted by the American Temperament Test Society the American Pit Bull Terrier has a current (December 2004) passing rate of 83.9% -- compared to only 77% of the general dog population." But after all the ignorance I've dealt with owning this breed; I've learned quickly that you can't argue with stupid.

You clowns need to learn about the breed before you open your ignorant mouths and bash something you obviously know nothing about. No wonder our country is in the gutter. Listen to you morons! Your opinions are based on fear and ignorance; not facts or knowledge. Whatever happened to understanding what your talking about before you open your mouth and not just believing everything the media feeds you. Stop watching and reading stupid cr*p and learn something. You people are ignorant clowns; plain and simple.

Ignorance is bliss in TMZ land.

1401 days ago
119.

Melissa    

Pit Bulls are also referred to as nanny dogs because they are so good with kids, you can take any dog and train it to be aggressive, Pit bulls are the most docile and sweetest dog breed, I have two pit bulls and they love to give and receive love, this kind of training is play to them, that dog could let go any time it wants, it is not tied tot he rope. Geez people do some research on this breed and you will see how great they are.

1401 days ago
120.

Lia    

I am so sick of people talking like they know about pitt bulls when they never even owned one. Pitt bulls have a temperament of people friendly and dog aggressive. Pitts are very loyal to their owners and if an owner so chooses to train that pitt to fight that is what the dog will do. They want to please their owners even if their owners are making them do something as evil as dog fighting. It is not in a pitts temperament to be aggressive to humans, a trait like that in a pitt could mean that the dog was subjected to some kind of abuse from humans or was taught thats how to act around humans. Some can be very good with children but not all. They were breed from the terrier breed so they like to chase small objects so people who have cats or other small dogs and animals may not want to have a pitt. Pitt bulls aren't for everyone, but just like any other dog you want its important to do research on the breed. A RESPONSIBLE pitt bull owner is one who understand what kind of dog they have and does everything in their power to proctect the dog from itself. Its still a dog and will go on instinct and its up the OWNER to correct a dog if the dog lashes out at people so the dog knows its not the correct way to behave. They also understand just how great these dogs really are when giving the chance, they would want their pitt to be a great example of the what the breed truly can be. They are severely misunderstood and thats sad because they got this rep through no fault of their own they were only doing what their "master" taught them to do.

I encourage everyone to check out bad rap. They are a non profit evolved out of a desire to respond to the difficult issues facing this misunderstood breed.

1400 days ago
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