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Michael Vick's New Pooch

The Most Dangerous Breed

For a Dog Killer

3/6/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0309_Michael-Vick_gettyMichael Vick's new dog is the WORST possible breed for a convicted dog killer ... and that's from the official organization that breeds the dog.

The American Belgian Malinois Club and Rescue tells TMZ, the group is very concerned that Vick is allowed to own ANY dog, but the Belgian Malinois is especially problematic.  The breed is highly trainable and they could easily become dangerous if they land in the wrong hands.

Vick, as you know, ended up training pit bulls to fight and kill.

Belgian Malinois -- which are frequently used by the military and police -- have the same fighting potential as pit bulls. 

Although the organization thinks dogs should be off-limits in the Vick household, they believe a more docile pooch -- like a lab -- would be way more appropriate.

But what's done is done ... and the ABMC wants to help Vick properly train the dog. The rep says the org. is willing to help Vick find a good trainer for the dog and educate him on Belgian Malinois so he can "learn and love the breed."

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91.

Mrugowsky    

Is he doing it to be ironic???

504 days ago
92.

Brhopson    

In all honesty, most Caucasian people don't understand, but him being a poor kid growing up in the hood, it's a totally different mindset when it comes to dogs. Is it right? No. But people are a product of their environment and in his community that's what people did. I absolutely believe that he would never do anything like that again because now he knows better- probably more than anyone else ever! He lost his whole career and life over that and yea he deserves a second chance. No I did not grow up with dog fighting but yes I can understand how people who grow up in different cir***stances have completely different viewpoints based on their environment. And as they go out into the world and experience things, their views change.

504 days ago
93.

Nova    

This is absolutely absurd! I have had 2 Belgian Malinois for seven years, and while it may be so that they train them for military, it is not true that they are natural-born killers. You people that write this stuff really should get the facts before you write such nonsense. If you train a Beagle to attack (which I'm sure you can) are you going to print nonsense about "killer Beagles"? As far as labs being so docile, they are bred for that, but that does not mean there aren't any that are aggressive. The Belgian Malinois, originally bred for herding in Belgium, in temperament, are very much like the Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Old English Sheepdog, Collie, and German Shepherd, just to name a few of this type of breed. If anyone cared to look it up they would see that they are clearly like any other dog. My Belgians love children, are very social, and love the dog park. I have never heard or read anywhere that they are used for fighting. I hope this wonderful breed is not given a bad reputation by this article. Just because Micheal Vick has one, doesn't mean it's a killer. You people really need to get a life. http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Dog-Breed-Center/Herding-Group/Belgian-Malinois.aspx

504 days ago
94.

Maxine    

I'm currently reading 'Lost Dogs: michael vick's dogs and their tale of rescue and redemption' - he is truly an evil human being. There is no way on Earth he should ever be allowed to own another dog. A low life s***bag who does not deserve to be regarded as a role model. POS!

503 days ago
95.

Vickey Nodine    

If anyone would allow a dog to fight, they don't love that animal, if they did, they would never allow that animal to fight for fear of it getting hurt or in pain. Or Killed. When something you love so deep, your going to protect it and keep it safe. Not fight to death for money or the thrill. Common sense people, stop the insanity. Wake up and see the truth, not what you may think will happen. Forget about how much money you might get and set things right. I don't care if he spent millions, No animal should be allowed to be with him... Lets put him in a pen, two men in, one man leaves.

503 days ago
96.

luvtwotan    

This man should never be allowed ANYWHERE NEAR another dog. Once an abuser, always an abuser. He has a bad day and he takes it out on the dog AGAIN. No more dogs, ever.

503 days ago
97.

Tracey    

To say that breed is more dangerous than a pit, akita, doberman, or rottweiler is just f-in ridiculous.

503 days ago
98.

Ania    

I'm in process of reading a book " The Lost Dogs" .
The first pages make me cry. Michael Vick is a killer, and believe me he has ho guilt in him watts so ever. He grow up around dog fights and even participate in watching those brutal events as a young boy. He committed a big crime and has not been punished enough. Don't believe that he is a good guy and he will never fight dogs again, he just want to get back to be a football player, so he will tell anyone things that they wonted to hear. As a rescuer, vegetarian, approved humane investigator, and big pit bull lover, I'm outraged to hear that Vick got another dog and not just any dog but one that can be easily turn to be used for fighting purposes. Everybody just think , what Vick will do after he retired from football, and his story will be almost forgotten? He will be back in to business fighting dogs it is in his blood, it gives him excitement, and money. If you smart don't get mislead he is not rehabilitated ,and he will do it again !!! If You ever been involved in rescuing animals than you'll understand where I'm coming from. Fighting cruelty is a never ending battle. '' THE GREATNESS OF A NATION AND ITS MORAL PROGRESS CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY ITS ANIMALS ARE TREATED" said by Gandhi.

503 days ago
99.

gail    

I for one will never watch TMZ again, I was appalled that you and your people could ever say he did anything for dogs. The only thing he ever did was to kill them in a most horrifying and painful way. I will make sure all my friends who are also dog lovers will also not watch, I know this does not mean anything to Harvey because I'm only one. Hell holds a special place for Vick and all like him.

503 days ago
100.

Jackie Spiker    

TMZ Please get it right..He DID NOT "train" Pit Bulls to fight and Kill...HE KILLED PIT BULLS...Many of them, he admitted it in court. The worst part of "what" he did was the fact that he personally killed and tortured so many of them himself.

502 days ago
101.

BerbaGirl    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKJHwO32J7s

501 days ago
102.

MARYANN    

ANOTHER DOG - IS HE OPENING UP ANOTHER DOG FIGHTING RING? NO MATTER WHAT BREED OF DOG--HE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY ANIMALS! WHY IS THIS BEING ALLOWED?

486 days ago
103.

LisaP    

How is he allowed to have another dog! Sickens me!

476 days ago
104.

cathy bartnick    

this guy is a peice of garbage. he should never be allowed any animals!becuz he is famous every one makes excuses 4 him! this man is a sick person who desereve never to have an animal that does nothing but love u!im soooo tired of these celeberties getting away with all this ! any other person would be looked down on, becuz this guy is a football player he gets a free pass! anybody else would be looked down on 4 the s*** he is!

474 days ago
105.

jill    

Unbelievable! A convicted child molester would not (or at least I would hope not) be allowed to adopt a child. This monster should not be allowed to adopt a dog!!!

445 days ago
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