Thank you Shiny and Teacup. Like I said before I just want some advice from people who have had experiences with Pits. I personally love the breed but have never had one as an adult. I used to foster puppies for Pit Rescue and of course, they got adopted very quickly so I never had them longer than a few weeks at a time.
I'm still waiting to hear back from the Pit Rescue regarding fostering this little girl. We are going to set up an initial meeting with my boys and her to see how things go and take it from there. I just would hate to see such a beautiful animal get euthanized because she had nowhere to go.....so sad :(
Yes I have seen that before, it's horrible to think that people stereotype the dogs as not all dogs are like that. Its the way you raise them , train them and who they become. My pom pup played with a pitbull at puppy classes and not once was the pit agressive, despite coming from a rescue shelter. They even lay down in the middle of petco!
It's a dog race. As you'll notice, they're all the same breed of dog, selectively bred to perpetuate genetic traits; in this case, speed and agility; from one dog to another.
Is it "breedism" to say labs love water or that huskies are good sled dogs? Dogs have certain traits; in pit bulls, they're very game driven and prone to dog-on-dog aggression. No amount of love in the world is going to change that. The stereotypes about pit bulls didn't fall out of thin air. If people would:
1. Educate themselves about the different breeds of dogs, there'd be a LOT less problems. (I had my heart set on a husky, but after I read about their tendencies to escape, I got a malamute instead)
2. Find some way to keep the criminal element from owning pit bulls. A VAST majority of pit-bull mauling cases are cases where the owners were drug dealers or other unsavory types.
3. STIFF penalties if your dog mauls or kills someone, no matter what the breed. The owner of a pit bull that killed a little girl was just sentenced to a year in jail. I think 8-10 years would be more appropriate.
stdogz-good for you for applying to adopt the rescue pit. And also, good for you for asking questions in advance. Better to ask people who KNOW (who OWN pits), then to just jump in blindly. Sorry you got bashed for no reason, but just ignore the rude comments. Some people aren't happy unless they're putting other people down. And by the way, my niece owns a pit mix who is friendly toward everyone, both canine and human! Good luck to you, and let us know if the adoption goes through!
here's another really sad video about pitbulls that made me agnry and teary. i found it while trying to find out a bit more about the breed since i don't know too much about them. i personally don't think i could own a pitbull because i'm not a particularly experienced dog owner. i think anyone who owns a pitbull should be very experienced because of the dogs' strength. a pit bull in the wrong hands can be a problem (obviously).
the part in this video about the dog fighting makes me sosoOSoSOOOOOOOOO MAD. what kind of uncle is that, anyway?!?!?! stupid people find HORRIBLE things funny, i hate it. i was also surprised by the statistics showing that in fact cockers and labs bite the most. why isn't THAT on the news? i'm just so mad about what the media has done to the poor pits. they are just aggravating the situation!!