I own a 3 month old Brindle Pit Bull and was curious to get thoughts and such on what others think about the breed. We have taken him out several times and have got extreme mixed reactions. Please leave your thoughts and comments. I am very opened minded. I also own a 1 1/2 old Jack Russell. As for the pit bull is it the breed or the owner?
It is always the owner. I have a 4 month old male brindle pit named Brinks. I also have a 9 year old son, a 5 year old son, and a 17 month old son. Not once do I question my decision to get a pit bull. Brinks is amazing with my boys, but I also get the very popular raised eyebrow when people find out about breed I have. My baby pit can sit, shake, listens, and always obeys!! So to answer your question, it is the owner and how they raise their dogs. Do you know that last year alone more labs attacked children than pits. That is not something you would see on the news though, because of the horrible coverage the news has had on pit bulls!! Hope I helped!
APBTs an be wonderful family pets. However as an owner you have to be extra responsible due to all the myths and stereotypes; you also have to grow a thick skin and learn how to deal with hate and ignorance which you may encounter.
For the most part mine are accepted by neighbors, friends, family and strangers they meet. For instance today I was talking to a friend in a shopping district of town and some ladies even came out of their law firm and offered my pup some biscuits and everyone that walked or drove by was making very nice comments or stopping to see her.
I have dealt too with ignorance and try to educate people on the breed who are truly interested and take the time to listen. The ones that don't I feel sorry for because they will be missing out on knowing a great breed.
It is funny how many are shocked when they find out what breed of dog I have. LOL I'm not the stereotypical owner and honestly most aren't. The media would have you think most APBT owners are drug dealers, gang bangers or thugs LOL I'm a very petite school teacher so there goes one myth LOL
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No it isn't always the owner at all. A dogs behavior is often in key with his/her breeding. Poor breeding can show in things like poor temperament and poor health. Out of standard and many other things. There are many bad Pits and Pit mixes out there due to improper breeding, lack of socialization and bad training. Most people don't know how to take care of a dog really, its sad that so many people own dogs and neglect them. Its not only Pit Bulls they just get a lot of media attention.
I'm not sure what you are really wanting on the breed. They are a great dog for some people. Like any other breed they need to fit with your lifestyle and you need to be able to properly train them. I wouldn't trade mine for the world. Even with all the challenges they are well worth it.
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It is ALWAYS the owner!! I have a 2 year old APBT Labrador Retriever mix and he is the sweetest dog i ever meet! He is always up for some ball and LOVES hving the attention on him! But then you look at the stories in the paper and how vicious those dogs are. Hmmm lets see. The dogs are the same but the owners are the difFerent. So that means the dogs are the same geneticaly* but whatever the owners teach them is what they live by. And as for having a Jack Russell Terrier, we had our cousins here a while back and he LOVE our dog and our dog LOVED him mainly because they both have HIGH energy and they could run and chase each other for hours and NEVER stop HAHA!!
As my shcc trainer once said. you can take a great dog put it in the wrong hands and boom they will ruin it. Also you can take a dog from really bad aggressive lines and bring it around if you train and socalize it enough. socialize, socialize! and stay 100% on the obediance. never chain or tie him up and do not build drive by playing tug games. as with any breed you have good and bad lines. pits some people breed for the fight they look for it. those lines need more work. depends alot on where you got him from. an $800 dog in the paper i would worry. a good puppy from a reputable breeder you should be fine.
Beauty is Nice. Peace of mind is Priceless!! Solid stable temperment is EVERYTHING!!
i have a 9 month old douge de bordeaux and you should see the reaction i get of folk when im out walking him.
i have been asked if he is a pit bull???
asked if he is a dangerous breed???
and numerous other silly questions.
i had one lady with a westie last week pass me, chubby was on his lead just stroling along, and her westie was on its back legs trying to get at chubby, growling and snapping away, and she asked ME to move off path and let her get by!!!!!
what annoyed me more was i flaming moved over to let her go past!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
its definatly not the breed its the owners, i sometimes think owners of dogs need training and not the flaming dog!
Your all right...that allot of it is the OWNER!!! But we have to all still take into consideration how the puppy was breed. (bloodline)(backyard/mill or loving breeder) It's like a german shephard... I've seen gentle ones...and also killer ones! Same for Labs, Malamutes and etc... I didn't know the difference in a breed...until I was an owner of both types! Breeding and bloodline.. is an important factor. It's in their nature is an example. I love all types of dogs.. it's the owners i have problems with.. ha ha ha ha ha
Yes, we have 2 female pitbulls and get the same reaction...alarm on peoples faces! They have been misinformed and need to realize that TRAINING is most important. We also get, "My, what beautiful dogs".....!!
Redford95 Good post, it surprises me the amount of who don't know anything of genetic and inheritance. I have raised, trained and shown many Pit Bulls and know how to properly care for a dog. That didn't stop one male we had from having an unpredictable temperament. Later found out this his mother was a man biter which explained a lot of his issues. It is amazing how many naive people want to believe its always the owners fault and lay nothing on breeder responsibility. I'm sorry but bybs and puppy mills DO NOT get off free for the dogs of horrible temperament and health they produce!!!
I've never had a problem with a tied out dog or playing tug with my dogs though. All my dogs love tug and are still gentle and well behaved. They are versatile and can compete in a number of task. Some for us is weight pull, therapy, conformation and herding. Besides being loved family pets. They are obedient well trained dogs.