I truely think any' dog can be a biter! Its the owners I'm more afraid of then the dog. I'm happy the doberman pinscher is off the list as a vicious dog. I would own ANY' breed including a pit if I could raise it from a puppy.
Ok, guys...she is 13 years old and not as mature as some of the other youngsters here.....she is trying to get something going....and you keep encouraging it. Don't respond to these kinds of posts and it will stop.
Well I say her Parents should step in and get her off the net and back to doing school work. I have a 12yo and would NEVER let her spend this much time on the net. Their are chorse and home work and WALKING the Dogs!
Bordercolliebabe You have been trying for weeks to get a rise out of the Pit Bull community....Ya know what?? Give it a rest! Here are some pictures of my ever so VICIOUS PIT BULLS!! This ones my favorite of my deaf Pit Bull attacking my 4 year old. (Oh yes and someone mentioned how BIG Pit Bulls were just check out this monster!) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/reginaha/Pinky%20%20APBT/EVMP0596.jpg Careful this one's really SCARY!! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/reginaha/Pinky%20%20APBT/NatePinky01.jpg Punkin (Thinking of how Vicious she's going to be when she grows up) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/reginaha/Punkin%20%20APBT/EVMP0562.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/reginaha/Punkin%20%20APBT/EVMP0569.jpg Bluebelle the Scariest of ALL!! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/reginaha/Bluebelle%20APBT/EVMP0550.jpg Bluebelle~APBT http://www.dogster.com/?75640 Punkin~APBT http://www.dogster.com/?75639 Fancy~Pekingese http://www.dogster.com/?75637 Pinky~APBT http://www.dogster.com/?75636 Molly~Kitty Cat http://www.catster.com/?78238
I hope my statements didn't offend anyone. I truly like pits, just don't happen to have one. Like I said before, dog of any breed can bite and it is usually because of how they are raised. Anyway, apologies if I did, I tried very hard to make sure no one got the wrong idea. Just wanted to be clear on that.
Kitty, you might enjoy the informational pit bull site I posted also. The glass houses thing made me have to look back and see what you were talking about, as it was earlier when I first read and I had forgotten. When I saw your post (msg#5) it made me think that you may have been misinformed about what pit bulls were bred to do. In fact, from my experience and research of the breed, I would have to say that facts point to the exact opposite of that particular post... Of course my dog sometimes chews and digs just like your lab, she's not perfect, but definitely no aggression problems. Anyhow, that site is one that does go into detail about what pit bulls were, indeed, bred to do, you might be surprised at how human friendliness was bred into them deliberately. There you can learn about the TRUE nature of the breed. The trouble comes when people try to breed them away from their true nature, by not considering temperament, or worse yet breeding for bad temperament, and other irresponsible breeding practices. I truly intended to leave this thread alone, but to post pictures, but I think there are some people involved in the thread this time that actually ARE interested in learning the facts, well meaning people who might unknowingly misinform. I know I wouldn't be able to give an accurate fact about the origin of poodles, or most any breed , and I understand that not everybody may know about my breed of choice either.
I know I have already responded to this post. But I'm having a moment of total reflection. I'm looking and interacting with the two PitBulls that I have and I find myself overwhelmed by their gentle nature and their big-hearted devotion to us whom they think are their total Universe. May God only make me as great as they think I am. I can't imagine life without my Guy and my Girl. They are such incredible good dogs. I love them so much!! So I guess all the negative propaganda and the negative PitBull media press, I'll continue to defend and protect my dogs, much like any of you whom have PitBulls.
Well, I read the entire articles posted. I am still convinced: Human negligence and misinformation continues to be a problem for the pit. The primary problem of the pit is the human owner and the single most dangerous element in our society are other people. The Scott Peterson's, Jeffrey Dahmer's, Ted Bundy's. I am much more concerned with being kidnapped and murdered by some wacko serial killer than I am of being bitten by a pit. Sorry, I just cannot seem to summon up the terror I am supposed to at the threat of a pit or any dog for that matter. This topic can be explored until the end of time, my thoughts are the same: Human cruelty and malice, ignorance, religious fanaticism, including racism, intolerance, brutality, thievery... these frighten me much more than a pit.
SBPit: I have seen a pit owned by some drug dealers kill an OES and a Golden Retriever that way. Big enough, no one could separate them...oh the larger dogs weren't trying to fight, just crying and trying to get away. I think AC finally took the dog as there were so many incidents that dog was involved in. One neighbor had a pit that was so sweet and docile when his owners were home, then ran around the yard NONSTOP barking for the 8 hours they were at work. It jumped at me through my screen window, then the owner chained it. Short time later it went over the fence after some children it had been savagly barking at as they passed the house, to and fro from school. The kids had not antagonised the dog (neither had I) lucky for the kids, the dog was chained...it hung there snarling and snapping until AC came and cut it down. Another neighbor had a PB that would kill the feral cats that used to roam about my yard, the owner was always telling me OOH he got another one. Actually several pits, loose in the area used to hunt those cats...One neighbor when I called AC for the loose dogs waking me up every morn w/ savaging those cats, said it was my fault because the cats were there...she did take pains to keep the dog penned up better after AC talked to her. A girlfriend of mine had one as a family pet for 4 yrs. no problem, then it bit her little sister's eye out. It ended up dying from a chain over fence hanging like the one I just described (they did not have it killed). So I'm sure you have nice doggies. I don't care for pits, I consider them to be potential time bombs. I will check out your site. I'm openminded about things, even when my experiences indicate otherwise. Also, I admit to having what they call kennel blindness. Nothing turns me on but my own breed, and Dobies...Talk soon.
hello all i am new here but iwould just like to say i have been reading this forum for the last 6 weeks and yes i notice the pit bull bashing only comes from a few people which happen to be the same people every time well i would like to share my story with border collie babe. At 7:00am i let my ever so gentle pit bull out to use the bathroom on his chain and over the fence and thru the yard came my neighbors COLLIE and yes it attacked my pit bull and all the while my 3 year old daughter was right there. I think people need to understand that no matter what breed a dog can be gentle and loving and also no matter what the breed a dog can be viscious. Get on with your school work and maybe since this interests you so much you can do some real research and do a report for your teacher stating the TRUE facts you find inyour research.
OOps, I'm a dork, I didn't post the site on this thread! It's a rescue site in the San Francisco Bay area, but it's one of my favorites for good information on pit bulls.The whole site is awesome, but particularly the Breed Info and the Monster Myths pages are wonderful. It answers a lot of questions I hear people ask. Hope you guys enjoy it. http://www.badrap.org
quote from Kitty's Mom: "Also, I admit to having what they call kennel blindness. Nothing turns me on but my own breed, and Dobies...Talk soon." Well.......it seems to me it wasn't all that long ago that Dobies suffered from the same bad rap as Pitbulls do today. They were once seen as the terrors of society....along with Rottweilers, GSD, Chows....the list goes on. That is the problem with generalization and BSL. If Pits are banned there will just be yet another breed following on its heels to be misused by idiots and hyped by the media. What next? Cane Corsos?....Presas ?? Education and tougher restrictions on owners is what we need....not breed bashing and bans. JMO
Pits are like any other dog .....or subject we have talked about in the past. Some are good and some are not so good... probably depending on the owners, breeding... However, when you meet up with a pit bull that is a biter, it can be much more deadly than meeting up with a say.... standard poodle....shitzu....maltese.... a child could have to have stitches from a smaller dog, but a pit bull can kill (as could other big dogs). I think that is the main issue with big dogs. People just tend to hear about pits more often...like someone previously said...it was DP before the pits. The ones that we should be mad at are the breeders that breed the dogs to fight.....
wow, that was long..... just wanted to agree with allie here....most attacks are said to be APBT, but their NOT NOT NOT. the media has just showed this breed to be "evil, and vicious" therefore thats what people believe. a dog attack happens and i swear the people don't even look at the dog before they claim it to be a pit bull. and just wanted to point out to everyone that on that temperment test thing on another post the APBT got 83.9% and the golden retriever got 83.2%....ohmygoshness.....the goldens got lower than the pit bull! im sick of everyone, especially BC Babe bashing the APBT....i've only ever been bitten by one breed of dog...poodles...but you don't see me bashing them like crazy, i still like the little guys. it's not the breed, its the bad owners. so please stop bashing the breed, APBT have the potential to be vicious just like every other breed, but they also have the potential to be the most loving breed, just like every other. so don't bash the breed, bash the horrible owners