Post # 1
I haven’t logged on here lately because I am now a proud new mom to a furbaby and showing some pittie and staffie pride.
She’s an American Put Bull Terrier but on her county license she’s listed as an American Staffordshire Terrier. My dear FI and I looked high and low for the perfect match, including some shelters and rescues. Her ears were cropped prior to us getting her. She wsa about 11-12 weeks. Now she’s nearing 5 months. Sweet girl!
I hope to make her into a great example of her breed. We still get the ocassional stare or fearful prejudice for pitties and staffies. But I think that’ll change once someone figures out the “next most dangerous dog” brainwashing trend.
However, she does have drive. We socialized her and she’s good with both humans and dogs. But small animals (mice, rabbits, birds, leaves blowing in the wind) she will give chase. So maybe not dog aggressive, but prey driven for sure. She’s also my personal shredder. She’s already gotten into my students’ things, so yes this is a dog that will eat your homework.
This we consider to be natural and should be encouraged. She’s training for search and rescue and it’s one of the most essential traits they need, minus the cute and friendly face. She does have wonderful downtime temperment though, minus the snoring. So who here has a pittie or staffie? Any stories about the breed specifically?
Post # 3
She looks so happy! I don’t have any pups myself, but I’m an absolute “scary” breed lover over most other dogs… except I fall hard for labs too. It’s all about how you raise and train them.
My friend has a pit/boxer mix and she is the sweetest dog (and one of the cutest!) I’ve ever come across.
Post # 4
She is so pretty! What a lucky girl!
We have a pit, Maxwell House, who is off the wall crazy. He is a pit down to the bones…can’t deny it for a second. But he is the sweetest little baby in the world. He was left in a back yard for a month during the hottest part of the summer and was nothing but bones when they found him. He had a 20% chance to live. He is healthy and happy now, we’re so lucky to have him! He is always on high alert though…barks at everything. I do feel very safe with him around. Gotta love my Maxy boy.
Post # 5
I have a pittie/lab mix and prior to her I had a rottie, both dogs lived with cats and my rottie helped “raise” my shih-tzu’s. I volunteer with a local humane shelter and can’t believe the number of “dangerous” dogs that come through the shelter who are the best dogs ever! There is nothing any more dangerous about these dogs then any other breeds, just the stupid senseless uncaring people who have them. I’m more afraid my 11lb female shih-tzu will bite someone in the face then I would ever be with my big dog. I say my female shih-tzu wears a harness so it’s easy for me to pick her up quickly when she’s going after someone because they apparently said something to offend her. She’s bitten me twice when I’ve picked her up while she was trying to pick a fight with the big dogs…but I still love her to bits and pieces.
Post # 6
Oh, all of these pictures are adorable! We have a pit mix/red heeler mix–his body is very much like a pit but his face looks a bit more like a red heeler. It makes me so sad when I hear stories of “vicious” pit bulls on the news because they really are very sweet and loyal dogs. Ours is definitely stubborn and strong willed, but he’s also a serious cuddler and above all wants to please us.
Our downstairs neighbor has a pit/lab mix and our dogs adore each other, it is so cute to watch them. They stand up on either side of his fenced-in patio and lick each others’ faces…I always want to take a video of it and show it to people who think pit bulls are scary!
Post # 7
So cute! I love staffies (Pits are illegal in my country so I haven’t interacted with any) and think they just have the cutest smiley faces! It really is the owner and not the breed that causes problems; all the ‘dangerous breed’ dogs I have met have always been adorable and it is usually the smaller dogs that people don’t expect that are more bite-prone
Post # 9
She is so stinkin beautiful! I love these dogs, they are the best. It’s a shame what humans have done to them to mar their name and give them bad reps!
Enjoy your baby 😉