(Closed) How do you feel about Pit Bulls?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 166
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Newbee

I love all dogs- but at the same time I know all dogs are capable of harming me (as well as others) I approach them on an individual basis. My brother has a pitbull as well as a boxer. Both big suckers for love and attention. I have a cocker spaniel as well as my parents. Again- they want love and pets and I’m more than happy to give it to them!

However, I know that if I treat them poorly they may take offense. I treat them as how I wish to be treated as well as training them for proper dog manners.

I have a few friends that own pitbulls as well. Some are big sucks and others I wouldn’t feel comfortable with alone. Same with small dogs- some are aggressive and others just want to lay on your lap.

It isn’t just one breed that I’m against- I’m not against any. But I base my opinion with my experiences with the individual dog.

Post # 167
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Bumble bee

Every pit I’ve ever met, with one exception, has been the sweetest dog! They are very loving, loyal, super protective, and eager to please. I think it’s this eagerness to please their owner that makes some of them vicious- that’s how they’re raised. 

That being said, they are pure muscle and extremely energetic dogs that need a lot of attention, even if they’re being raised from a puppy. They can be destructive without meaning to, and it’s very important to train them so they don’t accidentally hurt someone. It’s for this reason that i wouldn’t have a pit until after my children (should I ever have any) are older, and I’m not sure I could handle a rescue. 

Post # 168
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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cls9q:  My dog loves playing with bullys so I would consider one 🙂 

They can play rough but my dog also plays rough! The difference between them is that they don’t always pay attention to other dogs body language and get in trouble when they don’t follow the cues to back off. They also have a pretty strong sex drive when not clipped and can be too forcefu with females. They just don’t realize how big they are and they don’t pay attention either. 

Of course bad owners or bad life choices make them not so friendly but most breeds can be mean when put through hell and back. 

Post # 169
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Sugar bee

I note that none of the dog owners have got back to this thread  telling me just how obedient and well behaved their dogs are.  Come on, dog owners, impress me.

Post # 170
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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Supersleuth:  Most people stop reading responses after three pages so I am guessing that nobody read your questions. Not sure how answering those questions would prove anything? If someone said yes to all of those questions then what would your reponse be? 

Are you NOT a dog owner? Most dogs that go to dog parks are well trained and that includes pit bulls. People that don’t bring their dogs to dog parks don’t really know what would happen even if their dog was trained well within their home. No amount of in home training would prepare your dog for future interactions outside of the home so all of those requirements are still worthess without proper socializing. Just MO 

Post # 171
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I used to work at a Humane Society and have to say we had more problems with Golden Retirevers than pitts. We rescued a group of Golden Retrievers from a breeder who had them in bad conditions.

We had to put them down after they were adopted and brought back to us because they brutally murdered and ate the family’s three cats.

Don’t call them a “gentle” breed when all breeds have the potential to kill because they’re all animals. I wouldn’t trust my baby alone with a Labrador, a Pitt, a chihuahua, or even the holy Golden Retriever. They are animals and you don’t know how they’re going to react.

Pitts are awesome :). I would love to have one someday. Unfortunately my apartment only allows one dog at a time, so we’re waiting to save money and move out soon!

Post # 172
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Sugar bee

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Payless:  My response would be one of some relief.  These are minimum standards of dog obedience inside and outside the home.  The absolute minimum.

I’m not going to make any more comments on this thread.  

 

Post # 173
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Bee Keeper

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Supersleuth:  Maybe they didn’t come back to answer because they don’t owe you an explanation on their dogs behavior to “impress” you.

Post # 174
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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cls9q:  Hate them. Would never have one. Any dog can turn on you but pitbulls are worse in my opinion. I don’t care if someone calls a pitbull their baby, its not. Not a child, you did not give birth to it nor did anyone other human. People can attack me if they feel its necessary for some reason.  I will never be a pitbull fan, hell I’l never be ok with them

Post # 175
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

This thread just reminds me why I absolutely despise people.

Anyways. Have a picture of my oh so evil pit bull attacking my little brother.

Cant you just tell how evil he is?

 

Seriously people, your ignorance is showing, go educate yourselves.

Post # 177
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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allyfally:  I caught on to your sarcasm. You despise people.  I hate pittbulls, not going to change. Oh you can’t judge the breed on a few bad ones but judge it based on these pictures of them being nice. You just finished calling people who don’t like pittbulls ignorant and told us to educate ourselves. What a beautiful way to attempt to change people’s mind, people are always open to the opinion of the person when that person calls them ignorant.

Post # 179
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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LilRhodyGem:  I love you + 10000 to everything you said

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