(Closed) I have to give up my husbands pitbull who turned aggressive. Long

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 167
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@PinkMermaid:  My prayers are with you, your family, and Caramel. I hope you all find peace. Give Oreo lots of love.

Post # 168
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@PinkMermaid:  I want to say that dog aggression is to be expected with pit bulls. A lot of dogs (pit bulls included, or especially) come to a point in their life (usually having to do with development and hormones) in which they become aggressive towards other dogs. Many responsible dog owners take on the responsibility of owning a pit bull knowing that, moreover, pit bull owners usually commit to being one dog homes because of it (that being said I owned 2 pitbulls who got along fabulously, but they ALWAYS need to be watched, and a pit bull owner has to come to terms with the fact that dog aggression may become a reality for them).

 

 

 

I am sorry to hear about this, and I see that you took proper precautions to keep them separated when you noticed that your dog was becoming dog-aggressive.  Please try to find him a responsible, loving home rather than dropping him at a shelter. Pit bulls often never make it out of kill-shelters, and continuing to practice responsibility unti you can rehome him (for a fee) is the best thing you can do for your family pet.

 

 

 

I think it’s important to make it clear though, for the general public, that dog agression is a very common thing amongst pit bulls, and that they don’t “just turn” against people, but are known for dog-aggression due to their breeds nature and history.

 

ETA: I didn’t read through the whole thread before posting. Sorry to hear that you had to put him down. May he rest in peace. Sorry it had to go that way.

 

Post # 169
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@PinkMermaid:  I’m sorry you had to make such a difficult choice, but good for you! You exhausted all of your options, and made the choice that protects yourself and your family. I hope you won’t ever have to go through this ever again!

 

Post # 170
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@sablemuse:  Ah! Gotcha sorry for misunderstanding!

 

 

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@PinkMermaid:  To us, he is a pit bull because we honestly don’t know what “specific” type of terrier he is, so we’ve always just referred to him as a “pit bull”.

That’s fine to refer to him as a pit but you said he was a “purebred pit bull”… no such thing… just concerning as you claim to adore the breed and be knowledgable and that’s the most basic thing to understand!

Post # 171
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I definitely think you made the right decision. I know this must have been so hard for you, but you chose the most responsible option.

Post # 173
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@PinkMermaid:  I’m so sorry for your loss, and the unbearably difficult path you had to take to get there. I know things ended badly, but I hope you will be able to remember the good times you had with Caramel.

 

This may be a bit cheesy, but I found that this quote spoke to me when I lost my boxer (who did have a brain tumour, and in the end began to experience behavioural changes as well):

 

“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.”

 

(Mary Carolyn Davies)

 

*hugs to you all*

 

 

 

Post # 174
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@PinkMermaid:  BIG HUGS! I am a HUGE animal lover, and while I think its sad that the doggie had to be put down I believe you are doing the right thing. 

I am sorry that there are a lot of posters on here that are writing to you about stuff that is NOT imporatant…. some people just suck. 

My thoughts are with you, I know this must be so very difficult! 

Post # 174
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Wannabee

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PinkMermaid:  DUH !   its a pitbull,  get educated about the breed.

 

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Pit bulls mature anywhere between 1 and 3 years of age, and at that point can start to become more aggressive as their genetics dictate. Essentially, an easy going, dog-social puppy may suddenly become dog aggression upon maturity – and this is standard, normal behavior for fighting breeds, nothing out of the ordinary, no abusive owner or bad training required. But it does create problems, especially for families who were operating under the “its all how you raise it” idea that sold them the dog in the first place, mostly because they are not prepared for or could even imagine this type of aggression could occur. Many reputable pit bulls rescues and advocacy sites do warn about this – hence the rule never trust your pit bull not to fight, or no amount of love, training, and socialization will ensure a non-aggressive dog. But that does not stop the all the uninformed people from spreading the misinformation of “its all how you raise it” and calling anyone who disagrees with them haters or ignorant. <br /> <br /> If you don’t want to accept the words of pit bull experts of aggression upon maturity, then we can look for proof of it on the other side of the coin – after the dog has matured and become aggressive. Ever wonder why so many attack stories contain the owner saying “but the dog never acted this way before”? Some people like to say its because the owners were ignorant (there’s that word again) and didn’t see the signs. And in some cases that may be true. But with such a high occurrence of this phenomenon for fighting breeds one must come to the conclusion that there were no signs – which is entirely possible because fighting breeds were created to not show signs of an impending attack and can suddenly become aggressive upon maturity. We can also look to shelters and rescues for more proof of this concept. Ever notice how many pit bulls are quite young when they come into the shelter? Animal Control officials are on record stating that the breed with the largest percentage of dogs being dropped off to the shelter due to aggression is pit bulls. The breed with the largest percentage of dogs being PTS in shelters due to aggression is pit bulls. Pit bull advocacy sites claim it is rare for a pit bull to make it past its 2nd birthday, that only 1 in 600 pits lives a full life, and there are several reasons for this, but mostly its due to aggression upon maturity. And is it any surprise? People are breeding these dogs for fighting, and in some cases human aggression, and can’t wait for years for the dog to mature, so those without overt aggression as young pups are dumped or sold as pets. To families. Who are told they are nanny dogs. And then the families don’t understand why the cute puppy grows up and kills the dog next door it used to play with. <br /> <br /> But please, don’t take my word for any of this – do your own research. Historical books on the subject will explain the traits that were bred in to these dogs by the men who created them. Research quotes and stats from shelters across the country. Read up on reputable pit bull rescues and advocates such Diane Jessup. Know the dog, know what to expect, see if the data rings true…

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Post # 175
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

ive known pitbulls all my life, and every single one of them lived a FULL LIFE.

and dont say DUH to her, this thread is a year old, she had to put him down and she was heartbroken.

Well done guy.

Post # 176
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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bob.rtarp:  this thread is a year old. I’m sure the OP will appreciate having these painful memories dragged back up though.

Post # 177
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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bob.rtarp:  He’s probably just someone who searched Pit Bull aggression and came wherever he could find an audience to flaunt his breed prejudice.

 

 

Post # 178
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

hahahahah love it, well done

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Since this thread was dredged up from over a year ago, I’m going to go ahead and close it now since the discussion isn’t relevant.

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