(Closed) Pit bull lovers, please read

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I wish you the best of luck. In the UK the ‘Pit Bull’ breed is not recognised and any ‘Pit Bull Type’ is unlawful and liable to be euthanised. This is not dependant on behaviour, simply perceived genetics. I do not supoprt this at all and will do all I can to try and remedy the position. Let me know if there is any other way I can help.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I dont like pages on facebook… but I just wanted to show my support! My Fiance and I have fostered several breads, but our favorites have been pittie mixes. They are truly kind, loving, and affectionate dogs.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ugh this is awful. I hate that pit bulls are treated like this. No other dog is treated this way and it makes me sick. Just “liked” the page and posted a picture of my pittie of course 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Its sad that any one breed of dog faces this type of descrimination.  First it was German Shepherds, then Rotts, now Pitts… 

I have a pit mix and she’s the sweetest, smartest, most loyal dog I’ve ever known.  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

that makes me SO sad. i have been encountered with 5-6 pits in my life and they have been the MOST lovers. i have shiba inu’s now, and if it werent for them – id say the pit i owned would have been the most loyal as well! oh gosh. this is heart breaking. i just love pits so much. so sweet.

good luck <3

 

thanks bees for loving pits!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was researching this the other day, and I found this answer on Yahoo answers and then I checked all the facts on aats.org. I’ll just copy it here:

“The American Temperament Testing Society does breed evaluations. Very fair and unbiased, dogs either pass or fail and are noted as a percentile. The average pass percentage for all breeds is 81.6%. Goldens got an 84.6%, decent but not the best. Pit bulls scored at 86%, ABOVE the golden. Note this is temperament as well, not just obedience. (BTW, more pit bulls were tested and their percentile was STILL higher)”

This makes me sad, and I just can’t understand why this stereotype won’t die. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I totally get why they’d want to be careful to check out the history of a dog (vicious dogs no matter what breed aren’t safe!) but it’s really sad they’ve taken such measures to make sure that they can’t be adopted in the county :(. 

[also, my best friend got attacked by her pit bull when she was little and she would freak out if I liked your Facebook page or I would! I wish you the best of luck, though!]

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

There are no bad dogs, only evil humans.

(yes, Michael Vick, I’m talking to you.  You should be rotting in jail for the rest of your life)

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

OP, if you are still interested in a Pit mix, I would like to suggest Carl!!!

http://www.bmorehumane.org/adopt-a-dog/available-dogs (look for him on this page)

A friend of mine has been fostering Carl and he is a great dog- sweet, active, has learned his manners since being in his foster home. She would keep him herself if she didn’t already own two big dogs in a house that really isn’t big enough for a third, long term. He is going back to the shelter in a couple of weeks if he doesn’t find his forever home as he would have a better opportunity to be seen at the shelter.

Just a thought! Pit mixes really can be some of the best dogs. It’s a shame that bad OWNERS give an entire breed a bad rap.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s a shame.  I’m in Cali and all you see @ the shelters are Pits and Chis.  I grew up w/ Lhasa, Pekin, Pitts, and Rotts.  Now Darling Husband and I have a Rott, Pek, and GSM.  If I could I would gladly adopt a Pittie because they are wonderful animals. Very loving and loyal.  Its really all about how you raise your dog.

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