(Closed) “Pitbulls”- are you afraid?

posted 11 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Are you afraid of "pitbulls"?

    Yes- A very dangerous type of dog

    No- I have one!

    Yes- I'm generally afraid of dogs, though

    No- I've never met one

    Maybe- I've met just as many good as bad

    No- Why should I be?

  • Post # 198
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    Blushing bee

    Absolutely. Most around where I live are adopted from animal shelter…they end up in animal shelters usually because of cruelty, then if someone adopts them, they might be lovable but you don’t know what will cause them to turn on you-as was the case with a lady that i work with, they had to give him back.

    Post # 199
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    Busy bee

    @Mrs.tobe: Your baby is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! I absolutely adore bulldogs they have the CUTEST faces! what a beauty.

    Post # 200
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Post # 201
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I voted “no, why should I be?” sure, there are some bad pit bulls out there. there are also other bad dogs, cats, people, etc.

    my cousin raised two pit bulls from puppies. one pit was aggressive and played very roughly with the other. then my cousin had a little girl. she worried for her child, and after much thought, she reluctantly decided she needed to find a more appropriate home for the aggressive one. it was not an easy decision for her. the other pit bull is a total sweethart, and I’m convinced that he thinks it’s his job is to look out for the little girl (and their tiny chihuahua). they are all so cute together, you can totally trust that dog!

    the pictures posted here are so cute!

    Post # 202
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

    @FranksMama: How sweet! My boxer loves the water too. I love that the ears are a different color, such a sweet face!

    I always thought my Boxer was on the lean side, she stands at about 18″ at the top of her head, and weighs right at 50 pounds. I thought she was much smaller than most I see in magaizines and in dog shows, but perhaps that’s more the size they were meant to be.

    I also have a friend with a Husky/Wolf mix, and in Texas you’re allowed to have 99% wolf breeds. I feel like that would be much scarier than a Pitt, since wolves  are built to take down large game. I’m sure that in 5-10 years we’ll have a new dog enemy like a previous poster said. Maybe it’ll just keep cycling through…

    Post # 203
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I would never in a million years get a pit bull.  NEVER.  I too know of a dog that was mauled to death by a pitbull while both were on leashes.  I won’t let my dogs near one.  I am sure the lady whose pit bull killed the other dog thought her dog was “the sweetest dog in the world!”

     

     

    Post # 204
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    Busy bee

    nope i used to have rotties and i love them! they are always under that scary breed category

    Post # 205
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    Worker bee

    Id rather pet a pitbull then pet a chihuahua.

    Post # 206
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @heathaah: If a friends chiuhuahua had been just a bit bigger I woulda needed major reconstructive surgery after it attacked my face when I was sitting on their couch. It has little to do with the breed and lots to do with the dog. There are vicious goldens just like evil pits.

    Post # 207
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wouldn’t say that all of them are bad, I’m sure there are some sweet ones, but I personally would never bring children around them.. even if they aren’t mean, they are very strong and I can see accidents happening pretty easily

    Post # 208
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    It’s SUCH a stereotype! They are no more dangerous than any other dog if they are raised by good people. Of course, like any dog, if they are raised to be aggressive, they will be! Uggghhhhh I get so aggravated at the way our society views this breed. I grew up with Pit Bulls as pets. They are the sweetest dog ever. In fact, my childhood pit is afraid of everything: cats, vaccuums, people, you name it! 

    Here she is, Daisy:

    Post # 209
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    Now, if you want to see a mean dog…CHIHUAHUAS! I also grew up with these, here’s mine, Little Bit. She is the meanest dog in the universe! I swear, if she was any bigger, we’d have serious issues!

    Post # 210
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    @PitBulLover: It’s so true. People have this mental image of what a pit is, and they don’t even know what they are talking about. They just imagine muscular dogs with square faces and think its definitely a pit. Plus, all that is ever publicized is pit bull attacks. You hardly ever hear, either by anecdote or by news story, about an attack made by another breed (besides pits). SO SO SO frustrating. 

    btw- all of the pics are adorable!!! I love it!

    Post # 211
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Pits are great dogs and I think it’s really the owners who give them such a bad rap. If you’re going to abuse a dog and train it to fight then it will!

    How could you be afraid of this cutie?

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