DakotaSouthFive. Our argument is that they aren't all blood thirsty monsters. My friend had an APBT that he said was very protective of his house and didn't like meeting new people very often. But i can tell by the information you provided on what happened, the owners are not fit to own a powerful breed like a pit bull and they are irresponsible. In the wrong hands they are dangerous. Out of the 10 that I have personally known, 6 have been vicious/agressive and either have or have tried to attack me. While some of us work in our communities to advocate for the breed, we are not trying to force anybody to own one, or even like them. The very 1st one we had (Malachi) was shot inside our fenced in yard. Nothing has happened to his head so far? Have they gone through CGC testing and passed? In reply to You say that your friend was by MamaGrimm. He's another one of the kids and I have NEVER worried about him around them, or my nephew who learned to roll and crawl with my dog laying next to his blanket. None of my pit bulls have shown any sign of aggression and I've owned dogs my entire life. My problem is this.....I am one of those people who fear pitbulls....not for me, but for my kids. My pittie is the best thing that's ever happened to me :) she's a real sweetie & now I'm trying to get the word out. The other 4 I've known were great. etc. This is higher than Collies, Golden Retrievers, and other dogs generally considered "family friendly". the basis of their behavior” (JAVMA, Vol 217, No. And no, I don't hate labs. Because he LOVES to run around and play out back. My min-pins showed het early on who was boss in the house. Is this true? Check out www.pbrc.net they have a lot of info on multi dog homes, NFL, etc. I agree with you, the best thing to do in thos situation is to be smarter then those stupid ass. Did the dogs attack her, or were they being aggressive with each other and she got into the middle of it? There is some confusion regarding what a Pit Bull exactly is, and whether it is at all a breed or not. My son is deployed over sea`s & I got the honor`s of keeping him safe while his daddy is gone. Pitbulls Are Prone To Unprovoked Aggression4. I think people should make themselves more aware. a german sheppard can do much worse due to great size and strength. Daddy, unfortunately, since has passed of old age. Pit bulls are not a bad breed, inbreeding of any animal will make them crazy including the Human animal. If someone were to be attacked/killed trying to stop their pet from being killed by your out of control pit, it is not their fault--it is your's for owning it and not taking enough precautions. In reply to Both great series. I am a new Pitt owner and I could not be happier. There were a high number of fatal bites from Doberman pinschers in the 1970s, for example, because Dobermans were very popular at that time and there were more Dobermans around, and because Dobermans’ size makes their bites more dangerous. In this nation people can only do as they like as long as it does not pose a danger to others. That's just like if,I walk up to you,slap the I have 2 min-pins and a American pitt bull terrior. Wiki User Answered . The bite argument really isn't a good one dear sir. BTW Justin Beiber is GAY, I Think That That Justin Bieber Moviee Was Awesomee!!! Pits are on average vicious dogs and should not be owned by the casual pet owner. People should understand that there are no bad dogs, there only are bad owners, or owners who lack confidence and knowledge about the bread. Also what kind of person joins this type of forum for no reason but to bash its members? With those statistics, does it really make sense to have a Pit bull for a pet? At about 5 years and 80 lbs, he's a scary looking dude, but rather shy towards humans he doesn't know, as well as strange and curious dogs. This site is about pit bulls, not justin beiber. Sometimes it can be as simple as mistakes in body language(Was she bending over when she was putting the food away[I.E. Props. Black people are not bred to be criminals. Pitbulls are the most dangerous dog breed of all and is always considered as a hyper-aggressive dog breed that tends to attack without warning. Boerboels can be very hyper, especially if the family has more than one child. Either sex of Pit Bull Terrier will be 'hyper' when underexercised. Statistically  Pit bulls are responsible for 60% of attacks per year. Nine years ago I HATED Pit Bulls for no reason other then the negative things I'd HEARD about them. I know my dogs and will not take a chance of something happening to them or someone in there presence. Anything with a square nose gets called a pit or anything that's big and loud. right after getting back from the vet they took my dog saying he was aggressive!! I now see, it was an e-mail to me with other peoples responses. What is the logic exactly? A nip is a nip and a bite is a bite. I by braylon1. This as me so frustrated! I have 2 great danes, 1 chiuahua at the time (2 now), chocolate lab, and shar pai, german shepard mix. Independent Contractor. She does everything any puppy would do. I will walk around the house and he will be leaning on my leg. ), http://dogbitelaw.com/dog-bite-statistics/the-breeds-most-likely-to-kill.html. I have a feeling my pit bull named Baily is going to be one of the best dogs I've owned. 3. From a legal viewpoint, BSL sets a dangerous precedent for Everyone. Akitas, dalmations, labradores, pretty much any dog has the ability to seriously injure or kill a person. Unfortunately, I had the same issue with a Malamute. All animals, big or small, can cause considerably damage when they attack or partake in any other activity that may lead to injuries. My Mastiff has DA. Pitbulls tend to be more reserved and docile than Boerboels, and are rarely at the receiving end of a nasty temper tantrum. we also have 2 cats and various caged pets as well. Pomeranians are deadly bacause people think they are to little to do harm. Unpredictable and dangerous! and that one day, these instincts may take over, even if they have been raised in a loving safe home. Not sure if that qualifies, I don't own a pit, but I have the one of one of my neighbors as guest here daily. Me and my finace just got a 2 month old pitty today. 3 year old Pit, Family Raised, decided he no longer liked 6 year olds and bit her in the face right in front of us and then turned on her dad when he went to the rescue. The description is a broad, well developed chest, broad face and well defined muscles. Better breeders will work on handling from the time the puppies are born and will do basic training once they're older(they may even housebreak and crate train the puppy, too - BIG bonus!). Whether you are competing in agility, exploring the field of search-and-rescue or trying some dock diving, you will be rewarded with a stronger bond and your pit bull will make a much calmer and happier companion. I loath double standards. UGH..." I have news for you--we're keeping him, getting a second soon, and will indeed have children. Description of the test: The test simulates a casual If you are up for it I say go for it I have had these dogs all my life and would never get another breed. They are dogs. My son just adopted a beautiful blue pit who is approx. Because the ones who do commit the crimes get more media attention then the ones who become doctors, lawyers, or police officers. Do your homework. This is anecdotal material at its worst: hearsay. In reply to Yeah Jonathan's friend has a by dantehman. Murder was not intended to be their only purpose. I believe it is just the genetics and make up of the animal. We were repeatedly awoken at odd hours of the night because of the pack of dogs, only one of which was a pit the rest were all lab and other undetermined mixes, of which there were about 8 dogs, kept comming into our yard and attacking the feral cats. But don't villianize the breed over one bad dog. It was a Yorkie terrier and weighed maybe 3 lbs. the worst thing that i would worry about is their bark and playful growl... Amber has a MEAN growl when playing tug-a-war, but you can reach into her mouth and take food right outta it. Two out of every three serious dog bites are by Pits. Well when she went behind my back and bought one, needless to say I wasn't to happy. We have had Petie for about 3 years. My son bought a Red Nosed Pit in North carolina where he is based in the military. he's my personal trainer even though he hates running more than a mile, he's willing to tough it out through 5-mile runs 4-6 days a week. Good luck!! Most dogs will step up to the role of protector/leader if they feel their human isn't doing it. Here are five ways to calm your crazy mutt: Exercise. I have 2 pit mixes ~ they are the kindest dogs you would ever meet! And those humans deserve to die in Hell. People starve them and throw them away like trash, people throw them out of windows, people are the blame... if a Black lab was used for these purposes would you be afraid? I don't know about all of the pitt bull lovers, but I would not go swim in a shark pool, even if they say they won't bite, simply because IF IT BITES, it might kill me. Because they are not dogs and are explosive. Our state can not put dogs down because of the breed. So, by your logic, should all men, who have the propensity to rape, surrender their penises? We have by AmyC. Well now it is the Pit Bull and Rottweilers, thanks to hype and media... ***It is the responsibilty of the owner, no matter what type of breed a dog is, to teach their pet and to socialize them properly.***. its just that all i want is a pit bull but that issue been really bothering me on if i shuld get one or not. As i am typing she is laying on my chest! As food aggression can be dangerous  it must be addressed immediately. breed-specific legislation is to regulate individual dogs and owners on The bottom line is that there are good stories and bad stories about EVERY breed, on this web site, we just so happen to love pits. You don't want to get into trouble. And it never will. Pitbulls dont do any more damage when they attack than alot of other breeds. Get a crate to put him in or close your sons door at night. She has in, in less than a year, become a very loving and caring member of our family. Not only do they want to be warm, they want to be inside with you. All of these poeple up here saying how the pits cant be trusted,ALL MY CLASSMATES SAYING  i am a bad  mother for allowing one around my chilren coming up with all of these stories. We are simply trying to combat stupidity and ignorance towards a breed of dog that some people have recently decided are dangerous. The lab did not make it. That's a load of crap!!! If you dont think you would be strong enough to grab your dog safely from the back and use a break stick when needed, you shouldnt own one. Any advise would be welcomed. I know their behaviors before I adopted them. ( she is my first pit but my step dad has had many more, she may be young but she is already my favorite dog and i wounldnt trade her for anything), This goes out to the people who think pitbulls are bad dogs: Excuse me, but pitbulls are NOT bad dogs, the people that have owned the pitbull, or the pitbulls family are bad. I don't worry about him with my kids or my 18 month old nephew, but that's because I raised my dog the right way. Educate yourself a little before you try to converse w bully lovers. What were their parents like? I cannot comprehend it. We get weird and scared looks all the time when we take Magnum on walks or the park ...The funny part is everyone else's dogs are the ones being aggressive and barking at us while Magnum minds his business...So it's pretty crazy how people misconcept pit bulls as mean and aggressive especially when my two toddlers walk by his side... We, as Pit Bull Ambassadors, need to keep educating our friends, family and public that Pit Bulls are not bad dogs, that any dog can be aggressive, but that's the responsible of a good owner. Pitbulls are pointed out when they are in an attack but when any other kind of dog attacks someone or something it is hidden thats not right. In reply to lol did you really just say by dantehman. That being said, however, pit bulls were also bred to be pussycats around human beings, especially 'their' human beings. This lab was drawing blood and left marks, bruises,  all over the arms of the owner and the neighbor that came over on the episode. My dog is a pit/black lab mix and weighs in at 100lbs. But its called 'media sensationalism' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensationalism . And she showed my son she didn't like him even playing to hit me. A stranger walks up to her and out comes her tongue and the person will feel loved. People that think their great pets aren’t thinking correctly. YES. Socalized her and trained her. Both great series. Doberman pinschers, rottweilers, and German shepherds topped lists of dogs some considered dangerous in the not-too-distant past.. However, nobody suggested that this animal be put down for being aggressive! Pitbulls gained popularity over the course of almost 300 years till the 19 th century in an animal blood sport known as “bull baiting” in medieval Europe particularly in on the British Isles. He was relentless when on their trail.One morning while I was working in my front yard, my friend came down to say Hi and chat for a bit and her dog followed her,unleashed of course,and my cat who was outside at the time decided to come over and visit,she had been raised with dogs and was not afraid of them(very naive of her)To make a long story short,Dog went after  cat,I scooped up cat , turned and got bit on the back of the arm.The Dog was NOT trying to bite me He was after my cat.The problem was that he was a very large dog with very large teeth and although there was just one deep puncture wound it nicked my artery causing a lot of bleeding under the skin.When I went to the Dr. My friends alpha male "Tank" stands at an amazing 93 pounds and unless you consider licking someone to death as "Risky" then you need to seriously stop being ignorant and actually do some research about the breed because people like you is what gives this breed a bad reputation. If my son fell down a well Dez would find away to pull him out and not even Lassie can make that claim. Any dog that's confined indoors all day without getting excercise, mental stimulation, or proper training will develop anxiety, depression, or frustration, which all leads to problem-behavior. It is very sad, that some individus, either animals or humans, are targetted just because few of them act in a bad way. He nipped people for getting close to us. I'm around 4 different breeds: Malamute mix, Yellow Lab, Pit mix, AmStaff. All dogs have the ability and probability to bite its not just one breed. We'll start with buying; first and foremost, never, ever buy a puppy from a pet store. American Pit Bull Terriers passed the test at a rate of 85.3%. As far as the pit being designed to fight bears, the lab was designed to go after small game. and i wuld never give any of them up fer notin. There are not too many insurance companies - if any, that will insure a home with a Pit bull or other aggressive breeds - so, you are taking a huge risk on many levels. I am sure they have had to pay many claims. If you don’t have time to train your pitbull they will become bored and get into to trouble. ignorance and prejudiced of the breed is more appropriate. Do some reading about the pitbulls needs and responsible ownership of them. As dangerous as the owner wants them to be, as demonstrated by, let's say, Michael Vick's fighting dogs. He bit someone who was on our property and waqs just protecting us. Overall, there's not a single dog that I would call vicious, quite the opposite, but the pits and pit Xes excel in loyalty. If you are willing to take the time to train, socialize and educate yourself and your dog. So I set out to love Eden so much that she wouldn't be mean. so i need someones input that has owned a pitbull or a rescue pit...on if i should rescue him or not for the saftey of my other dogs! This definitely isn't a breed for everyone. Pitbulls Are Naturally Vicious3. what if it was a rabid chiwawa thats tens tyme more dangerous and i bet they'd all be like awwwwwe so cute. Good Luck and again welcome. That's about it. I have seen tiny dogs attack faster than you would believe and big dogs cower. However, like all dogs, she reacts poorly to humans who are afraid of her. I have a pit and he is aggresive toward our lab. Your passion about this is amazing! If your pit bull pulls on the leash, stop and move ahead only when the leash is slack. He got SHOT because of someone like you. This is equivalent to a pit bull killing a U.S. citizen every 21 days during this 3-year period. On the other hand I am very vigilant to keep an eye on him when there are children around that are capable of walking and being in his face. In reply to Misunderstanding. In reply to Pitmaster, I always recommend by Wolf Manson. My Mom's dog was killed by a pit bull and I had an insured sued for damages caused by bite to the face - can be expensive - Cosmetic surgery. We do not know what kind of life he had before us. Do not get on your own soap box with YOUR favored breeds and tell us that we are stupid because we favor pits. "Now I know that not every Pit will kill or attack but they are all capable of it just like any dog but a Golden Retriver does not have 600 pounds of bite force or a body that is perfectly designed to fight. In reply to The ATTS results mean by facteroid. You may still be able to get a puppy from a shelter, rescue or pound. I agree. I thought you directed a response to a post I commented on. Does she also snap? Any other breed of dog is just as likely to attack another dog or a person. Best of all, nose work can be quite a tiring activity. Yes...but he definitely has some human characteristics in him, lol). Not only have you introduced anecdotal material to support your own argument against anecdotal material, you have also thoroughly misapplied the term to this forum. I recently set up a pet food bank called Paws From Heaven in his memory. they had numerous people attacked by this horrible breed. There are no such thing as "Bad Dogs"....Only BAD Owners...We have had two pit bulls in our family; they love everyone and are excellent with children. Pit Bulls are the best dogs in the world!!!! and im not the type of person to give up any kind of animal. In reply to I was at the park one day by 16thompson. Hopefully they do not prove you wrong, get real. The fact is that all animals are dangerous. She was covered in blood, poor thing. She doesn't even like me acting like I'm hitting the kids. 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