Because the ones who do commit the crimes get more media attention then the ones who become doctors, lawyers, or police officers. At the end, the Pit met an almost equally hyper Husky, so it worked out. Is it safe to keep the pitt bull? And It Madee Me CryY! Its not the breed that makes them mean its how they are raised DON'T LISTEN TO WEBSITES that are out to put a bad name on the breed! )and you want to know how rough is too rough to play with her.I believe that no dog,whatever the breed should be allowed to nip you even in play. 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. Pits are good dogs, and I can trust the two pits with my life. We have had Petie for about 3 years. They were known as America's Dog before the 1980's rolled around! He grew up around alot of love. Pitbulls are one of several “bully breeds,” a group which includes Bulldogs, Boxers, Bull Terriers, Mastiffs, and more. They even act that way and usually turn on even their owners they are human aggressive pits are not and never were they are made that way by stupid criminals who think they need to look bad and tough. In reply to ok ppl i have a big problem by steph_hall. Pit Bulls are the best dogs in the world!!!! Its called a snap and miss. no proof he even did it!now im going to court over it and had to pay to put a chip in him and 275.00 to get him out also walk him with a muzzle till court is over!dont i have some kind of rights as the dog owner!!! In reply to I am so sick of hearing ppl by amber06, The problem is not that pitbulls are more aggressive, meaner, or attack more than any other breed: its that WHEN THEY DO ATTACK, they inflict a lot more injuries that other dogs. So don't blame the dog, as again, it's the moron HUMANS who are the problem. I used by Logicthinker01. As for attacks blamed on a "Pit Mix". Enzo will comply to my son's commands immediately. She even plays gently with my 4 year old nephew. The number of horseback injuries may outnumber the amount of motorcycle injuries but the severity of the injuries sustained by a motorcyclist are much greater and comparing this to owning a pit bull doesn't really make sense as people who choose to ride a horse also knowingly choose to take some risk in doing so. It proves that any dog can be agressive it all depends on how they were raised not how they were born. Today we’re continuing our look at the pit bull breed. Yes. I've done my research, but you are not willing to accept it. He was walking the dog down his own driveway and the neighbors Pitbull came and attacked it. Kids and grouch dogs don't go well. I turned around to see my 3yr old sitting down next to my dog eating the chips out of the bowl and my beautiful dog just let him. she didnt do anything to provoke them from attacking her. I read this is not normal for pits to show aggression towards human. It happened so FAST, and I knew the dog and trusted the dog. People believe bully breeds descend from an ancient Greek war dog known as the Molosser. Yes a lab would as would ANY dog not properly cared or bred for. How could you judge, just because of what you hear and read about? encountered, calling into play the dog's ability to distinguish between Enroll your pit bull in classes so to teach him basic manners. That lady in france had her face ripped off by a lab and it supposedly wasnt even actually attacking her. Any other breed of dog is just as likely to attack another dog or a person. In spite of their unjustified perspective in society, they are in fact ranked very low in the list of known hyper-aggressive dogs. Unfortantely the dog doesn't have the choice of the type of owner he/she has. They were bred to have endurance, stamina, agility, bravery, and strength for their size. Again, none of this is supposed to malign your friend who has certainly suffered enough(due to the injuries she sustained and the fact that it sounds like she lost both of her dogs from this) nor the breed itself, but sometimes it's just a matter of a 'perfect storm' situation arising. A labrador retriever is just as likely to kill somebody as a pit bull is, as an aussie shepherd is, as any animal. She now has one that she hasn't broken. My friend had a yorkie and she was playing basketball in the driveway. It doesn’t mater if their a dog expert or not. My mother's fiest is the meanest dog in the house. DA is a whole different ball game. In reply to 'it makes a good aggressive by haveAlittlePittie. My step daughter had to go to the hospital because her grandmothers poodle bit her face and left four puncture marks around her eyes. Sales Dogs. Like I said, get people to go to court with you and testify on the dogs behavior, and if you can get your vet to sign an affidavit or even better show in court them self. As i am typing she is laying on my chest! People are allowed to have guns. Pitmaster, I always recommend watching 'Dogtown', season 2, 1st episode to people. Any propensity for dog aggression, resource guarding, or even human aggression is already known. Theyre too expensive, and they tell you just what the magazines and books do. Check the bite stats for breeds. Thank you and have a nice day. I went ahead and let her bring the dog home. i've never emailed you or directed any comment towards you. I recently started doing volunteer work at a no kill shelter and there was a APBT that had been there for seven years since he was six months old, had been beaten and abused by a man to be a fighting dog and then rescued. If I am wrong is my kids life worth the mistake. I told her what happened and she immediately told me it was the owner's fault. I just shop around, just like you would (or at least SHOULD) shop around for best price, coverage, etc. I have a pitbull but no children at the moment, but no child is going to be left alone with Isis, and a prerequisite for letting a child play supervised with my dog is that the child has established 'dominance' with the dog by getting her to come, sit, and lay down. So anytime you consider getting a dog, you should talk to them. Punish the owners ,stop killing these beautiful amimals! I`ve been seeing things that make me worry for his future. I would suggest that you do some research to make sure you understand APBTs before going ahead and bringing one into your life. I have come to think these wonderful animals have got a bad name from THEIR bad owners!! Do you have a pit bull? Good luck in finding the perfect pup for your family, and make sure to post lots of pictures and happy stories! In this nation people can only do as they like as long as it does not pose a danger to others. My son is deployed over sea`s & I got the honor`s of keeping him safe while his daddy is gone. He'll thank you forever. They are getting the word out that they are great dogs! a lab will mess you up just as bad as a pit bull. Any dogs that did were generally swiftly and painfully exterminated; some were luckier and only were fixed. Hyper dogs are often unknowingly rewarded for their pushy behaviors. Definitely bring him to the vet, get his shots and get him neutered. Just do your homework and read read read :)Diane jessup has a good site and RIOS pitbull kingdom is even better as long as you skip all the dog fighting crap he has some good info on trainning and genetics. When they attack, they attack without warning. she lived there by herself. My son SLEEPS on TOP of my pit/Dalmation and my mom's dog bites at him constantly. Word spreads, huh. 4. If a Pitbull is your first dog this guide will be even more helpful to you. It's especially easy to do with our own dogs and ones that we've had for years. formal evaluation of the effectiveness of breed-specific legislation in On rare occasion, they get out. It does not matter if it was taught to kill another DOG, it will go after a human if it feels the need. A dozen of my adrenaline fueled full force punches to this putbull's jaw were not enough to convince him to release his lock on the neck of my terrified and comletely helpless female husky. 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. In reply to If you think that pit bulls by JonathanMacLean. The extra weight will give your pit bull a "job" while allowing him to slow down and drain some energy. So now people just think they are bad! Nine years ago I HATED Pit Bulls for no reason other then the negative things I'd HEARD about them. (Lab/Shepard/Husky)He was such a nice,smart dog that our friends/neighbors routinely let him out into their front yard(not fenced) Where after he would do his business(usually in someone Else's yard) He would just sit and watch neighbors go in and out of the neighborhood.I did see him on at least one occasion go after a young dog whose owner was walking him in our neighborhood.He bit the dog and made it yelp and frightened the dogs owner but no major damage was done and since everyone liked the dog (and my friends/neighbors)nothing was done and nothing changed.He still was let out unsupervised and unleashed. We are now going through to court process and the judge today deemed him a vicious dog to be put down. Most dogs will step up to the role of protector/leader if they feel their human isn't doing it. After months of the mail lady running from her, she finally bit her.Although my son was outside with the dog, who was on a tether,and my son  had told the mail lady not to enter our property until he had the dog secured inside, she did anyway, then ran screaming when she saw the pit. But everytime someone new comes into the house, we hold him, close the front door, and let him go. If you handle a gun properly does it mean that it won't shoot bullets? OK... Now one thing that isnt mentioned here it pitbulls are the most abused breed of dog in the WORLD!!!! I have owned a Canadina red nose Pitbull for almost 4yrs now and I would never get another breed of dog. My main concern is where I got her from. Did the dogs attack her, or were they being aggressive with each other and she got into the middle of it? Just keep posting, we all need the laughs! I just want to say that I AM FURIOUS with all these stupid people out here saying all these bad things about PitBulls! we live on 21 acres and have plenty of room to run. A 8 week month old pit bull walked right in my house Christmas Eve. We crate n rotate. How many drug dealers are you familiar with? I have 2 min-pins and a American pitt bull terrior. He nipped people for getting close to us. Congratulations on choosing a Pittie for your home, they are truly a wonderful breed. I think people should make themselves more aware. One of the most popular working breeds, the Border Collie is still used extensively on ranches and farms today. You may be surprised by the answer. We tried everything we knew to do to break the fight up. Secondly, find yourself a reputable breeder(clean set up, peaceful, well trained dogs that conform to breed standards, etc). I love my Pit. 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