All dogs can be potentially dangerous, however some dogs are more dangerous than others. Various types of breeds can be considerably stronger and larger than a person of average size. Training, socialization and proper care can make a significant impact, however some dogs are by years of breeding more aggressive. After in depth research and analyzing the studies performed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDC, and the Humane Society of the United States, we have compiled the top ten most dangerous dog breeds.

10. Dalmatian

Dalmatians are very protective dogs and can be aggressive towards humans. They are very active and need lots of exercise. They have very sensitive natures and an excellent memory. This bred is famed for their intelligence, indepedence, and survival instincts.

Weight: 40-70 lbs.
Origin: Yugoslavia

9. Boxer

Unlike their name suggest, these dogs are not typically aggressive by nature. They are bright, energetic and playful breed. Boxers have been known to be "headstrong", which makes it a bit difficult to train them but with positive reinforcement techniques, Boxers often respond much better.

Weight: 50-70 lbs.
Origin: Germany

8. Presa Canario

Originally bred to guard and fight with cattle, an attack by this dog has been described as hopeless for the victim. They are a guardian breed with man-stopping ability, incredible power and a complete lack of fear.

Weight: 80-115 lbs.
Origin: Canary Islands

7. Chow Chow

These dogs can be aggressive if poorly bred. The Chow Chow may appear to be independent and aloof for much of the day but needs constant reinforcement.

Weight: 50-70 lbs.
Origin: China

6. Doberman Pinschers

Dobermans are great guard dogs for their alertness, intelligence and loyalty. They can be agressive dogs when provoked. The typical pet Doberman attacks only if it believes that it, its property, or its family are in danger.

Weight: 65-90 lbs.
Origin: Germany

5. Alaskan Malamutes

These dogs are very energetic and active. If they are bored, they can become destructive. That's why this dog needs lots of exercise to be happy.

Weight: 75-100 lbs.
Origin: Nordic

4. Huskies

Very energetic and intelligent dogs. Not considered a good guard dog because of its personality characteristics and gentle temperament. A 2000 study of dog bites resulting in human fatalities in the U.S. found fifteen such fatalities (6% of the total) were caused by "husky-type" dogs between 1979 and 1997.

Weight: 44-66 lbs.
Origin: Alaska

3. German Shepherds

These dogs are intelligent and very alert. They are highly used by local authorities such as the police K-9 unit. German shepherds are known to be fearless and confident dogs.

Weight: 70-100 lbs.
Origin: Germany

2. Rottweilers

Rottweilers are known to be very aggressive dogs because of their keen territorial instincts. That's why they make great guard dogs.

Weight: 100-130 lbs.
Origin: Germany

1. Pit Bulls

A pit bull is a fearless dog that will take on any opponent. They will lock their jaws onto the prey until it's dead. Pit bulls have a reputation of mauling people to death and they are highly sought for dog fighting.

Weight: 55-65 lbs.
Origin: United States

Dogs most often make wonderful pets, however in certain circumstances, any type of dog can be dangerous. Even friendly dogs, can inflict great harm in the wrong circumstance.

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6 years 38 weeks ago, 2:14 PM

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I found this informative and interesting. This article doesn't discuss politics or legality and it even stresses that 15 deaths is 6% of all of them since 1979. It is hardly fear mongering. It was purely informational and I already knew the top three. Don't get so defensive and think that people on the internet are as dumb as the people who watch Fox News. Noone is going to get shook from reading this.

5 years 36 weeks ago, 4:59 AM

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There is a Dog Statistics done on every dog each year that shows what dogs are more aggresive than others. Are you ready? Don't believe me look it up. Atts - Amercian Temperament Test Society
Anything above 80% is good!!!!
Dalmation 81.8%, Husky 86.6%, German Shepard/ cop dog 83.5%, Rotts
82.6%, Mastiff 83.9%, American Pit Bull Terrier 84.3%, American Staffordshire 83.4%, Staffordshire Bull Terrier 85.3%, and Boxer
84.3 I don't know where they got there information but it's wrong.
Now the beloved little dogs..
Collie 53.3%, Bichon Frise 79.3%, Corgi 75.4%, Chihuahua 70.3%,
Dachshund 70.2%, Setter 75%, Schnauzer 75.5%, Lhasa Apso 69.2%
I think we can all see that the little ones are far more aggresive than the big ones. Wake up!! Do your research before you jugde.

5 years 36 weeks ago, 9:43 PM

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You may be right about this study but the difference is that those little ankle biters don't do as much damage to someone when they attack...I do totally agree with you. It also makes a difference in how you raise your dogs and the settings that you place them in. All to many time people put there dogs in harmful situations that may causse them to react in an aggresive way that will harm someone. There is and chemical embalace that causes some large dogs like pitts to act more aggresive. This disorder can be tested for and treated with medications.
All Breeds Have The Potential To Be Mean Or A Really Good Dog!!!! Just because you hear more about the large dogs in the news doesn't change that fact. I have been bitten by 3 dogs. One was a dolverman and the other two were very small mature breeds.

4 years 36 weeks ago, 7:42 AM

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you were bit by a dolverman?

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What the HELL is a Dolverman??????

IT'S "DOBERMAN"

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pitts are not a large breed they actually barley make it in the medium size catagory it says you got bit by a doberman you should know that they are 90% of the time almost twice the size of a pitt unless its a texas red/blue nose

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PITBULLS ARE 1/2 THE SIZE OF A DOLV3RMAN BUT LIKE, TOTALLY MORE FUCKING DANGEROUS AND SHIT!

HALP ME, I WAS BIT BY A DOLVERMAN!!!!11

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IT'S "DOBERMAN" NOT DOLVERMAN NO SUCH BREED

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are you kidding me? The only reason ANY breed is dangerous is because their owners have mistreated them, or trained them that way. FYI Pits are dog aggressive not human aggressive.

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Hi there - just browsing the net regarding this and came across this site. I was wondering where Border Collies come into this and you are the only person SO far that I have found that even mentions them. Mine is highly aggressive, very territorial, very protective over me. I am not alone either as my postlady has one the same - she has trouble taking hers for a walk as it is so aggressive with other dogs. Mine was fantastic at obediance classes and did the agility thing no problem whatsoever - he just hated the other dogs there. He has attacked so far a staff bull terrier, a rottie and a black lab. He is SO quick I don't think they stood much chance of getting hold of him - although in saying that he was a bit sore after the rottie incident - but that has made my one far far worse if he ever sees rotties (or big black dogs) when out now!!!
SO, I rank Border Collies amongst the 'could be very nasty' dogs. Although their bite to a human would not be as bad as a rottie. A friend has a pekinese which can be a nasty little so and so too.

My other dog is a greyhound which has in the past defended itself against attacks from other dogs (Mine on a lead versus a loose dog) An owner of such a dog(loose) had the nerve to 'have a go at me' when my greyhound made her dog yelp after tacking it to the ground. Just glad mine didn't shake it to death like she has done in the past - again when on a leash with rabbits when they've jumped into our path.

In all honesty, I feel totally safe with my Border Collie around the place. He is devoted to me totally. Majorly obediant. If I have guests, he wears a muzzle - just in case.

My family had a chow which hated my brother. Their labrador hated old men with walking sticks (But I think that is because my grandad must have either poked or walloped him in the past with his stick!)

Both my collie and greyhound are rescued dogs. Greyhound obviously an ex racing dog and collie I don't know any of his history so he may well have issues from the past with certain things but it is up to me to try and avoid situations if at all possible.

Concluding: I think all dogs have the ability to 'turn nasty' if provoked - and I agree with the vet who mentions that a big heavy dog's bite is going to have more clout than that of a toy poodle who weighs in at not more than a bag of sugar!

5 years 28 weeks ago, 11:17 PM

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Mommy has had dogs all her life along with Daddy and they are of the same mind about this. There are no bad breeds just bad owners. Your little friend more than likely had issues with his prior owner and you just have to figure out what trigers the bad behavior. Border collies are arguably the smartest breed out there. They are high energy and need an outlet (or job) to get it out. Victoria would say that he needs a good distraction when you notice the bad behavior starting. Yelling or utherwise tensing up just feeds into it all. Try walking the other way when he sees another dog and at the same time reward his calm manor while walking the other way. Use this type od distraction/reward system with any other trouble areas and you will soon see a change.

Untill next time.....Buck
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I DON'T HATE ON ANY BREED OF DOGS BUT MY PICK IS PITBULLS.ALSOME DOG AND I DON'T CARE HOW THE PITBULL HATERS FEEL. THEY CAN BE JUST AS GOOD OF A DOG AS THE REST. THEY HAVE BEEN BY OUR SAIDS SEENS BEFORE WAR WAR 1. PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO DO THERE RESEARCH IF THEY ARE GOING TO TALK BAD ABOUT THE BREED. THERE HAS BEEN SOME RESONT RESEARCH ABOUT PITBULLS AND LOCKED JAWS IT IS A MYTH. DOGLOVER2 I AGREE WITH U WERE IS THE COLLIES ON THAT LIST THEY WILL BITE IN A HEART BEAT. I GET TIRED OF PEOPLE DOWNING THE PITBULL ALL THE TIME THERE IS OTHER MEAN DOGS OUT THERE TOO.

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Tinypitbull,
You (and doglover2) should try to remember to look at the title of the article you are responding to (Top Ten Most Dangerous Dog Breads) before you write a response. This title (Top Ten Most Dangerous Dog Breads) implies most damaging, when they do bite, not most likely to bite. All in all I agree with you that other dogs will bite as readily or possibly more readily than "pit bulls" however, you could bluster your case by citing examples of border collies that have killed a people.

I am a bit older than you and have 14 dogs now and own or have owned most of the breads listed in the article. I live on over 100 acres of land and have trained over 200 dogs for my self and other people. I’ve never been attacked but I respect the possibility of being attacked. All of these dogs are very dangerous do to the amount of damage they do when they do attack. As a dog handler and trainer, I have seen 8 attacks of others (mainly fools who thought there dog wouldn’t attack them) (one or two handlers who weren’t paying attention). My wife’s Chihuahua will attack but I don’t carry a gun to stop him. It is some of the dogs on this list I may one day have to stop forcibly. Remember, I deal with them every day. They know me and I know and love them but I may one day have to stop one from killing me or someone else.

The public is not worried about a one bite wonder but the dogs in this article do not just bite, let go, and retreat. Often they just keep coming until they are beaten off or killed. Don't just spout what you hear from other people. Do some research of your own and find a breed that is doing more damage than these dogs. In case after case these dogs are doing more damage and killing more often than other breeds.

Also, just as a future aid to your writings, your thoughts would carry more weight if you proof read your writing before posting. I think you mean sides when you write saids, War war 1 I believe is World War I, and resont is spelled recent. I also believe the form of there you mean is spelled their but you did use the correct form of too (I compliment you on a good beginning). A trick you can use is to cut and paste your writing to a word document and use spell and grammar check. This trick helps with spelling and grammar and I use it all the time. Remember this trick it will serve you well.

4 years 25 weeks ago, 2:51 PM

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Follow your own advise if you're going to nitpick about someone else's grammar in a comment about dogs.

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no offense, but it should read follow your own advice, not advise. If you are going to comment on someone else commenting on their grammar, you should check your own spelling.

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This maybe from someone else that is beneth you and your "training abilities" but here it goes, for you to be so irresponsible to have so many dogs on your property that you have to carry a gun to protect yourself or something else really makes me have to wonder how responsible you are with the dogs on your property. If you would do your research you would find that smaller dogs do and can inflict the same if not more damage than a large or medium breed dog. Check the percentages if you take the amount of damange causes by a small breed and compare it using the correct method you would find that the damage percentagewise is the same.

for you to belittle someone else that has posted on this site is just shameful.

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i would also like to point out that pit bull is not a bread but a category of over twenty dog breeds. This makes for unfair statistics and it makes it very difficult for people to know when they are attacked by a dog that it in fact was or was not a 'pit bull'. The most important thing to know is that when they were bred in Europe, before coming to the US they were bred to fight. When a dog was born with a human aggression gene it was killed. They bred the dog to have animal aggression not human aggression. They make the best pets for young children and families. This is fact.

4 years 24 weeks ago, 11:20 PM

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Thanks for your very informed observation. Years ago I raised American Bull Terriers and was and am still amazed at how little people know about them. That is other than the news media hype, which is rarely right about anything. My dogs (Pit Bulls) were mostly Purple Ribbon reg. and some were out of state champ fighting dogs, although I never fought them I did know those that did. At the time I owned rental property, of which most payed weekly. The tenants were afraid of the dogs so they sent there payments over by there children, the kids rode the dogs, pulled their tails (those that had them)and ears (all were cropped)and in over 15 years we only had one kid injured. The kid that was injured was knocked to the road when the Pit Bull greeted him (received minor scratches from the pavement), but within seconds he was up and riding the Pit. I was never bitten by a Pit even though I broke up many fights by simply stepping in and pulling them apart (not recommended for those faint of heart), as I said before I never fought them intentionally but from time to time they inadvertently got together. As a breeder I did not want my dogs scarred or hurt, so the first thing you learn is 1: Pits were bread to fight 2: Pits are very strong 3: Pits will not attack a person as they love people, however as with any animal (or person) they can attack under certain conditions. 4: As an E.M.T & Breeder I never saw a pure bread Pit attack anyone, although I have seen many other breeds attack people. 5: Never abuse or mistreat a Pit (or any other animal)as this can cause real problems, and a Pit is VERY STRONG . I hope this sheds a little light on Pits, treat any animal or person well and you will almost always be treated the same. Leighton

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i totally agree boelter. i have grown up with three types of dogs and been around many other "bully breeds". my brother had an american bulldog that was a great family dog. protected the house and would never harm an adult or child. now that im a little older i have raised n fostered many "pitbulls". and each one i have come across has been absolutely awesome. loyal, fun, energetic, eager to please, and most of all..extremely loving.. i seen the "boxer" on the list up there as an aggressive dog..HA!! i own two american boxers..they are good watch dogs if they choose to get off the couch..lol...however, my boxers and pitbulls i have raised and am still raising are nothing but the most loving and affectionate breeds i have ever been around. 2 best breeds in the world. and to get the facts straight about "pitbulls" locking their jaws, "lock jaw". THEY DO NOT HAVE A LOCKING AND UNLOCKING JAW BONE! THEREFORE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCK SOMETHING THAT ISNT CAPABLE OF LOCKING!!! the fact is that the "pitbull" when put in that challenge and fights will get a good bite..and what people say is locking its not at all..they have a muscle spasm over n over which makes it hard for the dog to let go. kinda like your leg getting a really bad cramp over n over and you cant make it stop..same principle. And the reason you are hearing of these bully breeds on the news is because on the few occassions they bite..it causes serious damage. however, the smaller breeds i've been around and from what people that own them have told me, is that they attack..they bite constantly, they are over protective, they tell me not to get too close or not to try to pick one up..you dont hear of these little dogs on the news because the millions of bites from them arent reported due to the fact it isnt a severe bite!!! PITBULLS AND BOXERS ARE THE ONLY DOGS I WILL OWN THE REST OF MY LIFE AND ALLOW AROUND MY SON PERIOD!! do you research before you bad mouth a breed, to me its kind of like catagorizing a race or two..with out knowing anything about that race! bully breed haters hate on! but bully breed lovers show them THEY'RE WRONG!!!!!

3 years 38 weeks ago, 6:46 AM

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As humans, dogs hold a very close place in the center of our hearts. How often do you hear a lady with a dog refer to herself as the Dog's Mommmy etc? No "Mommy" is going to see clearly her "child's" or dogs behavior. So I am going to come forward and say what I have heard honest pitbull owners (yes and even Pitbull Mommies)say when they go truthful and distance themselves from an emotional response towards their dogs.

1. Statistics over the years dont lie. Pitbull terriers do account for more dog-related injury and human deaths. You cannot get around these facts. Google medical case histories etc and see for yourself if you like. However honest pit owners will tell you that it takes a special very responsible person to own this breed because of how much power (and potential aggression) is under the hood.

2. Fact: in a litter of a dozen or so puppies some of these puppies will show more aggression than their siblings (and yes so wont golden retrievers or other breeds). Gang-bangers and backyard breeders DO NOT CULL HUMAN-AGGRESSIVE PUPPIES like old time Pit-bull/dog-fighter owners. So the baby sitting pitbull is a dog that was more common years ago. Some urban breeders actually encourage breeding for aggression period. The result is that this breed's benign disposition towards humans and children has been severely watered down. This makes encountering this dog potentially extremely dangerous. You do not know whether its the same type as on the youtube clip "pitbull with chicks". Or like the two Pits that killed the owners 12 year old boy here in the Bay area in CA a few years ago while his parents were away.

3. Yes small dogs "ankle biters" are more aggressive. Let's draw an analogy though. Would you rather have a toddler try and bite you and punch you out? or a champion UFC fighter? Don't dodge the question simply choose which one.

4. I am surprised that folks do not bring this up often. What is the last word in the breed's name? Terrier. Terrier's are hard-wired to have lightening like responses to movement from other creatures. Thats why a fluffy looking Cairns terrier like from the wizard of OZ can be a rodent or rabbits worst nightmare. TERRIERS WERE BRED FOR LIGHTENING LIKE AGGRESSIVE RESPONSES. It is simply genetic. Pitbulls also have super rapid response as well. More so in some individuals than in others. Grabbing and shaking until something is dead is instinctive for all terriers.

I hike in park and open space a lot. I am a former wildlife researcher and love animals and enjoy learning more and understanding what makes all creatures tick. I have been threatened (and was confident that I would be bitten) only 4 times in the past 20 years of living in the Bay area. One Yorkshire terrier (ankle biter) Two Rottweilers. The last one jumped me while her owner was present while I was walking in a common area in park/open space. Fortunately this Italian Rottweiler grabbed my forearm as I shielded my face. I did nothing to provoke the attack and actually seeing the dog was nervous as it and its owner passed me on the trail I stood quietly as it went by. It rapidly swung in my direction. Fortunately I had a heavy coat on and no damage to forearm as dog let go and went to its owner. The other was a pit that went way out of its way to approach me in a very open park (no owner was ever present) I hopped behind a chain link fence (enclosing a power station) before the dog got to me and the dog came to the fence and growled intently at me then left to mark territory for another 30 min or so.

Pitbull terriers are a breed that I think can be managed but there needs to be some serious measures in place. Owners need to be trained and I believe receive a special permit to own the dog. A mature intelligent potential owner will realize that other citizens, friends, family are more valuable than your rights to own a dog. One needs to prove that you have a safe place to contain your dog and that you are well acquainted with the breed. Dogs without proper registered lineage from non-aggressive parents need to be simply humanely euthanized and the breed re-established as a gentle loyal companion, not a gang-bangers 4 legged gun.

Finally it takes courage to be honest about yourself and your animals. If you have a gentle sweet tempered pitbull then its going to be difficult to hear people say negative things about the breed. Remember this is not your child or an attack on you personally. Its simplly raw nature and wisdom is much needed with this breed. By the way when I worked in wildlife research for almost 2 decades,I commonly worked in black bear country. Some bears were more aggressive than others and I didnt necessarily fear them but was cautious when encountering them. I only bring this up to say that most people would easily join with me and say that black bears need to be shown caution and respect! This is reasonable thinking. Reasonable thinking and caution around a solid potentially aggressive breed like Pit-bulls is also reasonable. We seem to forget that domesticated animals are still animals and its not wrong for people to want to live in safety and not be harmed by a sturdy naturally-aggressive dog. Whether Rottweiler or Pittbull.

An honest pit owner will say this: I realize my breed (not necessarily every individual) has a propensity for natural aggression and its powerful and potentially dangerous. Also poor breeding is involved AND poor training. I love my dog but realize that there are many challenges with owning a pit. I want to learn more and do the right thing to keep my fellow human beings safe first and secondly help with the problems surrounding the breed. For the good of the dogs and people.

Cheers

3 years 38 weeks ago, 8:24 AM

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very nice...
you described really nicely...

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 5:11 AM

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I think chowawas should be on here

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I would like to point out that a Pit Bull is in fact a BREED!! A breed is not a catogory its a type of dog, for example a collie. A pit bull is part of a group.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 6:44 AM

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i agree completely with you that it is very unfair to say pitbull... or even pit bull type. When people think of "pitbull they think of american pit bull terrier, however there are many other breeds tht fit into this category stafforshire bulls,amstaffs just to name a few.

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I have a pittbull,rott,and a doberman and whoever did this top 10 most dangerous dogs thing is a retarded p.s im 10 i can't spell

3 years 32 weeks ago, 5:19 AM

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The point is the pits arnt as bad as you think they are nice and bad well
depends on how you treat them good ther nice you treat them bad they are bad the place they
have cam from to
p.s I am 11 and have very bad grades so pleez excuz my erorrz

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Pitbulls can be extremely dangerous once they become aggressive, they are massively overpowered and inflict a tremendous amount of damage when they do bite. They can be the most loving gentle animal but if they get overexcited and agitated the results can be disastrous. I think you are referring to English staffordshire terrier which is one of the lines pitbulls originated from when you speak of the human aggression gene being eliminated, the only flaw in your logic is the other breed pitbulls are from is the preso canario which is a Spanish fighting dog, which is a powerful fighting dog that is not so sweet natured as the staffy. English staffordshire terriers are known as the nanny dogs and have a long history of protecting kids and their soft gentle nature with children. I personally would never ever leave a small child alone with a pitbull ever. Truth is most fatalities caused by dogs are pitbulls or American bull terrier and that is a fact just google it. If you want a great dog that is not aggressive with humans and looks cool like a pit, get a English staffordshire terrier, much better temperament but you still have to be careful around other dogs they still have the fighting gene and fight if challenged by another dog. I understand people love their dogs and will defend the breed because positive experiences, but it only takes one bite from a pitbull to inflict massive injuries. Stitches, broken bones or even death. Facts are facts and I have known a few American bullterriers and they are great dogs but once they get over agitated they become almost uncontrollable until they can calm down. But in the right hands of a very responsible experienced dog owner who is willing to spend lots of time training and modifying it's behaviour it's not a dog for the inexperienced or laid back person. These dogs can be extremely dangerous once in fight mode.

3 years 33 weeks ago, 5:28 AM

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that is a big fat lie people raise pitt bulls to be mean and attack each other they are NOT born to be mean people MAKE them fight I have one and she is the nicest dog ever when we get another dog we are going to get a pitt bull because they are the SWEETEST dog EVER.

3 years 32 weeks ago, 6:06 PM

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i agree shnia they are just big babys that want love and attention. peoples ignorance towards pitts is cruel. thank god there are a few decent people that understand the true nature of these dogs no animal is born vishious. i wonder would these ass holes feel the same if it was teacup yorkshire terriers that were used for fighting. pit bulls are gentle animals IF IT AINT PITT IT AINT SHIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i m looking forward for ur value able experiences regarding pit bulls.

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Do you have a Pitt you don't get they can be gentel for there whole life they are mostly
are not that mean but if ppl that have pits and treat them well understand that they are not that mean
I don't have one now but I use to it died it was the most freindly dog I had it is sad how ppl
give them bad reps like this

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 5:19 AM

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I love pits they are my life granet they were breed to fight but my niece rides our pit like a pony when she gets older she will have to stop..

I agree wiht you a cop shot two pits they said they were fully prepard for the pits then they shot them so yea i was pissed and i wanted to nock the cop out i have a temper but would die for my pits

You can never know the love a pit can give, Unless you have had the priveledge of having on in your family!
3 years 32 weeks ago, 5:31 AM

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I loved my pit but he died he asadently hung him self so it realy mad me mad
when I heard that my pit was my world we bought him a few years ago but he died a year ago his death
was heart breking to me and my faimly

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4 years 6 days ago, 10:10 PM

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You are soooo right, pitbulls being aggressive is just a stereotype and people do need to stop dissing the breed! Pits are amazing, and loyal dogs and yes they are strong but people need to shut it about them being aggressive just because of that because they are just as kind as any other dog and if someone doesn't believe me then you need to get your facts straight!!!

3 years 32 weeks ago, 5:08 AM

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The thing is pitts get a bad rep cuz of the ppl that have them treat them bad
bad so they act bad

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 4:21 AM

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My grandparents and aunt/uncle ran a border collie kennel and I spent a great deal of time out there.

I won't speak for the whole breed, but the one's I personally interacted with seemed to be "schizophrenic" toward persons that were not their masters. I've owned dogs my whole life and never seen these characteristics in any other dog except these border collies. They do this thing where they stare are you and then do something random.

For instance, there was one border collie in particular that would endlessly stare at me and when I turned away, she would go to bite by leg. Another border collie on the ranch would just stare at people and then run and hide. He would only allow my grandparents and aunt to pet him. Again, I can't speak for the entire breed, but these dogs were weird and very unpredictable. Never seen a pit (I own 5) show any similar social behavior remotely close to a border collie.

3 years 32 weeks ago, 3:41 PM

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i completly agree with you i had a border collie which i had to rehome to a friend of mine as he was aggressive very protective of him no one can go up to his room

5 years 24 weeks ago, 4:35 PM

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Big dogs are WWWWWAAAAAYYYYYYYYY more genel than the little yapers!

3 years 32 weeks ago, 5:42 AM

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See I used to have a pomerainian and he used to bite me all the time I culdnt handle it any more so I had to sell him but now I have a bulmastiff and he's soooo much nicer.!

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5 years 24 weeks ago, 9:25 PM

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ok any dog can be mean any dog can hurt a person or other dogs like a pitt bull I have 3 and I love them its the ppl its all about how you train them and treat them you can train any dog, cat, any thing to kill or fight I think its so wrong how ppl think about the pittbulls I think the law should crack down on the ppl not the dog or the breed it breaks my hurt that ppl what to see there and talk down about a pitt I have had pitts my whole life and never had one prob out of them but like I said its the ppl not the breed

5 years 24 weeks ago, 8:42 PM

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i agree i had a pit when i was born until i was 13 and thats how old i am now my dog never tried to harm an animal or human...it's the owner....that breed will act like that if the owner teaches it but that can be with all breeds of dogs if the owner teaches it like that so its not really fair that they ban pits when other dogs can act that way!!!!!im an animal lover and especially a dog lover!!!!!!!

5 years 24 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

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I'm a dog luver to and I hate to see pitbulls being put down because their owner forced them to fight! :'(

4 years 27 weeks ago, 3:54 AM

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ever-so true! why would people just make their dogs fight? they feel too! they have feelings, too! and im sitting right next to someone who stated "so? all cage to sleep, no probhe's just a dog! i can leave him outside all night, or in a small laundry room, no biggy!" waddup wit dat? granite, other than thet flaw, she's a great person,but STILL!
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5 years 16 weeks ago, 6:54 AM

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hay thats so much bullshit l have had pits all mu lufe and l own 15 pits and guss what they are all trined to bite on commond are you guys saying my pits are bad because they have never biten any one so pits are not a dang dog but its people how have them and guss what guys in australia labs bite more people than any orher breed should the labs be up on the top ten dang list and for gods sake the people how dont have pits what the fuck would you know about them own one and have a say tell than shut yiour months

5 years 3 weeks ago, 2:55 AM

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I own an alaskan malamute and two pit bulls, all pure breeds, and I've never ever had a problem with them. I've actually gotten a lot of comments that my three are really well trained for their breeds. If that's your dog in the picture it's really cute.

4 years 27 weeks ago, 7:18 AM

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the pictures of your malamutes are beautiful, i live in an alaskan village and they are all so beautiful but never have i seen one as pretty as yours

5 years 3 weeks ago, 2:58 AM

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how did you get your pit bulls to stay still long enough to take picture, cause I can't get mine to stay still for anything, when I want to get a picture of them.

4 years 10 weeks ago, 4:55 AM

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i usually bribe them with a treat like a bone or peice of meat

You can never know the love a pit can give, Unless you have had the priveledge of having on in your family!
3 years 33 weeks ago, 5:39 AM

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i hold a treat above the camera and that works for me and my pitt bull.

4 years 10 weeks ago, 10:12 PM

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Have been raised in a home w/every breed possible(almost) Parents bred(responsibly)Dobies & Akitas for show.We have had Rotties,Shepards & Pitbulls.We now have a 16 month old,DEBO.We got him from a relative.Both parents were loving & almost harmless(no guarantees)Our Debo was brought to baseball games & well socialized from 8 weeks on.He has been raised w/a 9 year old mini schnauzer.Up until 1 month ago (things changed) he attacked our lil guy (schnauzer) Gave him 4 staples as he ripped his leg apart.We then had to relook at our situation.Put our pitty down claim him as AGRESSIVE OR find alternatives.
He is very protective & will go after people & any other dog on walks.We went back to basics knowing we could not rehome him.Even though he has never bitten anyone,we could not say he wouldn't.So we brought him to special K-9 training.As long as we as the pack leaders are around,he will not attack our other dog,BUT if they were home alone w/kids,they would fight for pack position.Funny thing scnauzer defenitely the aggressor.Pitbulls are great breed BUT they can never go to dog parks.They (most) do not start a fight but are prone to finish it.What I am trying to say is EDUCATION of the breed,willingness to change,learn & work w/issues that may or may not happen.Always see your dog as a threat.Never claim your dog won't bite & be EDUCATED about the breed before you commit.Save this breed from unfair scrutiny.Fight for laws protecting them against UNEDUCATED owners,it will mean the difference between life & death for a beautiful loving breed...

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