5 years 21 weeks ago, 12:42 AM

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I am a animal lover and I want to share my feelings with all animal lovers. Dogs are very special, pitbulls are and maybe kind, loving, protective, etc., etc., etc. BUT, the damage they can do can never be "undone". Please really look at all the statistics, pitts have turned on the children they were raised with, their testerone levels get so high they go crazy, as with the girls in heat. They can turn in an "instant", with or without provacation.

I do not understand the "parents" that would put their children/babies in "harms way". You can never undo the physical harm or the death of a child. Please quit thinking of what "you" want, it's not about you. When you had that child, your wants and needs come last to the protection of your children. Alot of pitbull owners own one for attention, for their own
egos, etc., etc., not cause they "love" the breed. Please...give me a break....if you really love your children and other children and people, you would not own one.

Look at live pictures, read the newspapers...you almost have to kill a pitbull to release their victim.

It was a breed that was bred by man, that went wrong. Before you get mad at what I am saying, why would you ever put a child in a position of where it could possibly be killed, mamed, or disfigured for life? It may never happen but the chance is there, the chance is there. Think...it would be terrible and horrific if you were the one being mauled.

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:22 AM

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Pits are good dogs

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4 years 24 weeks ago, 2:50 AM

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I have an 11 month old blue nose pitbull. He is a champion show dog. I have raised him since he was 6 weeks old. If you were to break into my home, you have a better chance of me attacking you then he will. Matter of fact, I have friends that he has never met walk right through my door unannounced and he greets them at the door, with this I have a new friend attitude,and wanna play attitude. Fact I have a next door neighbor with a pug.....yes that's right a pug. This dog is the spawn of satin. This dog has bite me more,and chewed on my clothes, then any other dog I have met. Most people with this pit bulls are bad attitude have never owned one, and believe only what they have read or saw on videos. I've got news for you, for ever 1 pit bull in the news or on video there are hundreds, if not thousand more behaving them selves. So its only right for me to say because of that one pug that lives next door to me, all pugs should be put on the top ten most dangerous list!.....My point being, it is all in how your dog is raised. If I want the meanest dog on the block, of course he's gonna be mean, but if I want the most well behaved dog, you'll have no fears!!!!

5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:28 AM

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Get your facts right pitbulls are the most loveing dog out they l have had pits for nearly 20 years and let me tell you something they have never turned on me, they have never called or biten a child, and lets face it the more you read about the american pit in the papper or see them on tv they have been cross breeds not true pitbulls. l have 15 pits and they get on fine and they are not cage up or fix if they are so bad like you say than my dogs should have killed each other buy, now andf my kids so do yourself a favour and dont talk on a subject that you have no clue about

4 years 20 weeks ago, 11:26 PM

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actually i do know something about pit bulls! i owned 3 my self and one of my boys named kai chased a rotti down our street and tried to kill it! and then when i tried splitting them up kai bit me! and dont say i brought them up badly because i didnt. after that we got rid of our pits. but we needed another dog so we bought a labrador and know we have 3 weve had 1 4 6 years and 2 for two years. and they have been the best dogs ever.

4 years 20 weeks ago, 3:56 AM

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I truly do know something about dogs and pit bulls. I am a certified animal behaviorists and dog trainer in the state of Florida. I am also an owner of a wonderful APBT Mix that I rescued from the shelter where I volunteer my time and skills in working with behavior problems and obedience training with the dogs at this no kill shelter to help these guys get a second chance with responsible owners. My APBT Mix Niko is my demo dog for my training programs as well as my buddy who goes to work with me at my pet boutique along with my standard poodle, scottish terrier and sphynx cat. They all play together and get along and love greeting my customers and their children and pets too. This is because I am a responsible owner and I have the knowledge to be a proper pack leader and provide proper training and growth development for my pets. I have read your posting and I have some questions.

# 1 you say you know something about pit bulls my question is do you know something about dogs and proper care and ownership? I asked this for the reasons below.
A. How did Kai gain access to have the opportunity to chase a rotti down your street? Proper care and ownership would have prevented this issue.

B. Why would you think it smart to put yourself physically in the middle of a dog fight in which both dogs can overtake you? There are proper methods in breaking up a dog fight safely, the number one is prevention and control of your dogs environment. But it definitely is not jumping in in the middle of two dogs fighting of course you are going to get bit. Just as a person would hit you if you jumped in the middle of a pair of swinging men that is your relatives. Neither action from the dog or human would be for vengence towards you. Again proper ownership would have prevented your bit.

C. You owned a pit bull who can be by nature animal agressive. You obviously chose a breed that wasn't right for you because proper socialization during puppyhood or proper owner prevention in allowing an adult dog access to approach other animals freely could have prevented this whole experience for you.

#2 Do you really believe your pit bull bit you to hurt you intentionally?
The answer is no! You put your body in the middle of a dog fight with teeth chomping you got bit due to your actions. You didn't get mauled or killed because of Kai's actions.

I am glad to hear you have three wonderful labs they as well as pit bulls are excellent dogs. However, labs are great for inexperienced owners where pit bulls are not.

The issue isn't this breed or that breed. The issue is people, those who mistreat dogs and create agression towards people. Those who mistreat a dog and use them for illegal activities and selfish egos. But there are also those people who we as a society don't cloak as evil people but they are just inexperienced and uneducated and don't do their research when selecting a breed they are bringing into their, family, life and home for 10 to 20 years. It isn't a crap shoot we don't just get a dog and hope it works for the best.

A perfect example: A 16 yo new driver is in the seat of a semi tractor trailer and is on the road with other drivers. He causes a traffic crash due to ignorance and being totally irresponsible driving a vehicle with little experience or knowledge of what he is doing and someone is killed. Now the nation starts protesting to have all semi's removed from the roads and prohibit their use because of their size and power and the fact they kill people. But point out the Smart Fortwo car can stay because yes it can also cause a traffic crash but is less likely to do serious damage if in the wrong hands or kill people. People would protest against banning them because this senario is easier for people to see how preposterous the idea of banning all because of a few really is. And they would insist the driver be held responsible for their improper use of the vehicle not the vehicle. Well the same goes for the pit bulls.

#3 Why do you feel the need to give an opinion on the behavior of a breed and the fact that you were bit? It is great to see your enthusiasm about your labs but it is people like you that feeds the propaganda against the pit bulls. And again it is the owner who is responsible for the action that was taken not the dog. It is best sometimes to keep silent than to insert foot in mouth to only choke on it. Not the wisest decision. Fortunatley we are a country with freedom of speech, unfortunately people take it literally and speak out with no purpose, knowledge or care as to the damage their words can do.

#4 you also said in your post after you got rid of your pits you NEEDED another dog, why the term need? We don't need dogs unless they are service dogs. We can want dogs and should have them if we can properly care for them and have the knowledge to understand them.

#5 how did you go about getting rid of your three pits? After choosing to obtain three did you make sure you found a good and sound environment for them or did you actually get rid of them with no responsibility or care on what their future would be?

In the past five years there have been 10 deadly dog attacks in the state of Florida. This issue is currently at our state capitol who is trying to pass a bill to allow breed specific laws that is targeting pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Our state government is using a study they did in 2009 with statistics where of 62 counties only 10 responded and out of that 10 they admitted a lot of the pit bull recorded attacks were due to misidentification or that they don't record the dogs only the bites. They even admitted that the term pit bull is just used as a basic description for an agressive dog. However, a few of the 10 deaths were from a golden retriever, corgi, rotti, black lab, dalmation, pit bull, pit/lab mix. 2 out of 10 were pit bull related. However, what people forget 2 out of 10 were also lab related.

I feel empathy for anyone who is a victim or knows a victim of a dog attack. But I also feel empathy that the pit bull is paying a deadly price due to people as due humans, whales, rainforests and many other species in this world. We as a society have to start educating and fixing the cause not attacking the effect.

You may take me as being harsh, but I see the truth and do not sugar coat it for feelings. Because your words can cause devistation to an animal who can't speak for itself.

4 years 20 weeks ago, 8:27 AM

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we needed another dog because my husband is blind and needs a dog to get out. kai chased the rotti because it was a stray and he got off his lead.it was an accident.i split them up because when i shoutede his name repeatedly he didnt come. he normally does. it wasnt MY fault. i think it was the owners of the rotti, because you dont let a vicious dog stray do you. obviously the owner wasnt botherd about the dog!

4 years 20 weeks ago, 4:42 PM

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Were any of the pits or are any of your labs a certified service dog for your husband? Because that sounds like what he needs not three pets his wife can't control. A service dog under any circumstance would not have gotten away and chased a dog down the street or they would never have been certified in the first place. These situations are tested and trained repeatedly. If you do have a service dog than that would be a need if not than that is a want.

And it still sounds like you are in denial about the circumstances of Kai chasing a dog and you getting bit. Your refusal to take responsibility is astounding. You are right the rotti's owner is 50% at fault the same as YOU. Two irresponsible pet owners colliding in the community. But Kai got off his lead because of his owners lack of control over her pet or improper equipment (lead) being used on her pet and he didn't come back when called because Kai's owner did not have a solid recall trained or proper leadership with Kai because her calls were ignored. So again it is YOUR fault and accidents do occur, but to blame your pet for the situation is absurd and absolutely your lack of understanding of dogs, their behavior and an owners responsibility to care for them properly. Therefore, again you should not speak out on issues you don't understand fully.

I hope what you say is true about the rehoming of your pits. It sounds like they got a second chance to get good experienced owners who will care for them appropriately and not put them in terrible situations risking their lives by being mauled by a stray that their owners don't know. Always remember it is your job as a responsible pet owner to protect your pets welfare as it is to protect your community by having proper control over your pets. And my point exact you now state the situation was an accident where in your original post you stated you were bit by your own pit in a forum discussing the dangers of owning pits. Your words can cause devistation and you made something out to be what is wasn't not for the benefit of your previous pet or breed but to their detriment. And news flash if you owned a chihuahua you would have been bit just the same. You should feel ashamed, I know those pits provided you with love, honor and trust for the years you had them and this is what you haven given them in return. Thank god for those wonderful people who took in your pits. I can only imagine what you told them about the attack you claim. It is pathetic, I hope the best for your labs they are going to need it, because an accident can also occur with them and your history is to dump them instead of getting training for yourself and them and changing your methods of control. Best of luck!

4 years 20 weeks ago, 8:39 AM

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yes i made sure they had good homes. i even checked them out myself. two of my boys went to a farmer ( kai and jess ) and the other one ( ruby ) went to a lovely home which already had a blue staffy named vinny. i understand your concern but i did control them right and th previous owners will. i made sure kai and jess went to experianced owners because of what kai did. ruby went to a man which was experienced and could control her, because i seen him control his staffy.

4 years 3 weeks ago, 2:44 PM

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Great post! :) Thumbs up :)

3 years 46 weeks ago, 3:12 PM

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THANK YOU!!!

I absolutely love it when people who are uneducated about Pit Bulls try to talk badly about them. You know what I love even more? Putting those people in their place. I have a 3 year old Pit Bull, and she is the love of my life and my family and friends and even neighbors LOVE her! "You will never know love until you've had a pit bulls love" - Me

5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:46 AM

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Couldn't Of said it better, I havn't been on latly because I am downloading music,

ELO!!!

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 5:48 AM

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Why let my children play outside, they could be hit by a stray bullet! Why cross the street, I could be hit by a car!

Life is full of what if's.

Untill next time.....Buck
4 years 3 weeks ago, 2:46 PM

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Couldn't have said it better.

5 years 21 weeks ago, 4:05 AM

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Not all pits r bad. And for one to think so is plain ignorance. My pits would definitely kill, hell yes, they would kill a person if they were trying to hurt one of my children or myslef. They r the most faithful, loyal, loving, gentle, and protective dogs. They wouldnt think twice about giving up their own life to save yours!

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your pit. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." - Unknown

4 years 20 weeks ago, 11:28 PM

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well howcum mine bit me for trying to split him from a rotii?

4 years 20 weeks ago, 6:02 AM

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My cat Fergy was killed by a large dog last night - was off its lead, and it bit my cat's stomach and held onto it till I screamed at rhe top of my voice when it dropped her, nearly dead, then died in my arms. It was such a violent death for a rescue at that had a 'dog's life till she was rescued at the age of five.
At age five, she had flea allergy and was overeating as she had not been fed properly till she was three. She was then fed for two years by a kind neighbour as her 'owners had abandoned her, but did not have the comfort of a home to sleep in till she was five!!!!

5 years 21 weeks ago, 9:30 PM

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are you stilll here?

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 9:32 PM

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Yep Iam still here

5 years 21 weeks ago, 9:33 PM

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OKKK

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 9:35 PM

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You say you are leaving VA why
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5 years 21 weeks ago, 9:37 PM

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Because I must

Ok it's beacue I have a small home, it's only two stories high, and I have two kids and a hubby and a rottie, and I am 4 months pregnate. So we are getting a three storie beach house.

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 9:43 PM

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Most homes in the UK are two stores and the sound of a beach house sounds like heaven where are you moving too the idea sounds really cool hope you all have a great life.
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5 years 21 weeks ago, 9:46 PM

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Thanks you dack, my hubby wanted a house in CA but I did't so we are moving to a Florida beach house, right on the shore, you can see the ocean, and it's not atached to another house, so the dogs will love it, do you live never a beach?

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 9:58 PM

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No I Live 100 miles from a beach I live in derbyshire England it is known as the gateway to the peak district mebe you might have to google it to get some idea its very green .
100 miles in the UK is about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK
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5 years 21 weeks ago, 10:03 PM

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OH CUZ NOW I LIVE VERY FAR FOM THA BEACH

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5 years 20 weeks ago, 12:28 AM

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I AM A BULLY BREED RESCUER! JUST SO THAT IS KNOWN......

I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE BULLY BREED FOR 7 YRS NOW. I HAVE ONLY HAD ONE E VER SHOW ME AGGRESSION. AND I HAVE HAD TO EUTHANIZE 2 IN 7 YRS. THE ONE THAT WAS AGGRESSIVE HAD BEEN BEAT WITH A WATER HOSE AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE. SHE CAME AT ME WHEN WATERING THE LAWN. BECAUSEI KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THE BULLY BREEDS I DIDNT EVEN GET A SCRATCH ON ME. BUT DUE TO THAT AGGRESSION I DID WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE. THE OTHER THAT I HAD PUT DOWN WAS MY WIFES LOVE: ANNIE WAS THE MOST GENTLE GIANT YOU WOULD EVER MEET. SHE HAD A BABY THAT SHE HAD TO HAVE BEFORE GOING TO SLEEPAND HAD TO HAVE A PILLOW UNDER HER HEAD BEFORE GETTING COMFORTABLE. THE CATCH WAS THAT SHE WAS DOG AGGRESSIVE, SHE ATTACKED A DOG AND INJURED IT BADLY, AND THEN A YEAR LATER SHE ATTACKED A SMALL FEMALE AND KILLED HER. SHE WAS NEVER BEAT NEVER MISTREATED BUT THE PREVIOUS OWNERS USED TO BRING SMALLER DOGS AROUND THE FENCE AND TAUNT HER. CAUSE OF THE AGGRESSION I HAD TO PUT HER DOWN DUE TO HAVING A LITTLE GIRL DUE IN 3 MONTHS. TO AVOID ALL CHANCES.

THEY ARE A WONDERFUL BREED! :) THEY ARE A WORKING CLASS DOG. MY MALE IS A CHAMPION WEIGHT PULLER. AND MY NEWEST RESCUE WHO IS AMAZING, IS A 3RD PLACE BROAD JUMPER. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HER ASK SHE IS SO GENTLE AND LOVING. I HAVE PICS OF MOST RESCUES BEFORE AND AFTERS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE JUST ASK.

WE ARE ALL BULLYS IN SOME MEANS
3 years 46 weeks ago, 3:17 PM

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Thank you for being a bully breed rescuer! If it wasn't for bully rescues I would have never gotten my baby girl, Maggie. She is the love of my life.

5 years 20 weeks ago, 12:51 AM

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Post some pics pease

animals have rights too ya know!!
5 years 20 weeks ago, 1:33 AM

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MY OTHER LAPTOP GOT STOLEN BUT HERE ARE SOME PICS OF RESCUES
ITS NOT TAKING MY HTML CODES

WE ARE ALL BULLYS IN SOME MEANS
5 years 20 weeks ago, 4:22 PM

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i love pitd

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5 years 20 weeks ago, 5:09 PM

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The American Pit Bull Terrier has a strong pleasure to please. The APBT has evoked more human emotional, rational, and irrational response than any other breed that exists today. By no means are these dogs people-haters or people-eaters. Their natural aggressive tendencies are toward other dogs and animals, not people. However if they are properly socialized with a firm, but calm, confident, consistent pack leader, they will not even be aggressive with them. These are truly quality companions for quality owners only! The American Pit Bull Terrier is a good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and affectionate family pet, which is good with children and adults. Almost always obedient, it is always eager to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of vitality. Highly protective of his owners and the owner's property, it will fight an enemy to the death. It is usually very friendly, but has an uncanny ability to know when it needs to protect and when everything is okay. The American Pit Bull Terrier can be willful with meek owners and needs a firm hand. They are generally okay with other pets if they are raised with them from puppy hood. They are very friendly, but not recommended for most people, because most people do not understand how to properly raise and treat a dog. Problems arise when one does not understands dog psychology, seeing the dog as having human emotions, and ends up with a dog who thinks he is the boss of the house. For a smaller, not as powerful dog, people can sometimes get away with this, however, for a powerful breed, one really needs to understand and follow this concept of keeping a dog. An excellent guide to learning how to properly treat a dog is the Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (recommended to all dog owners regardless of the breed they own). Excellent with children in the family, they have a high pain tolerance and will happily put up with rough child play. As with any breed, they should not be left alone with unfamiliar children. Originally used as fighting dogs, the powerful American Pit Bull may go for the throat of strange dogs. A minimum of training, along with the proper amount of exercise and a firm pack leader, will produce a tranquil, obedient dog. Socialize very thoroughly when young to combat aggressive tendencies and be sure to keep the dog under control when other dogs are present. Teach this dog respect for humans by not allowing it to jump up and not allowing it to enter doorways first. The humans must make the dog heal beside or behind them when walking. It has given outstanding results as a guardian of property, but is at the same time esteemed as a companion dog. The objective in training this dog is to achieve a pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. That is the only way your relationship can be a success. When properly trained and socialized, this is a very good dog and a great family companion. Unfortunately, some choose to promote the fighting instinct in the breed, giving it a bad name. If you would like to witness what a well-balanced Pitbull is like, tune into the Dog Whisperer and check out Daddy and Junior along with the rest of Cesar's pack of Pits.

Developed from the Bull and Terrier types of yesteryear, the American Pit Bull Terrier comes from an indisputable history of pit-fighting. The breed's tenacity and accompanying strength are unmatched in the canine world. As rich and captivating as the breed's history is, the Pit Bull's future is more worthy of commentary. Some proponents of the breed argue that this breed is the original bulldog of the past. Old prints and woodcarvings show reason to believe this. They show dogs that look exactly like the breed today, doing things the dog is still capable of doing. For more information on this theory you can read books by Richard F Stratton. The APBT, as registered by the UKC, is an individual breed of dog and does not refer to just any ill-bred, mindless warrior-type mongrel. At one time, the Pit Bull was a much loved, trustworthy companion. People who chose to train these dogs to fight are chiefly responsible for the banning and witch-hunting that has been sweeping the U.S. The media, however, should not go unmentioned, for it is also responsible for escalating isolated incidences in a relentless and attention-getting way. In a lot of cases when the media is reporting about a Pit Bull attacking, it is indeed not even a Pit Bull at all, but a mixed breed of some sort, or another bull breed all together. In fact, one time there was a report on KYW news in Philadelphia about two Pit Bulls attacking a person. I called the news station and asked if they knew the dogs were in fact a purebred American Pit Bull Terriers, or another bull breed of some sort, or a mutt for that matter. They told me they did not know, I would have to call the police station to verify that information. I asked them how they could report something that they were not sure of. They had no answer for me and they were not sure of the dog's breed. Even after admitting that to me on the phone, they kept calling it a Pit Bull. The Pit Bull's future has been perhaps irreparably undone and everyone is to blame except the dog itself. This very loyal dog is too set on pleasing his owner, and ironically this is the root of his own undoing. Accompanying this need to please are remarkable abilities of all kinds. Jack Dempsy, Teddy Roosevelt and Jack Johnson are just a few people who have owned Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls excel in practically every canine task including herding, guarding, hunting, policing, cart pulling and ratting. A Pit Bull, named Banddog Dread, holds more canine working titles than ANY other breed. The owner's name is Diane Jessup and you can reference her book, "The Working Pit Bull." It tells you all of Dread's accomplishments. These dogs are truly capable of many tasks. The difference between Pits and American Staffordshire Terriers is a difficult one. Even breeders can't agree. The main difference is the bloodline. Amstaffs are show dogs and dog fighters won't use dogs with Amstaff blood. As time progresses there will be more of a difference. Many are duel registered as Amstaffs with the AKC and Pits with the UKC.

WE ARE ALL BULLYS IN SOME MEANS
5 years 20 weeks ago, 5:16 PM

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I agree 100% and what comes in the packege with owning a pet is socalizing. If you don't socalize, you will have a bad dog on YOUR hands and it will be YOUR fault! People just don't get it! They say with a dog "These dog's nice, thye don't need to see otha dogs" that isn't true! The way the dog turns out in the end is the way you rasied it. It just boils down to how much someone will go to help their dog be happy, helthey, and NICE!!

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 2:50 AM

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kill'em all like metallica said

5 years 13 weeks ago, 2:14 AM

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maybe u need to be killed....grow up!!!

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 8:29 AM

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what do you mean by kill them all?.................EVIL

4 years 3 weeks ago, 3:33 PM

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absolute ignorance

5 years 18 weeks ago, 8:30 PM

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MANS BEST FRIND IS A PITBULL

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 8:37 PM

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Here in the UK pitbulls are banned.

3 years 46 weeks ago, 3:18 PM

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Thats sad. I guess I can't move to the UK like I've always wanted. :(

5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:25 PM

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also in australia Deck-it is a very sad situation i think. i understand why they need to do something about this breed but to ban a whole breed wasnt the way to go-but because they cant control the situation any better they just try to extinct it.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:36 PM

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As you sell them in Ozz do new owners need a permit to own one or what.
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5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:39 PM

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YES THEY NEED A PERMIT WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED BY DOING A DNA TEST

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:47 PM

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So its only mixed breeds banned in Ozz over here its down to the word of a vet to decide if its a pit or not.
A bit hit and miss if you ask me.
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5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:40 PM

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BUT ALOT OF PPL ARE PASING THEM OFF AS AMERICAN STAFFYS WHICH ARE OK TO OWN

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:56 PM

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NO PURE PITTBULLS ARE BANNED BUT DNA TESTING THAT A PITTBULL IS NOT A PURE BREED AND THEN THEY CANT DO ANYTHING CAUSE THE RESULTS SAY ITS A MIXED EVEN THOUGH IT ISN'T. WHAT THE HELL DOES A VET KNOW -THEY KNOW ABOUT THE HEALTH OF A DOG NOT THE BREED.THEY STUDY A LITTLE ABOUT BREEDS BUT THATS LIKE SAYING A DOCTOR IS AN EXPERT IN RACES AND THE HUMAN BODY.

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 2:12 AM

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I have welcomed a new registered red nose pitbull into my home over 6months ago. This is the 3rd Pitbull i have owned. I have 3 young children under the age of 10. I have never had one of my pits turn on my family. Yes i do agree pits can be very aggressive. But that is due to their owners. I have also read of chihuahua's attacking people and other animals.My dog is very loyal to our family. If she were to attack someone it would be due to them being harmful to us. She is the most comforting and lovable animal i have ever owned. People are so quick to just euthinize pitbulls now. I feel it is up to us as owners to have the choice of having them in our home. Where i used to live they were legal if u maintained strict rules that were enforced by the city. But since then i have moved only 45 miles from my hometown. Here they are illegal. if caught with one you are fined 1000.00 dollars and the pit is euthinized. I do know there are harsh rules on keeping a pit. But i would rather pay the cost of havin one, then to be where i am at now and hide my dog on a constant basis. But my dog is part of my family and will do what i have to in order to keep her w/ us. Letting her go would be like enforcement telling me i cant have my child. Fine me and kill my family. I think not!! I hope one day society will pull their heads outta their @sses and realize that other dogs kill too. But Society would rather talk about one certain breed.

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 6:31 PM

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OK. Who here has seen the dog whisperer?
This is a prime example of how and dog of any breed can become balanced and calm-submissive. Cesars's constant companion daddy happens to be the most balanced dog ive seen. As well as Cesar having multiple pitbulls in his pack of 40+ dogs.
Some people still may disagree and continue to sterotype these dogs, but personally i believe pitbulls who are given 'rules, boundries and limiations' can become just as balanced and 'sumissive' as another breed of dog.
I suggest people educate themselves before talking out of their arses! That goes out to all you pitbull haters.

5 years 5 weeks ago, 5:59 AM

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i love cesar show so much.. that is how i became a dog trainer caz of him

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 1:14 AM

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I, too, love Cesar Millan - I have learned soooo much from watching him on t.v. I just ordered some of his DVDs and am looking forward to watching them. I too have a pit bull who is the sweetest, most gentle dog anyone could want. She loves everything and everyone, is 14 months old, and she has never even nipped or growled at anyone, much less bite or attack. People are so ignorant sometimes!

5 years 13 weeks ago, 7:39 PM

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Sorry, I'm not tring to scare you away or anything if you are a new user, but you sound a lot like mrpitbull, mrpitbull, is that you?

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