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Are you PRO-Pitbull or ANTI-Pitbull?

Asked by thetypicalusername (199points) May 20th, 2008
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AstroChuck's avatar

As a city letter carrier let me be the first to say ANTI. They were bred for killing and no matter how tame they are with their owner, they are capable of killing. Also, spraying them with pepper spray just does nothing but make them more pissed off. I have a nice scar on my leg to prove my point.

trogdor_87's avatar

Its not the animal its the owner!

brownlemur's avatar

Anti. I’m for putting a global moratorium on the breeding of pitbulls and presa canarios. Sure, they CAN be really sweet and gentle and wonderful animals, but for the most part they have a very unpredictable temperament and can easily kill a person.

AstroChuck's avatar

No. It’s the dog. Sometimes it’s the dog and the owner, but it’s always the dog.

cheebdragon's avatar

i have 2 pitbulls and 1 miniature pinsher, they are great dogs! mine are very sweet to people….....not so much to each other but thats probably just because they are both males and my minpin is a female.
My son was biten last year by a lab/chow mix so i dont really care for labs or chows these days.

delirium's avatar

I’m in the middle. Both sides have interesting points.

If you’re not going to take the responsibility to train your dog really well in general, you shouldn’t have one… Particularly a violence-prone one.

I do say, just because some alligator monitors are sweet and tame doesnt mean they’re okay as pets and can be trusted. ( image search them if you can stomach it. And know that they’re quite popular. )

Allie's avatar

I’m pro-Pitbull, anti-crappy owners.

Wine3213's avatar

I am pro-pitbull. I have one, and she is very well mannered. I believe it’s all in how you train your dog. I know more people who have been attacked by Chows, and other dogs, than pitbulls.

susanc's avatar

How can we argue with a mail carrier? Of course people with nice pitbulls think pitbulls are nice, but the breed was created for violence. It interests me that anyone would
want one. Seems like a stick of dynamite; why choose it?

AstroChuck's avatar

Chows are mean, as well. But they aren’t wired wrongly as are pittbulls. Dog pepper spray works on them. And they don’t lock their jaws.

TheHaight's avatar


Ive already talked about pit bulls in another thread. My Lucy was the sweetest puppy…ever. I get teary-eyed just thinking about her. I found her on the side of the road, badly malnourished and a baby; too. She was the sweetest dog, sadly she got hit by a car. She was only 2. What I’m trying to say, is that it is the own!!! Wered Isteve when I need him. He worked with dogs, at some shelter I think…he would back me up on this. I can’t believe how much of a bad rep they have. Do you know what people have done to pit bulls? Even that pro-football player, (forgot his name) seriously tortured the hell out of these poor animals. Drowned them, picked them up and threw them against the wall, electrocuted them and beat them up. Its making me get teary eyed rght now. People do this-..they cause this! And its the close minded people that judge from what they’ve seen on the news…..... Sorry if I rambled. I’m doing this for my Lucy. ♥

TheHaight's avatar

susan-those people with “nice pit bulls” are the owners that give them love & respect. They were created for violence? Seriously? Created?

marinelife's avatar

I am pro responsible dog owners. I do not believe in breed banning. I think we should consider licensing owners not dogs, just as we do drivers not cars. That way education would be mandatory.

I also think that backyard breeding should be banned. Only licensed breeders subject to oversight should be able to breed and sell dogs. It works this way now in Britain.

AstroChuck's avatar

@thehaight-“Even that pro-football player, (forgot his name) seriously tortured the hell out of these poor animals.” Michael Vick. What a scumbag.

TheHaight's avatar

Yeah. That’s his name! It makes me shudder just thinking about all the things he did to them… So sad.

@marina; I completely agree with yo, with the whole license thing. Backyard breeding is ridiculous. A lot (not all) of the breeders torture the poor dogs.

brownlemur's avatar

Certain animals have a certain innate disposition locked into their genes (to put it simply). Pitbulls, presa canarios, and some other breeds are just more prone to attacking than other breeds, plain and simple. Yes, torturing the dogs will cause them to be more violent, that I am not disputing. I am also aware that many pitbulls live their entire life without ever attacking someone or another dog.

Some of the above arguments that are pro-pitbull are akin to saying that a tiger, if raised properly, can be the sweetest thing in the world. Good owners would make a tiger wonderful, and a bad owner would make it attack. We know this is not so. When a tiger attacks a person, we don’t say that the tiger went crazy and decided to bite someone, do we? Tigers don’t go “crazy,” they go “tiger.” I am saying that this is analagous to the pitbull situation. Pitbulls don’t go crazy when they attack someone, they go pitbulll.

TheHaight's avatar

I guess since I’ve had such wonderful experiences with pitbulls, I laughed when you compared them to tigers.. Who are
wild animals that are supposed to live in the wild.
Brownlemur, I see your opinion and won’t argue it. I just wanted to say my story, and my experiences.

brownlemur's avatar

@thehaight – True, maybe calling pitbulls analogous to tigers is a little extreme, but sometimes I rely on hyperbole to make a point. I’m sorry about your dog, that is very sad.

TheHaight's avatar

thankyou, B. I appreciate that.

susanc's avatar

Marina, me too, I’m sorry about Lucy and I believe you when you say she was a good
dog. I do.
But yes, they are bred to be violent. You know this. Dogs are bred by people for
certain characteristics. People create them. A beagle won the last Whatchamacallit
Terrific Dog show, and that made everyone happy because beagles are so modest, but he was a great beagle. A pitbull could win too, but he’d have to bite someone, because that’s what they’re FOR.
Not Lucy. I know this. You and Lucy together created (!) a good dog; but she may not have lived long enough to show all of her character – which was designed, and not by either you or her.
I can’t imagine the United States, Land of the Free, being able to put a lid on backyard
breeding. We’re too insistent on doing whatever we want regardless of the social contract.
Brits are more socialized.
We are more like pit bulls.

vbarton24's avatar

I am for American staffordshire terriers mine have both been to obedience school. My girl AST/lab mix just doesn’t like other dogs but my boy loves everyone human and dogs alike

witchhazel's avatar

Marina is total right about owner responsibility. I’ve worked in the veterinary field many years and I’ve seen many, many, many pit bulls and I can only recall one that I had any trouble with. I’ve had far more bad experiences with rottweilers and chow chows. Every dog has potential to be aggressive. You don’t hear about spitz (I’ve never met a nice one), or other smaller dogs that would sooner bite you as look at you because of their size. Pit bulls are used in fighting because they have large jaws that clamp down and hold. They can be aggressive to other dogs I will say. Over all, I’ve always found them to be nice dogs.

chris980's avatar

I like all animals, but pitbulls are flippin insane due to years of inbreeding!

cheebdragon's avatar

Chris, do you know what purebred means?

Babo's avatar

Pitbulls are great!!! Some owners aren’t so great…

bennetttomato's avatar

I suppose I’m pro-pitbull because they’re a dog and I love all dogs, even if they ripped my face off. Golden retrievers for the win!!

Trance24's avatar

I have known pit bulls that are the sweetest nicest animals I have met, to the point they wont even bark when strangers come in the house. Pit bulls that are raised to be vicious killers, have their owners to blame. It is not their fault, it is all they know.

katiegirl1210's avatar

You all are comparing pits to lions and alligators. The difference between the two is that pitbulls have been domesticated for hundereds of years and lions are WILD aniamls. They were brought over to America to protect the family against wild animals and for this reson they are very people friendly. Most cases of the pitbulls attacking had a history of violence to begin with. Any dog any breed is capable of bitting and it is up to the owner to teach them what is acceptable and what is not. I work at an amial shelter and we specialize in pitbulls and I am more afriad of small dogs who try to prove themselves then of a big goofy pit.

AstroChuck's avatar

All I can tell you is that pitbulls are the most dangerous dogs out there if you are delivering mail. And there is twenty-three years of experience behind that statement.

TheHaight's avatar

(astro- did you meet the owners too? Bet they were pretty damn dangerous!)

AstroChuck's avatar

In some instances, perhaps. I deliver in an upscale part of town and don’t bump into many pitbulls, anymore. The few that I do run into are all aggressive, much more than any other breed I’ve been around. I can tell you that, domesticated or not, these dogs were bred to fight. It’s difficult to unprogram generations of breeding. These dogs don’t even react to pepper spray. They are dangerous!

TheHaight's avatar

I completely disagree with you. But you know what? Thats okay because thats your opinion, and judging by what I’ve seen you say on here- it will never change. , to be honest with you my
opnion is: those little mean yappy dogs frighten me more! And how would you know all this astro? Have you ever actually owned a pit bull before? If you have, and have given all the love and respect to this dog and still was violent- then I will agree with you too.

AstroChuck's avatar

My second born owned a pitbull. Once it attacked my youngest daughter and was stopped just at the last moment by my son-in-law. After that, she was kept either in the back or kept in the upstairs bathroom whenever people were over.
I’m not saying that their aren’t “nice” pitbulls out there, and I don’t blame them for their genetics. I’m just saying that they are much too dangerous around the general public. I feel experienced enough to make that statement. Plus I have a scar on my left leg to back it up.

TheHaight's avatar

Thats very scary and I’m sorry that had to happen to you, too. Scar on your left leg? You were attacked by one too?

cheebdragon's avatar

german sheperds are far worse in my opinion…

thetypicalusername's avatar

I work at an animal shelter and frequently see a pitbulls with bloody scabs and/or scarring on their entire bodies from being fought. 98% of the time, they are elated when they see me. Their whole bodies…blood, scabs, scars and all, wiggle with excitement. It is so sad…so sad. They are such beautiful animals; it breaks my heart. I LOVE PITBULLS!!!

Trance24's avatar

@thetypicalusername : That is so sad. It is such a down right shame that those animals or any animals for that matter are treated in such a way. And turned into killing machines. Its just horrible, when they are so loving. Humans have given them and other animals such bad names because of the way they brought them up.

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AstroChuck's avatar

@Thehaight- Yeah. Several years ago on my last mail route. Fortunately he never got a hold of my leg. It was just a bite and could have been a lot worse. There was lots of blood, however.
also, unable to flag as I’m on iPhone. Someone might want to flag the answer above this one.

TheHaight's avatar

astro, I believe you can flag on the iPhone. You take the “i.” on the URL and it goes to the normal fluther website.

Yeah any bite us scary. I almost got my eye bitten off by a german sheppard when I was little. Had to get several stitches near my eye, and it was a pretty transitic experience. Still love german sheppards though! ;) had one named Oliver. But I’m srry that had to happen to you.

TheHaight's avatar

oops I meant to say you take off the “i.” off the URL. Or removes a better word.

livefastdiefun777's avatar

If you’re anti, you’re a fucking idiot… A dog is a dog… A dog will do what it’s trained to do, and if untrained, it will follow natural instincts. If you walk into its territory you will be attacked. It’s simply nature. As if a stranger walks in your house. What will you do?

tomtoms62's avatar

PRO pit! I have had mine for almsot 7 years. He is a great dog and is wonderful to my 19 month old child. OMG YES, I do allow him around our child. Like with any other animal you have to know the breed, know what you are getting in to and know what they are capable of. He would rather lick the color off of you and lay in bed eating chips than he would bite you. However, if put in to a situation, I know his breed instincts would kick in. And for the record, they do not have LOCK JAW, that is a load of crap. Please READ and understand a bully breed before you start giving out false information. That does’nt help the breed or my FAMILY. Thanks.

katelynanderson9's avatar

Im PRO Pitbull….

Well first off I know everyone has there own opinion but I think it isnt fare for these dogs to get pointed out, get a bad wrap, and banned. Any other large dog breed is capable of killing a human or animal. It doesnt matter what kind of dog breed it is, it all depends on how they are trainned. I worked at a dog kennel and I have had experence and have worked with these dogs and I know they can get a bad temperament but you just have to work with these dogs. It sometimes takes time and effort to train them but they are very intelligent and love to please there owners. I do know that these dogs were breed to fight and some people say that they have it in there blood line no matter what, but I still have to dis-agree with them. It all depends on how the owner trains there animal. It isnt the dogs fault! I have a pitbull of my own and I adopted him off Petfinder. He was abused when he was a pup and his owner got arrested for animal abuse. He is the best dog I have ever had. He is so laid back and just loves kids, adults, and other animals. I LOVE this dog breed!

kheredia's avatar

I have a rescued pitty. He is 3 years old and in the two years that I’ve had him i have had zero problems with him. He loves people, he loves dogs, and he loves to give love. He has the best temperament I’ve ever seen in a dog and is perhaps the most well mannered dog I’ve had. As a matter of fact, my dog was attacked by a wheaten terrier a few months back, so i guess you can say aggression has nothing to do with a specific breed. Any dog can be aggressive. I think all of you who have this bad idea about pit bulls need to spend some time with a well balanced pitty like mine. I’m sure you will change your mind. The chances are, if you come across an aggressive pit bull its probably because it was never given the discipline and affection it needed but that would probably happen to any breed, not just pit bulls. Believe me, I’ve seen it. The truth is, pit bulls can be great family dogs, you just have to give them a chance.

tyco's avatar

umm… the second we consider “mail men” as experts on an animal, yea

AstroChuck's avatar

I never professed to be an expert on animals. Animal bites, however…

bright_eyes00's avatar

I am very much PRO. I grew up surrounded by the breed and have never once been afraid or in a situation where my parents were concerned. They are the most lovable and loyal dogs out there. To all of you out there who like to make assumptions let me clarify a few. Pitts CANNOT lock their jaws. They are made the same as any other dog and there is nothing in the terrier breed that enables them to do so. They have strong jaws but not locking ones. Pit Bulls are one of the most stable people-friendly dogs in existence. The National Canine Temperament Testing Association tested 122 breeds, and Pit Bulls placed the 4th highest with a 95% passing rate.

Personally I would feel safer with a pit bull than I would a chow, a german shepherd, a rottweiler, a doberman, huskies, or a dalmatian.

To ban a breed is ridiculous.

Riddle me this…if you get in a car accident do you blame the person driving the vehicle that hit you or do you blame Chevy because they made the car the person who hit you is driving???

AstroChuck's avatar

@bright_eyes00- Cars don’t chase people maliciously through yards and maul children playing. By your logic we might as well let tigers roam the streets.

bright_eyes00's avatar

It was a simple question AstroChuck. Trying to get across the point that owners are responsible and if people took the time to actually control the pet population and care about the safety of their pets then we wouldnt have dogs running through the streets. Way to be extremely literal.

Tigers roaming the streets? let’s not be dramatic.

AstroChuck's avatar

Fact: Pit Bull were bred to be large. They were bred to have a high threshold of pain. This breed was bred to attack and to fight to the death. They are the closest domesticated animal to being like a wild one.
I don’t blame the dogs. It’s the way they were bred. But don’t tell me they are safe. I know better. Would you like me to show you the scar on my leg?
I was lucky.

bright_eyes00's avatar

Fact? From where? Is that solely coming from personal experience? I’m sorry you had a bad encounter.

yes once upon a time pits were bred to fight. but that is also the origin of this particular breed. bulldogs and terriers were used for hunting and fighting. however they were also bred to be intelligent and level-headed during fights and remain non-aggressive toward their handlers. Part of the standard for organized dog-fighting required that the match referee who is unacquainted with the dog be able to enter the ring, pick up a dog while it was engaged in a fight, and get the respective owner to carry it out of the ring without being bitten. Dogs that bit the referee were culled. The phrase ‘man eaters die’ was commonly known and reflects how aggression was not tolerated towards any person by any dog.

when pits were brought to america they were bred to be working dogs on farms as much as people continued to use them in cities for fights. that is where we get our “Pit bulls”.

you can wikipedia it. you can also find the same information in An Origin of the American Staffordshire Terrier.

This is an argument that will never reach a neutral plain because people are either all in or all out. i understand your fear of pits but my cousin was mauled by a chow. My mom was attacked by a german shepherd. i was bitten by a friends german shepherd. Given that more pits are involved with incidents because of the way they are raised and trained, it doesnt make them specifically a dangerous BREED.

I feel a ban on the BREED is a very narrow minded aspect. If anything there needs to be stricter regulation on ownership and harsher penalties for those who cant follow the law. if a dog (any breed) harms someone then the responsibility should fall on the owner of the animal and not just the animal. strays are a different story, any breed that is considered a stray is typically feral and depnds solely on their survival instinct. so if that particular animal harms someone you cant pin point it on the entire breed.

from my experience growing up in a large family with 6 uncles and 5 brothers (more than half owning pits regularly throughout my life) my mom owning pits while i grew up…i can only say that i have had nothing but good experiences. that is possibly because the dogs were raised around the family and trained to be loving and protective. more than once one of the dogs was known to get protective of the younger kids around strangers but after the dog was introduced and the person was treated like a friend the dog would be more comfortable around them. they are loyal and loving.

once again i’m sorry for your experiences but i wish you wouldnt brand the breed as dangerous and harmful because of what has happened to you.

AstroChuck's avatar

Not just me.

kheredia's avatar

Here’s a couple of facts for you @AstroChuck , since you like facts. According to the stats from the ATTS, pitbulls pass the temperament by an 85% while bearded collies pass by a 53%, chow chows pass with a 71%. Not to mention many other breeds that would be considered safer than pitbulls but pass the temperament test with less than a 75% average. Meaning that aside from their strength and power, at least 85% of pitts would not try to hurt you purposely. I seriously think people are just paranoid with the breed but they don’t even give them a chance. Shelters and pounds are filled with pitts and pitt mixes and I don’t even think its because of the people not wanting them, I just think not enough landlords give them a chance so they end up in these places even though they are perfectly wonderful animals. It’s time for people to realize that there are responsible owners out there and these dogs deserve a chance. I know I have a very well balanced pitty and anybody who’s met him will tell you how wonderful he is and it angers me that some people are so judgemental of him when he’s probably a nicer dog than their mean little cocker spaniel or jack russel terrier. My pitt is the best dog I’ve ever had without a doubt.

AstroChuck's avatar

@kheredia- I’m glad you love your dog and I’m sure he’s well-tempered. Now, you mentioned “facts” and here are some. Check out the results of this study on fatal dog attacks. Look at the gap between number one and number two.

kheredia's avatar

Well have you ever thought that maybe the reason the number of dog bites by pit bulls is so high because the population of pit bulls is high? Very likely higher than that of the rottweiler and the german shephard. Not to mention all the mix pitts. Pitt bulls are probably one of the most mixed breeds. Go to your local shelter and compare the number of pit bulls and mix pit bulls with the number of rotties and shephards. I bet the pittys will out number the others probably by the double. But i’ll stop arguing with you. It’s obvious that you’ve had a bad experience and that will avoid you from ever accepting this breed.

cheebdragon's avatar

Pit bulls were originally bred to fight animals. Aggression towards animals and aggression towards people are 2 very different things.

mrslesosky's avatar

I used to not have a problem with Pitbulls before, but I knew someone that owned one for awhile at first they dog was fine, well mannered loved kids and got along with their other family dog. One day my friend and I took the dog for a walk and it got off both the regular collar and the choker collar and ran for the first dog it seen and basically bit the dogs face right off. that was an overwhelming experience. Also, now being a parent to a young child, and hearing all these stories of Pits killing babies and children, I am terrfied of them. I also just moved into a new negihborhood, and Pitbulls are everywhere it makes me not even want to take my son out side in the yard to play. Pits are made to fight its in their brain, no matter who you train them, one day they will snap! sorry but this is my opinion.

cheebdragon's avatar

ran for the first dog

kheredia's avatar

@mrslesosky what happened with your friends dog was lack of socialization with other dogs. Any dog who is not regularly socialized with other dogs can become aggressive toward them. Having a pit bull is a big responsibility and not everyone knows how to discipline them correctly. I understand that this had to be a very traumatic experience for you but you have to understand that not all pitts are like that. I would trust my pitt around kids and other dogs one hundred times more than i would trust my sister’s lab mix and even my moms pomeranian. Those two dogs have shown more aggression toward kids than my dog ever has. But like I said before, not everybody knows how to discipline their dogs.

W_W_HULK's avatar

anyone who claims the pitbull was bred for violence is obviously overlooking how many other dogs were bred for “violence”. such as the german shepherd who was bred to protect live stock from predators and hunt. the chihuahuas were bred to hunt rats hunting being a violent act makes most other dogs just as bad. and no pitbulls were not bred to fight anyone who thinks that is stupid they were bred for hunting like most dogs. but unlike most dogs they can protect and hunt better than others. pits were used in both world wars, the korean war, as well as vietnam. so to all of you who bash them remember they helped grant your sorry ass freedom by guarding the troops camps. if your willing to blame a dog for its actions you might as well blame a gun for killing someone instead of the person pulling the trigger. personally i’m glad pits have the potential for destruction they do simply because i would rather have a dog that will almost kill someone threatening me or my loved ones instead of something that will just leave a couple bad scars

TootsieLOU's avatar

I am Pro Pitty. I have one she is 5 years old (got her when she was 4 weeks old) and has never shown any signs of violence. I have had her around all kinds of dogs and people, including children. Not once has she shown aggression to either. It disgusts me that people think that they can blame just a single breed of an animal, when it’s not the animal it’s the owner that raised it. It’s just like raising a child, if you surround them with a violent lifestyle, they will more than likely grow up to be violent also. Breed discrimination is ignorant… it’s stupid…and above all, IT’S RACIST TOWARD DOGS!! Tell me this… if you were almost beat to death by someone of another race would you then blame that whole race for the actions of one? I understand that dogs and people are different but when you break it down, it is all about the environment they are surrounded with.

If anyone wants to judge a dog and it’s mannerisms, address the character of it’s owner not the animal itself. A breed can have many attributes and tendencies, but its the guidance their owners give them that develops their character. A stereo-typical water dog will never swim if it is never thought at childhood not to fear water. A stereo-typical aggressive dog will never be aggressive unless it is taught by their owner to fear people or other dogs. Any dog that is properly taken care of, socialized as they should be, and raised in a nurturing environment, will be a nurturing dog. Behaviors within domesticated animals are taught.

I think that ANY dog owner no matter the size of the animal, should be well informed about their breed. A dog is no longer looked at as a accessory, they are companions, and they deserve people that understand them and know the proper way to raise them.
Its not fair to blame something that there only goal in life is to please their master. Like I stated earlier they are companions they were all bread and created to please their master and make their lives easier. Don’t tell me they were created to be vicious killers.
Why would we call all dogs man’s best friend.

uscgwagner's avatar

TOTALY PRO PIT!!!! I have a pit and she is the one of the best dogs i have ever had… i honestly think that it is the owner not the dog… a dog will do what it is taught to do… ever think of police dogs? they do what they have learned… and yes i know what i am talking about.. i had 2 GSDs both were Schutzhund III… and in every case the dogs would do what they were told… now I have a friend who has a rottweiler and trust me the rott is WAY more agresseve and mean than pits

lovemypits86's avatar

i am a vet at an spca and i see the worst of animal abuse there is and the results of stupid owners. i can not recall a time where i didn;t have a pit growning up. and i have not come across a more loyal and such a strong bond and love from a dog. i will always have one. people are dumb. my rat terrier is the evil one. you never hear about the akita, chow, german shepard and small dogs attacks. pits are amazing dogs. my 6 year old pit is my 4 year old sons best friend.

Basketcase's avatar

@lovemypits86 I am confused. On this question you responded 2 days ago saying “i am 23 and going to school to become a vet” Did you graduate in the last 48 hours?

delirium's avatar

I love that this community peer-reviews.

lovemypits86's avatar

no i was in the middle of something and mis wrote i am in school and currently work at an spca. i don’t get much sleep.

Dog's avatar

@Cypress80 Please check your PM.

mrmcfun's avatar

ANTI-I am nursing a seven year old Border Collie attacked on my property by TWO pitbulls.The breed has no use off a chain or not locked in a house. For you pro pitbulls, when roving Border Collies attack Pit bulls I might change my mind but until then put the Mutherf*&ckers out of my misery.

kheredia's avatar

@mrmcfun News flash, my pit got attacked by a wheaten terrier. I bet my pit would care less about your collie.. if he was aggressive then he wouldn’t allowed at the daycare facility where he spends hours without any incidents. I hope you realize how ridiculous you sound by judging all pits because 1 or 2 pits showed aggression toward your dog. For every 1 aggressive pit there are 10 non aggressive ones. But then again, I wouldn’t expect you to accept that.

Trance24's avatar

@mrmcfun ANY dog could have attacked your dog, just because they happen to be pits does not mean they are all the same. Those two particular dogs should be put to sleep yes, but not all pits because they are not all like that. Their are plenty of other dogs that are aggressive and have caused serious harm. I understand that you have been effected negatively by this breed but that does not mean you need to carry it out on all of them. I am a dog owner myself with a black lab border collie mix, and would absolutely die if something happened to him. However, I would not go after an entire breed from one incident. Pits can be just as lovable as any dog, just as much as any dog can be vicious.

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augustlan's avatar

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AstroChuck's avatar

@augustlan- You’re my favorite pitbull. :)

APBT10's avatar

I’m Pro for sure. And let me just say i own 3 APBT and have never had one attack or maul anyone. They sleep with my cats and play well with my Boxers. APBT were not BRED to kill, they were bred to hold down boars until the hunter could get their to kill the boar. Do some research to all of thoee who believe these are killing machines. If you have never associated with the breed then you don’t know what your talking about.
I will be the first to say i have seen more injuries from the smaller breeds of dogs than from a pit bull.

APBT10's avatar

For those of you who think that you KNOW everything about this breed here’s the facts you fail to regard because your so damn determined to believe only what other people have stated:
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. 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 heel 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. Daddy has since passed on, however there are still many episodes that air with him. R.I.P. Daddy.

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. An example, there was a report on KYW news in Philadelphia about two Pit Bulls attacking a person. The dogs did not look like Pit Bulls, but rather Boxer mix looking dogs. The news station was called and asked if they knew the dogs were in fact purebred American Pit Bull Terriers, or another bull breed of some sort, or a mutt for that matter. They stated they did not know, and to call the police station to verify that information. They were asked how they could report something that they were not sure of. They had no answer and they were not sure of the dog’s breed. Even after admitting on the phone that they did not in fact know the breed of the dogs in question, they kept calling the dogs Pit Bulls in their reports. Why? Because the name Pit Bull will drawl out the most attention from the public. 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

Learn how to research before you judge so quickly, what you people are doing is like someone saying they don’t like you because your Black or White Or Hispanic.

AstroChuck's avatar

@APBT10- After you’ve tried carrying mail for a while see what you think of the breed.

kheredia's avatar

No dogs like mail men.

AstroChuck's avatar

It’s not about which dogs like the postman, believe me.

kheredia's avatar

Funny, I work with dogs every day and I’ve come across more aggressive Asian breeds than I have pits. Those Akitas and Chows are really something. All the pits I’ve worked with have been nothing but ready to please. I think you’ve just ruled the breed out because of the incident you had because in the 3 years I’ve been working with dogs I have not met a pit that has intimidated me. Or maybe you were just delivering mail in the really bad areas where pits are used for fighting and trained to be aggressive.

AstroChuck's avatar

@kheredia- Chows are probably the most aggressive. But they don’t put the fear of God into me the way pits do. They are the only breed I’ve ever encountered that pepper spray won’t repel.

kheredia's avatar

Lol! That’s exactly my point. You came across a bad pit but that doesn’t make them all bad. I just have a problem with people who classify them all in the same category because I have one that wouldn’t hurt a bug. He may look mean but he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. I’ve had him for 3 years already and I have yet to see his aggressive side. It’s all in how you raise them. I would trust my dog around anybody, including kids and small dogs and he is a pure bred red nose pit bull. And just as a side note… our mail man loves our dog because he always welcomes him with a big smile and a happy tail.

lwalcher's avatar

i understand the point of the mailman. I am pro pit but I see where he would be sared ( I would be also). I still think most pitbull probs stem from the owners. One of the other probs is the breading. They are so popular with bad dog owners (we all know to what i am speaking of). I got my pitt as a save me dog from the side of the road. I didn’t even know what he was. He worked fine with my dogs, but not with mt cat.( she is in a special part of the house and very happy!). He is prey aggressive which is not uncommon for this breed. They have been bread to be non- aggressive with humans, but with some of the abuse the owners do it negates there behavior. WhicH I know does happen. The “pitbull” problems is has many branches. Responsible breeding and always training your pitt. I do think they are responsible for a lot of fatal attacks , but then again it nor just traing it is breeding the combo of the two is what kills the breed as a whole. WE need tough breeding laws and all pit owners such train or have their trained this would help alot. MY dog ( whom I love so much would never hurt a human but a cat or a rabbit but so would my lad or lad mix. dogs are just dogs at least to some extent. excuse mt typing and spelling i suck!

lwalcher's avatar

i am sorry for the typo’s

brina9903's avatar

i am very pro pitbull! i have a 9 year old pitbull mix, Star, and she is the love of my life!! i have 2 children who she adores and they adore! she is my biggest baby and is not agressive at ALL!! i believe it is all in how they are raised, i trust in her just like she trusts in me! because of her i will never own anything other than a pit, i would like to show the world they need love too! she has made me a better person just by knowing her, i wouldn’t change a thing about her only how others tend to view her based only on her breed! she would protect her family with her life, as i would do for her! everyone who meets her falls in love, you can’t help but to!

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Sergeant Stubby American pitbull terrier (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.
Contents [hide]
1 Early life
2 Military service
3 After the war
4 Medals and awards
5 See also
6 References
[edit]Early life

Stubby was found on the Yale campus in 1917 by John Robert Conroy. He was of unknown breed; some sources speculated that he was part Boston Terrier and part Pit Bull, while other sources state that he was in fact a pure bred Olde Boston Bulldog[1], and his obituary described him as a “Bull dog” (which was at the time synonymous with “American Bull Terrier” and “Pit Bull terrier”).[2] Stubby marched with Conroy and even learned an approximate salute. When Conroy’s unit shipped out to France, Stubby was smuggled aboard the transport SS Minnesota.
[edit]Military service

Sergeant Stubby wearing his uniform and medals
Stubby served with the 102nd Infantry, 26th (Yankee) Division in the trenches in France for 18 months and participated in four offensives and 17 battles. He entered combat on February 5, 1918 at Chemin des Dames, north of Soissons, and was under constant fire, day and night for over a month. In April 1918, during a raid to take Seicheprey (Meurthe-et-Moselle), Stubby was wounded in the foreleg by the retreating Germans throwing hand grenades. He was sent to the rear for convalescence, and as he had done on the front was able to improve morale. When he recovered from his wounds, Stubby returned to the trenches. After being gassed himself, Stubby learned to warn his unit of poison gas attacks, located wounded soldiers in no man’s land, and — since he could hear the whine of incoming artillery shells before humans could — became very adept at letting his unit know when to duck for cover. He was solely responsible for capturing a German spy in the Argonne. Following the retaking of Château-Thierry by the US, the thankful women of the town made Stubby a chamois coat on which were pinned his many medals. There is also a legend that while in Paris with Corporal Conroy, Stubby saved a young girl from being hit by a car. At the end of the war, Conroy smuggled Stubby home.
[edit]After the war

After returning home, Stubby became a celebrity and marched in, and normally led, many parades across the country. He met Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and Warren G. Harding. Starting in 1921, he attended Georgetown University Law Center with Conroy, and became the Georgetown Hoyas’ team mascot. He would be given the football at halftime and would nudge the ball around the field to the amusement of the fans.
In 1926, Stubby died in Conroy’s arms. His remains are featured in The Price of Freedom: Americans at War exhibit at the Smithsonian. Stubby was honored with a brick in the Walk of Honor at the United States World War I monument, Liberty Memorial, in Kansas City at a ceremony held on Armistice Day, November 11, 2006.
[edit]Medals and awards

Sergeant Stubby’s brick at the WWI Memorial
Stubby was made a life member of the American Legion, the Red Cross, and the YMCA. In 1921, the Humane Education Society awarded him a special gold medal for service to his country. It was presented by General John Pershing.
3 Service Stripes
Yankee Division YD Patch
French Medal Battle of Verdun
1st Annual American Legion Convention Medal
New Haven World War I Veterans Medal
Republic of France Grande War Medal
St Mihiel Campaign Medal
Wound stripe, replaced with Purple Heart when introduced in 1932
Chateau Thierry Campaign Medal
6th Annual American Legion Convention
Humane Education Society Gold Medal
Stubby was also featured in the Brave Beasts exhibit at the Lege

pro_pitbullluv's avatar

Check out the American Temperament Testing Association, presa canario, AMPT, and the American Staffordshire terrier have all tested above 80% which is amazing! And before you go around saying that their jaws lock, research the animal. lol idiots

pro_pitbullluv's avatar

Some more good press for the breed!

A Letter To Peta

In Memory of Jocee – Rescued from hell 12 years ago to live the wonderful life of a cherished pet until she passed at 14 years of age….

A letter to Ingrid Newkirk, President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, in response to “Some Dogs are Weapons – Ban Them”

Dear Ms. Newkirk,

I was under the impression that PETA was dedicated to helping animals. That was until I found out that you support a mass-euthanasia policy for the most abused, persecuted and misunderstood breed of dog – the American Pit Bull Terrier. For generations, the Pit Bull has been beloved for its loyalty, strength, versatility, bravery, and intelligence. Contrary to beliefs held by those unfamiliar with the breed, the American Pit Bull Terrier is one of the most stable, people-friendly dogs in existence.

I have been working with Pit Bulls for years and currently volunteer for a Pit Bull rescue group. Over the past year, our local rescue group has placed over 100 Pit Bulls into loving homes with absolutely no problems whatsoever. We get them straight from the city animal shelter, and most of the time we do not know the dog’s history. It is evident that most of them have been abused and neglected. We take these dogs right from the pound to the veterinarian where they get a bath and shots and a full examination. They are obviously scared, but none have ever tried to bite us. Once, three of us lifted a huge 90 pound male Pit Bull into the bath. He was afraid of the water coming out of the hose, but he never once growled or even showed his teeth. He was shaking, but he never showed any signs of aggression. You would think that if a Pit Bull was going to attack, that it would happen when they were frightened. Yet time and time again we save dogs, put them through the same routine at the veterinarian, and none have ever even tried to bite us. Actually, several of our rescued Pit Bulls have been adopted by veterinarians. Did you know that the National Canine Temperament Testing Association tested 122 breeds, and Pit Bulls placed the 4th highest with a 95% passing rate?

I hope you can imagine the shock and disbelief I felt when I read your “Some Dogs are Weapons – Ban Them” article. I do not understand why you believe that banning Pit Bulls would be a good thing. Gang member types, who own these dogs for the wrong reasons, are the ones who need to be dealt with. They need to be charged with animal cruelty and put in jail.

Please do not support the punishment of Pit Bulls for the sins of some of the unscrupulous people who own them.

There are many kind and responsible people who have Pit Bulls as members of their family. These dogs do not pose a threat to anyone. We should not be denied our loving Pit Bull companions because some people chose to make their dogs aggressive. Also, if Pit Bulls are banned they will still be in the hands of the criminal because they have no respect for the law. Criminals will still fight Pit Bulls and breed Pit Bulls. The only people a pit bull ban will hurt, will be the law-abiding good citizens who can provide loving homes for them. Pit Bull rescue groups would not be able to operate if they were banned. We would not be able to rescue Pit Bulls from the shelter and adopt them out. Backyard breeders would be the only ones creating Pit Bulls and rescue would not have the ability to continue its good work.

STUBBY, PitBull Terrier mix, WWI. The most decorated war dog in U.S. history.

When Pit Bulls enjoyed being the nation’s most popular dog during the W.W.I era, there were no problems with vicious Pit Bull attacks. Pit Bulls were not banned anywhere.

America’s first war dog was a Pit Bull named Stubby who earned several medals and the rank of sergeant for his service in W.W.I. He received a hero’s welcome and was even honored at the White House. He inspired the U.S. Military K-9 Corps. He also went on to become Georgetown University’s mascot.

Did you know that the Little Rascals’ Petey was an American Pit Bull Terrier? Would the parents of the Little Rascals let their children be in such close contact with a Pit Bull day after day if they feared that Petey could suddenly attack them without warning? Of course not. Petey was by far one of the most well trained and intelligent dogs. I urge you to rent some of the Little Rascals’ episodes that feature Petey. Lassie, the Collie, bit her trainer several times. Petey never did such a thing. In fact, the only dog that has ever bitten me happened to be my sister-in-law’s 9-year-old Collie. Now I thought “Lassie” was supposed to be a great family dog. Even though I was bitten by a Collie, I certainly would not advocate the breed being banned.

What are your thoughts on Rottweilers, Dobermans, German Shepherds? These are also big powerful dogs who can do a lot of damage if they attack. Many of these dogs are also abused and trained to be people-aggressive. Should we ban them as well? Or what about wolves? What about sharks and poisonous snakes? Should we ban them too, and kill all the ones we come in contact with because they have the potential to cause harm? Cars, knives and cigarettes are not banned, yet they cause many deaths.

How can you possibly support an animal shelter euthanizing Pit Bull puppies and completely docile and adoptable Pit Bulls? I thought PETA stood for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It is not fair to exclude Pit Bulls. Fortunately, there are actually a lot of animal shelters who do not believe in such a discriminatory practice and can see past this “witch hunt” mentality. Perhaps you believe that banning Pit Bulls would protect them from being adopted by the wrong type of person? What really prevents this from happening is spaying and neutering. Pit Bull abusers not only want to fight their dogs but breed them as well. They quickly lose interest in adopting an altered dog. The Town Lake Animal Center in Austin, Texas is just one facility that frequently adopts out Pit Bulls. In fact, the State of Texas does not allow breed-specific legislation. We have dangerous dog laws which deal with individual dogs, instead of entire breeds. Did you know that animal control officers often adopt Pit Bulls? Some cities that do not have Pit Bull bans include: San Francisco, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Stamford, CT; St. Paul, MN; Las Cruces, NM; Seattle, WA and Toronto, Canada to name a few. Also, Pit Bull bans in Sweden have been rescinded. Pit Bull rescue groups have very high standards and extremely strict adoption qualifications. The rescue group I volunteer for, The Chako Rescue Association for the American Pit Bull Terrier, has an extensive adoption application, we run background checks, check veterinary references, require the dogs be indoor dogs (to prevent them from being stolen), and we also do surprise home inspections. Our adoption contract also entitles us to confiscate the dog and charge a fine of $2,000 if there is evidence of dog fighting. You see, there are ways to ensure that Pit Bulls find their way to loving homes and are protected and cared for. Banning the breed will accomplish nothing but more suffering for the American Pit Bull Terrier.

Hellen Keller and her dog. Click on image for larger picture
Did you know that Helen Keller even had a Pit Bull as her canine companion?

Pit Bulls are widely used as therapy dogs, even today. Because of their high pain threshold and stable temperament, they do not bite or snap when accidentally bumped by a wheelchair or walker.

RCA, Alaska first certified hearing dog
Alaska’s first hearing dog was a Pit Bull named RCA. The Chako Rescue Association for the American Pit Bull Terrier has a therapy dog program that exclusively uses Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls also excel at search-and-rescue. This breed is one of the most loving and loyal breeds that exist today.
In your article you state, “The pit bull’s ancestor, the Staffordshire terrier, is a human concoction, bred in my native England, I’m ashamed to say, as a weapon. These dogs were designed specifically to fight other animals and kill them, for human sport”. This is not entirely correct information. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a descendent of the original English bull-baiting Bulldog and has historically been bred with working/performance goals in mind, including, unfortunately, fighting. Original Bulldogs were used to fight bulls and bears, and these blood sports were extremely popular and a part of daily life in England around 1800. These people-friendly bulldogs were so loved, that in the town of Wednesbury, in Staffordshire County, the church bells rang in celebration of the birth of a famous fighting dog’s pups. In fact, if a female Bulldog died during the whelping of the pups, lactating women of Staffordshire would raise the puppies by suckling them at their own breasts! And you say these dogs are weapons that are dangerous to human beings? England made blood sports illegal in 1835, and that is when dogfighting became popular. Dogfighting pits required hardly any space, and it was easy to hold the contests in secret. American Pit Bull Terriers were bred to be submissive to man, and human aggression was actually bred out of the breed. This is because the people who fought them, and their family members, would break up the dogfights and tend wounds. They could not tolerate a dog that was aggressive toward people, or their families would be in danger. Any dog that showed aggression toward a human being was immediately taken out and killed. Currently, the United Kennel Club and the American Dog Breeder’s Association recognize and register the American Pit Bull Terrier as a breed. In fact, the UKC was founded in 1898, and the Pit Bull was its first recognized breed. The AKC recognizes the American Staffordshire Terrier. The American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier are two closely related breeds, with the American Staffordshire Terrier being, in theory, a non-game-bred off-shoot of the APBT. Conformationally, the two breeds are very similar, and many dogs are dual registered. Pit Bulls tend to be more dog-aggressive, but they are extremely people friendly. Then again it depends on the individual dog. I have seen Pit Bulls get along perfectly with all kinds of dogs and even cats. A good friend of mine has a Pit Bull who loves other dogs snuggles with the cat everyday.

You also mention that your office has a file drawer full of “Pit Bull” attacks. Did you know that a lot of times a reporter will say that a dog attack was committed by a Pit Bull just to get a story? Also, animal control officers frequently respond to reports of “Pit Bull” attacks, yet when they arrive on the scene, they discover that the dog is nothing close to a Pit Bull. When a true American Pit Bull Terrier, does a good deed, they rarely get recognition. The Ken-L-Ration Dog Hero of 1993 was a Pit Bull named Weela. She saved 30 people, 29 dogs, 13 horses and a cat during a flood in Southern California. When Reader’s Digest published the story, they absolutely REFUSED to print that Weela was a Pit Bull. This same heroic dog saved her owner’s son from a rattlesnake.

Popsicle, drug sniffing dog

There are other Pit Bull heroes. Recently, a pregnant Pit Bull named Blueberry saved her family from armed robbers who invaded their home. Blueberry got shot, but she scared off the attackers and luckily she and her pups survived. Another Pit Bull in Austin, Texas jumped up and took a bullet in the chest to protect his guardian. This dog also survived. Another Pit Bull named Bogart saved a four-year-old boy from drowning in a swimming pool. In Chicago recently, another Pit Bull saved a small child from being attacked by another dog of a different breed. Other Pit Bulls are currently being used to detect narcotics for the federal government. One of them was found as a puppy in a freezer during a drug raid. One of the officers happened to find him, and he was still alive. He is now one of his best canine officers. This story was covered by People Magazine. If any of these wonderful dogs were unfortunate enough to find themselves at an animal shelter with an anti-Pit Bull policy, they would be euthanized, purely based on their breed.
I still do not understand how you could support a euthanization policy for all Pit Bulls. It is completely incomprehensible to me especially because you are the president of an animal rights organization. I am very sad and disappointed to see you advocating the extinction of a breed of dog. Pit Bulls are the most misunderstood and persecuted of all breeds. Not only are they hurt by abusive owners and breed bans, but the media often portrays Pit Bulls as monsters. Even MTV plays a rap video that glamorizes Pit Bull fighting. You said “Pit bulls are perhaps the most abused dogs on the planet”. I urge you to please do something positive to help them and stop adding salt to the wounds.

Pit Bulls also deserve love and ethical treatment.


Sonnet Dashevskaya

kheredia's avatar

Check out this killer pitbull!!!! Just thought I’d share for those of you who swear this is the deadliest breed ever.. enjoy!!

Trance24's avatar

@kheredia I loved that video especially when he licks the Guinea pig to “death” =]

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Here is something else to check out.

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AstroChuck's avatar

@bigpits1983- I’m not a “hater” of pitbulls. You’ve obviously been reading my posts with anger in your eyes as I never made that statement. I understand people are passionate about their pets. I happen to be passionate about mine as well. They are family. And I never stated that my job was dangerous. I find a comment like “maybe you should get a different job instead of being a hater…” hateful in itself. Relax. I never advocated taking your pet away. I simply gave my admittedly subjective view based on my personal experience with the breed.
No hate on this end.

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AstroChuck's avatar

For the record, I never made the statement that all pitbulls are mean. You are crediting me with saying something I didn’t.

wk143sk's avatar

Not ALL pitbulls are dangerous or vicious. But they ALL have the potential to be. They were breed to protect, this is true, but how do you think they protected? By just telling the “threat” to just go away? NO, they were trained to attack. Then eventually they turned on their owner, and when they did they either let them go or killed them. It dates back to the 16th century. It’s really sad to see the number of people still brainwashed by animal rights activists like PETA. Taught to think that it’s always the owners fault and forget the dogs are wired that way. There are reasons we don’t keep monkeys as pets. They will turn on you in a heartbeat because their instincts take over. Doesn’t matter if the person has owned the monkey/ape/chimp since birth. When they get older, nature trumps nurture, and they become aggressive. It’s a fact. It’s a fact the pitbulls as well.

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I love this dog!
if the dog is aggressive, it’s because of YOU!

Why blamed the people the dog?
This dog is a friendly dog. it is not suitable for a first dog, but if you have experience with dogs, this is a great dog!

My dog is bitten by a Cane Corso. Do I hate this breed? NO!
You don`t must angry to the dog, but to the owner. It`s their fould!!!!

I hope I have persuaded you about the dog not to hate, but rather to blame the boss.

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