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6/26/2014 10:18:30 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
karenwhatever
Springtown, TX
52, joined Sep. 2012


I have a pit bull and it seems they are very stereotyped. Mine is very loving and is very social. What are your thoughts?




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6/26/2014 10:25:26 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
beanhammer
Over 7,500 Posts!! (9,659)
Denton, TX
52, joined Jun. 2014


Quote from karenwhatever:
I have a pit bull and it seems they are very stereotyped. Mine is very loving and is very social. What are your thoughts?


I love pit bulls the nice ones.
just like chiaughas however you spell it. Some are mean

6/26/2014 10:38:38 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
karenwhatever
Springtown, TX
52, joined Sep. 2012


That's very true. However I get really upset that they say it's the breed not the way they're raised. More blame should be put on the owners than the dog.

6/26/2014 11:03:26 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (252,249)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


It's a dog ... by any other name. The dog (breed) learns from what it is taught.

6/27/2014 2:10:00 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
beanhammer
Over 7,500 Posts!! (9,659)
Denton, TX
52, joined Jun. 2014


Quote from cupocheer:
It's a dog ... by any other name. The dog (breed) learns from what it is taught.


true to some degree breeding
Selectively will put the right
genes in a dog to make it more
aggressive just like roosters
you do not teach them to fight
you breed them to fight then
You choose the ones with heart and breed them back.

6/27/2014 7:34:37 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

unevenhumanity
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (10,000)
Hutchinson, MN
35, joined Nov. 2012


They're a fun breed but a little high strung for my taste. I prefer I.O.E.B.A Olde English Bulldogge. Fun puppies




6/28/2014 1:06:30 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
beanhammer
Over 7,500 Posts!! (9,659)
Denton, TX
52, joined Jun. 2014


I hung out with two pits and
a chighaugha today. One pit was sweet but I have known her for a while. the other was a guard type animal. And the ankle biter was growling at both of them lol

6/28/2014 7:08:59 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

sillylaugher61
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (14,151)
Murrysville, PA
55, joined Aug. 2011


Ney! give me a mutt from the pound anyday!

6/29/2014 1:52:53 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
americasgirl
Over 1,000 Posts (1,952)
Kansas City, MO
62, joined Oct. 2013


.
A dog is a reflection of its owner. If the dog is out of control look to the one who's responsible for the character of the dog - the one who allows it to feel safe and loved or the one who taught it that the world is a dangerous place full of violent people who don't give a damn about you and who are mean and nasty inside and out.

6/29/2014 1:55:53 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
americasgirl
Over 1,000 Posts (1,952)
Kansas City, MO
62, joined Oct. 2013


Quote from sillylaugher61:
Ney! give me a mutt from the pound anyday!


Sadly, the "pounds", shelters, etc. are full of dogs of all types and pit bulls are among the most prevalent, most likely because many of those attracted to this breed of dog falsely believe it should be a macho/status symbol of what bad dudes they are so they don't train it or get it spayed or neutered.

Bit Bulls can be lovely pets or they can terrorize the neighborhood, depends on the PERSON in charge.

6/29/2014 3:18:42 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
drinksbudweiser
Nashville, GA
47, joined Mar. 2014


nay

6/30/2014 2:20:53 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
vastud25
Over 2,000 Posts (2,085)
Roanoke, VA
29, joined Feb. 2014


Love PitBulls

7/2/2014 4:49:30 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
karenwhatever
Springtown, TX
52, joined Sep. 2012


Thanks for your opinions! Appreciate everyone keeping it nice. I do have a very well behaved pit. She loves everyone she meets. Has a special touch with small children. It's so sad that they have such a bad reputation to so many folks. They have such intense love. It's such a wonderful thing. Please don't judge all of them for being aggressive . They aren't.

7/3/2014 10:38:54 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
blueoblivion
Clearwater, FL
32, joined Jun. 2014




7/4/2014 5:08:27 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

cher1125
Over 2,000 Posts (3,286)
Cleveland, OH
58, joined Oct. 2011


My dog is a Pit mix & he is so wonderful! He was abused before I rescued him & he still loves people! He is my boy!

7/4/2014 10:33:57 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

albyak
Over 2,000 Posts (3,258)
Parrott, GA
67, joined Apr. 2011


Think my sweetest dog was the only Pit I ever had Catch a pig and shred a coon into little pieces but gentle and protective around the grandkids. That being said I just did an eviction on a tenant that refused to get rid of one she moved into one of my houses. I do not let any big doges in anymore as they are to much of a liability. Buy a home if you want one!!

7/5/2014 11:15:27 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

texasgirl_1978
Over 1,000 Posts (1,014)
Grapevine, TX
38, joined Sep. 2013


My brother has 2 pit bulls. A female and a male. The female has given birth twice. They are sweet and loving dogs if they are treated like other dogs. I have nothing against pit bulls. I love all dogs no matter the breed.

7/12/2014 2:10:06 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
sabbjunkie
Waukesha, WI
58, joined Jan. 2014


I don't know, but it seems when a dog bites you, it will bite once and be done, but pits seem to go out of their mind with frenzy and keep attacking.......

7/12/2014 3:20:45 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
cuba2014
Mayfield, KY
37, joined May. 2014


Quote from cher1125:
My dog is a Pit mix & he is so wonderful! He was abused before I rescued him & he still loves people! He is my boy!
Mine is a pit mix the other half is black lab. She was abused and I got her at 6 months old and you would never know she was abused. She loves people for the most part but occassionally meets men she doesn't like and will try to bite if they get near me.

7/24/2014 4:23:26 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
scooter36l
Free Soil, MI
39, joined Jul. 2014


I have had pure bred pits most of my life not one of my dogs ever harmed anybody or thing for that matter I get tired of people that put down the breed when the they never owned one or even been around them any dog can be mean I put blame on unrepsonible owners

8/5/2014 5:34:36 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
justme7424
Cayce, SC
43, joined Sep. 2013


I have a blue nose pit female. She is the second best dog I have ever owned.

Unfortunately, these dogs get a bad rep because of the people who fight them and train them to do so. The focus should be on those people whom decide that it is ok to treat these dogs as money making machines. They force them to live in deplorable conditions and mistreat them.

The breed itself without these people intervening would not have such a stigma associated with it under normal conditions.

8/6/2014 10:01:45 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (252,249)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


A dog is a dog is a dog.... It is the type owner/trainer one needs to be concerned about.

8/10/2014 10:01:02 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
dahtniqqadee
Hopewell, VA
23, joined May. 2014


Yay look at him lol #BluePit


8/16/2014 10:34:16 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
truckerbrian20
Sidney, MT
47, joined Aug. 2014


Yes yes i love pitts

8/17/2014 5:32:49 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

yuhaszb
Indiana, PA
45, joined May. 2014


I used to have a pitbull He was a stray. He was the most loving dog you would want to have. I know that genes play a role in how a dog turns out but I tend to think that if you take the time with any dog they will be the dog that you want them to be. Right now I have a German Sheppard. She is a very Loving and playful. A lot of people are afraid of big dogs I have never had problems with big dogs for me it has been the ankle biters. But I Like all dogs.

I say to Pit Bulls

My all time favorite breed is a c*cker spaniel

8/17/2014 5:36:40 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

yuhaszb
Indiana, PA
45, joined May. 2014


Quote from dahtniqqadee:
Yay look at him lol #BluePit



Awe look at that little face and say Nay I bet you can't because he's so adorable

8/19/2014 1:30:53 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

azmetalfan
Over 2,000 Posts (2,241)
Mesa, AZ
39, joined Mar. 2009


My brother and I both have Pitts. They are very loving and playful as well as protective, but they have never attacked anybody. We won't allow them to be violent.

No matter the breed a dog acts as it is trained or in many cases not been trained at all.

Yay all the way.

8/28/2014 8:02:50 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
jenlyn16
Westerly, RI
45, joined Jul. 2014


Proud pitbull owner

8/28/2014 8:18:30 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (252,249)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


They're okay ... if raised correctly.

8/29/2014 9:53:30 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
jakebearr
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Simi Valley, CA
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9/12/2014 12:27:48 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
tweek90
Morristown, NJ
27, joined Aug. 2014


Yay to pit bulls. I have yet to meet one that falls in the stereotype. The worst I've seen was on that got a bit out of hand in play. My dog is half pit and half Dalmatian. She is calm and gentle. Its such a bad rep.

9/14/2014 5:05:18 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

notlikeurex
Over 1,000 Posts (1,176)
Lincolnton, NC
40, joined Aug. 2012


Yay...I love love my pit. He's such a sweet dog. He's protective of the house and those who are in it.Great natured and always happy. I must say he is Spoiled.

9/24/2014 9:37:37 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
anthonytra
Over 2,000 Posts (3,659)
Fort Worth, TX
39, joined Mar. 2013


yay--yay

9/25/2014 10:47:15 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
richgame22
Arabi, LA
24, joined Aug. 2014


Nay I had one and they are the most hard headed mix breads to train

9/27/2014 11:52:43 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

truckdriver1967
Middleburg, FL
49, joined Feb. 2013


The pits that I know all. Think there lap dogs

9/27/2014 11:25:07 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
sickandtired79
Greenbrier, AR
38, joined Aug. 2014


Yay

9/29/2014 2:53:53 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
woman_4_woman
Over 7,500 Posts!! (8,535)
Omaha, NE
29, joined Jun. 2014


I like boxers more but I like pit bulls to.

9/30/2014 11:23:27 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
anthonytra
Over 2,000 Posts (3,659)
Fort Worth, TX
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10/10/2014 11:54:39 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

katerina51
Orange, CA
54, joined Sep. 2014


I absolutely love the personalities of the Pit Bulls that I have known. They were very friendly loving dogs, however at the same time, I am afraid of Pit Bulls that I don't know. Of course that is true for me about many dogs not just Pit Bulls.

10/10/2014 9:04:55 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
mysticitalian12
Stafford, TX
57, joined Aug. 2014


Ya if raised right...

10/10/2014 10:38:47 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
msreesi
Over 2,000 Posts (2,785)
Stout, OH
53, joined Jul. 2014


Quote from mysticitalian12:
Ya if raised right...


But that's true with any breed. I have a neighbor that just swears that Huskies are mean. They had a half Husky half Lab (looked like a red Husky only it's ears were down) and they didn't work with it, and they also didn't have it neutered, and when it pinned one of their other "intact" dogs, as dogs will do, they deemed him mean and got rid of him.
She gets angry and gives me a rough time whenever I say something about my Husky.

I've worked with mine since he was a tiny pup. I also had him neutered. At 10 months, he's still a pup, but very cute and funny. He's learned to "high five" now. Sits, speaks on command, and he and I have sing alongs.

It's the owner, not the breed

10/12/2014 9:15:20 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
here4foromsonly
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,568)
Cincinnati, OH
56, joined Sep. 2012


Yea!!

10/21/2014 2:36:59 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
starr_so_happy
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (10,846)
Perry, IA
33, joined Jun. 2014


Nay

10/23/2014 10:52:10 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

vinceisnice
Newberg, OR
28, joined Jan. 2013


yay. the owner not the dog. i love them and doberman

10/24/2014 5:51:44 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

mary28887
Statesville, NC
40, joined Sep. 2014


Yay I have 2 pittbulls and a lab mix all my dogs are sweet,but can be protective at times.

10/25/2014 6:23:38 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

roisegirl2
Mesquite, TX
30, joined Aug. 2014


I have a American pit bull and she doesn't have a mean. Bone in her body she loves my to girls if we try to play or get on the girls has to put her out the room because she trys to protect my girls.it's sad that they got bad reputations out here it's just how people raise them

10/26/2014 3:03:13 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
starr_so_happy
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (10,846)
Perry, IA
33, joined Jun. 2014


Awwww

11/27/2014 7:47:03 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

kingslayer99
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,801)
Arlington, TN
52, joined Oct. 2014


They need to be closely monitored and never underestimate their intelligence or ability to rip your arm off they are not lap dogs!

12/2/2014 10:23:52 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

kerrybluedogmom
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (11,506)
Katy, TX
57, joined Dec. 2008


They are super sweet dogs, they are just way to strong for me now to handle.

12/2/2014 11:42:58 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
vastud25
Over 2,000 Posts (2,085)
Roanoke, VA
29, joined Feb. 2014


Great Dogs love pit Bulls

12/5/2014 10:13:16 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
usillygoose
Over 2,000 Posts (3,514)
Cicero, IL
41, joined Nov. 2012


Loving dogs... Sure. They can be. However, there is also a criminal element (dog fighting) associated with them that must be stopped. It's no secret that these dogs a bred for this purpose, so I am ok with them being illegal in my community.

Laws aren't written because responsible people need to be governed, they are written to protect citizens from irresponsible people who think they are entitled to endanger the public.

12/6/2014 6:48:02 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

lost_in_indy
Indianapolis, IN
60, joined Sep. 2014


What is so sad about morons who think these dogs make them look tough, is that a well bred APBT, is not going to be human aggressive. Are they animal aggressive? Can be, that is genetic. But HA is a major no no in the breed.

Unfortunately, the general public doesn't know or understanding this.

12/6/2014 7:18:10 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
blondegogether
Clayton, NJ
32, joined Nov. 2014


Yay

12/13/2014 3:34:46 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

ablessedlady
Painesville, OH
62, joined Jul. 2008


Never spent time around a Pit, just hasn't happened, no reason. My neighbor I didn't know well. She was an older lady and had a Pit. She wiped his butt after he pooped, treated him like a baby. He never caused any trouble in the neighborhood.
I did read that part of the ipulse to be aggressive and to hold on when biting does has some to do with nuerological traits. Personally, I agree most any pet shown love and taught well, usually is a good dog around others. My area now makes owners of certain breeds have insurance on the dogs or no license. Known besides a Pit Bull Rotwillers are on list, not sure which other breed.
I I worked with a few tigers and a bear when I was younger, I didn't show fear and they were good with me. Love all animals on 4 paws. Petey fron the TV "The little Rascal's" was a pit and the show was all children. Showing my age .

12/16/2014 9:31:55 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

dennismacklin
Knoxville, TN
43, joined Mar. 2014


I love pitbulls

12/16/2014 9:58:27 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
vddhhrhvsary6
Over 2,000 Posts (3,572)
Oklahoma City, OK
30, joined Mar. 2013


Animals are only as good as their keepers allow them to be

12/18/2014 9:50:42 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
b2cold
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (16,950)
Elk Grove Village, IL
37, joined Mar. 2014


Love pit bulls damn right id own one

12/19/2014 7:11:57 AM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
latinleprekahn
Over 1,000 Posts (1,182)
South San Francisco, CA
47, joined Sep. 2014


Pitbulls are the best. I wish I had a huge backyard for one!

12/26/2014 10:08:32 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  
dawnsfire
Crystal River, FL
59, joined Sep. 2013


Huge Yay!! I grew up around pit bulls and have owned quite a few over the years. My current boy is a red nose I got at 4 weeks old to save him from going to the local kill shelter. This breed has been so maligned and mistreated it is pitiful.(no pun intended)

Did you know that years ago in England(where they are now banned) pit bulls were known as the 'nanny dog' because they were so good with children. And that one of the first military dogs was a pit named Sgt.Stubby who was highly decorated in WW1...

This breed has been around a long time and it is greedy cruel humans who have tried to make them aggressive killers. Yet for the most part they remain big loving goofballs who still love humans even after enduring horrendous torture.

12/31/2014 3:22:57 PM Pit Bulls... Yay or Nay?  

letsplay54143
Over 2,000 Posts (2,787)
Marinette, WI
69, joined Apr. 2009


A friend of mine had one that was a real sweet heart. His three year old grand daughter would drag it around by its collar. My 7# yorkie-poo was fine around it and even teased it by jumping up and bouncing off of it's sholder. I would never trust a strange one though because you just don't know how they have been trained or treated.