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  • Sophia23
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    Originally posted by AZ Snake Fan View Post
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    JayJack, eb, EddieMac and Blood I agree with.

    Canmore, not so much.

    The American Pit Bull Terrier has a bad rap.

    Most people can't even identify one.
    Instead, aggression by dozens of other breeds are often blamed on them.
    In fact, many folks and news outlets mislead the public by indiscriminately calling agggressive dogs "Pit Bulls".

    See if you can ID the American Pit Bull Terrier.
    Take the test:

    "Pick the Pit"


    http://www.pickthepit.com/

    Let us know how you do.
    Thanks,
    az

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    The only reason I missed it on the first selection, was because I was sure they were trying to be tricky….


    The only thing I could think when I first saw that video is that the dog needs to be put down. Didn't think for a second that it was a certain type of breed…. just thought the owners of that dog should have been more responsible….
    Last edited by Sophia23; 05-16-2014, 11:45 PM.

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  • MegaOrange
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    Originally posted by Jaws View Post
    Yah, it was all very tragic. The parent had to go answer the door, left baby for a few seconds in the room in it's cot with the door closed but the dog forced the door open and attacked the baby.
    That's pretty crazy. What kind of dog?

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  • Jaws
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    Originally posted by MegaOrange View Post
    That's terrible news...unless the dog was trained to kill babies. Which I think is still terrible but in defense of the dog what else was it supposed to do.
    Yah, it was all very tragic. The parent had to go answer the door, left baby for a few seconds in the room in it's cot with the door closed but the dog forced the door open and attacked the baby.

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  • MegaOrange
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    Originally posted by Jaws View Post
    It's always good to exercise caution with dogs & young kids.
    Sadly, a very well-trained, friendly dog killed a week old baby in South Wales recently
    That's terrible news...unless the dog was trained to kill babies. Which I think is still terrible but in defense of the dog what else was it supposed to do.

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  • Jaws
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    It's always good to exercise caution with dogs & young kids.
    Sadly, a very well-trained, friendly dog killed a week old baby in South Wales recently

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  • DenverBlood
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    Originally posted by EddieMac View Post
    Funny you say that about rotties. I feel hypocritical being a pitty lover saying it but it's the only breed ( rottie) I feel uncomfortable around. I really don't trust them.
    Well like I said rottie's have a history of turning on even the good owners. I did a lot of reading up on breed temperaments for bigger dogs back when my wife and I got married. Mainly because we knew whatever we got would still be around when we started having children. Multiple books said Rott's do not belong around children. Oddly enough it said the same thing about Westland Terriers. Small dogs but don't like children.

    But due to this I will never own a rottweiler. The size also scares me for if they do turn. Not that I wouldn't also be completely helpless against an angry Pitt but I would think if someone else was around they might be able to help against a Pitt Bull attack better than a Rott.

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  • EddieMac
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    Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
    I wanted to pick the Pitt Bull first because it looks the most like my Pitt/Lab mix. But my wife insisted no.

    So I picked one other first which I don't remember the name. It was wrong so then I picked the Pitt and was right.

    I also knew the Bull Terrior immediately. Most people probably do think a bull Terrior is a Pitt bull.

    Although I would be willing to bet Bull Terriors also mostly get their aggressive nature from neglect and intentional training.

    But I don't have as much experience with them in real life so not for sure.

    The only dog I really have heard is consistent in turning on their owners even when they are treated well is Rottweilers
    Funny you say that about rotties. I feel hypocritical being a pitty lover saying it but it's the only breed ( rottie) I feel uncomfortable around. I really don't trust them.

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  • DenverBlood
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    I wanted to pick the Pitt Bull first because it looks the most like my Pitt/Lab mix. But my wife insisted no.

    So I picked one other first which I don't remember the name. It was wrong so then I picked the Pitt and was right.

    I also knew the Bull Terrior immediately. Most people probably do think a bull Terrior is a Pitt bull.

    Although I would be willing to bet Bull Terriors also mostly get their aggressive nature from neglect and intentional training.

    But I don't have as much experience with them in real life so not for sure.

    The only dog I really have heard is consistent in turning on their owners even when they are treated well is Rottweilers

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  • JayJack
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    It's really sad that such a wonderful breed takes a massive beat down from the media. I just wish people get the chance to be around a pit and see how much fun and loving they are. I've bought adult pits (which by many is a huge mistake) and I haven't had one problem with them.

    It bothers me that they get judged without knowing the whole story. My neighbor has 2 pitbulls, and these kids always walk by and kick the fence, throw things at them, and jump the fence (dogs on a chain). Now if those dogs ever get a hold to one of those kids, then it's going to be on the world news.....BREAKING NEWS PITBULL ATTACKS KID, but nobody knows that these kids have been little demons to the dogs, and nobody cares to ask what in the hell was the kid doing in the man yard?

    It's sad that people want to take away our Pits and Guns as a solution to the problem, instead of getting to the core of the problem that doesn't have a damn thing to do with Pits or Guns.

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  • Jaws
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    The Bull Terrier is the one I picked AZ and that's the one I've seen photographed in most stories about dogs mauling infants etc. In every story it is wrongly identified as Pit Bull rather than Bull Terrier.

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  • Canmore
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    Originally posted by AZ Snake Fan View Post
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    JayJack, eb, EddieMac and Blood I agree with.

    Canmore, not so much.

    The American Pit Bull Terrier has a bad rap.

    Most people can't even identify one.
    Instead, aggression by dozens of other breeds are often blamed on them.
    In fact, many folks and news outlets mislead the public by indiscriminately calling agggressive dogs "Pit Bulls".

    See if you can ID the American Pit Bull Terrier.
    Take the test:

    "Pick the Pit"


    http://www.pickthepit.com/

    Let us know how you do.
    Thanks,
    az

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    Yes it does. That's all I've said. Statistically, it's number one when it comes to fatalities. That is a bad rap. No other dog is worse.

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  • AZ Snake Fan
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    JayJack, eb, EddieMac and Blood I agree with.

    Canmore, not so much.

    The American Pit Bull Terrier has a bad rap.

    Most people can't even identify one.
    Instead, aggression by dozens of other breeds are often blamed on them.
    In fact, many folks and news outlets mislead the public by indiscriminately calling agggressive dogs "Pit Bulls".

    See if you can ID the American Pit Bull Terrier.
    Take the test:

    "Pick the Pit"


    http://www.pickthepit.com/

    Let us know how you do.
    Thanks,
    az

    .

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  • Jaws
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    Tara the cat should have her own Superhero series

    And I'm with Canmore, very wary of Pit Bulls.

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  • DenverBlood
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    Originally posted by Canmore View Post
    I think a lot of the problems with Pit Bulls is the owners, but that is probably the case with most aggressive dogs. Unfortunately, training or lack thereof isn't always the reason for an aggressive animal. Some of these animals and Pit Bulls come to mind are deliberately taught to be aggressive.
    But that's no fault of the Pitt Bull bread. That's owners faults. And in those cases yes they are an extremely dangerous breed.

    But if loved for and cared for by responsible owners they can be fantastic dogs to own.

    I have three dogs. Since my 20 month old son was born my 15 pound corgi/Yorki mix is the most terrified of him and wants nothing to do with him. He isn't aggressive but he is not a child loving dog.

    My 75 pound purebread Lab is similar. She doesn't want anything to do with my son though she isn't nearly as scared of him. She would just assume be left alone. Again not aggressive but not as fond of children as you would expect from a lab.

    But it's my Pitt/lab mix that is far and away the most loving and protective of my son. It took him a little while to warm up to him but it didn't take long for him to be protective. He has not bit anyone but he constantly gets in between my dad and sister and my son just to make sure they aren't up to anything suspicious. Once they were around more often he warmed up to them and understands they are family and welcome around my son.

    But as far as actually with my son he just lays around and let's my son hang all over him. He just takes it. And he always has to be around my son and wants to go out front to lay in the yard while he plays outside.

    I trust him 110% with my son and other children. Which he also has a history of being obsessed with other children that have come around.

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  • Canmore
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    Originally posted by ebsoria View Post
    I wonder how much of that is due to inexperienced owners not taking the time to properly train their dog?

    I ask because of this;

    •Unless, otherwise pit bulls are trained to attack humans or trained non properly they won’t harm human. In fact, these dedicated companions love people more than anything.
    •86.8% of the American Pit Bull Terriers have passed their temperament tests.
    •No matter what the task is, when pit bulls are committed to any task, they will carry out it with full enthusiasm. It’s this nature of pit bulls that make us think like they have locking Jaws especially when they bite on something and refuse to release it that easily.
    •Pitbulls are widely known for the illegal sport of dog fighting.
    I think a lot of the problems with Pit Bulls is the owners, but that is probably the case with most aggressive dogs. Unfortunately, training or lack thereof isn't always the reason for an aggressive animal. Some of these animals and Pit Bulls come to mind are deliberately taught to be aggressive.

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