I'm ashamed to say I sort of bought into the "vicious breed" idea until our son brought home Gauge as a puppy. I put Liam in his crib and went to then bathroom when I came back into his room I noticed Airainne had Litteraly jumped in his crib and laid down next to him! She didnt listen, she apparently thought it was doggie day care!. i spent 5 years researching and looking for a reputible breeder. It's unfortunate but as the point above said, as long as you're willing to take the extra time and do the extra training you can help a fearful dog. This dog wouldn't hurt a fly! In reply to I'm ashamed to say I sort of by GaugeGramma. Now, pitbulls are known to be extremely dominant, so showcasing your authority (in a positive demeanor) will have a strong impact on how he will respond to you – this is how blue nose pitbull breeders train their young ones. This shows how Ohio has thought about the bill and that pit bulls aren't the same as they were 25 years ago. In reply to My son's pit bulls just had 9 by Deerpark 68, I'm sure your son has a wonderful dog, but he really shouldn't breed them. That is the best story ever!!! By admin June 28, 2017 Pet Care, Pet Health, Pet Tip & Advice Summary: Fleas aren’t just irritating, but they can also pose a massive threat to any dogs’ health. To all people owned by pits..lol, keep fighting the good fight. When we have people come over honda doesn't even think about it..she has to give them all kisses for like a half hour. To be a successful and responsible pitbull owner you need to at all times have your pet under control. LEARN TO READ. Nobody claimed him, well I guess somebody did. Pitbulls are among the best companions; you may be asking, why should i get a pitbull? He is about a year old. I was raised with pits. I don't think saying that a pit has a high tolerance for pain is a good reason for owning one. I have a funny story to tell. Not only that but Lu was only a month younger than our kitten when we got him so he at 70lbs still thinks that the 8lbs cat is bigger than he is and goes out of his way to avoid the cat. I think we are going to have a wonderful dog ! We bought a 6 month old Blue Fawn Male Pit a week ago and we have always had cats.... Bentley is the perfect boy for our family. Many people believe that the Pitbull is a wonderful family companion while others believe that this hybrid needs to be banned from their communities. It pisses me off. We put her thru basic training class....sad to say but actually kind of funny, she actually failed. our home insurance was cancelled because they found out we had pits - we went through a whole lot of crap but guess what we have our Rocks! They are protective of our family & yard but everyone who knows them knows they will get licked to death before they would ever get bit. This breed can be challenging, and is not recommended for first time dog owners as you need to be comfortable and confident that you can handle the breed, otherwise they will pick upon the fact that you are less than sure of yourself. Pit bulls are nice and loyal, but people think they are bad. It's unfortunate but as the point above said, as long as you're willing to take the extra time and do the extra training you can help a fearful dog. just saying that opens a lot of doors for people that just want to abuse them. by. My siamese cat isn't sure about him yet, but I trust that will work out in the next days. and adopted dog can be as loving as any dog but i felt that i wasn't a skilled enough handler to raise an emotinally damaged dog. That being said, they are very lovable. are pit casey is a whimp we have seen him clear 10ft easy but we went to the river and he wouldint go over a 2 ft gap sissy and he wouldint lick a burgaler to death he is protective friendly but if anyone broke in and tried to hurt us well... its so true! please help!! My Papi loves to kiss and cuddle, has to sleep with me every night. He loves it and wages his tail the whole time. Yeah my Dalmation/Pit mix will beat you to death windmilling his tail in his enthusiam to great you. She brought in somebody to have him tested. by Titan. I am appalled at some people and there ignorance regarding put bulls. SHE SLEPT IN MY SONS BED AND EVEN HAD HER OWN PILLOW RIGHT ALONG SIDE OF HIM. I love reading all the posts that are on this site. Oh this is so true about the licking part. Our main goal was to spread the word on how wonderful this breed is, yay Magnum! I'll never have a different breed. When it comes to pit bulls, there appears to be no middle ground and the non-lovers are almost always woefully misinformed and media blinded. After all, tails are not there for nothing, right? I truly can not think of another breed that is better suited for a family. This little bit of history perhaps explains why the pitbull makes a loyal, affectionate family pet but can in certain instances display aggression toward other dogs or animals. He loves the dog park and loves to play and will cry if a dog walks by him or he sees one from the car. They are so loving. she was very cooperative and just looked at me and howled a little. Paragraph one of "Miami-Dade County Votes To Keep Pit Bulls Out" says, "In 1989, the county instituted a ban on pit bulls." He, as most pitts, is very mischevious, but to bite someone, NOT A CHANCE, to love and kiss someone, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. im proud to say i am a owner of a pitbull terrier & i will be honst i was one of those people yes... one of those people who thought a pitbull would attack just because he was a pit bull yes i was ashamed of myself. as i always say, i have a 5 year old dauschand that can be just as terrifying as a pitbull that was not trained properly. Here is an article about the Pitbull … A pit bull didn’t kill or hurt anyone, he saved them. It’s kind of like those who won’t tell people their dog is a Pit Bull. I got out of my car & started to walk up to him( noticing he was a pitbull) I was kinda scared. I love my pit hes a big baby! GUESS WHAT?? Both of my dogs are scared of my cat and thunderstorms and tucks their tail when they get in trouble. I just don't know how I could manage without my Arturo (means bear in italian). Everyone loves her, and she's awesome (her name is Big Mama Jubilee on FB if anyone wants to read about her). She was appalled and started arguing with the staff, and stated, "But she has the pitbull." Rocks, I had the same issue, if you go on Pitbulls and parolees, web site, it a series from the animal plant channel they have a name of an agent you can call that works with different agencies that do cover people with Pitbulls and other SO CALLED dangerous dogs. the bad rep was completely false. The Pitbull breed was created for strength and fearlessness in the face of large predator animals like bears, wolves and wild boars. I worked at the town library and we have a Paws to Read program, and the dog that comes to visit for the kids to read to is a rescued pit bull. I have two/three boys all play with him in a wrestling manner. I would have no by Vanilla's_Daddy. Don't risk your kids or risk the dog's life, if the dog bites, he will not be asked why he did it, he will be put down. I've always heard bad scary things about them. I was on my way to work one morning. I need help he is ultimately a great dog but VERY hyper. In my heart I felt ready to take on this big responsibility (or so I thought) and decided now was the right time to finally get a puppy. Pitbull Dog FAQs and Best Answers What to do if my pitbull has diarrhea? I have a six pack of pits all live together and are very well behaved. My lil girl is his best friend, he is always with her and has to sleep with her . I made the choice to find a home for him on my own. But generally, they’re aggressive dog breeds that seeks attention. They are loving loyal dogs and i stand behind the breed any day. Some refuse to meet him while the ones that do fall in love with him. by Dave Stopera. thay are farm dogs. I have had dogs all my life but this is the first pit I have actually owned not just known and I would not trade him for the world. There are many ways to categorize this dog breed. Anyone considering a pit PLEASE consider adopting from a shelter or rescue. I left (on a retreat) the day we brought our dog home from the shelter. Airianne is very protective he likes to sit with his paws on the changing table while i change Liam and also lays next to his swing in the living room! That being said, even though they were bred for this awful purpose, we never had a pit turn on us and bite us. I was stunned. I have had Pittys for 25 years, they are the loves of my life and I will always have one. and the ones that aren't were not people aggressive. 97% of the time she experiences no fear at all and is a tail-wagging face-licking fool. After a spiritedness of upbringing as a scrap dog, Testking 70-432 if a dog does not get its end patch in much company, it is ofttimes euthanized. These dogs are loving, smart, and protective, and are great family companions. I moved to another state and 6 months later came back....he came in the house and the same thing again, licked him for like 20 minutes straight this time. Many people will mention the fact that this breed is notoriously stubborn, but once they realize that you are the boss, they will work hard to ensure that you were happy with them. And please NO choke collars or choke prongs the damage dogs throat, build calloses, bruis and much much more its scientifically proven that causing pain like that on a (breathing challenged) dog makes Fido fearful not a better walker!!! To be a successful and responsible pitbull owner, How to Raise a Happy and Healthy Pit Bull, Training Your Pit Bull to Walk with a Loose Leash, A Brief History of the American Pit Bull Terrier. all these idiots saying that the breed is bad just needs to look past a newspaper and open their eyes. This is true, particularly with pit bulls. I LOVE PITS AND FROM THIS POINT ON WILL ALWAYS OWN AT LEAST ONE! Remember the scene from Toy Story when Woody pulled the dog's eyelids up until he cried? The ones that turn their noses up at my pups and the ones that drop to their knees to lavish love on my SWEET puppies!!! He is a blue Pitt, and we absolutely love this animal as a family member. Unfortunately he bred them for fighting. In the 18th century, the first Pitbull was raised by British immigrants as housekeepers. Pit bull—now take a moment and think about those two words. He is a total suck up. My husband had 36 hrs to bond with "Potter". Passed everything else with flying colors. I Love PitBulls. He wears himself out playing if allowed to. At the same time, pitbull owners may have to invest in prong collars, as the shoulder and neck strength of the pitbull means that sometimes an average collar will not do. In reply to My oldest pit is 5. They are just like us treat them the way you want to be treated treat them with love & they will love you unconditionally. I currently have 4 amazing pit bulls. My LL is a 4 year old female, and has been socialized out the wazoo. Peta.org talks about how drug dealers commonly use Dobermans, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and Staffordshire terrier. Not sure what buddy is but definitely lab mixed with something else. Once they fell in love with him we told them he is a pitbull. The UKC recognizes the American Pit Bull Terrier as the first and the only official Pit Bull breed in the US today.A result of the American terriers and the English Bulldogs, the average height and weight of an American Pit Bull Terrier are 17” to 21” and 30 to 60 pounds respectively. But my friend has a great pit w/the sweetest temperament, so I committed myself to educate myself & be the best possible responsible owner I could. My pitbull has had hers for about a month and it's still in good shape. The all agreed shes a big baby. But my untrained pittie who probably used to be a fighting dog just looked at me when I walked in the room like " how much longer do I have to do this?" American Pit Bull Terrier Rehoming Services Our team of knowledgeable and experienced pet rehoming coordinators showcase adoptable American Pit Bull Terriers for owners faced with difficult circumstances. It’s so good for the office staff and is helping her gain confidence as well. my pit puppy was like that but now he can be extremley into a tug of war and i can stick my hand in his mouth and he will stop instantly..............once they no that it is not acceptable they stop!!!!!!!!!! While they will be naturally protective of their family and their property, because pitbulls are so people-orientated they do not make good guard dogs. our home by Rocks. She actually cuddles with our cats, and will occassionally lick them (if they let her). The pit bulls there were all wonderful! vISIT THE dOG WHISPERER; cEASAR MILANS WEBSITE. Totally true about the guard dog thing too :o) Only positive thing out of their negative rap is the fact that people actually believe they're vicious so they stay away. He sleeps snugged up against me every night and thinks he's a lap dog. i would like her to be somewhat of an alarm dog and a protector but if someone were to break in she would be holding the flash light for them. In general corn products are hard to digest and wheat is an allergen to many dogs. To be more specific, a 3 month old baby Husky. doing my homework on the dog just drew me closer to it. It was a frekin poodle! He fell in love with our first pit so much that we now have 2 and are looking to add a third. I had no idea how misunderstood this breed was, and think it is a travesty what they have to go through, including their owners, we usually tell people he is a boxer, we rarely say pit bull untill they fall in love with him(and most people do). I am all for saving lives by going to shelters but when I do buy a purebred I do a lot of research and try to get a pup that has the old bloodlines that my very first had. i have always been one to say "Its not the breed its the owners" and it is so true with pits. I just got a pit puppy, and I love him to death. I have two cats, a weimeriner, and our sweet bams (the pitbull). majority of these dogs are misunderstood lovers. In reply to Dallas loves to lick as well. He was the star of the vet clinic that day. glad to hear you rescue! Yes, yes I did. I have an amazing trainer. He sees us pick up the bubble bottle and he grabs his leash to go outside and play. Paragraph one of "Ohio Overturns Pit Bull Bill" states, "The Ohio State Legislature voted today on a bill to eliminate a 25-year-old law automatically declaring pit bulls as vicious." all absolutely true. Many people argue that it is not safe to have pit bulls as family pets, while others argue that it is how these dogs are treated that makes them a dangerous breed. However, my love for the breed is unquestioned by all who know me. Wow! They all eat at the food bowls together. Although I do have one other dog named buddy. It took some talking into with my husband but now he knows it was worth more than we paid. Ive never had a pit before. I know both types so well. and i have a APBT, male, and a girl, but we're not sure if she is a mix or what, we rescued her from a shelter. It is true about pits getting over excited when meeting new people. They are great with the kids, cats & even our pet rabbit. both of my pits are amazing with wonderful personalities! We love him so much. while we walked by he shifted and the rocks made a noise and papi started growling and barking at him. My puppy 9 months and about 65 pound will play with you and will not touch you with his teeth. Not so much on the slobber, but he does love to give kisses as my 4year old like to complain since they are face level with each other. Unless shes in a really hyper mood then all she wants to do is trample you. but im here to tell you how i was so wronggggggggg i have a six month pitbull and his name is rosko my family loves this dog so much he"s the most loving dog i ever met he baths my 2 small children with kisses & if thay are playing and get a lil rough & one of the kids cry rosko will say hes sorry with his paw he will pull the hands off my childs face begging for forgiveness and asking to play more... i love my pit. I got into the dirt and tracked it all over the carpet. I didn't really know what to say other than, people tend to gravitate towards a pet that is like them, and that I could relate to a loving dog with a tough look that is largely misunderstood and unfairly blamed. i was attracted to the breed partcially because it had a bad rep. i want to know more. 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