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Darkpalace
02/22/2010

Pit Bull 1

Evidence is stacking up against the pit bull. It was bred to be a fighter and they do seem to get out of control. People talk about them licking them. Actually as I am reading for a certain type of licking etc. and over doing it, it is showing their dominance. There are other things many people aren't aware of so it is difficult. The facts are there to look up. Some choose to ignore the warnings. I don't think they should have a right to endanger others. It should at least have a muzzle.

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undrcvrangel12 85
01/31/2010

Pit Bull 5

This is possibly one of the most loyal, tolerant breeds I have had the honor of gaining experience with. I am kind of a new owner, have had one for 2 years now, but I have volunteered at many shelters and rescues who have mostly Pit Bulls so I have a great deal of experience with them, besides owning one. I agree with a previous review, they are SUPER hyper, which can be a big hand full but they are not the stereotype most people have. The media portrays them as vicious killers, who mostly have preyed on children. While, yes, this has happened but the circumstances are never explained in the stories, just that the dog is evil. My dog is the biggest baby ever and would never hurt anyone. He has a very stern and serious look, which scares most but he is a real baby. I am a responsible owner and have done nothing but socialize and enroll my dog in training from 8 weeks old, when I got him.

The issue with this breed, as with others like German Shepherds and Rotties, is that many people buy one without knowing anything about the breed and simply wanting a tough looking dog. Well, they sure will get a tough looking dog but also a dog who REQUIRES much training and socialization or they will turn out to be out of control, just as any other dog breed. I think the negative stereotype on these dogs is terrible because they are truly loyal, active, wonderful dogs but they just require so much care and expertise they are not for most beginner or novice dog owners. Anyone who has truly educated themselves about the breed knows how kind they are if raised with a stern, soft hand. Yes, some have attacked children, owners, and random people but before you make a blanket statement evaluate the circumstances and how the animal was raised...not to mention understand they are animals. I think sometimes we try to make animals too human and neglect researching how they should be raised and treated which leads to terrible circumstances. It is terrible any person or thing which has been attacked by any dog but before you crucify the dog get the whole story.

As an experienced owner of a Pit Bull and shelter volunteer I recommend this breed ONLY for experienced and dedicated owners who know exactly what owning one of these dogs entails, and let me tell you its ALOT. Exhaustion has been a constant part of my life with a Pit Bull because they require so much exercise, stimulation, and discipline but I would not give back any moment of the time I have had with my dog, he is everything to me and no one will ever change my mind about the majesty of the Pit Bull. It is just sad how many Pit Bulls end up in shelters due to a lack of education and dedication.

I use to have the ill-conceived notion of the Pit Bull being a dangerous dog until I had my first experience with a wonderful shelter Pitty names Alice, she was large and SUPER strong but the most gentle loving dog I had ever been around. She was rescued from a person who did dog fighting and bred these dogs but through the terrible things she had to endure she still had such a great temperament. I was hooked and had to have one for myself, which brought me to my Ed. Ask any responsible Pit Bull owner and they will tell you just how much of an angel this breed is, when raised with the proper educated owner. Please, before you judge this breed get experience for yourself from a responsible source. Even if you have had a negative or terrible experience with this breed yourself, keep in mind that your situation was very likely the result of a bad owner not a bad dog. Educate yourself. Maybe one day people will be responsible and we will not have to defend a breed but reveal the irresponsible people who still think they have the abilty to own a dog without educating themselves and knowing what it will take to properly raise a dog. If only!

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shale
01/06/2010

Pit Bull 4

i think these are good dogs. i have never meet a mean one and i truly respect the breed. very smart and very loving! a little to hyper for me but great dogs in general

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LaRen616
01/05/2010

Pit Bull 5

Beautiful dogs. I would love to have one but my insurance wont cover me if I got one.

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schrank
12/19/2009

Pit Bull 5

great dogs peple just give them a bad rap because they are ignorant and they have a past but who doesn't have a past. love my two pits and so does our three year old and neighbor dogs. keep bening great ambassadors of these dogs and hopefully we can put a muzzle on all the dissbelievers.

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Sharon_206
10/30/2009

Pit Bull 5

the dog I have now is mostly pit w/ a little lab . yes he is aggressive to people he does
NOT know , but when he knows ya , he's a real sweetie :)

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vballgirl04
10/06/2009

Pit Bull 5

Pit bulls after a LOT of research and meeting them through friends, I decided they are THE DOG for me, they have the best mixture of personality, power, intelligence, passion, and humor(known as a clown dog), not to mention overall a healthy breed and they make for the most loyal & sturdy companion. I have a pittie who is now 2 years old and I wouldnt trade her for the world.

Pit bulls over time have become aggressive bc of mistreatment (http://www.dapbt.org/bite_statistics_study.htm)
Any dog that is treated harshly can attack & any dog can be won over by love (look at every one of michael vick's pit bulls he used in fights that survived- they went to many families who say nothing but the best about how great and sweet they are).

The UK banned pit bulls in the 1990s (think about all the beloved pitties whom were put on death row, leaving their families behind- I couldnt imAgine losing my baby, she would never hurt a fly!) as a result, the number of dog bites remained the SAME.

"Rottweilers, German shepherds, huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Doberman pinschers, chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards and Akitas. (Dog Bite Related Fatalities," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 30, 1997, Vol. 46, No. 21, pp. 463 et. seq.) Since 1975, fatal attacks have been attributed to dogs from at least 30 breeds."

"The most horrifying example of the lack of breed predictability is the October 2000 death of a 6-week-old baby, which was killed by her family's Pomeranian dog. The average weight of a Pomeranian is about 4 pounds, and they are not thought of as a dangerous breed. Note, however, that they were bred to be watchdogs! The baby's uncle left the infant and the dog on a bed while the uncle prepared her bottle in the kitchen. Upon his return, the dog was mauling the baby, who died shortly afterwards. ("Baby Girl Killed by Family Dog," Los Angeles Times, Monday, October 9, 2000, Home Edition, Metro Section, Page B-5.) "
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It is not fair to judge whether a dog will attack or not by it's breed- Every DOG is different.

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VegasGirlie
08/26/2009

Pit Bull 5

The American Pitbull Terrier is an amazing breed: loyal, affectionate, athletic and intelligent. We own one and he is a fantastic dog, he loves children and is very sensitive. However too many pits have the misfortune of being stuck with stupid, irresponsible owners who don't understand the nature of the breed, and thus they set their dogs up to fail. Or they end up in the hands of ignorant thugs who try to turn them into vicious guard dogs even though their true nature is to love people. I work for a vet and not one employee has ever been bitten by an APBT, most of the dogs at work who bite are the little obnoxious yappy ones. I'll take my pit over one of them any day.

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Lay Z
08/26/2009

Pit Bull 5

There are two types of people in the world:

Those who do their research and aren't sucked in by media hype,

and those that don't trust pit bulls.

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pomchi breeder
08/05/2009

Pit Bull 1

don't like them..they can't be trusted

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Blueberry16
07/01/2009

Pit Bull 5

Awesome breed!
One of my favorite!
most people think they are mean fighting dogs,but they are not!
People can raise them to be that way though.
It all depends on how YOU raise the dog.

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mgarand2k8
06/29/2009

Pit Bull 5

i'm about a year late on this one but clareok you must be a moron to think a red nose pit is a breed of pit bull. theres only one breed of APBT and thats APBT red noses are just a lineage is APBT's. i own 3 dogs a Staffy, APBT, and a Presa all wondeful dogs, althought the presa has a natural distrust for strangers which is natural to his breed as they are a gaurdian breed, oh i forgot to rag on [email protected] too they are good protectors they have a natural fondness towards humans, therfore they dont make a good gaurdian dog, if you train a pit bull to gaurd then you have a dangerous dog that can't make the distinction between humans, and prey. drkseph you're a moron too, what the hell is a stanford terrier, are you trying to say staffordshire terrier?, american pit bull terriers, american staffordshire terriers, and staffordshire terriers and 3 completely different breeds of dog, amstaffs were breed to help bring in dangerous bulls from pastures, staffies were breed as a gentleman's dog in england then later used for pit fighting and bull baiting, american pit bulls were bred from staffordshires to fight in pits, they were bred to be larger than staffordshires

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robynmarieee
05/31/2009

Pit Bull 4

My Father-in-law has a pit bull and he is still a puppy, just 7 months old. The one thing I hate about how he treats the dog is the he leaves him tied up all the time and hits him if he barks. The dog wasn't mean at all when he first brought him to the house, at 4 months old, but he is becoming agressive because of the way he is treated. I try to take him for walks and untie him when I can because he is very affectionate and loves to give kisses. When I take him for walks people in the street are afraid of him because of their misconception about this breed. I also didn't like this breed before because many people train them to be mean. It all depends on how you train the dog.

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Cowgirljess
04/22/2009

Pit Bull 5

The best breed in my opinion. They are very loyal dogs that stick with their person. They get a bad rap beacuse of those who are irresponsible and train them to be mean this is not the fault of the breed but the fault of the people. Pits are great with kids (I trusted two of mine with my infant son, thy were in fact his dogs, ) they love to play and will put themselves in the greatest of danger to protect the ones they love. I have had a fwe pit bulls and more will be joining my family.

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Astromike
04/20/2009

Pit Bull 2

Has become more popular among gangster and inner city people over the years. Another breed where I feel the owners train this particular breed to be vicious and protective. I still think this is one of those breeds of dogs that would turn on their owner one day and I just dont trust them. I hear about this breed of dog in the news more then any other, and its always bad.

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sharonlynn
03/04/2009

Pit Bull 5

they are so beautiful...and they are mistaken for mean dogs but they arent. if you raise them to that way then that is what you get. i have owned 4 pits. wonderful dogs

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ilovedogs1321
02/27/2009

Pit Bull 5

They are amazing dogs. I run an animal shelter and rescue primarily pits, no other rescues want to. It's ridiculous that people arent educated and immediately judge. Its how they are raised. If you raise a child to be bad they will be bad. These dogs deserve a chance. I love them!!!!!

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bullylover
02/27/2009

Pit Bull 5

Best breed you can get. Great with kids of all ages.

Punish the deed not the breed.

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Pit Bull 5

While most people have seemed to make assumptions about this breed they fail to look at a dog as a dog, and not as a breed. All dogs have the potential of being aggressive, or mean. its not the breed, is the jerks that TRAIN them to be that way or the idiots that cannot control the dog they chose to get because of how the perception of what the dog can "do" All dogs have teeth and claws. All dogs have a brain and the ability to learn.

Pitt's are a poor example of peoples exploitations.
They are smart and loving and trainable and want a job. People often give them the wrong jobs. They are great with children and other animals when properly conditioned and worked with. They have a great deal of loyalty, and compassion. They are large and most people mistake aggression for being excited, or dominance.

They take someone who is a STRONG LEADER, and willing to take the time that goes into owning a great dog.

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01/19/2009

Pit Bull 1

Worthless as are most of their owners. Cowards buy them for an ego trip.

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Pit Bull 2

The good part about this dog is they have no fear right out of the womb.  This is also the bad part.  My ex girlfriend had a pit, and it loved me, but anyone can see that it often got into fights with other dogs.  It got along with my German Shepherd only because my German Shepherd didn't have an Napoleon complex...At the dog park, the ones fighting were almost always pit bulls and boxers.... I'm sure it's just coincidence...or that by some miracle all the "bad owners" seemed to pick pit bulls and boxers as pets.

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ayn
11/20/2008

Pit Bull 5

As a trainer, the biggest problem I see from Pits is that they pull on the leash and jump up on people. They do this because of their friendly exuberance and its fairly easy to train out. This by and large is one of the friendliest breeds out there, because they are so eager to please they are also easy to train. This breed was very popular in the early twentieth century when they were used as war dogs (not as fighters) becauseof their loyality they would literaly risk their lives to save the lives of soldiars. I have never met a mean one and those that do mistreat them should be shot!

This is not a breed for everyone however, as they are very active they require an active household with lots of excercise. Training should only be positve reward based training (praise is a great reward for this breed).

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proudarmywife6 8
10/27/2008

Pit Bull 5

Okay so I wasn't goin to read a lot of the responses and come to find out when I did I was amazed!  I cannot believe I didnt see a whole lot of people putting them down!  Well I don't believe in the word PITBULL no such thing just a name to describe a vicious dog and all terriers are not mean!  I have an American Staffi Terrier and she is one of the best dogs I have ever owned besides the rotti that I have too!  Amazing dogs very smart but very bull headed just like men...lmao;)  I wouldn't trade mine for the world!  Very loyal!  Gosh she loves kids very good with them!  Everyone I know who has a terrier have been very good dogs!  No complaints!  Not all people can own this breed very high maintenance.  POINT BLANK I LOVE THE BREED!  We need more responsible owners!  PUNISH THE DEED NOT THE BREED.Vote No BSL...

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LYNXSQUADRON45
10/27/2008

Pit Bull 5

THE PERFECT DOG FOR PEOPLE WITH AN IQ SEVERAL PPOINTS BELOW A FROZEN TURNIP

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Sagigurl
10/04/2008

Pit Bull 5

One of my all time favorite breeds and one of the loving and loyal dogs ever!!!

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Jamie & Finn
09/10/2008

Pit Bull 5

so pretty

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Uncle Banana Head
08/28/2008

Pit Bull 3

A breed a bit too aggressive to keep as pets IMO

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Laura5536
08/28/2008

Pit Bull 5

My favorite breed

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clareok
08/19/2008

Pit Bull 5

My red nosed pit bull has to be the best breed of dog that I've ever known. He's protective, loving, not aggressive. I'm so sick of people giving them a bad name.  He has just fathered seven pups with my female Staffordshire Bull Terrier or "Staffy".

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Rottiegirl
08/11/2008

Pit Bull 5

You have to be pretty unintellegent or naive to have blind faith in what you read, see or hear from the media.  Everyone in the media has an agenda.  Pits=ratings.  Ratings are all they care about.  If you really think they are reporting the whole story, you are in for a rude awakening.

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Pit Bull 3

good protectors

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Randy3528
08/07/2008

Pit Bull 5

GREAT DOGS!!! BAD OWNERS!!!!!!

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chuckydp
08/02/2008

Pit Bull 5

i dont own a pit ,but i have friends who have them they are great dogs smart freindly and playful if i could get one thats the brred i would get

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SandhillAB
07/13/2008

Pit Bull 5

Not going to get into it because it is a never ending merry-go-round but, simply put; as a whole, the American Pit Bull Terrier is one of the gems of the K9 world.  Truely!  Did you guys not grow up or your parents grow up watching "The Little Rascals"?  Petey The Pup was a Pit Bull.  He was the first AKC registered American Staffordshire Terrier.  The first RCA dog was a Pit Bull before they turned it into a Jack Russell.  There are people who are now breeding Pits to be huge and wide and sloppy and many people are now thinking that is what a Pit Bull should look like.  A Pit Bull looks nothing like a huge, blue english Bulldog monster.  They should be lean muscled and not larger than 65 lbs.  Nothing scary looking at all.  You ever seen a Shi-tzu?  Now that's scary!  Anyway.  Most people who own Pit Bull's are not trash or thugs but the trash and thugs are the ones that do not try and go anything to help to breed.  Pit Bulls, Am-Staffs, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are all Jack Of All Trades and can do anything asked of them and enjoy doing it.  Weight pull, agility, obidience trials, Search & Rescue, Therapy, Drug Dogs, flyball, Disk Dogs, etc.  Anybody watch Disk Dog?  One of the best dogs in the past few years is a Pit Bull named Wallace.  Check out his website:  www.wallacethepitbull.com.   Also, check out www.lawdogsusa.org to see Pit's that are getting training as police search dogs.  Geez, I could go on and go with resources about positive Pit Bulls.  People think that fighting is what makes a Pit Bull so bad; that is a myth.  A dog wanting to take out another dog or animal (prey) is NOT the same as a person.  Pit Bulls are not guard dogs as they normally will allow stranders to come in.  Why is it that you think so many Pit Bull's are stolen?  They are just that friendly.  Now, are all Pit Bulls or Pit Bull Types dogs friendly?  Of course not!  It is the same with any breed.  The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been known in English (where it was developed) as the nanny dog.  As far as never seeing a lab or a golden ret bite.  Think again!  That face transplant that they did a few years ago was due to a Lab and I have been bitten by a Golden.  Anything with a mouth can bite.  Do some research; there is a baby that was killed by a Yorky.  Why wasn't that on the news?  Or the little boy that are knocked down and attacked by his families Great Dane?  It happens!  There is a new dog aggression study out now that lists Dashounds as the #1 dog for aggressive and boy do I ever believe it.  Chi's were 2nd and JRT was 3rd.  I could go on and on but other people have said valid things on the side of the Pitties so I'll leave my message at this.

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?K a y l a ;]
07/06/2008

Pit Bull 1

scarryyyy

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igg
06/27/2008

Pit Bull 5

there is no nicer dogs then pits....it's how you train them and waste their energy.....don't think you are getting a guard dog you are getting a lover. my schoon's da best

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The Lady Vendetta
06/27/2008

Pit Bull 5

pit bulls are awesome! not only are they vicious, but their good family dogs and beautiful too.

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Oo Michelle oO
06/19/2008

Pit Bull 1

And don't give me that line of crap about how the owners are the problem. If one of these gets hold of someone, the dog doesn't let go until the person stops moving. THAT is the problem.

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patriotssuck
06/18/2008

Pit Bull 5

Pitt Bulls are a very grotective breed they are rambontious as puppies but do everything they can to please their owner.Everyone thinks they are aggressive but they really aren't it is all how u train them as puppies and what area they grow up in

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Vita Lea Phillips
06/15/2008

Pit Bull 1

These aren't dogs they are monsters bred with dogs

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kelli459
06/12/2008

Pit Bull 5

my heidi is the best

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Pit Bull 5

i love my pitbull justice =]

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myspace-31853535
06/02/2008

Pit Bull 1

Should be illegal... sorry

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myspace-363464609
06/01/2008

Pit Bull 4

THEY ARENT MY FAVORITE BUT I DO FEEL BAD FOR PEOPLE USING THEM LIKE THAT

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myspace-13517044
06/01/2008

Pit Bull 3

ok

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myspace-47799913
06/01/2008

Pit Bull 4

Bulldogs get a really bad rep just because morons breed them for fighting. I do not believe all Pits should be punished for what their owners do!

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Seashell674
05/31/2008

Pit Bull 5

So adorable!!!

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Pit Bull 1

theyre scary..:(

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JenniC
05/14/2008

Pit Bull 5

I am a 24 year old mother of 2 children and I own three pit bulls. They are all inside dogs and are THE best dogs I've ever owned. My mother had her retriever mix at my house and he tried on more than one occasion to hurt my oldest one, she never even gave him a second look. They "look" mean is how my mother puts it but her shitzus are constantly biting my dogs have never bit anyone or anything. There are idiots out there who abuse their strong will and power and train them to do horrible things but please don't judge these animals on the inhumane acts of humans.

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myspace-30849171
05/07/2008

Pit Bull 1

I'm sorry but they tend to snap. I would only have one of these if I was single or knew I would never have it around children or other animals...I don't want them hurt, but I don't want them around me

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