CAN WE CHANGE THE VIEW OF PIT BULLS? (Page 2)
snowmeows: i have a wonderful pit bull and she is very very good... she hasnt bit anyone... but does protect me. i took her from a man who abused her..... she has been in our home with no training but she is great... loves our cat and us...... you couldnt ask for a better dog........ i would say that all the pits i have had were wonderful and very loyal....and we dont train them to attack anyone.. they protect automatically..... we dont sic them on anyone.... they are like any other dogs... smarter maybe..... i have had king shepards and all kinds.. but i would stick with a pitbull.. very sweet ... sooooooooooooo there you go............ i would reconmend them for anyone with kids or without kids...... like anyohter dogs, i would recommend a fence and make sure it is a secure one.. and this is for any dog.. i dont care what kind............... thanks for listening to my ramble.
have a great day....
larryhemeon: I owned several Pits over the years, as a good tripping partner, they are the best, they know
everything thats happening and know what your thinking, more so than any other breed I have
owned. The problem that I found is they are gangsters at heart, killing is what they truly want
to do. I don't know if ya all have ever seen two pits go at it, but there is no barking, and their
tails are wagging the entire time, the are doing their desire. I started raising them as a kid on
a farm, the first one out of show stock, Rommel, showed no agressive attitude, unless I was
boxing him, went down to the river with me, there was a dog on the other side with his owners
Rommel swam the river and ripped the dogs throat out in about 15 sec. There was a bunch of
trouble between the owners and myself that I won't go into, Have owned 3 others and not as
serious of problems but had to watch each. I love the bred but when I hear about a nice dog
killing a human, I understand the call for genocide. To the wolf owner, Rommel was 4, I had
a bitch in heat and a wolf came visiting, I put buckshot,(salt) in his ass to break up the fight
before I went to work, Got home, wife said they started fighting again 30 min. after I left and
stopped 1 hour before I got home, Rommel was a blond, that day he was red, black and blue.
He layed down, did not get up for 3 days, never saw the wolf again.
envogue: NO U CAN'T until owners start taking responsibility. Problem being is there are too many idiots out there that have no clue, they get these dogs for status etc. I THINK that to acquire a pittie (and any of those other breeds that were bred for fighting) U SHOULD HAVE TO PAY TO TAKE A COURSE, $3000, then after passing, u pay $2-3000 for one. i LOVE cesar milan AND i do agree that its the owners NOT THE DOGS PROBLEM, BUT, fact is this is the way it is, society, dumb a-holes getting these breeds with no care in the world, and have no clue how to train them!!!
larryhemeon: you may be correct, the pits I have owned went beyond my training, The new Stafshire Terrier,
different face, jaws, and body, I dont know about, honestly, don't like their looks, but it is
said that the agressiveness has been bred out of them, will see. To tell the truth, the old
style and the (I will kill you if I decide), appeals to me and makes them more of a partner
than something owned.
envogue: no matter what, the laws have to change, animal abusers need HARSH sentences, well canada's laws need to change regardless regarding everything, ya know, but all countries don't treat animal abuse the way it should be, its HORRIBLE, and if i could, i'd be a meanie ace ventura, i'd SEEK OUT the animal abusers then take care of them in my own way, they'd never see the light again lols, i'm a huge animal lover, and its not their fault if the stupid owner doesn't have a clue how to train them, i have an australian kelpie, shes my first dog, and i had no clue how to train a dog, i was very lucky, she is so friggin smart, calm, she's EVERYTHING!!! and i've read cesar's book (just one so far) but i watch his show religiously, i've learned so much from him.
larryhemeon: It took 200 years to breed different aggressive terriors to piss off bulls in Spain, that's how the
breed came to be, might take a few more generations to get it out of the Pit Bulls soul..
PurrPanther: I love pitbulls to death. They can be agressive just like any other dog raised and trained to be like that. From my experience with them, when they are normally raised, they are sweet, loving, caring and loyal.
larryhemeon: I have found pits will react to sudden movements or a preceived
threat to the owner or family of the dog. One thing I did while the dog was quite young was to throw my face at him continually
I think it made him a bit slower to react, I've seen several with
I believe the breed should be eradicated. Don't put them down, just refuse to let them breed.
All animals are individuals, agreed, but the KILLER INSTINCT was bred into a very powerful dog. Most owner attacks are by pitbulls, usually fatal.
I had friends with two beautiful Greyhounds. The family also had cats. Everybody got along famously till one day when the dogs were lying in the garden and one of the cats ran past. Both dogs jumped up and it was only a few seconds before they grabbed the cat and actually ripped it in two. Everybody was totally distraught. The dogs KNEW the cat, but, Greyhounds have been bred to chase after a speeding furry thing. INSTINCT.
I have the utmost respect for Cesar Milan. I loved Daddy till he died and adore Junior. Junior needs to be watched very carefully though. He has a streak that Daddy never had. Cesar is a person with an amazing talent, but how many other people like him are there?
Eradicate the breed!!!!
At the wolf lady... I adore wolves and there is no comparison between them and pitbulls. Wolves evolved naturally to hunt for food, not kill for pleasure or the taste of blood.
Pitbull mauls KZN man to death
Pitbull attack - child in serious condition
Man, 75, mauled by his own pitbull
Durban - A man has died after an American pitbull terrier attacked him in Sherwood, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.
"Allan Lanton's left arm was seriously mauled and he succumbed to his injuries today" Colonel Jay Naicker said.
Lanton, 60, was attacked on his property.
Police were called in when the dog's owner and a neighbour failed to calm down the animal.
A police officer fired off shots to scare the animal, but this also had no effect.
"The officer was forced to shoot and kill the dog," Naicker said.
snowmeows: Like i have said before on here, it just depends on the ppl who owns the dogs, on how they are. My baby, just died of cancer, but she would not harm a fly unless it was eating my food. I never once in my life had such a loyal and perfect dog... she was my baby.. for 7 yrs. .and she would lick you to death before she would eat you ... sheeeessshhhhhhhhh ... look at the whole picture all, not just a few stories... I rescued my girl, and she did not harm anyone even when she was off her leash..... but then again she wouldnt let anyone harm me either... she never never never, in her years with me ever hurt a child , cat, dog or anyone at all..... she loved everyone and everything............
SO PLEASE PPL DONT GO BY JUST SOME STORIES YOU READ OR SEE.... CHECK OUT ALL PITS... we rescued her and she was loyal and very loving to all who saw her.
She just was alittle scared of mens loud voices but other than that , she was so kewl..
thankyou for the soap box.....
larryhemeon: I am happy you had such a wonderful relationship with your
Pit, and your right not all will overreact, I did not have to
read stories, just owned 3, I loved the dogs, but would
not trust them with others, especially other dogs.
@ Snow: I did not say that all pit bulls are killers! I mentioned that all dogs are individuals. BUT, and I stand by my previous statement, INSTINCT is paramount!
We are civilized people but would go into a killer mode if the need arises. I would kill to defend my son, husband AND two Great Danes. I will!
I'm sorry you lost your baby, I truly am. We lost our 3-year old English Bull dog 2 months ago. I still cry for him. I'm not deriding your specific dog. SA is smaller than the USA, when there is a dog killing, we hear about it more.
People created pit bulls, it is not their fault. Now it is time to correct that mistake.
uglybetty1: I have 3 pit /labs and I love them to death. I watched them being born,,,and they are my babies.. I was always scared of pits and rottys...because i believed all of the hype. However, I babysat a friends's pit when she was 6 weeks old...AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER! I simply saw her as a puppy and with lots of TLC SHE WAS THE SWEETEST THING , EVER....and so it is with the current three. We romp together and they are alway so happy to see me when I arrive home.Unfortunately our local pound is filled with pits and no one wants them because they are labeled as, "dangerous". Therefore, their fate is sealed! No one gives them a chance...and assholes continue to breed then for fighting. Personally, those assholes deserve tp be locked in a pen & have their fate sealed!!!!!
larryhemeon: The dog was bred for fighting over 500 years, the old school
was only what we need, not an extra expense, so the Pits
only use was to be aggressive to a much larger animal. and
have the jaw that would lock on the tail of a bull. And if you
have noticed the Pit bull does not feel pain, there nervous system is opiated. It's really quite remarkable to make a
an animal that does not care about its own health, but rather its desire to bite.
Making one a loving pet is not impossible, all dogs like
humans but to get its natural genetic killer instinct out of the
breed will take several more generations. up until maybe the
last 50 years the dogs were still only bred to guard and fight. Iremember there were a few show animals around, but not many
in fact my first Pit was show stock, just a beautiful dog
raised on a farm, and for the most part got along with the
livestock due to the positive reinforcement of a crow bar.
Spike lived to be 10, the only real damage he did was to
my 70 lb doberman, spent 300 dollars on his ears, was
a waste of money, I think spike just wanted to teach him
a lesson, not really hurt him. I realized when he was about
14 months that he could kill me anytime he wanted to,
spike knew well before. He did however bit a neighbor in tha ass
due to his running close to smaller children and he knew I did
not like the man
I love Pit bulls but sure dont want to hear about another
death due to theire capabilites.
Course the other problem is train the dog to do damage, and you
cant really judge that either, they just want and need a dog that
will do their bidding for protection or whatver their lifestyle is.
I feel it would be fair to charge the masters for the wrong doing of the dog
You know if the dog has killing desires, and any tract record should be a
death sentence. I tried to get a girlfriend to kill her Pit due to biting a child,
after 4 more incidents of stiches the dog was terminated, although against
BeyondHelp: what about glasses ??? or contact lenses ???? spose theyd look a bit cissy with a monocule ....
Woman’s claim KFC kicked out 3-year-old disfigured granddaughter a hoax: report
Sasha Goldstein Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Kelly Mullins, with little Victoria, reportedly lied about getting kicked out of a KFC after the restaurant launched an investigation into the claim.
It’s a finger-lickin’ fraud.
A Mississippi woman’s story of her disfigured 3-year-old granddaughter being discriminated against and kicked out of a Jackson KFC in May was made up, an investigation has found, the Laurel Leader-Call reported.
Kelly Mullins has raised more than $135,000, received free surgeries for her granddaughter and drawn $30,000 from KFC itself after claiming an employee at the fast-food joint ordered little Victoria Wilcher out because of her severe scarring.
“They just told us, they said, ‘We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers,’” Mullins told WAPT-TV of the alleged May 15 incident. "(Victoria) just cried the whole way home ... She won't look in the mirror."
Las Vegas plastic surgeon Frank Stiles donated free surgeries after hearing the story.
Victoria Wilcher, 3, lost her right eye in the attack, among other severe injuries.
The blond-haired, blue-eyed girl was nearly mauled to death in April by three pit bulls owned by her grandfather. Donald Mullins and his girlfriend, Rita Tompkins, were charged with child endangerment after the April 10 incident, the paper reported.
“Victoria had bites all over her body but the most damage was to her sweet little face,” the girl’s aunt, Teri Rials Bates, wrote on a gofundme.com site that has raised more than $135,000 for the girl. “She had a broken upper and lower jaw, broken nose, cheek bones (sic) and right eye socket. She lost her right eye completely and the ability to move the right side of her face.”
Details of the attack itself were not under investigation. But a look into Mullins claims of what actually happened at the Woodrow Wilson Drive KFC location on May 15 are peppered with inconsistencies, an investigation by KFC found, the Leader-Call reported.
dave3974: i would neither have a pit bull or a rattle snake as a pet, both are unsuitable , unpredictable and dangerous
flamingred: the bet way to avoid dogs being aggressive is to get yourself and your dog into a training
course , u learn to handle your dog and your dog learns to work with u whatever breed they
are, there are aggressive type personalities in all breeds
cloudygrey33: Thanks for helping me put to rest some of my misconceptions about pits. I was told growing up that they have some sort of deformity in their brain because of how their jaws grow - Puts pressure on their skull or some such nonsense. I just blindly accepted it through the years and was fearful of pits being unpredictable. Of course this was made worse by all the news reports through the years of pits killing kids/etc... I was very anti-pit once upon a time. Now I know it is just bullshit and the problem is (of course) with people- Not the dogs. 9 out of 10 times if there is a problem- A human being standing at the center of it! haha! Good rule of thumb to go by. That being said- I'm still not completely sold on them being great companions for super young children just because they're so strong and do have the potential to injure them pretty seriously.
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