Pit Bull Pamphlet!

Discussion in 'Buried Bones' started by pitbulliest, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Sapphire-Light

    Sapphire-Light woof!

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    Yes, for all those ignorants, I have to to separate from my pit, Turok, you can read he's story at the dog story thread. :mad:
     
  2. Amstaffer

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    I have two Amstaffs (AKCs name for Pitbulls) and they are the most friendly dogs around! My 4yr intact male (show dog)named Sal is so friendly in fact that some dogs don't like him. He will attempt to force other dogs to play with him. A golden Ret. at the Dog Park got mad at Sal and bit him behind the ear....everyone there thought the Pitbull was going to ATTACK. What did Sal do? With blood dripping...he continued to bounce around like nothing happen. He was hurt and I was freaking out and running over but Sal did not act like anything had happen. I threw my leash at the Golden to chase him back and everything was ok...only a fairly minor bite. The point of my story is that my "Pitbull" could not even be provoked into an attack. How many dogs would respond that way?

    The best thing to tell people is...Go to a Dog show where you might see 50 intact male "Pitbulls" in a fairly small area and no one gets bit or killed. Heck you might go all day without hearing one growl. If they were geneticly born killers how could a dog show with "Pitbulls" be safe or even possible?
     
  3. bully boi

    bully boi crazy white boy

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    that is very thourough!

    I am making a forum for people who own or are interested in owning a APBT or other Bully breed. if anyone is interested please help here http://16.freebb.com/?freebb=pitbullforum
     
  4. luvmydogs

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    please don't forget the shelters!!!!!!! they're in great need to be informed
     
  5. Ratboy

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    I was lucky, my Pit Mix, Gus didn't look like most Pits or mixes do, and we just said he was a Golden Retreiver and Basset, and maybe something else. The golden ret part was true, the Basset part was nonsense, his legs were too straight and he was too short in length. Only a few people ever guessed.

    When he was going to have to be put down due to cancer, we decided to come clean to all the people that hugged/kissed him over the years, and tell them what he was when we took him for a last visit, and that they and their dogs had been with an "evil pit bull mix" for about 14 years. Never a problem, ever. He liked almost everyone, and almost every dog too. Some thought it was funny, him being a Pit mix, others were angry with me for not telling them. All it would have done was predudiced them against him, so why would I have told them?
     
  6. SouthernPit

    SouthernPit For PIT's SAKE!!!!

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    Oh it is great to see another educated pitbull lover!!!!!!
     
  7. luvmydogs

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    i wished there were more responsible ppeople/dog owners like you on this earth. poor sal. but i'm proud of him, and you, for being such a good dog owner. i know you are, because i have read so many of your posts...just thought u ought to know ;)
     
  8. Zoom

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    It's terrible the way this breed has been maligned by the media and by spur of the moment watch groups. The town I went to college in had a VERY high population of pits and it was a little disconcerting at times. There were some dogs that were being raised correctly and were great dogs and then there were the dogs that I saw chained up in the backyards or being walked on 'leashes' that were actually lengths of heavy-duty chain. I delivered pizzas for a while and I could never tell which dogs were going to be nice and let me up to the door or which ones were going to corner me near the garage until their owners noticed what was going on. Another time, I was over at a friend's house and a guy brought his pit puppy with him and told me, while I was playing with it, that he was training her to fight and about how much money he was going to make with her before he was going to breed her. I was *thisclose* to taking his dog and leaving; the thought that such an adorable pup was going to be beaten to 'toughen' her up and then set on other dogs for cash made me ill.

    There's also another "devil dog" media storm going on here right now because on July 4th a pit got out of it's yard and went after a couple of kids that had been tormenting it for a few months. A woman I work with lives next door and so she's seen the whole incident from start to finish. She's going to try and testify in the dog's defense so it won't be put down because of a couple of stupid kids.
     
  9. HighPridePit

    HighPridePit PitBull Lover

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    thats some great stuff you wrote,, its good to have more pitbull people taking up for this GREAT breed
     
  10. Blue_Dog

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    That is very good information And u r right not all pitbulls are evil. there are other dogs who may be meanier.Pitbull are banned where i live.

    But recently 2 pitbulls saved a woman from a golden retriever.But why would any one ban a breed of dog???
     
  11. Azucenda

    Azucenda Azucenda

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    Thank you!!!

    I have to say thanks for working so hard on educating people on pits. I was recently doing a search for APBT's (sometimes I just like to look at the pictures and remember our pitbull, Gotti), and you have no idea how many chat threads come up talking about how pitbull's were "inherantly evil" and "couldn't be trusted around anyone". I just can't stand people who don't take the time to educate themselves about this wonderful breed.
    Gotti was the sweetest and most devoted dog I have ever known. He had no problems with new people, other dogs, or children. He died last year due to (we believe) ingesting something like bleach. Where he got it, or who gave it to him, we'll never know. So THANK YOU for all of your hard work!!!!

    RIP Gotti...
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  12. femke

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    this is a very good post. I knew NOTHING about pitbulls other than the stories I always here (which of course as you can guess aren't the good ones). I have always believed that the owners are almost always responsible if a dog turns aggresive, and that it's usually their fault, not the dogs. I did always think that there are certain breeds of dogs that will turn aggressive more quickly than others. I have enjoyed reading this post because it has taught me a lot of stuff I never knew. One thing I have always wondered and I hope you pitbull owners aren't offended by me asking this because i'm just asking coz i'm seriously interested in knowing. What made you choose a pitbull? When you were getting a dog how come out of all breeds you chose the pitbull? I hope some of you will answer coz I would like to learn more about these dogs:)
     
  13. rottiegirl

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    statistics

    I have done some research on fatal dog attacks. The united states humane society did their own research from 1979 to 1996 on the breeds who killed the most people. between that time frame 60 people were killed by pit bulls, 29 from rotties, 19 from GSD, 14 from huskies, 12 from alaskan malamutes, 8 from dobermans, 8 from chow chows, 6 from great danes, 4 from st. bernards, and 4 from akitas. The top mixed breed dog who killed the most people was the wolf hybrid fallowed by the pit bull mix's. As you can see, there is good reason why pit bulls have been banned. I have also read other documents and the pit bull is always number one. Due to bad breeders.
     
  14. rottiegirl

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    It is sad that breeders have made the pit bull into dangerous animals. While other breeders are responsible and helping the breeds temperment. There are also too many irresponsible owners that dont purchase their pits from good breeders.
     
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    i totally agree

    i have a pit/lab mix and i get alot of people saying "oh, good thing he's half lab", or just a dirty look, and he is only HALF pitbull! he is only 6 months now and he has the expected hyperactivity of the lab and overall teenage defiance of pitbulls and large breeds in general. but overall he is a lover, friendly towards children, cats, other dogs, etc. never shown any sign of being vicious. people need to understand that fighting them was a popular sport with a certain crowd of people at a certain time. it was popular enough for the owners and breeders who fought them to have an impact on the temperment of alot of champion lines thus the breed in general. also that macho status that came with owning them appealed to "macho" people, many of which trained or neglect enough to make it vicious furthering the bad reputation. the only difference between a pitbull and another dog is the tendency to be more dog aggressive but that can be fixed with proper socialization and also the fact that pitbulls have greater potential to cause extensive damage or death when attacking because of their physical build, muscular jaws, and weight distribution. its really no wonder why they are now a popular breed, besides the mentioned fact, that they were used as fight dogs, and originally used as working dogs on farms with large cattle and bulls hence their loyalty, determination, stubborness, and dedication to whichever task they were shown how to do...including loving their family and friends! all of this has been mentioned, but i like everyone else had to throw my two cents in and agree with the first comments posted.
     
  16. Sirius

    Sirius Imagination ROCKS.

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    :eek: wow, i learnt alot! :eek:
     
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    *rolls eyes*

    I can give you stats where pit bulls are responsible for the LEAST amount of dog attacks as compared to other breeds.

    My point? THERE IS NEVER a good reason to ban ANY type of breed!!!

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    Speedwagon..what kind of dog is that?
     
  19. TroyF

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    Very good! Concise and to the point.

    I've had the privelage (in most cases) of knowing an awful lot of pit bulls over the years. They are the most misunderstood breed out there. The bad reputation is deserved... but only because of environment and ownership. A sad truth in my humble opinon.

    Quoting bite stats is a waste of time due to poor data or skewed data it's a difficult game to use numbers in statistics involving attacks. What should really be looked at is the owners of the dogs. I'd be willing to bet that bad training or mistreatment would account for almost all attacks involving the pit bull breeds.
     
  20. southern_girl09

    southern_girl09 GSP/Lab Mix!

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    That was one of the worst comments I have heard. Maybe you did bad research but Cocker Spaniels and Labs have bitten more people than pit bulls. Not to mention, "Pit Bull mixes" are usually Lab Mixes and lots of other breeds.
     

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