However, my love for the breed is unquestioned by all who know me. Last dog was a shepard mix. It is important that when considering a pitbull as a pet that you carefully screen all puppies and adult dogs to ensure that they respond positively. I love my Pitbull and I always will. He was pasted to the guard-rail scared to death. I picked him up and he instantly started licking me. My dog is a year and a half and I still can't get her to stop "mouthing" not biting or nipping but like a baby everything and everyone gets to go in her mouth..ugh, I'm not sure where you live but I can promise good training is worth it. It took some talking into with my husband but now he knows it was worth more than we paid. During my daughter's younger years, she tested Trina's patience more than you could imagine. Part of the problem is that there are too many out there already. I am so glad that we did,we do not want to give him back what a great breed of dog, I will stand up for this breed any day I just feel bad for all the people that have to struggle with all the bad stories about these dogs. I just got a pit puppy, and I love him to death. When he was 4 mos old, he had a serious accident that required surgery and rehab, yet even when he was in pain, he had the sweetest disposition and his doctors and nurses loved him. and the ones that aren't were not people aggressive. They are amazing! but the second they get introduced the licking starts. I have two/three boys all play with him in a wrestling manner. 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. I was like the others concerned about the breed but when I met BOOTS it changed my mind. They are affectionate, which helps for a child who constantly wants doggy attention. I wish you luck and good for you for choosing her I would of definitely done the same. This is true, particularly with pit bulls. And even though there’s a lot of information about how this breed is just like any other dog, there are still people who discriminate. My pitbull started whining and hid his head between my knees. I was one to blame, I watched the news and believed what they say but its not the dog it is the owners, Pit bulls are a GREAT Dog and will be adding one to my family very soon. Hi! Pit Bulls are great with children. I love him.. that is not true generally, that they have to be trained to be people friendly, and that's what that sounds like. The same goes if you have children and you don’t want them to be a regular target for face washes. It of course gave me a heart attack but was the sweetes thing! Rocks only downfall is she loves females and  the only MAN in her life is my husband other than that she fears men for some reason?? follow his advice and youll have a great dog but get started right away. He is a big sweet baby who loves everyone. 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. If you have concerns, you should seek advice from your Vet or a dog psychologist. Many people are afraid of my boy just because of his breed. Pitbulls are definitely THE BEST. He is a total suck up. Mar 28, 2018 - Pitbull's are the best Family dogs . It also warms my heart to see there are people out there that don't judge and discriminate just because of a few incidents. The kitten had dog issues as a baby and exploded at Lu every time he saw him, thus the fear. A dog, like any human, can become irritated, frustrated, after having their tail pulled once too many times. He believes he is a lapdog and he sleeps in bed every night with us and he even lays there while our hamster crawls all over him. "Allowing Michael Vick to have a puppy is like allowing Adolf Hitler to adopt a jewish orphan". In reply to wish i could have mine be by oblivium18. 6 Reasons Pit Bulls Make Great Pets 1. And she dances when happy. Some people shudder when they hear the word “pit bull.” Unfortunately, these dogs have earned a bad reputation. the guy must have been scared when he seen me walk out the house with him and he went to the front of his truck. We have to constantly remind our kid that he can't use Lu as a bean bag chair. I also have a chihuahua and she bosses him around. We also have two little dogs and although he is a puppy and doesn't realize his size he tries to be gentle. That is a funny story. Haha yeah my dog is so affectionate its annoying!!!! My dad was a breeder. 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! Thay had a newborn baby in a basanet that the pit took to the front door trying to get the baby outside. Yeah my Dalmation/Pit mix will beat you to death windmilling his tail in his enthusiam to great you. As fighting dogs, Pitbull-type dogs were bred specifically for dog aggression. I guess I would just advise that you use positive reinforcement as much as possible, lots of treats for good behavior! Pits are AMAZING!!!! They are loving loyal dogs and i stand behind the breed any day. She's the most popular dog I know and I've had many threats to steal her from friends and family. The Pitbulls have a controversial reputation for being pets and also for their history in dog-fighting. I have never had such a loyal and loving dog! Pitbulls love people. Some people. Her disposition is wonderful,  she is a sweetie,  and is trying to buddy up with my 4 year old maine coon cat...Help? What concerns me is by adding other breeds of dogs to the mix they are changing the dogs in more ways than one. Pits are fantastic and have a very undeserved rep. Remember the scene from Toy Story when Woody pulled the dog's eyelids up until he cried? Yup! I have a 1 year old pitbull named jewel and she is the best dog you could ever ask for. Red nose) and Smokey (American standard Blue nose) both a couple of my rescues that i just couldnt part with... Oh Kitty is so deadly about her kisses, she practically drowned me with hers...I love my Pitt KITTY!!!!! When I pulled up, sure enough it was a dog. great info. Not sure what buddy is but definitely lab mixed with something else. 100% agree! You’re gonna see how sweet this breed can be! He is totally different than jewel with temperment. GUESS WHAT?? My pit is a female that i took from a family friend who could no longer take care of her. In reply to That is a funny story. In reply to I have had Pittys for 25 by Maybelline64. He is protective though and actually wouldnt let my neice into the house one day, he also tried to attack some guy loutside my house. 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. He was the star of the vet clinic that day. he must have been so scared with all those cars and not able to hear. He had a good face washing. I currently have 4 amazing pit bulls. HE IS FULL OF SOOOO MUCH ENERGY. she was abused and i think bred a few times but she is such an awesome dog. He is always brining her home treats, toys and always put her food down. Thank you for educating people on this amazing breed...I totally agree with the FACT that it is never the dog that is "bad" its the owner that taught him/her to be that way by not showing it any sffection/attention/disipline or training. Couldn't agree anymore my son has totally taken over our new pit puppy well I say puppy she's really bout 6 months old. I have owned one full blood tuxedo pit and now i own a pitbull-rotweiler mix. I have never had a dog that licks me so much and LOVES me so much like my Tyson does. glad to hear you rescue! They were uneasy about having a Pit with the other dogs. I got out of my car & started to walk up to him( noticing he was a pitbull) I was kinda scared. Our Pit has just gotten the ok from our OPS Manager to come to work with me EVERY DAY! My daughter and her boyfriend bought a house and the first thing they did was get 2 pitty's. My puppy 9 months and about 65 pound will play with you and will not touch you with his teeth. The cats are tolerant to him and he is so well manored. That is the best story ever!!! Of all the breeds of dogs, pit bulls are generally healthy pets. And i figured out already that there are two types of people out there. Kudos to all of my fellow educated pitbull lovers!!! My oldest pit is 5. pain tolerence should never be an issue when purchasing a dog. We never leave them alone - but we have had pits all our lives never had an issue. other than that pitbulls are a very loving breed and shouldn't be misunderstood. I bought a new dog primarily to keep my 60yro mother company at home as she has always had a dog companion for the past 20 years. I also need a dog so I can take walks by myself without being nervous.. You can't trust anyone anymore.. Its sad.. i have a pitbull and he is a great dog it is so sad that people think that pitbulls are such a horrible breed. A super-dog, if you will. Tries to get them to play, usually cats hiss at him and he stays his distance, the horses tolerate him, but love him, some sogs are annoyed at his energy, and some go to town playing with him. In reply to I was on my way to work one by hoochiesmama, call me a softie but that totally just brought tears to my eyes. We have a 3 year old boy who tends to play rather rough and tumble as most small children do (especially boys lol). Everyone in my family loves her and no one regrets letting me keep her, my buddy has since moved back up and he now has an ABT and a blue nose, we babysit them on the regular. There both a beautiful goldy brown and they both always watch funniest home video's. she isn't house or leash trained (yet) but we are breaking her of that habit slowly. trickster! She came in as a stray but was obviously a breeder dog bc of how her nipples hang; the vet tech said they'll never go back to normal, and she looks like a little cow. she was a rescue and i got her when she was 5 yrs old. He, as most pitts, is very mischevious, but to bite someone, NOT A CHANCE, to love and kiss someone, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. She is affectionate and friendly however she does not care for my father who is a animal lover. I love this article. In reply to Its not the dog,Its the by Bullyowner, That's the most true statement I've heard in a while..................I agree :). Prior to the surgery, the poor dog was in a lot of pain, yet was still had the Best temperment and was so happy in spite of everything. We love him so very much!!! Getting our well behaved dogs out there to meet people will. I was so wrong about pitbulls. I was pretty wary of the breed due to all the negative media, but I worked a few months at the local Humane Society and fell in love. they are loving, great with family and kids. But yeah .. :). They like to please. She brought in somebody to have him tested. These are wonderful loving pets. He may just need some time to adjust to the new enviroment and people. I couldn't agree more. The stubborness can take a bit to get used to, my boy likes to roll over on his back when he does not want to follow directions and will become dead weight. My advise for anyone looking to adopt this breed is that you do not own many animals, that you can give them the time they deserve, to not kennel them all day long and to always use positive reinforcement. We put her thru basic training class....sad to say but actually kind of funny, she actually failed. To all people owned by, keep fighting the good fight. Over the years this fierce reputation has stuck with all Pitbull-type dogs. YES! In reply to I Agree about that Dumbass by juliedaygogirl619. In the newly released book, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, author Bronwen Dickey … SHE IS A GOOD SIZE ABOUT 70# WE LOVE HER SO MUCH. He is real bad with what is called mouthing its very difficult to pet him due to this. Generally Healthy and Easy to Care For. I have rescued many dogs for many years, had never owned a pitbull until a year ago that I fostered a Mom with 13 puppies. They are the best of buddies. Basically I'm saying a good trainer is your answer!!!!! He loves to run all over the yard chasing them...he comes in after and flops down. Unless shes in a really hyper mood then all she wants to do is trample you. He is a pure breed. I then got my youngest at 16 weeks again and at first because harmony was the baby for so long he was a lil jealous but he quickly got done with that when scrappy laid on him one day on the couch and fell asleep and since then they have been best friends and treat my family friends and other animals with the upmost respect. Rather they say Staffordshire Terrier or Terrier mix so they won’t offend. Here are six reasons why: Pitbulls are wiggly, cuddly, affectionate dogs. She is by far the best dog I've ever had. We love him so much. So to those ignorant people who still discriminate the breed, this video is for you! I don't believe that even though they may have high pain tolerance, a child should be allowed to play rough with any animal, kids should be taught to respect all dogs. But for some reason, pit bulls seem to … In reply to 100% agree! Dogs are sweet hearts that spend their whole lives loving their owners. my pits love every body they meet!..even a 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. We end up having to pick him up and carry him to his destination, yes, he is VERY spoiled, they all are, but I wouldn't have it any other way. NOT ABUSED, AND OR NEGLECTED! I cant wait to go home to see her lying there on the couch waiting desperatley to drown me in kisses some more. Pit bulls are healthy. While Pit Bulls are not good guard dogs because they just love people so much, they may intercede if someone threatens “their” humans. I would also like to mention that we have 5 cats, and the cats are tougher than my pits. I am calling my attorney.". but this is off topic. If any kid screams he wants to know what is wrong. even though my dauschand is a very big lover, i just like to insinuate that small dogs can be just as scary as big dogs that are treated poorly. He is so sweet but hasn't barked or wagged his tail. Both Mommy and Daddy clean the puppies it is so cute. even though the first one was already well trained in a very loving family home i didn't have to train her. Save one and they will love you for it! She is constantly nipping at the back of his ankles, furiously barking and growling at him. If Pit Bulls are raised right and if they are socialized, they are in fact very sweet and friendly dogs. all these idiots saying that the breed is bad just needs to look past a newspaper and open their eyes. PC lingo will not convince people. If you don’t like dog kisses... 2. 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. Pit Bulls are a loyal, people-oriented breed that thrive as part of the family. SHE LOVES TO LICK AND SOMETIMES IT DRIVES ME CRAZY LOL I ALWAYS SAME IF SOMEONE WAS TO BREAK IN SHE WOULD LIKE THEM TO DEATH AND THAT WOULD BE ABOUT IT... SHE COULD DEF LICK THE PAINT OFF THE WALL IF YOU LET HER (NOT JOKING)LOL BUT SHE IS MY BABY AND I COULDN'T OF ASKED TO A BETTER DOG THEN HER.. i think continuing to say things like " as long as they are " leaves the door opened to discriminate against them. In reply to I don't think saying that a by amstaff adict. He is a blue Pitt, and we absolutely love this animal as a family member. There's a pic on my profile of my son lying on top of Lu. I have been a rescue/foster parent for our "dangerous" bully breeds for over 25 years, I was so nervous because of all the bad press all those years ago when I adopted my first puppy. Other than that, most Pit Bulls are sweet and loyal to their owner and children. In reply to This is SO true! She chews up all her toys fast too. Because theya re terriers, they are hard headed at times. She may throw one or two barks in there but nothing threatening. The kid loves walking over and plopping on the dog, which is painful for Lu. I love reading all the posts that are on this site. i have always been one to say "Its not the breed its the owners" and it is so true with pits. of bad owners. I cant stand that. He just needs work with our animals, because he has that puppy play with everything that moves issue right now, and I don't want him to hurt any of our rabbits or poultry, but he's smart enough to learn what is ok. They are great dogs, and the pain tolerance is great, or would be if Lu didn't have displasia as well. she was very cooperative and just looked at me and howled a little. I love this dog! She told me he "would never be an athlete" after the surgery, she must have done an excellent job, as our dog is the most athletic dog i have ever seen, it is amazing. I would have no by Vanilla's_Daddy. My boss let me bring him to work everyday for a week. Pit Bulls were once nanny dogs. Both just as sweet as Zoe! 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