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Question by AlesiaHoney
Submitted on 6/11/2004
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Lets get something straight here.  Those of you that think APBT'sa vicious and deserve to be put down; need to get your story straight!  Any dog WILL protect their property, from a Pekinese to a St. Bernard.    Yah Pit Bull Terriers have attacked humans, dogs, cats, and who know what else, but there are other breeds that also attack too, and are confused with other breeds, from a Pug to a Chesapeake Bay retriever.  This happens when people who think they know everything, and actually doesn’t, tell police and reporters that they saw a Pit Bull when they have actually never even seen one in their lives.   There are so many breeds out there that resemble an APBT, you cannot believe what you hear all the time.
For example, a woman in town was walking her American Bulldog without a leash, past my house, and he wandered onto my yard where my son was playing.  Daisy my Pit Bull, broke her cable (which she is only on while we are outside with her, or to go potty), ran over to this intruder, grabbed him by the face and pushed him off the property, and let go.  Now because of ignorant people of the city I live in, they tried to force me to relocate Daisy, because she is a vicious Pit Bull, when all she was doing was protecting her kid and yard.  
Pit Bull Terriers are kind, loyal, loving, and eager to please their humans; and that is why some fight; they want to please their humans, others fight just because they think they have to, and others fight cause it’s fun.
In my case I have Daisy, a Chinese Crested, and we take in stray dogs and cats all the time.  I have 3 children, 1 is 14 months, 1 is 2, and the other is 4.  Daisy protects all the members of her family, me, my kids, my fiancé, dogs, cats and especially kittens.  I never have to worry that she will go insane; she was brought up in a good home, and introduced to all other animals.
Now I know that you still know everything, and you won’t believe me, because you are stuck in that frame of mind.  Just because you hear crap on TV and Radio doesn’t mean that all Pit Bulls and other considered vicious dogs are vicious.  If you really want to know about the breed, you have to look past the dogs that have been trained to kill, and look past all the irresponsible people that have given this breed a bad name and get to understand them.  The people that are against American Pit Bull Terriers and other breeds are raciest; just as some are raciest towards people.  Give them a chance, and really visit a kennel or shelter, prove yourself wrong.
If you have any comments/disagreements let me know.  I will check back.

Answer by BD
Submitted on 6/19/2004
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I like the story except the part about how your Pit Bull bit another dog in the face and let go as soon as the intruded was off your property.  Very unusual if indeed true.  I have never seen a Pit Bull release another animal without some "coaxing."


Answer by AlesiaHoney
Submitted on 6/24/2004
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Well that is exactly what happened. I grabbed her cable and told her to stop it, I was surprised myself, with everything that I have been told about Pit Bulls, I was expecting to use a breaking stick to separate the 2, but all that was necessary was her to know that everything was fine and and when I told her to stop she did, and trotted back up to the house.  She did leave a puncture wound on the American Bull dogs cheek, and I was ordered to by the city to pay the vet bill or they would make me get rid of my dog.  He got the same thing my cat did when she got bit by another cat, a shave, bath and medication to prevent infection.  I though it was pretty convenient that because the woman was on the city council that I was forced to pay the vet bill, but I did what I thought necessary to keep my baby, with them threatening legal action and the way people think of Pits around here.
I just got a new baby and took him in for shots and 1 of my daughters was with me, and a man told me, "I hope you don't like your kid very much, cause that dog is gonna eat her when he gets bigger.  I told him that I picked APBT's for my pets because they have a better proven temperament than most other breeds. But you know ignorant people.
Anywho, Daisy is not a fighter she will defend what is hers, but off her property she runs away from fights, or cowers to the other dog.
I'm sorry if my experience does not seem true to you because of what YOU know, that doesn't mean that I am not telling the truth.  If you think that, I suppose you wouldn't believe me if I told you that Daisy adopts cats and babysits when the mother goes out, or that my 1 year old could crawl right over her when she first started crawling and all she got was a lick fest until she got off, or that I made Daisy feel so bad when she nipped me while playing and I was pretending to cry, that a tear rolled down her cheek.  Believe me, I don't really care if you believe me or not, I know what happened, and if you were here you would have seen it for the first time.


Answer by HAPPY
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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YES YES YES,finally a good pitbull owner!YIPEE,HOORAY,...umm...well...you get the picture.


Answer by Iggy
Submitted on 7/3/2004
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I would personally NEVER trust a pit bull with other animals.  I don't trust decades of breeding to suddenly disappear.  I'm not saying your pooch isn't good with other animals, but I wouldn't dare leave her alone with them.


Answer by Cyndi
Submitted on 8/10/2004
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How do you get a pit bull to release another animal once it has tasted blood and killed the animal WITHOUT hurting the pit bull severely?


Answer by matt
Submitted on 9/8/2004
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i know just how u feel about those ignorant ppl! ive been trying to get my parents to let me get an APBT but they say no. i even have realiteves who breed them and could get them for free!!!! and ive never seen a dog cry........she must be a reeeaaall sweety!


Answer by Lara
Submitted on 9/26/2004
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yep, Iggy, i do agree.  I have a pitbull/lab mix (by pure accident), and he really feels he's alpha dog in charge.  I would never allow him alone with my 8 year old son for any reason.  Same thing goes for the cat!    Not like any dog i've owned!  And by the way, a pit bull defending his family and territory is way different from, say a pug, No?
Those instincts don't just go away.  What i'm surprised about i guess is how owners defend them.  Mine is outside when people visit.


Answer by IRISH
Submitted on 12/27/2004
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Answer by sage
Submitted on 2/4/2005
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Answer by shorty
Submitted on 10/17/2005
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i think it is crazy to have a dog like that i would never have one!  I have seen to many people get hurt by that kind of dog.  I have had a friend that had a 2 year old that was almost killed by one, one time and still today the child is 10 and still is going into having stuff done to him.  To try to fix what had happened to him so long ago.  This child was only playing with the dog runing in the yard and then the dog jumps on top of him and attachs this child.  I my self would never never have one of them dogs! EVER!  I pray that noting ever happens to your family because of that dog that you have. But you can't say that no one have let you know what to look out for.


Answer by Aspen
Submitted on 10/24/2005
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YES! FINALLY a great person who thinks APBTs are not vicious!! YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Answer by bobbysmamacita
Submitted on 3/24/2006
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I just wanted to say that I was a nervous owner when my husband brought home 2 baby pits for our 4 children. I have heard so many terrible things about these dogs I didnt agree with getting them but, my husband grew up with them and promised me I wouldnt be sorry. Let me tell you all it has been the most wonderful experience raising these 2 kids (yes I mean kids!) I have never been a real dog lover but, these 2 have got my heart! They are the smartest sweetest animals I have ever encountered. They LOVE my children soo much. For example of how sweet they are my daughter who is 5 years old will lay on my boy (his name is scareface cuz his mama was trying to carry him when he was a puppy and cut his little head lol) and puts her hand in his mouth and count his teeth! She pulls his lips up and even grabs his tounge! He loves the attention and just lays there with I swear a smile on his face! He loves my kids so much I just could never see that little goof ball being a ferocious animal! My female (Ms. Hunnie) is a little jealous one! She wants everyones attention at all times and whines when she doesnt get it. I could never see these dogs hurt anyone. People come over and into my backyard and these guys run up to them so they can get attention from them! The guests usually freak thinking they are going to get bit cuz, I guess they look scarey. We think its hilarious! My female had pups not to long ago. I didnt want to sell the pups because, they arent merchandise and I am so scared of sellng them to someone who will fight them or just not love them the way we love them. So we picked out families that we trust and when we brought them over to show the pups the mama didnt get mean she just wanted to get petted too! I just do not understand what these owners must do to these dogs to make them so mean because, mine are such sweeties! I would never ever buy another breed I am sooo happy with my dogs. I talk about them like they are my kids. I carry pictures of them on my cell phone and show them off as often as possible. It has been 2 years since we brought them home and I cant imagine our lives without them! We are keeping 1 of our babies that were born. He is chocolate colored with blue eyes! GORGEOUS and soo smart! Already potty trained at 9 weeks! We named him Mr. Wonka because he reminds us of chocolate. I love my babies soo much and I really wish they would stop getting such a bad reputation. Like I said I was scared to have them myself. Thank God my husband talked me into getting them.



Answer by doug
Submitted on 8/28/2006
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i need your help i have a pitbull i just adopted and she is wonderfull but i also have a pug they are close to the same age they are both puppies she is spade and he is soon to be nudered but sometimes she defensive over things like food and once a bone when she does this i quickly take away the object and scold her but she is jsut a pup and a pup displaying this kind of agression kind of scares me because if anything ever happened to my pug i dont know what i would do please help.


Answer by karen
Submitted on 1/12/2007
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what can i do if someone reported my pit to the police and they took him away, he is not vicious or mean and raised very nice.  He is not legal in Denver or aurora COLORADO what can i do to get him back?


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