My Pit Bulls NOT other dog friendly.
by Sharon Letson
(Willard, MO, USA)
Bruno and Brandy happy, running and safe.
I would love to have mine be more friendly with other dogs, but they have already shown that they are not. I rescued one of them off the country road and the second one out of the local holding for county dogs that have been dumped. They were already about 3 years old.
I don't know their history, have had them for a few years now and even though they are the sweetest dogs to humans, they don't like any animals in their yard.
Once they attacked another dog that came under our barbed wire fence and the second time when a tree fell and bent the fence, they got out and got into a fight with a neighbor's dog who was not in his yard or fenced and had been aggravating ours along our property line.
I'm sorry to say that the other dog didn't make it, but mine had injuries too all around his body and neck. Had to take him to the Vet for treatment and stayed overnight. I hate that another dog died, but that dog wasn't being kept in his owner's yard and for 30 years that I have lived in the country. I always kept my dog or dogs where they were safe out of traffic, being stolen or shot as they can do in the country.
Not one of my other neighbors keep their dogs in their yard. They run all over and usually aggravate mine along the road/fence line.
I don't dare try a dog park or anything like that, but since they have over an acre of fenced yard, with lots of trees, soft grass to run and play in, mostly they are relentless over squirrels and possums and one armadillo. In other words, don't come in our yard or enter at your own risk.
At least they have a safe home with us and who knows what would have happened to them if I didn't take them in. They have never shown one ounce of mean or aggression towards humans. I can't help the other part of their personality. They were never fought or so the Vet told me that it didn't look like it since there were no scars or previous injuries, so that's good.
I don't think at their age now about 5 or 6 years old, I can expect them to accept other dogs in their yard or world.
I'd like to take in other dogs, but don't dare to or fear for the worst. At first the second dog Brandy didn't get along, but we worked with her and now Bruno and Brandy are bosom buddies, just don't come in their yard.