My pitbull horror story

by Sophia
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I was about 14 years old, at my home talking on the phone to one of my friends.. being a teen.

Suddenly, I heard dogs barking, and people screaming outside my house. So I ran out to the deck outside and saw a terrible sight... my neighbor trying with all his might to hold back one of his "nice pitbulls", while his other pit bull was on top of my little dog, tearing it to shreds.

This was on my property. The owner had no control his dogs.

The dogs ran down a long driveway onto our property right next to my home to attack my dog. My mom was also outside at the time. It could have been my mom.

My mom came inside, got a huge kitchen knife, and stabbed the pitbull, trying to save her own dog. I'm sorry to be graphic here, but I think it's necessary. .. The pit bulls' insides were literally falling outside of it's body, and it STILL was going after my dog.

Right after the pit bull attacked my dog, the owner kept saying, "but she's always been the sweetest dog! She's such a nice pit bull, she's trained."

You can train a tiger. But would you keep one as a pet? Not if you have half a brain. Just like a tiger, or lion, a pit bull - no matter how trained - can turn on you at ANY time. They KILL people.

After that happened, I don't feel safe walking down my own driveway. I cannot ride a bike in my neighborhood because there are pit bulls.

No, pit bulls are not bad creatures. They were bred to be fighters. It is not their fault. It is peoples fault. People want to feel tough, and macho, so they get a dog with a dirty rep. It's immature in my opinion. I understand wanting a dog for protection.. But there are many big tough dogs that make great pets, that will protect you, and were not trained to kill.

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Jan 13, 2010
Horror Story
by: Gale

I am so sorry for what happened to your dog and the trauma and grief it must have caused you. Your neighbor was irresponsible in not keeping his dogs contained. Even "nice pit bulls" can be dog aggressive. Even pit bulls who aren't normally dog aggressive can become situationally dog aggressive. It's naive for a pit bull owner to forget that. Unfortunately for all of us, too many do.

But dog aggression and aggression towards humans are not the same thing. Your story actually exemplifies this as you indicated your mother repeatedly stabbed the pit bull trying to save her own dog. But, the pit bull did not turn on her--it kept going after your family's dog instead.

While just about any dog can be conditioned to be aggressive to humans, pit bulls were not bred for this purpose. The majority of them are totally submissive to humans no matter how aggressive they are towards other dogs. And, it's their characteristic desire to please their owners that make them vulnerable to being exploited by selfish, irresponsible jerks who want to impress others with their tough looking dog.

Of course, there are times when any dog that is protective of its owner will attack. The main distinction of a pit bull in that kind of situation is the breed's relentless determination and courage. This pit bull was shot 3 times while defending his family, yet continued to go after the intruder. I guess it depends on your perspective whether that makes him a hero or a monster.

Mar 25, 2010
pitbulls
by: Anonymous

i am sorry for ur loss but in ur article u said that pitbulls were breed for fighting.....that right there is wronge....if you socialize the dogs at young ages and get them around people and other dogs they will do just fine but ya pitbulls are very protective dogs and most pitbull owners dont do their research....if you socialize ur dogs they will not be agressive and another thing to thing about is weather or not they were spayed or nueterd that has a lot to do with it as well.........pitbulls arent mean dogs they take time just like a baby and most people get pitbulls for a status thing o look at me i have a pitbull dont mess with me...... and if thats the way people r going to do it then u can expect more of this to happen but if people take the time with their pitbulls and love and train their dogs this will not happen i will guarentee that....and you never want to get a dog that is 2 or 3 years old they r already set in their ways and there is no training..... and pitbulls werent breed to fight stafforshire terriers were breed to fight yes pitbulls have that in their blood but now a days the dogs arent breed to fight but there are irrisponsible owners out there that do train their pitbulls to attack and fight and i feel sorry for those who do because u will never understand what it means to be a pitbull owner................

May 10, 2010
its the truth
by: melanie

just because if you think pit bulls are born to fight doesn't mean they are mean yes they can turn on you but if you do everything you need to do do it

May 20, 2010
My pitbull
by: Marysela

im sorry that u had to experience something horrible. I have a pitbull and shes the most wonderful dog i ever had.i would never trade her for anything. I use to think like everyy1 else that pits are meant to kill & attack any one that passes by their porch but it was all false judgement. People know watt they have at home either u are a responsible owner or your NOT. iTS Not the dog responsibility that their owner d0esnt wana come up and be wat their title to be.


Enough said pits are a great breed and the most loving loyal dogs. And i do have more then half a brain to have my pitbull and im damn PROUD OF IT!

Aug 03, 2010
I'd blame the neighbor not the dog.
by: Laura

I am sorry u lost ur dog the way u did it shouldn't have been that way, but it was ur neighbors dog and u really don't no were the dog came from or how he trained or DIDN'T train the dog so to say that ALL pits are bad based off one dog I don't think that's right. They can and are bread to kill but a dog raised around people and other dog's in a loving home turn out just fine. I have 4 kids and right now 2 pits I have had 5 in my life and would never think of getting any thing else EVER they have always been good around the kids they are big lap dogs (I don't think they no there 50+lbs)I love them and would do anything to protect the breed from closed minded people that just want to kill them...

Aug 04, 2010
oh plzzz
by: Anonymous

don't be ignorant, any dog could have done that. any breed, any situation! just beacause it happened to be a pitbull doesnt mean anything! I happen to know for a fact thats bull. In fact, one time when I took my dog out to potty at my apartments, an unleashed yorkie went after my pitbull and tore her up. my pit didn't fight back at all! and NO she wasnt a puppy, she was three at the time. I get her home and shes all bloody with tiny lil bite marks all over her chest and face. she was horrified of that lil doggy. I had to laugh at her while I cleaned her up and babied her. shes horrified of thunder and plastic bags and all kinds of stupid stuff. you cant say all of them act that way. I guarantee you your neighbors pit wasnt as sweet as she led on. I bet you anything her dog got super protective around her owner and property.I hope your parents sued your neighbor for being a irresponsible. no fence no leash? Never a good idea!! my pit, she would let u walk in and take whatever u wanted. and if u were punching me in the face she'd prob hide and cry. shes worthless in protecting anything but shes my lil baby! I think thats how most pits are. Sounds like your neighbor didn't socialize her dogs at all, wouldn't matter if it was a lab, it woulda done the same thing to your lil doggy.

Aug 13, 2010
I completely agree!!!
by: Anonymous

Pitbulls and all other dangerous dogs are something i feel very strongly about. I think you have every right to be scared after what you saw. And someone comented that any dog could have done this, this is true but not all dogs can kill!!!
I read recently that pitbulls have one of the strongest grips when attacking.
I have an 18 month old baby boy, and as a parent I would never let my child anywhere near one of these dogs. In fact I would never let him unattended around any dog because I know any dog can snap but how many pitbull, great danes, rottweillers have killed babys, kids and even adults.
I think these dogs are dangerous and should not be allowed kept as pets because they can turn at anytime and do serious damage regardless of the way they are looked after or trained!!!! To all the people defending these animals... if you had to choose to be bitten by either a chihuahua or a pit bull what would you choose? Obviously a chihuahua!!! Ive never heard of a chihuahua killing someone!!!

Aug 20, 2010
another pit banner
by: Anonymous

yea id rather be bitten by a chihuahu rather than a pitbull. but im telling u what right now..chihuahu's are a hell of a lot meaner than any dog ive ever encountered lol, and no its not gonna kill meee, but dont say pitbulls shouldnt be kept as pets. would be a cold dead day in hell before someone came along and took my pit from me. no one should EVER let any child around ANY dog without supervision. yes they have stronger jaws, who cares? any dog pretty much over 40 pounds can kill you, doesnt matter what the hell it is. I BET YOUD APPRECIATE THOSE JAWS IF SOMEONE WAS STABBING YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN IN THE NIGHT! HAH...

Aug 20, 2010
anyone anything can snap
by: Anonymous

yea any dog could snap at any given time..so why trust a pitbull less than any other dog? just because they're jaws are stronger? thats pretty stupid..i could be at your house and snap on you to and snap your childrens neck. so what? anything can snap is my point. if you raise them right they will be fine! they are not considered wild animals, they are luvly domesticated creatures and they're so cute.

Aug 30, 2010
Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
by: Anonymous

I hate when people don't do research before they act like they know what they are talking about. Yes, way back in the day pit bulls were fighting dogs, and some losers still do it (for which I think they should be locked in a room with other losers and forced to fight to the death). However, if you did the research, you would know that when these fighting pit bulls bit a human who had come in to stop the fight, they were killed. Yes, it sucks that you lost your dog, because your neighbor is a loser, but think about what you are saying. If you got robbed by a jewish guy (or girl), would you run away from any jew you ever saw? If you got beat up by a black girl would you cowar away from any one that ever passed you on the street? If that is really the way you think, then it is ok to live your life in fear if that is what you want to do, but don't try to make everyone else scared with you. And to the anonymous who posted about her 18 month old baby boy never being allowed to go near a pit bull, I say the same thing to you. I have my 15 month old daughter around my pit bull everyday, and I never worry about my dog 'turning on her' a chihuahua however is a different story, she has already been almost bitten by one of those... but my pit bull would NEVER hurt her!

Sep 02, 2010
I completely agree
by: Anonymous

I am the mother of the 18 month old here again. Just to respond to the pitbull owner with the 15 month old baby. You cant say that he would never hurt your baby, that is just pure ignorance. Any dog can snap regardless of how well looked after they are. It just takes a split second for them to turn. And in that split second a pitbull can do alot more damage than many other dogs. I would never put my baby anywhere near a pit bull because he is the most precious thing in the world to me and while the chances of the dog snapping at him maybe low, if theres a chance there then thats good enough for me. I had a situation with a family member recently who has a pitbull. I refused to let my son into that house while the dog was there. The cases in the paper that you see every week "pitbull kills baby" alot of these dogs are family pets who have never had any history of attacking or aggression. I know this because yes i have done plenty research on these animals....as a concerned parent. I am extra cautious of any dog around my son because any dog can snap at anytime. But a pitbull has the ability to kill...and pitbulls have killed many times. Its a chance i just wouldnt take because the outcome would be impossible to live with!!!!

Sep 03, 2010
To anonymous with the 18 month old baby
by: Anonymous

I am not a moron, I wouldn't leave my daughter alone with my pit bull. But if my pit bull was a chihuahua, I wouldn't leave my daughter alone with it either. Yes, a pit bull would do more damage quicker than a chihuahua, but I am neither racist or prejudice. And really, we as humans, also an animal, are just as likely to snap as any dog. I can't tell you how infuriated I get by people like you, who think pit bulls are so much worse than any other dog. A rottweiler, doberman, german shepard dalmation ect. could cause just as much damage as a pit bull; but somehow a pit bull is so much worse? Please read posts from people who actually have real experience with dogs, I've read posts from people who have worked in shelters and with animal control, and people who do or have worked with vets. I have yet to read a post from someone with real dog experience who says that 'pit bulls are bad'

Sep 13, 2010
To mother of 15month old
by: Anonymous

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and thats mine. People like you infuriate me!!! Like why would you even put those two things together? Pitbull and baby just dont go. Just as much as rotweiller and baby or doberman and baby. Its not just pitbulls I have an issue with around my son its all breeds of dangerous dogs. Its just utter stupidity in my book. And you say you wouldnt leave your baby alone with the dog, that doesnt matter, all it takes is a split second for that dog to do serious damage and it could take you a second or two before you get to them and at that you or anyone else wouldnt be strong enough to release the jaws of a pitbull. And with regards reading posts from people with real dog experience, these people are dog lovers and are clearly going to be for the animal all the time...Just because they choose to ignore the statistics doesnt mean I will. I really hope for your sake your pitbull never turns on your daughter because you will be the mother slated, the mother who brought a pitbull into her home around her baby!!!!

Sep 13, 2010
scared shitless mom
by: Anonymous

You think people like me infuriate you? Imagine how I feel. Have you even looked at statistics? Maybe you should quit watching the news. A member of my family has a doberman, and she has 3 kids 12, 6, and 3. I don't understand how you and people like you can be so close minded, and not realize that it has nothing to do with the breed, it has to do with the owner. Maybe you should check out some old episodes of the dog whisperer. His right hand dog was a pit bull. And yes, he is a dog lover, but really if you are not, then why are you even posting on this board? Did your closed mind not notice the heading at the top of this site? I believe people are entitled to their opinions as well, but before you form an opinion you should educate yourself on facts. uneducated opinions are just that UNEDUCATED!

Sep 27, 2010
dogs
by: Anonymous

im going to tell you what i tell everyone else..ANY dog can be trained to kill or fight soo its just not pit bulls out there people make me mad

Sep 28, 2010
to the mother of the 18 month old...
by: Anonymous

While it is understandable that seeing pit bull attack reports on the news can get you scared, think about it have you ever seen a report on a lab attack or a collie attack? No because that's not what people want to hear and denying that is stupid. Every one knows that the media tells us what we want to hear whether its fully true or not. Yes some pit bulls are aggressive, but so are some poodles, and some chihuahuas, and some dalmatians and some collies. The fact that they have stronger jaws than another dog doesn't mean they are going to use it!!! I have a one year old staffordshire pit who I saved, when i got her she was afraid of my pomeranian!(she weighs about 5 lbs) My pit is the most loving dog I have ever met and i would never trade her for anything!!!

The only thing i have to worry about her using her jaws on are our couches and shoes!! Not my nieces, nephews or any other person that comes into my house, and that is because I have trained her not to be aggressive although she never has shown any aggression towards people, she has shown it towards bigger dogs, because she is scared of them not that she wants to kill them she just doesn't want them to kill her!!!

I know I am saying a lot of stuff here but the point i'm trying to get across is that pits as a whole aren't dangerous, some can be if not trained right.

but if you are still stuck on your whole they can snap at anytime then just do us a favor and never get one in fact by what you say don't get any dog because at any second they could snap!!! WHICH IS A BUNCH OF BULL!!

Sep 29, 2010
Mum of 18 month old is right !!!!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

As a mother of two I am in complete agreement with the mother of the 18 month old. Why would any mother let there kids around a breed which is well known for attacking. I have a dog myself, a westie. Probably one of the most harmless dogs in the world but saying that my kids would never be left unattended with her. And yes you do hear of other dogs attacking, on the paper last week, a collie attacked a 2 yr old boy whos face is now scarred for life.
I think its utter stupidity to have a pitbull in the same house as a child never mind a baby.
To the writer of the most recent comment, your comment saying that just because they have stronger jaws doesnt mean they are going to use them!!!! That is just ignorance. U cant ignore the fact that these dogs have stronger jaws and exert more pressure than most other dogs when biting. And the fear us RESPONSIBLE mothers have is if they do decide to use them, what can we do?......NOTHING!!!! I know plenty of mothers who also agree with my views on this and its not just pitbulls, its rotweillers, great danes etc.
Yes you cant wrap your kids up in cotton wool but you can decide not to put them into a situation where there is a posibility of them being attacked or even worse. Its called COMMON SENSE so do us a favour and get some!!!!


Sep 29, 2010
to all scared mothers...
by: Anonymous

See here is the thing that pisses me off about people pit bulls are not bred to be human aggressive so letting one who is properly trained and socialized with a responsible owner around a child is not something to worry about. My one year old will let any child pull on her ears tail or any part of her body and she will never hurt them again no i don't leave her with them unattended, I also will not leave my five lb pomeranian alone with them and she has actually bitten before. but obviously anything we say about our pets that we love will ever get threw to you and you will always hate them just do us a favor and stop spreading the hate because your scared, stop giving our pets a bad name and you have no experience with them at all

oh and p.s. I am a professional groomer I have never been bit by a pit bull, a rottweiler, a german shepard, or a great dane. I have been bit by : A WESTIE, A POODLE, A CHIHUAHUA, AND A COLLIE. but i don't hate them and i would never not let them around my children. I don't let just one dog or a couple dogs ruin the whole breed for me. but hey that's just me.

Sep 30, 2010
the truth from a converted pitpull lover
by: Anonymous

I hate the lies that have been spread about these lovely animals. I was once very afraid of this breed only because of what i had heard in the media. I now have 3 pits and they have been around my kids and my 2 god kids. They have never attacked anyone without provocation. I had one attack some kids who were throwing glass bottles at them in my yard. Wouldn't this be self-defense? These animals are the best friends to all of my kids and they will protect them with their lives....i wouldn't pick a different pet for my kids under any circumstances!

Nov 04, 2010
about the attack.
by: Anonymous

Alot of pitbulls can be people friendly but dog aggressive, even tho it got along with its other half, which chances are it was its sibling. This is due to the breed being inbreed so much that the dog its self doesnt understand what its doing. Now if he had rescued this dog it could have been an ex fighting dog in training where she sees the smaller target and goes for it. what ever the case might be you shouldnt be afraid to walk outside or ride your bike, because if the dog was people aggressive when your mom went after her and started hurting her she would have turned her attention to her.

Apr 17, 2011
pitbull horror story
by: Paula Suasa

I was chased by a German Shephard, about 5 years ago fortunately I was on a bike. When I was a teen, I was bit by one. My daughters friend was attacked and blinded in one eye by one. I don't think they should be banned. I lived in my neighborhood 15 years ago. My dogs and I had near misses 5 times one time by a rotti, 3 times by shephard mixes and one time by an austrialian cattle dog mix, that one got in my yard, knocked my son down to get to his cat. He grabbed the hose, I grabbed the butcher knife....the dog left. Last summer while walking my pit bull and my rhodesian mix, the neighbors pit got out of her yard and attacked my rhodesian, my pit just barked and snapped never made contact. The owner paid big bucks in vet bills, she attacked one time before and then again attacked my other neighbors dog, he owns 3 pit bulls. I go to dog beach and see them there all the time, never had a problem. You just never know with dogs.

May 28, 2011
why do this attacks have to happen?
by: Anonymous 11yr old girl

I've never been attacked by a pitbull or any other dog in that case. I do LOVE pitbulls though. The only reason i'm comenting is because the dog in any story is innocent. Yes the dog did hurt someone but it's not the dog's fault. What really happend is the owner had no controll, the owner reinforced this kind off behavior, or the owner is stupid! If you don't train your dog how are you going to expect it to act well. If you train your dog and he still has behavior problems then you didn't train it right[or he should get neuterd]! The RIGHT way to train a dog is positive reinforcement.

p.s nobody in my family is really a dog person but i love animals so i ended up with all of this info from research. Even though i'm 11 i'm verry smart and love to help animals:]

Mar 23, 2012
I love my pit
by: Shane

I think people who talk s**t about pit bulls are freaking retarded. I have been personally bitten by a Chihuahua and a poodle and a Pomeranian, never once have I ever had a problem with a pit bull (the sweetest dogs on earth) people kill more people than dogs do so I guess we should euthanize the human race. Screw all you pit bull haters and if your so dramatic to be scarred for life than maybe you have mental issues. I been stabbed and shot should I blame that on a pit bull? I think not. So all you sissys prefer a freaking poodle than good for you. Don't talk crap about my pit bull.

Mar 23, 2012
Moron pit bull owners
by: Anonymous

My Chihuahua was in our yard and the neighbors Pit Bull. Ran over grabbed my dog by the throat and shook him like a rag doll and beat him all over the ground. I chased the damned thing and pulled his mouth trying to get it's jaws loose from my dog. He would not release him. My screaming brought out my husband and the owner. My husband beat the pits ribs and it barely loosened it's grip. I yanked my dog out. It ran back to get my dog again. We saved our dog. We have over 500.00 dollars worth vet bill. His back legs are broken. He has bites and is hurt all over. Of course now the people say it's not their dog. They don't want to pay for their crazy dogs actions. Do not dare tell me or anyone that they are not vicious animals. This dog attacked a lady on another street and killed two dogs that we know of and a big black cat.So screw off.

Mar 24, 2012
To the owner of the Chihuahua
by: Aubrie

That dog is an example of the owner not knowing what they are doing anf neglecting their pet.that dog is probly so far gone and needs to be put down. We have never said that every single pitbull is a perfect angel what we do say is that if you train them right and treat. Them like you should they will be perfectly fine. Sometimes I think they should start making you pass tests and yearly evaluations. A pain in the ass but it will most likely be benificial for he breed in the long run. EDUCATE DONT DISCRIMINATE!

Mar 24, 2012
Pit reply
by: Anonymous

Thank you for that last reply. We tried to get them to put it down. But they said their daughter who is 8 or 9 years old wanted to keep it. They have no fence so it ran the neighborhood. I do believe you should have to take a class and have a special license to own one. Other breads attack as well. I just want anyone who owns a large dog. To keep it in their house or a high fenced yard. Oh and rather than have their pit put down they gave it to a relative. That really frighten me.

Apr 15, 2012
Another Horror Story
by: Julia

My daughter & husband had a female pit bull they raised from a puppy, she was spayed, never mistreated, trained and had never even growled at anyone. One day for no reason, she bounded across the room and attacked my 2-year-old grandson. There were 4 adults present and we couldn't get her to let go. Even after my daughter grabbed a pair of garden shears and almost completely cut her hind leg off, she still hung on, ripping, tearing and shaking. My husband got a hunting knife and stab the dog in the neck and throat and the only reason she finally let go was from loss of blood. If my grandson hadn't been wearing several layers of clothes, that monster would have ripped his arm off. Even through all those clothes, she did so much damage that he will never have complete use of his left arm.

May 27, 2012
To everyone who posted
by: Anonymous Pitbull Owner

IMO, all dogs can snap but there are usually signs way before they do. I would not leave a pit alone with a child. I would let the dogs and children interact while I'm close by but only for a short while but will gradually increase the time they spend together. It's just smart parenting.There is a news report of a chihuahua killing a baby. Don't be scared of a certain breed instead, be cautious of all dogs.
I've had all types of dogs and now own two pitbulls. I love them and trust them with my life. Dogs aggression is a result of many factors from where they live, what they eat, exercise, and of course training.(there are much more factors)
The original post is sad but is missing alot of info like if you had a fence or not. I wonder how well of a owner you were. We don't know the whole story and apparently you don't either seeing how you ran outside when everything was already out of hand.
My 1 yr old gotti will attack any dog who barks at her. Today on a walk 3 dogs in a back yard started barking at us(two looked like labs and the other some short mutt). My gotti took a defensive position and started pulling towards them. The other dogs owner was in the back yard and was trying to make her dogs shut up but couldn't. She eventually picked up a broom and her dogs stopped. My pits and I went on our way. Point is that that owner knew if she didn't quiet her dogs a nasty fight might have happened. I want to know the whole story of what happend that day. If you can post again in more detail please do.

Jun 11, 2012
horrible
by: Anonymous

ok, pitbulls were NOT trained to kill people, they were originally bred for dog fighting. pitbulls love people. the pitbulls owners obviously didnt socialize them as puppies to like other dogs, which is EXTREMLY important or else they will become dog aggressive. one part of this story REALLY ticked me off. if two dogs are fighting you find a way to separate them, or call animal control, who could STAB a dog? ok, i realize its her own dog and she was trying to save it but SERIOUSLY?

Jul 26, 2012
Animals, danger, common sense, and public safety.
by: James

Any animal can bite, or otherwise attack. Including homo sapiens. Suppose you are bit by a non-venemous snake. You'll probably just need stitches and antibiotics. But, if you are bit by a venomous snake, or a constricting snake that has wrapped itself around you, you could be dead. Chihuahuas are among the top 10 biting dogs. But, they are unlikely to kill you. Unless they are rabid, or open an artery. You will probably be able to shake, punch, kick them off. But, pitbulls, and other breeds, like rottweilers, are physically capable of easily killing, or maiming a person, or persons, anytime they choose to attack. For whatever reason. Therefore, a ban on certain breeds of dogs; and other very dangerous animals(poisonous, or constricting snakes, chimpanzees, lions, tigers, bears) as pets, is common sense that puts human safety over the "right", or wish, of some individuals, to possess animals that are extremely dangerous, difficult to control, and capable of easily killing, or maiming, whenever they "decide" to do so. human life and safety must come first.

Jul 26, 2012
Not monsters, just normal dogs.
by: Doglover

I am sorry this has to happen to your dog, but you shouldn't blame pittbulls. Every.Single. Dog has the potential to kill. MOST breeds have been bred to kill ( every terrier and bird dog known to man) when I was eight, I was viciously mauled nearly to death by two purebred labs, and yet, after a long hospital stay, one of he first things I did was hug and kiss my own lab mix. Every dog can snap, and different individuals snap for different reasons. I currently own a pointer mix who is friendly till you touch his face, and I had a collie rotator mix who was the "sweetest dog ever" unless you tried putting a collar on him. Dogs are like people, they get cranky over different things, and yet hey usually give some sort of warning first. Where a human would grind their teeth, a dog will stiffen their body.

Furthermore, a dogs intelligence is on par with a human three year old. Every caretaker of a young child will tell you that kids can be VERY unpredictable. Kids will break out into fights with each other evey know and then, and so will dogs. No matter what breed you get, you really should prepare for the unexpected at all times, and NEVER let your dog loose without supervision. It sounds like both owners where in the wrong here. How come your dog was outside without any adult, and how come the Pitts owner was not wary of loose dogs, even in their own yards?

Pitts are no more monsters then a three year old child. They are just dogs, who are one of the most loyal breeds you can find and typically have one of the best temperaments. It is very rare to have any dog, even a Pitt, attack for absolutely no reason. I suspect your dog was growling or sending a bad boat language towards the Pitt or the pits owner, warranting the attack. Or perhaps the pit attacked your dog for the same reason the two labs attacked me; a small moving object is prey In hunters mind.

It is not the dog you should be afraid of, it is moronic owners who don't realize that dogs should not be allowed outside without immediate human supervision.

Aug 18, 2012
I used to feel the same as your neighbor but not now!
by: heart broken

My dog Storm she was such a sweet passive dog when I first got her she is also a pittbull. Well she has nipped a few people including nipping my daughter in the face. I felt it wasn't a big deal so I dismissed all of these events. She and my other pitt have also gotten into some fight to the death fights over nothing or something as simple as a bone. One time they were on top of my wife when one of these fights broke out over a bone. Still I couldn't get rid of them.
Here is where the icing covered the cake. Storm has attacked every dog she comes encounter with including her three week old puppies. Yesterday she attacked one of he puppies and he didn't make it :(. He had to gargle and drowned in his own blood.... I am done this could have been one of my family members she attacked. I never want another "sweet" pittbull!

Sep 05, 2012
pitbulls are amazing
by: Anonymous

Pitbulls are amazing dogs just as a poodle and in my opinion those pitbulls were not socialized,,,think about a toy poodle that almost never sees other dogs or has little contact with people but his owners,,,that poodle is ganna become a monster,,so no matter how trained the dog is,,,if you don't socialize the dog is ganna be bad in the future,,,,,but please stop giving pitbulls a bad reputation,,,they are great dogs,,,u see them in the news when they kill people of course you do cause they are not ganna put a Chihuahua on the news he can bite but not kill someone,,,its all about the owners and the media,,,im sorry about your little dog,,,but thank the owners of the PitBull that atacked him and stop blaming the breed please,,,,,PS. My toy poodle sleeps and eats with my PitBull all the time...

Sep 07, 2012
blame the deed not the breed
by: Anonymous

So sick of ignorance towards this beautiful breed. EVERY breed can be dog aggressive but all the uneducated people only want to blame pits. I've had my gorgeous pit bull since he was 6weeks old he's now two he has been raised with my cat, they're best friends and sleep together every night and he's been around young kids his whole life, he's never hurt anyone. He's the best most loyal dog I have ever had and is extremely smart. Treat pit bulls with love and thats what you'll get in return, you get what you give. They want nothing more than to please you

Sep 12, 2012
Fucking Douchebag
by: Anonymous

Why would you stab the pitbull? you just said yourself its peoples faults not the dog this is probably the worst story i have ever heard contain your psycho mother thats fucked up atleast go in your house and get a gun and do it in one shot dont stab the dog to death. You put your self down to a dogs level

Sep 17, 2012
a few things to say...
by: Denise

I love dogs.. the bigger the better.. I grew up with German Shepherds, Huskies, Rotts, and Akita's. When I was in my teens, my neighbors purchased the most adorable Pit Bull. At the time, more than 30 years ago, you didn't hear anything negative about the breed. All I knew is that this was an adorable puppy. I played with her daily as did her owners.. She was a sweet, lovable, well-cared for dog. As time went by, she had puppies. She was a great mom and would let me come in the pen to see her babies and I did often....Many months after her puppies were gone, a friend of mine came over to pick me up. He pulled up in my driveway, got out of the car, and as I was heading out the door to greet him, I saw that sweet, lovable dog attack my friend. She leaped for his throat, but he was able to throw his arm up. She held on to his arm and just hung there as I screamed and tried to get her off... She got off, but then jumped at him again.. Blood was everywhere....The neighbors heard my screams and came running out. They couldn't get her off of him either.. Finally the only thing they could do was hit her with a shovel. The good news is both the dog and my friend survived. This dog was raised correctly, and there was NO reason for this attack. I truly believe there is something in the breed and it can be triggered with very little effort. I still love big dogs, but I would never own a Pit Bull. I'm sure there are many wonderful Pits, but they are not for me, and I would never want them around my children.

Sep 20, 2012
just my opinion
by: Anonymous

As far as seeing and reading stuff about how bad pit bulls are .... nothing the media presents as truth really has to be the truth. They just have to have a source. So I wouldnt take news reports and newspaper clippings as reliable sources of information on pitbulls.
Not all pitbulls are dangerous. They are sought after for whatever reason and no its not always for some stupid status on the streets. I live in the country and have two pitbulls. The only people who know I own pitbulls are my neighbors and quite frankly, they don't mind. My dogs are not aggressive with other dogs or humans ... anything domestic, but they are with wild animals. We were all having issues with coyotes coming right up to our houses and they no longer do because of my dogs. They never bowed down regardless of how many there were. Why? Because my dogs have been trained properly, have BOTH been adoptions, but i also had blood work done to make sure there was no interbreeding craziness with them, and have been exposed to humans and domestic animals of all kinds. Quite frankly, my dogs keep me safe. They make me feel safe. The only type of dog that has protected me and my family and been able to sense danger before I even knew.
Also, just a little fun fact, pitbulls have the normal bite strength as most other dogs. German Shepards have a more dangerous bite than a pitbull.
I am sorry for the attacks on other dogs and humans. That is not right by the owner or the breeder. It is a breed you have to take all precautions with. They are beginning to get so interbred that they are geneogically not right. Which is why you have to be careful.
Also, both of my dogs are the most submissive dogs i have ever met ... i have been bit by a lasa opsha (sp?) And a German Shepard and guess which one did the most damage. Not the German Shepard. I hear all of this about dangerous dogs breeds and i believe its just people listening to uneducated sources ... so what breed will it be next after the pitbull? Before the pitbull it was a rottie, before the rottie it was a german shepard ... so on and so forth. So, honest question .... when are we as humans going to be to blame? Because honestly, thats the answer. We as humans just have a hard time admitting our wrongs

Oct 18, 2012
Master of Illusions.
by: Anonymous


In my country, people freeze or plaster themselves to the walls with fear-ridden expressions at the sight of an approaching dog, no matter how small. A mother pointed at my calm dog to her toddler from across the road, saying:"Look! Big, black dog! So scary!" This is the brain-washing that impressionable minds receive that has eventually become wide-spread and accepted culture. Pitbulls are banned in my country where they have not attacked anyone; Golden Retrievers and other small breeds that have one of the highest recorded bite rates here are not on the restricted list. To declare that a dog will always be "sweet" to everyone and in every situation, is a dangerous complacency. If we cannot predict another human's every move, should we assume that liberty with an animal?
My dog sees, feels and reacts to things that I am oblivious to or slow to notice. It has taught me not to be a presumptuous about my degree of understanding to her individual personality no matter how many dogs I have been exposed to, and how much research I have studied.
My female mastiff has varying degrees of aggression to different people.Yet, her brother (who is larger and supposed to be more dominant because of his sex) is placid and calm with everyone. An example of why dog breeds are not always the know-all-end-all indicator of behavior.
If the bigger dude won the fight over the weaker dude doesn't make the big fellow the bad guy. It may be primal instinct based on "meritocracy".I haven't met a dog who could spout Philosophy about why a weaker outsider/threat to his own pack should be spared a thrashing. If anyone is a human-being with a capacity for imagination and deeper understanding, we cannot vilify the pitbull. Simple "respect" for the dog as an animal, appears gravely lacking.
It is a dog owner's responsibility to implement psychological and physical boundaries for their dogs. Both to prevent potential harm to others, and to protect their own dog. There was no mention of the boundaries of either sturdy fences or recall-training in the attack-on-homeground scenario above. On both properties. Every dog is unpredictable. When I pet any dog, I assume the risk of being bitten; and I state to strangers that my dog will bite if they insist on misguided interaction. When I allow my dog to interact with another dog, I assume the risk that a fight may breakout. I buy animal insurance, my dog is always leashed or muzzled in populated areas, crated when visitors are over, obedience-trained, exercised and only permitted to socialize freely off-leash with well-behaved people and dogs in a secure location. Please try to see each individual dog for what he is, and not for what you want him to be.
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Oct 21, 2012
sad day for me
by: Anonymous

last nite i was walking my 3 small dogs and a pitbull scape from someones patio and attack my yorki terrier. grab him by the neck and kill him, this breed should be put down for ever. no question ask, right now im so mad and sad at the same time because the little dog was like my son and my other dogs doesnt come out of the bed anymore. i think this breed should not exist and the cities have to be more severe on owners.

Oct 22, 2012
Pitbull is the most tender dog I ever had
by: Anonymous

I thought the same.First.Then came a pitbull into my life I saved as a baby which was bound under a car and still has the scars.Those people considered themselves animal lovers.The pitbull is a bundle of l o v e and t e n d e r n e s s .She accepts the leadership of my 15 year old dog and my second 12 year old dog,obeys and is protected by them.She is grown now,kisses everybody and o n l y wants tp love and play.She is superintelligent.in short,she is an a n g e l.It a l l depends on people,the animals are always good.They are adorable,great,brilliant and the best that ever lived.

Oct 22, 2012
yeah right
by: Anonymous

tender?, well the one that have kill another small dogs cant agree with you. im still fuckin crying for my dog, i know it sound stupid a 34 old man is crying for a dog. but i do cause he was like my son and so now i hear big dogs barking im feel so afraid. now when i see one of those dogs on the road, i will make my dead dog a favor and run over them. Because im so mad right now, well maybe not im a dog lover, but not those dog. sorry about my english im spanic : )

Oct 24, 2012
Don't be fooled
by: Brainiac

I have lived around different breeds of dogs my entire life and yes all breeds can bite. The difference between a bite and a mauling is vast. I have been bitten by a doberman, but I have no scar and it barely drew blood. My friends daughter who grew up with their pitbull puppy, however was not so lucky. Mauling her was horrific and she's lucky to be alive. This was a well trained, well loved and ahh he wouldn't hurt anyone kind of pit. She did absolutely nothing to provoke the attack, NOTHING! My friend actually had me convinced before the attack that their precious little pit was not aggressive at all. Sorry folks, I'd rather have a retriever or lab that may bite someone but at the end of the day they won't have to go through 12 operations just to look in the mirror.

Oct 29, 2012
brainiac
by: Anonymous

this are wild animal, this like having a lion in your house it doesnt matter how well they get train. it a matter of time for there wild instint to kick in and they will go while, its like a tickin bomb and people dont realize that. the pitbull didnt attack me, but it kill my dog and it worst cause that little dog was like my son.

Nov 08, 2012
Where to begin here?
by: Anonymous

Ok, let's see, I'll tackle things one at a time.

"I bet you anything her dog got super protective around her owner and property."

She said it happened on Her property, hers! And super protective of what?? Did the little dog happen to look at the pit's owner the wrong way?

"wouldn't matter if it was a lab, it woulda done the same thing to your lil doggy."

I have yet to hear of a Lab tearing a small dog to shreds, please enlighten me of all the incidents where this has taken place.

"yea id rather be bitten by a chihuahu rather than a pitbull. but im telling u what right now..chihuahu's are a hell of a lot meaner than any dog ive ever encountered lol,"

That statement is just all kinds of stupidity. You nutters really don't seem to understand how incredibly idiotic you sound when you compare Chihuahua's to pit bulls!! It would be laughable if it weren't so absurd! You are the only ones moronic enough to make such a ridiculous comparison!

"do us a favor and stop spreading the hate because your scared, stop giving our pets a bad name and you have no experience with them at all"

Spreading the hate?? Giving them a bad name?! Your wonderful pits do a great job of that all by themselves, they certainly don't need our help. As for being scared, that's probably because of the incidents we hear about almost on a daily basis of them mauling and killing! Most of us prefer to have all of our limbs, or our scalps on our heads. Also, one does not need to have 'experience' to see the facts and make the smart decision.

"one part of this story REALLY ticked me off. if two dogs are fighting you find a way to separate them, or call animal control, who could STAB a dog? ok, i realize its her own dog and she was trying to save it but SERIOUSLY?"

You really should've quit before making yourself look even more foolish (hard for you pit nutters, I know). This wasn't a case of 'two dogs fighting', this was a pit bull on top of a little dog ripping it up!! I see, so the thing to do while a pit is killing your dog, is to call animal control, hmm, is the pit going to wait patiently and stop mauling the dog until they arrive?? I have a Boxer, and while she isn't a little dog, I doubt there would be much she could do against a pit bull (seeing as how their goal in life is to kill other dogs), and I would Not just stand by and allow her to be mauled and quite possibly killed if one of these monsters attacked her!! You had best believe I would stab the thing and do anything I could to get it off her!

"stop giving pitbulls a bad reputation,,,they are great dogs,,,u see them in the news when they kill people"

The fact that you nutters don't see that as a Big problem says everything anyone needs to know about you. Yes, because apparently it's normal to hear of a certain breed killing people on a regular basis.











Nov 25, 2012
I know im late
by: Anonymous

Okay let me tell you a story I know im late but I had this dog named kj he was a pitbull and he didnt like drug addicts or people who looked like them he would try to atack them but one time my boyfriend was trying to wrestle me and my pitbull jumped and bit his arm but that doesnt mean im a bad owner that means he grew a bond and would do anything to protect me and I lost my apartment and I told my neighbor to watch my dog I was gone for a week and I came back and my dog was sitting in front of the house eating and when I called him he ran so gast and jumped on me and started licking me and grabbed his toy I played with him we went to the park and I told him I.loved him and I had to give him to my aunt cuz my new apt didnt accept dogs and everytime I visit he grabs his toy and runs up and kisses me <3 I love that dog so all pitbulls aint bad it just how the owner treats them

Nov 26, 2012
pit bulls
by: Anonymous

Actually,if you take time to research pitbulls, they were originally called "nanny dogs". They were well known for, and bred for, protecting children. yes, pitbulls can be aggressive. So can a rotti, a Shepard, or a Chihuahua . The reason you hear so many pitbull attack stories is for a few reasons:

owners who do not take or understand the responsibility of owing this very powerful dog

Owners who have the do for fighting, or to make them appear "cooler'

Owners who do not research the traits of a pitbull before owning one

The high levels of abuse and neglect of pitbulls

and the fact that the media loves pitbull attacks. In fact, Shepards are the top of the list when it comes to biting people, but the media, who focused on shepads, rotti's, and other large dogs in the past has now focused almost exclusively on pitbulls. Small dogs are actually more high strung than large dogs, and weill tend to bite with far less provocation. However " Chihuahua attacks child" is not somehting the media whould find news worthy

Nov 26, 2012
think before you speak,
by: Anonymous

To assume that all pit bull are agressive is uneducated, and a tiny dog may have never killed anyone but they have hurt babies and attack people. I apologize for ever bad pit owner. They are definely more work , but they aren't mean just more dangerous when raised wrong .... My dog is rough yes but put him in a room with a kitten baby or tiny puppy and the only danger is him drowning it with slober... With that being said I also watch him and keep control just to be safe ... But his proven a million times he loves everyone and thing .
Also I know plenty of storys of people being saved by pits ... My dad was knocked off a old microwave that was shocking him , and he would have died ... Thanks bruno... Also check out bslnews.org/pit-bull-heroes-hall-of-fame/....
Please don't blame all pits for these attacks ... And also while your hating why don't you do some research people like you have caused bands that have resulted in massive amounts of pits to be slaughtered viloent or not .... Mine is part of my family ... He is a son to me a grandchild to my parents and people who post ill informed statments make me sick ....

Nov 29, 2012
Ok people..
by: SailorLovesPits

Ok, to everyone who thinks pitbulls are crazy vicious killer animals like "tigers"..you are all uneducated, mouth breathing, brain dead morons. Unstick your self from the tv for a second and spend just 10minutes walking around petsmart, pet that "big, scary" 45lbs pitbull wearing the pink jacket and nylon collar and go home and tell everyone how it mauled your face off and you watched it kill a baby right there in petsmart.

Open your minds to history of the breed and do some unbiased research on the breed. (Not the 'we hate pitbulls' fan page)

I take my purebred pit and my pit/boxer mix to the dog park every day and the only fights I've seen have been:

A poodle attacked a Irish wolfhound

A Shepard mix attacked an Italian mastiff

Many Chihuahuas have attacked any and every dog that comes near them

A Boston terrier attack a pitbull (by the way the pitbull ran to its owner and started whining, it didn't turn and kill it.)

One clearly untrained and untrusted pitbull just ran around snapping at everything and mounting other dogs.(his owner brought it in on a 20ft leash. And anyone who goes to dog parks knows that having your dog on a leash is the best way to provoke a dog fight..AND it means that you yourself don't trust the dog, in which case you should not be in a dog park) the dog did not actually bite or draw blood though.

Hearding dogs usually chase any other dog that runs and try to catch them by biting a back leg or tail which has caused fights

A Labrador started a visious fight with a rotty pup and left that poor dog scarred. (Thankfully the owner of the rotty was able to choke the lab long enough for it to let go and we called animal control)

And I was almost bitten by a doxie

ANY DOG CAN FIGHT. EVERY DOG HAS A POTENTIAL TO BE A THREAT.
It all depends on the dogs upbringing and training.

Please educate yourselves so people like me don't want to throw you in a room full of "sweet" chihuahuas and watch you get mauled by them.

Punish the deed, not the breed.
<3 pitbulls

Nov 29, 2012
Adding to myself
by: SailorLovesPits

By the way, I am a 23 yr old female US Navy Sailor. And one thing I forgot to mention was that yes, this is a powerful breed. It takes a special, educated, open minded, leader of an individual to properly care for these dogs so they don't fall into the wrong hands. love them because they're loyal, loving dogs. Don't hate them because stupid people fight them.

What if there was a "Labrador dog fighting ring"?
Would we ban labs?

Dec 07, 2012
SMH ! :(
by: Anonymous

Stupid people this days smh not every pitbull is mean and what is wrong with your mom took out a knife so she went inside ok why didn't she stay there so pretty much she likes killing dogs but anyways she should have just stayed inside

Sorry about. That dog of yours ps this story is probably fake not all of it but just the pArt it says the pit was killing your dog it probably was "the dog murder"

Dec 08, 2012
Another attack by a sweet pit bull a nice pit bull
by: Fort Lauderdale Cardsfan

I don't even really like dogs. My fiancée who loves dogs made me get her a black lab he is 80lbs fun sweet and dopey and is 2 years old now. She loves to go to dog parks around Fort Lauderdale we go for a couple of hours. Every time we go to one of these dog parks. Some guy walks in with some affliction shirt smoking a cigarette brings his " sweet pit bull " Now every time this happens I watch the dog close. It always starts out the same the pit bull starts getting aggressive towards other dogs the owner breaks up the small fights. Then Suddenly a little 6 month old German Shepard comes in the park and the pit bull snaps. It grabs the little puppy by the ear and drags him along the ground. The little German Shepard puppy squeals bloody murder. Crying for someone to help him. As the grey pit bull locks his jaw on The owner is trying to tackle the pit bull. And stop the attack ! However the pit bull. With its blood red eyes and heaving chest tears apart the little German Shepard puppy. The owner of the German Shepard and her 9 year old boy watch in horror as the pit bull shreds there little puppy up. What provoked this attack ? Who knows the pit bull was playing with the other dogs fine and even my black lab. Until a light switch turns on and this seemingly. " nice pit ". Turns into a ravaged killer. For all you people that say that there pit bull is a nice pit bull. Your delusional. This dog even yours regardless of owner can snap at any second. It's not any dog. It this breed. Wake up !!! Do yourself a favor if you see a pit bull leave the park immediately or suffer the same fate as this little poor helpless German Shepard. Or carry ammonia to spray on the pit bull as the dog park ranger had with him to finally allow the release of the jaw of the pit bull as the German Shepard puppy layer down lifeless in shock of another ruthless attack. This is at least the 5th time in two years I have seen a pit bull just ravage another dog. For no reason and the helpless feeling of doing nothing as the pit bull locks its jaw on another victim. Owners of pits stop your excuses and blame of owners. Not dogs. This breed is vicious and needs to be slowly eliminated before more tragedies happen. I'm sorry as I told you I'm not a dog person. But this is not a dog. It's not sweet. It's a vicious animal that any second can snap and then you will regret it for the rest of your life. Don't shake your head. Hear me now or understand me later. When you have that helpless feeling as you watch a pit bull just bite and hurt another dog like I have over and over again.

Dec 08, 2012
Seriously..?
by: SailorLovesPits

The pit in the story about the German Shepard was obviously not a well trained dog if it starts little fights as soon as it walks in the park. And honestly f*ck that. When any aggressive dog comes into the dog park I'm at I tell the owners to leave and keep my dogs close. And if they don't I call animal control and report a vicious dog. And they come within minutes, along with cops. Be smart and responsible. Owners like the one in that story are the problem and are what's giving the breed a bad name. Just today a few hours ago my dog was almost attacked by a golden retreiver, had I not been watching like a RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER. If another dog is showing aggression protect your dog. ANY DOG CAN SNAP, BITE OR ATTACK!!! ITS NOT A DAMN LIGHT SWITCH IN THEIR HEAD SAYING 'don't kill'.....'KILL' that's damn ignorant and straight moronic. If pitbulls were dangorous as a breed, why are pitbulls used as SEARCH AND RESCUE dogs,MILITARY DOGS , THERAPY DOGS and POLICE DOGS.

Are you fucking kidding me? Ignorant moron. People like you should be put down to better society.

Dec 08, 2012
Another thing
by: SailorLovesPits

So.. Seriously people..

If you don't like pits.. GET THE HELL OFF THIS SITE!!

You're all big and bad on the Internet because you can hide and voice your uneducated ignorant opinion. Just go love your lives in fear somewhere else. You're probably all the same people who didn't want black people to vote or gays to marry.

Go away. Educate yourselves.

Dec 12, 2012
To all uneducated dog owners
by: Pitt owner

I hate how people talk shit about put bulls and other so called aggressive dogs. Any dog can be aggressive, just like any person can be agreasive. How you act and how you let you dog percieve what is proper and what is not is up to you. You decide how you mold you dog. Character is every thing. The fact that some people lack character is thier fault and not the dogs. I feel bad for all the dogs and animals in general that have had to have shitty owners. Dogs are territorial beings and some people don't get that .living right next to a neighbor with a territorial dog isn't a good idea. Just like people need thier personal space so do animals. The fact your dog got tore apart deosnt by a pit bull deosnt mean that the pitbull is aggressive. It acted aggressively. You would have to go back to the events that happend leading up to the attack. There is always a reason for the motive.

Dec 13, 2012
pitbull lover
by: Anonymous

To say that pitbulls are seen in the media killing babies is dumb. I see more mothers kill there on children more often than anything. So its like saying u don't trust mothers to be around your children because u saw on TV that a mom killed there child. Its rediculous. Pitbulls are proven to be the most loyal family dog ever. Trust me. My pitbull save my daughter s life from a Rottweiler we were on a walk. N payed for it with his own life ya the rotti attacken my daughter and I let my pitbull off his leash to protect her n be did just that while the Rottweiler was busy killing my Pitt I had time to get my daughter to safety. U would be grateful to have a pittbull at ur side in that situation. We wouldn't even be having this discussion. Little dogs love to tease bit dogs. N sometimes thing go wrong but the owner never exposed her Pitts to smaller animals I'm betting

Dec 17, 2012
In Doubt
by: Andi

We adopted two 11 week old puppies two years ago, we already had two cats at home. One of the puppies is a pitbull, the other a plothound. Ziggy the pit, although only the size of the cats attacked the neighbors chihuaha as soon as we got him home. We have had no incidents with the cats vs Ziggy because we let them all know that they have to get along. They are all showered with love and Ziggy, aka "Big Lick" nicknamed by my teenage son, is a sweetheart. Now he is approaching 2yrs and is showing sings of a very strong prey drive. Last week on a walk he spotted a rabbit across the street and dragged me into traffic like a rag doll. Ziggy is 74 lbs and I am 115 lbs. He also spotted Maxx one of our indoor/outdoor cats on a walk and went after her like lightning; he is muzzled outside TG and after he realized it was Maxx he calmed down but he would have done some damage if not muzzled. Last week I put xmas antlers on the cat and Ziggy went into his prey drive mode and TG both my husband and son were right there to separate them. Having him for two years I have realized that he has terrible eyesight. He is very loving, loyal yet a big dumbo. Ziggy is in need of a new family because we are expecting a baby next year and I am not going to risk him mistaking a toddler for something else. He is ideal for a family where the kids are over 10 yrs old.

Dec 19, 2012
Your dog probably deserved it
by: Anonymous

Fuck your stupid ass pitbull story. Your little ankle biter probably attacked one of them (bc little dogs think theyre big and bad) and the pitbull was protecting itself. My two floppy ear pitbulls sleep in my bed, love attention from everyone and have never attacked another dog (even when being attacked) THATS REAL TRAINING. Quit bullying my breed. If someone stabbed my dog id feel sorry for them. Pitbulls dont attack unless they feel threatened. So hop off your high horse. You sound like a douche bag. Awe be a real man and get a REAL dog and not a rat. Im so sick of you people blaming pitbulls for peoples dumbass mistakes. Pitbulls need a lot of attention and love and yeah so what theyre dominant, and they canse sense the bad in people. So before you go stereotyping pitbulls make sure you know what youre talking about

Dec 19, 2012
Your dog probably deserved it
by: Anonymous

Fuck your stupid ass pitbull story. Your little ankle biter probably attacked one of them (bc little dogs think theyre big and bad) and the pitbull was protecting itself. My two floppy ear pitbulls sleep in my bed, love attention from everyone and have never attacked another dog (even when being attacked) THATS REAL TRAINING. Quit bullying my breed. If someone stabbed my dog id feel sorry for them. Pitbulls dont attack unless they feel threatened. So hop off your high horse. You sound like a douche bag. Awe be a real man and get a REAL dog and not a rat. Im so sick of you people blaming pitbulls for peoples dumbass mistakes. Pitbulls need a lot of attention and love and yeah so what theyre dominant, and they canse sense the bad in people. So before you go stereotyping pitbulls make sure you know what youre talking about

Dec 22, 2012
The TRUTH
by: Anonymous

The honest truth is any dog can attack and do damage to anybody. The dogs size is a major factor. Just because a pitbull, rot, german shepard, or whatever the case maybe, can do more damage, does not mean that they are more dangerous - it REALLY does depend on how you raise the dog. Smearing the bully name with a bunch of bad lies and stories is not going to do anything. The people who know pits and their kind nature are going to continue to educate the public and spread the real truth about these kind animals. Listening to the media is a massive mistake people. They are going to report on anything they think is going to draw attention. Do your own research. Don't be ignorant.

Dec 23, 2012
Some people are just dense!
by: Anonymous

I am soooooo sick of hearing ignorant people bash pitbulls. How stupid people can be. THEY ARE A DOG~!!! Because I have worked with alot of dogs I can say that I have been bit by 6 dogs in my life, NONE of them were pitbulls. One was a shepherd, a mini dachshund, a scottie, a pyrenees, a jack russell, bulldog/boxer mix. Pitbulls are dogs just like any other dog and can be aggressive or a big baby just like any other dog can be. It is the HUMAN that is the problem. That attack was the owners fault and not the dogs. What did your dog do when the other dog approached? If your dog showed aggression it could have started the attack. There are soooooooo many little dogs that are the instigators in attacks, I have seen this over and over. And how many stupid humans pick up their little dog and start petting it because it is fresking out at the other dog and makes the aggression worse. Pit bulls are dogs just like any other dog and if they are not trained and socialized properly just like any other dog they will have issues. Oh and then of course the media makes sure to publicize any pitbull attack but you dont hear anything about the chihuahua down the road that bit a kid in the face and has done it many times before. Get a brain people, they are all dogs~!!!!!

Dec 29, 2012
wild pitbull crosses
by: Anonymous

Hey get real! pit bulls are killers, what were they bred for ? only an idiot would deny they were bred for fighting and still are fighting. i have shot lots of feral dogs and and the worst killers are pitbulls. yu citi lovers never seen a cross pit wild dog ? wait till you go bush walking and a pack attacks your kid or wife or you then wonder why you never bought your gun

Jan 07, 2013
Sorry but not really
by: Ashley

I'm sorry about what happened to your dog but all pitbull a are not bred to be fights and all of them are not mean. I actually have a pitbull that was attacked by another pitbull and he didn't fight back because he was not raised to fight. He stays in the house and act just like a small dog. He even plays with the neighbors yorkie. I get so mad with people giving pitbull a bad names but not all if them are bad. I had one pitbull 4 12 years until she died and she never hurt anybody or anything. She ran from rabbits. So don't judge a book by its cover.

Jan 11, 2013
A Brief Message
by: Anonymous

To Pit Bull Haters: Get off a pro-pit bull website. You are NOT welcome with your AGGRESSIVE comments.

To Owners of "Attacked" Chihuahuas: Keep your yappy ankle biting hamsters indoors. They are already vulnerable to wind and fowl let alone any other canine of legitimate size.

Jan 20, 2013
Op disgusts me
by: Anonymous

Listen to you brag about your mother mutilating a living being...Disgusting.

The neighbor sounds like a terrible dog owner and I hate people like that being in the breed because it makes the rest of us look bad. I just feel bad for the poor dogs, both the little one and the one your mother mutilated. My pit got beaten up by an abused Labrador. He has protected me against aggressive dogs before though. They are ultimately people pleasers.

Little dog people, don't act like your rat dogs don't start things. Don't set them up to be hurt or killed by treating them like children or letting them loose around a dog that could injure them.

Jan 23, 2013
My input
by: Meagan

I have had pit bulls all of my life, puppy to old age. I have had 4 total. They are wonderful dogs. I can understand the fear of pit bulls, and truley feel for the people who have had bad experiences with this breed. I believe from experience that if raised properly they will be excellent pets. I would like to see people educate themselves on this breed before getting one as a pet, sadly these animals have been put in the wrong hands and awful things have happened. These dogs will do anything you ask them to out of love and loyalty, they want to please you. If a dog has no boundaries or limitations ...how will they know wrong from right? Exercise ,Boundaries, limitations and LOVE will give you the best dog you could ask for even if it happens to be a pit bull. These dogs shouldnt be banned, people and owners must be educated!!! This debate is a serious thing, and having any powerful breed SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY!

Jan 25, 2013
What a disgusting sadistic Bitch!!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

I have a 2 yr Pitt called RICO n hes the best! Friendly with people and dogs alike, I've always found a firm approach to the training essential, he's protective but not aggressive he's a character like no other an absolute people. Pleaser, on 1 occasion my neighbour's little pattersdale gotloose Rico ran out of the garden chased the little dog pinned it tothe ground and kept it there till my neighbour shouted it over not a scratch on the little dog!so my Pitt also has a sense of community spirit aswel!

I feel sorry for ur sick mum that thought it nessasary to mutilate such a beautiful creature, get the fuck off this Page u sick ppl!!!!!!!

Jan 26, 2013
pit bulls <3
by: Anonymous

Pit bulls were not bread to be fighters. They were used as military dogs for quite a long time. As well as service dogs and many other things such as being great companions to their owners. It is ignorant people that fight pit bulls. Having one bad experience with a pit bull should not make you judge the entire breed. If you had a bad experience with someone of another race are you going to judge that entire race? No. You should get educated about the pit bull breed and learn how amazing of a dog they actually are.

Jan 26, 2013
baby blu
by: Anonymous

I got a blue pit bull puppy from a cousin of mine who couldnt care for the pup any longer and this was a great fun loving caring pup.I thought by taking her in that she would have the great life she deserved.I have been around pit bulls since I was nine years old .I also bread(23yrs with this bread) them but stoped due to people not wanting a friend but a pay day.But back to my baby blu ,I heard my dogs barking going crazy one night outside so I went outside to see what was going on. To my suprise there was a baby rattlesnake by my door.As i went to try and somehow figure out a way to remove it from my yard it lunged at me and in a split second my baby blu jumped in front of me and got bite.She saved my life but lost hers in the mean time.This will prove to all the people who dont know this bread but even as a 10 month old pup she wanted to give her life to protect me.I cant understand how anyone can call these precious spirits monsters .I refer to them as our guardians.

Jan 29, 2013
HMMMMM
by: Anonymous

Sorry for what happened to you, they are such strong dogs, until one bit me this weekend I just use to stick up for them, my dog was attacked, my kitty hid out....I am having a hard time sleeping now...good for your Mom, sorry I know that was had to see...

Jan 31, 2013
My Pack
by: proud pit owner

First off lemme start by saying...There are alot of idiots on here. Just wow. Ill try to be simple.

Did anyone know that pit bulls make up almost 70% of the dog population in the WORLD? They are over populated by people trying to make money. Those people are selling them to idiots that aren't mentally strong enough to own a pit bull. (Which is fine. But KNOW that you cannot accept such resposibility).

The pits that aren't "good quality" get dropped off somewhere only to make 10 litters of 10 on the side of the road.

Chances are if someone gets attacked by a dog it will be a pit bull because THERE ARE MORE OF THEM.

Think...70%... here is 70% clearly... so say you put ten marbles in a hat...7 (70%)green ones and 3(30%) black (10). What color would you most likely pull out, green. BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE.

Threads like these make me want to hurt people but I'll be honest, my oldest pit would tear me a new asshole if i attacked someone. If anyone hits anyone, she takes them down. Even me. That's the rules. Keep your hands to yourself. So technically....my dogs keep YOU safer ;-)

Feb 01, 2013
Ok everybody calm down
by: Anonymous

I run a rescue it's not breed specific so I have had the joy of loving and rehoming several different kinds of dogs even pit bull s ,pits were not bred for fighting other dogs the bull in the name comes from the them being used for bull baiting the pit comes from them being put in pits with rats which then came in handy during the plaque erra it wasn't till much later that americans decided to start fighting them for sport, they do have a stronger bite, I don't know any other breed not related to the apbt that can take down an aggrevated bull, but that doesn't mean they should be thrown away,cesars pit bull daddy had been trained his whole life with pack mentality, and there for is a great well balanced pit. I have seen the most docile and and loving pit live a long happy life w/out incident and I have seen the monster that gets loose and tries to kill half the neijhborhood ,every terrier I have met has a high prey drive that must be controlled, they are dogs and must be treated and respected as such that means no chains constant supervision lots of training and socializing and any sign of aggression must be delt with immediatly ,if it's not cute at 70lbs its not cute at 6 weeks. As with the case of the 7 day old baby snatched and killed by a pit that had never shown any signs of aggression, is that people feel sorry for them and they are smart and we are their pack so all the spoiling ie feeding the dog first talking baby talk, letting the dog walk you is seen as a sign of weakness now your sweet pit is the leader of your pack and they will generally stay sweet untill that is challenged, so you bring home baby and the pit sees this new center of attention as a threat to her alfa status couple that with prey drive set off by a flalling squelling infant and you have well..Now you are totaly correct any dog can be dangerous a pug and a lab killed a baby and ate half of it before the parents
found out,bad dogs or bad parents well they left the 3 alone because they were sleeping and play became aggressive when the baby started crying and kicking much like wounded prey would. Dogs are dogs not people and when people treat them as such a whole slew of problems can arise pits if not handeled correctly can be dangerous as with any dog but these are dominant dogs with a very high prey drive so they must be handled with care. Contained responsibly, and constantly be in training to enforce rules and expectations. But you never know the worth of the owner on the other end of the leash so I say approach any dog with reserve and eyes wide open . Ps I'm not a pit lover or hater I am an animal lover, so just a suggestion to all the pibble lovers ouy there if you want to convince the world pits arent aggressive you could start by not being so aggressive yourself these people have been through horrific experiences and have every right to be scared confused and upset even if misguided so cursing them out and calling names may not be the best approach.




Feb 04, 2013
get real...
by: Anonymous

Lady sry about your one bad experience but really u don't know shit about pits and the dogs they are... could of been any other breed and we wouldn't be having this conversation... get a life and check your fuckin facts... cause pits really don't bite more people in a year then labs.. they just got a bad rep cause people like u...

Feb 04, 2013
get real...
by: Anonymous

Lady sry about your one bad experience but really u don't know shit about pits and the dogs they are... could of been any other breed and we wouldn't be having this conversation... get a life and check your fuckin facts... cause pits really don't bite more people in a year then labs.. they just got a bad rep cause people like u...

Feb 04, 2013
Check your facts
by: Anonymous

Yea someone said trying to prove how sweet pits are check the center for disease control bite list and your right pits dont bite more but go a step father and check the cdc dog bite fatality list hmmm wait for it pits are number one most people killed by their "bites" (maulings) then any other breed yea chi s and goldens bite but not with intent to kill so lets hear the long list of excuses to explain that one.

Feb 05, 2013
Think first
by: Knm bullies

I'm sorry to hear your story about your dog. It's sad but it happens with many breeds asides from the "pitbull". Not trying to sound harsh but a few things you stated we're false, the pitbull is not bred to fight......yes people do it, just like the Doberman, cane corso, presas, boxers, stafford.....ect. They are born built like a machine....sorry to say so but these dogs can take a beating like no other and keep going. I don't condone ANY OF IT! But it's true, comparing them to owning a tiger is very far fetched, a dog can flip out no matter what breed if the training isn't there. Sure they have a temperament, but with proper training, and I don't think your neighbor has done......they are the best dogs on the planet. Very social, loving with kids, ect. And they will have your back for life. Read up on the breed, understand the history of the dog, just 30 years ago the pit was America's sweetheart dog. Now thanks to idiots and people who think they are dogs from hell, it's given them a bad rap as a whole to the generally misinformed public. Sorry about your experience. The only dog I have and will own is a pitbull.

Feb 05, 2013
Yea, ok
by: Proud pit owner

I'm very sorry about your dog...but after hearing how you speak about the dogs we love, I really don't have too much sympathy for you. I have a pitbull, no I didn't breed him to fight like you say, no he's not a tiger or lion waiting to explode on someone. All this bullshit talk about how these yuppies think they have these superpower jaws and they WILL eventually turn on you is a bunch of shit. Stop watching the 6 o'clock highlights on the news and get the whole story. Read a book or a magazine. So many published studies proving this is untrue. Sure my dog has a grip, but super grip and locking jaws??? That's very very untrue. Dog fancy magazine published articles and many other publications proved this false. Not to mention, I don't remember my dog ripping any tires apart lately and eating them, or even knocking doors down. Stop with the drama, shit while reading your story I was about to get popcorn because it was interesting bullshit!
Now back to facts, since you don't know much, I walk my dog daily for 2 miles easy, every time I pass a dam ankle bitter they are the only one barking.
Pits don't have a death grip or locking jaws. Google it
Pits are very protective and if you come in or around my house unannounced you are lunch.....true, at least with mine
If a dog can bark but doesn't bite.....should the pitbull understand if your dog is just starting shit?? I'll leave that up to the dog whisperer.
The owner is 100% responsible! Yes, I have insurance just incase the worse happens.
Like I said earlier, I'm sorry about your dog, maybe there is more to your story then what you said, I take it your dog was perfect in every way and never barked or even growled at the pits next door huh??? Everyone should watch their dogs no matter what breed, for big dogs always a watchful eye should be kept on them, for ankle bitters, they are just trying to run away anyway. Our dogs have a long history that dates back to my country of Greece.....they are tough and loyal to the end, didn't you say your mom cut the pit open and her was still trying to kill your dog?

Feb 05, 2013
Sure
by: Brindles

So your "mommy" was right by getting a kitchen knife and cutting the dog open huh? To save your little flea ball? Sorry, I feel no type of sympathy for your dog, or you at all. Did it really take a knife to stop the dog? Do you feel better that it happened like this? If you do you have no place in any dogs life wether its a tea cup or pittbull. Like you said, you mom cut the dog, his insides were coming out and he was still after your dog. Right? There are ways to deal with this, your neighbor panicked, you have to keep watch on any big dog, even if there is little dogs around. But as for your mother, she can go to hell for that one. Wasn't right, better to just shoot the dog then do that to him. What kind of person are you even coming on this site testifying like you are at church with your crap?
No animal should be around you or your phsyco ass mother.

Feb 05, 2013
The Undeniable Fact.
by: Anonymous

The fact is Pitbulls are bred for dog aggression. Even the morons that fight them do not breed PB's who show signs of people aggression. This is because there are usually several people in the "Pit" during a fight, handling these animals. No one wants to be bit by an animal with 3000 psi, and the bite/trash technique of a Great White.
Socialization can help, but don't be naive, the possibility for a dog aggressive behavior appearing still exists. It's hard wired into the breed.
I own a PB. She is a great dog. My sons BFF. I do not forget what she is capable of.

Feb 05, 2013
the undeniable fact is that you're an absolute moron↑
by: Anonymous

Pit bulls are not bred for aggression. Are you fucking stupid? Well obviously your at least extremely uneducated...check your so called facts before you go running your mouth, people like you don't help a damn thing

Feb 05, 2013
Re re The undeniable fact
by: Anonymous

The university of Georgia conducted a study about the breed. There is no specific mechanism that locks the jaw, and the average LARGE breed dog has 320 psi. In the bite.
You can look it up online, it's an interesting read for us REAL APBT OWNERS! It's people like you that throw gas to fire. Wake up dude, they tested rotts and they beat the pit by 20/30 psi. I read what you had to say and it's really obvious you don't know shit about our dogs. Educate yourself before you choose to participate. Maybe your dog is on steroids or something. Or some mutt mix that they still call a pit. Dogs like that are bad for the breed in general but I'm not knocking anyone for owning or adopting one. These are very special dogs that require tons of attention, you must have missed a lot about your dog, it's obvious you don't know him.

Feb 05, 2013
Ok everybody calm down
by: Anonymous

O have a great idea lets play a game go back to the top of the page and start reading this story again and every time she says her dog you insert the name of your pet and every time she says pit bull insert crocodile or great white shark and keys even say you have a gun but fur some reason you can't access it . Ok first ? Which it's retofical, your telling me you would grab the nearest thing your panicked brain can think to grab and TRY to make it let go of your precious baby your family. No you say but wait this pet is like your family your child would you really just sit back and admire the sharks perfect form ha. I get it I'm not a small dog / ankle biter/ furry rat fan either but none the less they loved that just as much as you love yours.

Feb 05, 2013
I love my pit
by: Anonymous

I love that everyone has an expert opinion, but actually know nothing. Pits were not orginally bread to fight, they were bread to bait bulls. That is where their relentlessness comes from. And once they started to become a fighting dog they were trained to attack and fight other dogs only. Pitts get a bad reputation because of dumb people who don know what they are talking about. There are so many other dogs who are more aggressive towards people than pits are. Pita just happen to be that dog at the moment. For example, get a husky and a Pitt and see who attacks you first. Even jack Russell's are more aggressive towards humans. Stop bad mouthing Pitts it is unnecessary. Humans are the dumb ones

Feb 05, 2013
Undeniable Fact
by: Anonymous

Please do Google it. Pit Bulls have been popularly bred for dog on dog aggression. Not in all cases.
I never mentioned lock jaw, that is a myth.
The morons are the ones who can't read, or understand what they are reading.

Feb 05, 2013
Undeniable Fact
by: Anonymous

According to the research I have done PB tested at 3000 psi. Rotti's 1000.
I never said PB were bred for aggressive behavior towards humans. Maybe your blind or illiterate. Go back and read my initial statement. Carefully. If possible have someone read it to you.

Feb 05, 2013
Undeniable Fact
by: Anonymous

So after reading the comments I returned to my research. Every site has a different psi for PB's.
I'm sure we can all agree on one thing. They have one of the strongest dog bites of all breeds.
Good enough?
Awesome!

Feb 06, 2013
Discrimination
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry for what happened to your dog but I don't think you shouldnt discriminate against the whole entire breed just because of those two dogs. It's like if a white guy murdered a friend of mine, I wouldn't hate all white people on the entire earth . I would just hate that guy ,any other people of his race had nothing to do with what he did. I recommend you watching the documentary called "Beyond the Myth".

Feb 06, 2013
Response to undeniable fact person
by: Anonymous

3000 psi really? come on,thats more than a crocodile! I highly doubt that. The avarage psi for domestic dogs is 320. Thats a pretty huge jump from 320 to 3000 thats just impossible and i know that you said "If you have an issue with those figures take it up with them" but you shouldn't have your comment title stated as undeniable fact then.
Oh and btw pitbulls do not have the highest psi.
A German shepherd dog, American pit bull terrier and Rottweiler were tested using a bite sleeve equipped with a specialized computer instrument. The American pit bull terrier had the least amount of pressure of the three dogs tested. I'm not attacking you in anyway but i just don't like when people don't do Proper research and state it as fact.

Feb 06, 2013
Response to undeniable fact
by: Anonymous

My whole story wasn't about you or your dog, it was meant for most of the bullshit stories on here, including yours with the 3000 psi crap you were talking about. Very much garbage figures. I'm sure by now after others shot you down you must have used google, oh yea, that's a search engine on what we call the Internet. All jokes aside, you know much of nothing about these dogs, and your facts are flawed. If you have one I'm sure he's a pound mutt.

Feb 06, 2013
Re---undeniable truth
by: True bullies

Please stop. It's apparent after reading your posts you are just a dog owner and not a true blue when it comes to apbt's. knowing these dogs takes a lot of effort, a lot of love and patience. They are very smart and profesional escape artists. I been at this a long time, there is very bad breeding going around and it takes a keen eye to know the pick of the litter. I read other posts on here and people do have some understanding of the breed but the history of these dogs go back so far I believe it's very fair to say the temperament isn't just from being bred to bull bait. Alexander the Great went to war with these dogs, Julias Ceaser brought them back after winning campaigns. They and there ancesters have been used for one thing, killing. But at the side of their masters. If they turned on their fellow man like people think, they would have been discarded. TRAINING, TRAINING AND MORE TRAINING! That's what it takes with these dogs. They are somewhat like a machine in nature, one of the only breeds that's specifically fearless, to the end. A man were I live always teased a pit because he was on the second floor balcony.....one day the teasing ended, the dog jump from the balcony, yes second floor, and chased the man down. I'm not saying its right, I'm just showing you the fearless pitbull nature.
I been to hundreds of dog camps, training seminars and endless replies to emails from all over the world asking me about the breed. There is no science to back up your claim on psi that I have read, one person commented on 320psi, that's about right. If you feel you always have to watch your dog because you fear the worse, you can take him to a behaviorist to have him evaluated, and training never ends. Not with a pitbull. I tell that to everyone. Don't take offense to what I'm saying, think of it as healthy info. Also if you really want to find out about your dogs line, they sell dog DNA kits, really cool for about 85 bucks. That's if he came from the rescue or pound.

Feb 08, 2013
lady you are crazy
by: Pittie Chick

Here we go again about apbt being bad dogs, get over yourselves already. It has nothing to do with what kind of dog it is/was. I have a wonderfully sweet pit bull that gets along great with 5 kittens and a cat, you wanna know why he is so gentle? TRAINING! I bet if you walked up to my door my dog would "tear you up" with kisses. Get off your high horse and do some reading/learning about the breed, and quit trying to make them all out to be bad dogs.

Feb 11, 2013
i see a pit i wanna spit.
by: Anonymous

my wife and kids were walking my dog down the rd. the house down the rd had two pits.. mind you had is the key word. my dog was kept in the rd and the pits busted out of the house just to turn on my dog. granted they did not go after my wife or my kids. but they could very have done so. im sorry that the pits that went after my dog had to be shot. but i feel that when an animal turns and can no longer stop what it is doing on its own then its time to rethink your stance on that animal. yeah a tiger or a lion or hell even bear can be a killer. but im pretty sure thoughs animals are kept under constant watch in a (cage). im sure they can be nice dogs here and there. but my kids are scarred by what they seen. my 4 yr old little girl will not even look at our dog anymore. and he is the laziest thing you would ever set eyes on. does nothing but try to lay on you and hug up to you. now if it had not been for my dog acting as defencive as he did untill he was free of the collor and able to fight back, who is to say that thoughs pits could not have turned on my kids? im sorry but my opinion of that breed is made up. i dont think they should be alowed as a pet in any home anymore. i didnt care for them before this happened and now i have even more reason not to like them. and as for the guts hanging out and it still in kill mode.... yeah my wife was beating the shit out of the pits fighting my dog with a steel chair so yeah once a pit snaps and goes savage like that, there is no turning it off, there is no getting that dog to stop, and there is no reasoning with it. but ya know, shoot a bear or a tiger or a bear. and they will take off. they will forget about what they are after and run off. pits dont. they fight till they die. thats not a dog i want in my area. not now. and not ever. if i ever stumbbled on a pettion to keep them out of my town i would be the first one to sign on the dotted line.

Feb 14, 2013
i understand
by: Anonymous

i agree with most of these poeple that blame the owner instead of the dog. but i have a pitbull named bella myself. she is brown and white with blue eyes, goregous !!! but she is shy. nothing happened to her when she was a pup bc we bought her a little after when she was born...she is very shy when she is around alot of animals. we took her to this pit bull association and awareness thing at the park, and she was very shy and timid around the other pit bulls, except for one. she happened to look just like my bella exept she was a pup. they played , pranced, and engoyed eachothers company. she was not violent to the pup in any way. everyone thought this was so ironic, so a photographer from brother wolf took some pics and dpoted it on the internet. but the point is, i understand everyones fear from past experiance, but..its all about the owner who raised the pit. and yes, pit bulls do have a fighting instinct. but it never shows unless these reasons: the pit was bred with agressive parents, was abused , or the owner is not handling situations with the pit as they should. i just wish the best fro all the pit bulls and owners out there and hope that before they adopt one, they are aware and financially stable when raising a pitty. my best wishes:)

Feb 14, 2013
bullshit stories
by: Nathan

I would estimate that fully half of these anti pitbull stories are either complete fabrications or where heard or read by someone who then attributes it as having happened to them. I have a 1 year old pitbull, and she is literally the best dog ive ever been around. But my wife and I got her with full knowledge of the breed characteristics and have raised her accordingly. In addition to being physically strong, they are strong willed and require constant and firm leadership, especially while young. Isis has zero aggression to any living thing, and loves other dogs. At the dog park she has several times been on the recieving end of agressive dogs, and she always sumbits. The agressive dogs seem to often to be herding dog mixes. I had a lab/sheppard mix pin her to the ground by her throat, and though isis had the capability to destroy the dog, she just took it until I could pry the other dog off. Pitbulls are an extremely popular breed (seems like about every 3rd dog I see), but they are definitely not for the weak willed owner who is not willing to put in the proper effort and consistent discipline with them, which unfortunately applies to a large number of owners.

Feb 14, 2013
IGNORANT!
by: Anonymous

Any dog can attack and be aggressive. Not just pitbulls! I'm sorry your dog was attacked. Its all how the animal is raised. I know a woman who had half her face bitten off by a cockerspaniel and my brother was attacked by a golden retriever! Its a shame people are so ignorant. Dogs are animals. Animals being the key word! Any kind of dog can attack!

Feb 14, 2013
Pittbull people are stupid lol
by: Anonymous

I was just thinking to myself, "Why are the majority of Pittbull owners complete retards?" and then I came across this page. You people are all pretty much saying the exact same things in defense of the breed. "I've been bit by a Yorkie" and "Any dog can be vicious". Well a Yorkie can't kill you. And yes any breed of dog can be vicious but for some odd reason it seems Pittbulls are the only ones getting brought up. I wonder why. Oh, maybe because Pittbull ownership has exploded and the number of attacks outweigh those by other breeds in terms of ferocity. I don't care if labs bite more people on a yearly basis. They aren't killing anyone. I don't care if you've got a good one and you've trained it. For every good Pittbull owner there are 5 dumbasses who shouldn't have a goldfish, let alone animal capable of killing. You people remind me of gun nuts. Bottom line, I think you should all have to keep $1 million dog liability policy and have to pay $10,000 to the state. At the very least you should have to jump through tons of hoops like take tests and get licensed and register with the state and federal gov. That should weed out some of the dumbasses. By the way, I want to know how many hardcore pittbull owners had one before 1995? Otherwise your just part of the trend.

Feb 15, 2013
Not all pits are the same
by: Anonymous

Any dog can snap doesn't always have to be a pitbull that does so if you've never owned a pit you can't judge them all they are not all the same i have a one year old pit bull and a 7 year old daughter he's the sweetest dog ever he loves people and other dogs so sorry for all the people who have had bad experiences with pits but they are not the same they are like that because of the way they are raised

Feb 16, 2013
Kill Yourself
by: FighterofTruth

OK I own a Pit and she is more of a baby then a Pitbull. They are not bad dogs just bad people. Sorry your dog got killed but don't make the pitbull out to be a bad breed just the owner. People like you is why I don't wanna live on Earth. Pitbulls are the BEST DOG EVER !!!!!

Feb 20, 2013
A good end to a horror story
by: Anonymous

I feel for you witnessing that! I once saw a dog fight and it terrified me. I never wish to see one again.

I have two pitbulls, one of whom is "dog reactive" -- meaning she has the potential to be aggressive towards other dogs. I monitor her the way I would a special needs child -- she stays with me or safely in her crate at all times. She is never allowed to interact with other dogs without strict supervision.

Now you may ask yourself why I chose to rescue a dog like this. It's a complex story. My brother worked for years in a prison. My sister and my mother are social workers. My mother works with gang members and my sister with 11-year-olds who have been convicted of violent crimes, murder in many cases. I have watched them over the years and wondered that they find this work so rewarding. As a professional horse trainer, I understood why I would take a horse others deemed dangerous and train it to be a child's horse, but I couldn't understand why they did it with people.

When I first became a pitbull owner, I was astonished by all the negative publicity. My dog was such an angel, I couldn't even imagine what a "fighting dog" might look like.

Enter dog #2. I actually knew some of her background. I knew she had once been owned. I knew that she had spent half of her short life in a shelter. I knew that when she first came to the shelter she was able to play with other dogs. But over time she soured and became aggressive. She would lunge at the bars as she walked the narrow path down the cage-lined hall to the play yard. She was withdrawn in her interactions with people. She was going to be euthanized.

Like the other members of my family, I asked myself, "What if?" What if there is still something of her former self in there? What if I can take her out of that terrible environment and offer her a life?

It was a risk and I was very aware of the dangers. (See my remarks on not leaving her unsupervised.) I hired professional trainers and worked closely with them to create a management plan that would allow her to exist in the real world. No, she can't run freely in dog parks.

Yet.

But she does have a close bond with my other pittie and with all the children I teach. She relishes the time at the barn with the kids.

And slowly but surely she is getting used to the idea that she can be beside another dog without being aroused.

Can she ever be normal? I don't know. Recovering alcoholics tell me they can never drink again. Ganag members sometimes have to change cities to get away from their past.

I don't know how much she can change. But I do know how to manage her so that she can enjoy life and so that I can enjoy her in my life. And so we take it one day at a time.

Feb 21, 2013
Not all pitbulls are the same...
by: Anonymous

So what on earth makes you think any other dogs are the same. I was attacked TWICE by our family dog, and guess what it wasn't a pitbull. It was a Chow, and yes they are dangerous dogs also, but what animal isn't?! Any dog could've done that. What ignorance! I have two adorable, loving pitbull/border collie mixed 2 year olds... I've never had a more loyal animal in my life.

Mar 02, 2013
Sorry for what happened
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry that happened and u had to see it I'm 13 and I have 2 soon to be 3 pit bulls and they are the nicest dogs in the world they wouldn't hurt anyone unless the person or animal was trying to hurt me or my family. So please watch what you say before you say it there are many pit bulls out there that are family dogs. I have 2 younger sisters 1 younger brother 1 or older sister and 1 older brother and the dogs let the little ones lay on them and stand on them. Also I have a 2 year old nephew that does the same thing so these dogs do not "KILL" people ok so do your research before you come on saying pit bulls kill people have a nice day

Mar 05, 2013
To anonymous with 18 month old
by: Ann walker

I have done my research too and do you know that hundreds of kids are killed every year by falling tvs and even more drown in bathtubs yearly does this mean that your child should never take a bath or be in a home with a tv

Mar 05, 2013
Ok ok calm down
by: Anonymous

Im sorry little boy if the comments on here have upset you but reality can be very scary pit bulls not only have the highest rates of attacks resulting in deaths of children they also have the highest rate of these attacks bring unprovoked this is where common sense comes in. You see people with common sense don't put their children in harms way if possible and we don't put our young children in a tub unsupervised or set our heavy tv's on unstable surfaces , what its sad is theres always a group of nuts wanting to stand up and defend the senseless the key word here is unprovoked now get ready for them to come in and say the kid must have done something to the dog or the people didn't train them right but what can a 7 day old baby do to provoke am attack whos more important this poor misunderstood breed of dog or our children

Mar 05, 2013
To mom of 18 month old
by: Ann walker

I have done my research and did you know that hundreds of kids die each year in the us from tvs falling on them and even more die in the bathtub does this mean your child is not allowed in a home with a tv or will never take a bath no it means use caution where caution is due

Mar 08, 2013
Look it up!
by: Robert Briggs

An article about how pit bulls are unfairly maligned. Here's an article that explains how:

http://blogs.denverpost.com/fetch/2010/07/18/the-media-takes-its-lumps-over-reporting-about-pit-bulls/1387/

If that isn't convincing, just look up the stats. Pit bulls generally score well in temperament tests. The number of pit bulls that don't attack far out number the pit bulls that do attack. In fact, death by dog, any breed of dog, is actually a pretty rare occurrence.

Mar 09, 2013
adopters remorse?
by: Phil

Did lots of research. Got purebred APBT. Father of 7 year old daughter and 5 year old son. Puppy is now 14 weeks old and has aldeady completed puppy obedience class and attends indoor dog park for socialization. Kids love our puppy. We live in Milwaukee which is close to a nearby county where 2 family pitbulls mauled to dealth a 14 month old child this week. Can't deny the fact that pitbulls do seem to actually kill while other dogs only seem to bite. Men lie women lie numbers don't. starting to actually think about giving the puppy up based on what I'm seeing. Our little puppy is 25 pounds and strong as a truck. I love him, but that love is nothing compared to the love for my kids. If something ever happened to them I would never forgive myself. I'm really conflicted. And the story about the the little boy being mauled to death is a true story. You can look it up. it happen in Walworth County Wisconsin this past Tuesday.

Mar 09, 2013
Re romorse by ok calm down
by:

That was a sad story and you have every right to be concerned for your children especially with this breed your right most family dogs bite as a last ditch effort at detouring danger but something clicks when a put bites it quickly becomes a mauling and lives are lost this breed is #1 on the bite fatality list and for unprovocted attacks on children but the nutters will tell you its not the dog but the trainer but then you heart of the nice ones who never shown any aggression kill a 7 day old baby also trite happened in my town amarillo tx baby was dead instantly if you want a tough dog that is awesome with kids you may start researching the mastiffs they are great with children. As a mother of 6 I would never own one as an independent rescuer I get mixes from time to time and they take 10x more training,domination, abd supervision then any other breed I have encountered they just have such a strong will I could never trust them once they got around 6 mo.

Mar 10, 2013
My pitbulls killed my chihuahua but I still love them...
by: Anonymous

My family had three pitbulls, 2 adults and a 6 month old puppy, they were the sweetest things ever. They loved to play with our 3 other Chihuahuas. They would sleep together, play together, and eat together. The oldest female pitbull would watch over the three smaller chihuahuas as if they were her own puppies. The male pitbull would guard the chihuahuas from harm and would play with them as well. The puppy just loved playing with them in general. They never got into fights. The pitbulls were very socialized and enjoyed walks in the park. They weren't aggressive towards other dogs. My 2 year old baby brother loved playing with them as they would lay down belly side up and let him scratch their bellies or they lick his face. I'm very sad to say that we don't have those pitbulls not after they killed one of our chihuahuas this tuesday. The puppy has been rehomed to a new household as she didn't participate in the violence. The other two chihuahuas are fine if a bit depressed at the loss of their companion. My 7 year old sister was distraught at the loss of her chihuahua. I have nothing against pitbulls as I loved them dearly as they were lovable giants. Their antics such as jumping with us on the trampoline always made us laugh. I miss them greatly but it was my parent's decision to take them to the shelter. I hope that someday my parents will be able to buy a big breed again as I really miss having a big cuddly dog around. I miss my Chihuahua as well but I know these things happen sometimes for no reason. I really wish people would see there is nothing wrong with having a pitbull as they are very lovable creatures who enjoy having fun with you. They are extremely loyal to their family and would do anything to protect them. I really miss my pitbulls. My family had owned Rotweilers before the pitbulls and they never ever did anything to hurt us and loved us greatly. Our chihuahuas on the other hand have bitten us several times but really their bites dont hurt that much and I would know from personal experience.

Mar 11, 2013
wow....
by: Mary Teer

Ok. First off, any dog can kill, it is in it's nature to hunt. People must remember they are descendents of wild animals. Doesn't matter how big or small. If the dog feels threatened or if they feel those close to it are threatened they will react. I man ifan you were being provoked u can't honestly sit there amd say that u would take it, you would fight back, because that is our nature.That being said, it is the owners responsibility to train their dogs.people have their opinions and they are entitled to them. But in this case you should kniw the facts before you make assumptions. You hear all the stories about how bad they are and how they killed or hurt someone/something, but you never hear about the brave things they do. These magnificant creatures, when trsobignoranteated with discipline,love, and respect, will die to protect the ones they love. Do more research before youyou start griping about something u know nothing of. Stupid peopl can hurt other people but that doesnt mean we have to resort to genocide. Some people are so ignorant. People only believe what they are told to believe. You cant believe everythinv you hear. The pitbulls are what i feel sorry for, having to let their live ride on the decisions of ignorant humans who can't stand anything they cant understand or control.

Mar 11, 2013
Crazy mom
by: Anonymous

What the heck is wrong with ur mom never ever stab a dog idc if she wa protecting her precious puppy i hate ur mom 4 that i have 4 pits yes they get aggressive at times but the other dog provokes them all dogs fight its nature god ur moms crazy ps im only 12 btw

Mar 16, 2013
pit bull lover
by: emily

Hello. My name is emily and I m 16. (I own 3 pitbulls) rasta,alizay and boss. I've had them since they were born and they have NEVER attacked ANYONE so quit hating on pits! Did yu know that: Pitbulls are the less likely amount dog to turn on its owners? Obviously not! Those dogs are my BEST friends and I love them dearly and always will. I have a nonfenced area around my home surrounded by other dogs and neighbors n we've never had any problems. Infact they even play together like family lol. So by the owner of 3 pit bulls I say I'm the happiest person in the world with my friends:) so don't hate em cuz yu ain't em!;)
-thank you
Emily

Mar 21, 2013
pitbulls
by: caitlyndubois

i have a pitbull and he is a year he just want to play and not all pitbulls are mean you know i love my pitbull and he is really nice and calm he would even hurt a fly

Mar 26, 2013
Bad Owners and How To Hold Them Liable
by: Kevin

That pitbull owner was irresponsible and should be held accountable for his dogs actions. Make a lawsuit against him for endangering your family on your own home/property. Pit bulls are not the problem; The owners are…

Mar 30, 2013
They are a dangerous and hateful breed.
by: Anonymous

They are a dangerous nasty and hateful breed.

Mar 31, 2013
Ok calm down
by: Anonymous

Check out occupymaulstreet.com then check out the pittbull owner case study see why the pibble nuts will, flee with the dog that ripped their baby's face off, its quite sad rather then being at their child's side who could perish at any moment they are hiding and fleeing with the wigglebutt mauler it's a mental thing they relate with the dogs rejection,making up all kinds of excuses ie my dogs not a pit, that attacked want a pit, the baby must have provoked the poor dog, the old lady had it coming, the yorkie aked for it. Ect.

Mar 31, 2013
YOURE AN IDIOT
by: I<3PITTIES

I HAD A LAB THAT RANDOMLY ATTACKED MY NEIGHBOR OUT OF THE BLUE AND HE WAS THE BEST DOG EVER.

I OWN TWO PIT BULLS AND THEY ARE THE SWEETEST, BIGGEST BABIES I'VE EVER MET.

JUST BECAUSE YOU HAPPENED TO HAVE A BAD ENCOUNTER WITH A PIT DOESN'T MEAN YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM.

PITS TEND TO BE PICKED FOR FIGHTING DOGS BECAUSE OF THEIR SHARP TEETH AND ABILITY TO GAIN MASS MUSCLE.

YOU CAN PUNCH AND YELL AT ANY DOG TO MAKE IT A FIGHTING DOG.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR NONSENSE OFF THE PIT BULL BLOG PAGE, IT GIVES THEM A BAD NAME.

THANKS

Apr 02, 2013
pitbulls are not all bad
by: Jake Bach

To all the people that think every pitbull is mean just because you hear about them atacking someone on the news they dont tell you the hole story 94% of the time a pitbull atacks a person or an other animal is to protect his or her owner and what is important to their owners. your kind of people that hate, disrespect, and give them a bad reputation might as be like in 1955 when all the white men and women told Rosa Parks to sit in the back of the bus just because she was black. Many people prejudge PITBULLS because they dont understand and most likly dont have any experience with any of the breeds of the pitbulls. I own a pure bred red nose pitbull and he is the nicest dog in the entire town and our town's BSL bans only the american staffordshire terrier and ive been around pitbulls, rottweilers, dobermans,german shepards,great danes, and many more "violent,mean,untrainable," dogs my entire life yes there are alot of pibull attacks but there are even more articles about pitbulls saving the lives of young children, teenagers,and adults than any other breed of dogs and thats even with the fact that the number one breed of police K9, and rescue squads are grerman shepards. Maximus broke out his cage and saved his owner's life from his brother-in-law as he pulled a knife maximus jump in front of the blade, defending his owner while being stabbed th death.

another story is about a pitbull named Man, three men in Jacksonville Fla invaded Mke Thomas's home while two officers watched them enter the home. they kicked in the door startling them one raised a sawed off 12g shotgun Man pounced in front shot in his front left shoulder and defending mike and ran them off the police arrested them outside but didnt do any thing to prevent it Man ended up getting his entire leg amputated but survived hthe shotgun blast. People dont know anything about them so they make their own shit up and that pisses me off because inicent Pitbulls are being banned, abused,negetted ,and even killed from people like that, the statistics of dog attacks for every 2pitbull attacks there is approxamitly 15 chiwawa attacks. pitbull attacks 94% justified and only 6% unjustified attacks black labs one of the nicest dogs have more unjustified attacks than pitbull! Type the following below in for more stories about pitbulls saving lives, risking and giving to do so. And for all you pitbull haters out there FUCK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heroic Pit Bulls - Punish the Deed, not the Breed!
www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/HeroicPitties.htm

Apr 06, 2013
my pug horror story
by: Anonymous

As silly as this may sound to some this is a true story, one day a chicken appeared in our front yard. We asked around and no one knew where it came from. She became a sort of neighborhood pet. She would sleep in different yards or bushes, we would leave our porch open so she could sleep there if she wanted. She was around for about two years, she would lay eggs in our bushes or on top of our ac system anywhere really none would ever hatch as they weren't fertilized. We eventually got new neighbors, they brought along a pug, that pug was out and about and would chase people, even bite at them once tried to bite my mom. One day as we were pulling out of the driveway we noticed the chicken in our rosebush out of no where the pug came at her and grabbed her by the neck, started shaking her side to side, I was honking at him my mom even got down threw her purse at him but it wouldn't let go, not until the chicken was dead, he then ran off with the dead chicken only went about two houses down and dropped the chicken and left there was nothing we could do. We came back and the chicken was still laying there where he left her, this dog was evil, to people other animals it would kill anything he could get his teeth in even cats. Thankfully they owners left after a few months, maybe it was everyone's complaining. As silly as it may sound I did cry when I saw what he did, after two years of being around the poor chicken was just killed, all the neighbors were upset, she didn't belong to anyone in specific but we all took care of her and fed her, gave her a place to sleep when it was cold. I still don't have anything against pugs. Maybe he didn't kill another dog but he did kill our neighborhood pet.
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Apr 06, 2013
my pug horror story pt.2
by: Anonymous

As an owner of a pitbull I hate hearing how killer or vicious these dogs can be, any animal can snap, some dogs are just mean. My sister owns a dachshund who has to be separated to eat because she will attack any dog who comes near her food, even treats, and she lives with a blue heeler, they're always together, she's a very sweet dog with people but she does not allow other dogs near her food, she's fixed and she's still aggressive. She also will bark and growl at any and every dog she hasn't formally met. This being a dachshund. My pitbull has never attacked anyone or anything in the 2 years that I've had her. She does not mind if other dogs eat with her even dogs she doesn't know. At one point our neighbors kids had puppies, being kids those puppies were neglected by the owners, they would go through the rails and eat with my dog, whenever I'd go out to feed her she made sure they ate before she ate. This went on until they got older and could no longer go through the rails, eventually both ran away as the owners would let them out all the time. Our front door neighbors own two male pitbulls, both bigger than my female, they're constantly let out running free, they've never chased anyone growled at anyone, they always come to my yard since I will feed them if I see them. They weren't raised in the neighborhood my neighbor actually brought them when they were already big. I love big dogs, animals in general, they give you unconditional love regardless of how you look or where you're from, they don't judge by race or gender. My dog only wants to be loved even at her age and size she loves sitting on my lap as if she was still tiny. She loves to be carried even though we can't do that much anymore. She loves other dogs and cats alike. Adults and kids she just loves the attention, she will however bark at the mail lady everyday but that's a reinforced behavior. She'll however never chase her. She has the biggest heart and is so loving and loyal.

Apr 08, 2013
stupid bitch
by: Anonymous

I'm glad they ate your dog. If you would have stabbed my pit I would have sent his ass after you too.

Apr 08, 2013
RE- PITBULL PEOPLE ARE STUPID
by: KNM BULLIES

Why do people like you come here to bash and make people like myself to be an idiot? Very obvious you know nothing of the breed or dogs in general. its been proven the media wont even speak on a regular dog attack but if its a pitbull type dog it will be in the paper. An akita maulled a guy walking on a street were I live, the man had over 60 stiches on his arm and leg, the media was called and they were TOO BUSY. They kept asking, "was it a pitbull?" ITS WHAT THE MEDIA WANTS TO HEAR! YOU PEOPLE ARE RETARDS TO COME HERE AND BLAST US AND OUR DOGS. Then you say we should have a million dollars worth of insurance? Keep dreaming, it will never happen, but for your info since you know it all, My kenell has 250, 000 worth. since this is what I do. Im a responsible owner. For myself not for people like you. I have 4 Razors edge at my property, show quality dogs worth the world to me. Amazing animals.I have nothing against the little ankle bitters, my wife wants a type of toy dog. Last time I checked we live in america, its people like you that bend and twist that freedom because you are against something so I should not exist. Get off this site, why are you here anyway if you hate the breed so much?

Apr 11, 2013
could have been any dog
by: Anonymous

I own two pits and had a shitzu they all live in the house together and peacefully. About eight months ago my shitzu was in the front yard using the bathroom when my neighbors black lab attacked it. She died several hours later from her injuries. So yes it could have been any dog.

Apr 13, 2013
Pits ate not like this naturally
by: Anonymous

Hey I have had a pitbull for 5 years and he is the sweetest thing ever. A happy pitbull would never do this EVEN if it was previously abused pitbulls are the easiest dogs to rehabilitate. So... that dog was either harmed by his owner, had a mental dysfunction or your dog provoked it first. Pitbulls DO NOT attack unless bitten first. My grandmother has a pit and he never once growled at a dog when it prevoked him, when he was bitten he snapped and did not go into a killing frenzy.

P.S.:Pitbulls jaws do not lock. And your mother stabbing the dog made the dog want your dog more.

Apr 13, 2013
Pitbulls ARE not like this
by: Anonymous

this is the rating and spelling I meant to put

Apr 13, 2013
me again
by: Anonymous

Pitbulls WERE bred to fight other dogs, BUT if they came close to having aggression towards humans they were immediately killed.

Apr 14, 2013
to your neighbours pitbulls
by: mpho

um sori ..i also wanted a pitbul and i was about to get one..but now after iv seen this horror story i dont think i want it anymore!! Its sad how people are stupid just to breed for a machine and get reputation...and i heard that there is a pitbulls twin called "american staffordshier"..it has the same characteristics.so be aware of them too....sori for your dog

Apr 16, 2013
I was BITTEN once
by: Anonymous

I am almost 40 years old. I have been around multiple dogs my whole life, worked in shelters and with people who work in vet offices. Ive been bitten once and it was by a chihuaha.

Apr 17, 2013
WOW
by: Anonymous

This post really upset and saddens me. I started having kids in 98, I have owned rotts, and Dobermans, and pits over the yrs starting in 98, I now have 7 kids, from 11 mos to 15 yrs old, and I have had the pit I have now since my youngest was about a month old and she has been great with all of our kids and the best family dog since my rott passed away yrs ago. Any dog and any human can snap so if ur that afraid than imprison Urself in ur home, bolt all ur doors and bullet proof ur home, oh and throw away all sharp objects, and anything that may harm u, now make sure u do this than u won't have nothing to be afraid of but ur nightmares, and who knows maybe u will live forever, hmmm but I will continue to keep my so called dangerous breed dog, and continue to give her TLC. Good Luck with life. I'm sick of ppl discriminating against breeds and stereo typing. I have a question for u. What did ur dog do to provoke the pit??????? U don't know cuz u had just looked outside in the middle, hmmm

Apr 28, 2013
pit bulls are naturally
by: Anonymous

Bred to fight and kill wild pigs and to fight other dogs in "pits" would make this animal aggressive. 10 people have been killed by pit bulls in 2013 already. Mostly children and babies. Guess how many other breeds killed people in 2013? 0, just pit bulls killing people. I would rather have a pet coyote around my children.

Apr 28, 2013
You got that right !!!!
by: Ok calm down

I just have to wonder sometimes, I'm sure there are great pits out there who belong to great owners who maybe just like a challenge, but lets add it all up here is a muscle bound terrier with a high intelligence, a strong will, escape artist tendency, and a natural bred in animal aggression (size of animal opponent irrelevent),high food/toy aggression tendencys, who may have saved many lives but has the ability to take them like no other breed, others may have stronger bite its debatable but lets face it no other canine posses this much muscle, bite streangth, tenacity, and brutal instrintive thrash and maul technigue Comparible to a gator or a shark. Its gotta make you wonder why people would want that around their children with all the statistics and reserch and info availible to us, why you would want too be the next nice pit gone wrong experiment. Cont.


Apr 28, 2013
Make me wonder
by: Ok calm down

It gotta make you wonder why people would want then around their children not only that but then don't get them fixed witch is the highest DBFR unaltered males on top of that, people are stupid and people that advocate for this animal share a sense of rejection with these dogs, so they are living vicariously through their dogs the whole missunderstood reble thing and usually that kind of thing is harmless, a couple of tats some metalica music, maybe even a car with loud pipes, but when just anyone can go get one of these dogs that really needs at least double the training , containment and socialization of most other breeds, so just from that I gather that this person is a bit needy, rebellious and controlling, but then the new wears off and the dog becomes an improperly socialized musclebound ticking time bound who plots for the oppertunity to go on a,rampage leaving toddlers, senior citezens ,and ankle buyers in it's wake but someone had to stand up for these poor babies being refined after well I'm sorry but as much as I love my dogs they do not come before the safety of my children. What talky get s me is when you see ads must rehome pit bull jelous of babu no small children please,lol why pass this mess on, then there was the pit that wasnt fixed but was being rehomed with instructions not to breed, people show their stupidity every day. These dogs should require a permit. Period.

May 10, 2013
Pitbulls
by: Anonymousdavid

Pitbulls are dangerous. They kill. If you don't think they are, then you are part of the reason they do. These sweet little cute dogs are mean and vicious. These dogs should not be allowed in communities with small children. If I see one running around my neighborhood uncontrolled animal control is always the first call. I do not support violence against animals, that said I will kill in defense of my family. It is not just pitbulls, Rottweilers are also just as dangerous.

May 10, 2013
only danger is..
by: Anonymous

The only danger here is you uneducated people. Clearly you've never spent any time with a true pit bull, and the only thing that should be banned is people like you. Between pit bulls and people like you, its you I wouldn't want anywhere around kids

May 16, 2013
I agree most pits are nice
by: Anonymous

BUT, many people who own pitts are downright irresponsible. How many are truly going to take the time and effort to be a responsible pitt owner? My 8 year nephew was riding his bicycle dow the block one day when the neighbor's pitbull jumped the fence and took out a huge chunk of his back.

My sister did not even want to sue for daages. Just hospital and medical bills. Because it was a sweeter old couple and she felt they were not responsible. But my nephew is disfigured for life and she finally agreed she had to sue them.

A neighbor's dog got mauled by a pit recently, but it is dog on dog crime. So he could not press cjarges and is still waiting for reimbursement for medical bills. His dog is now afraid to go outside.

Thing is, too many pitt owners think it is cool to own a pitt. But do not understand their temperament. All dogs "love" their owners. It is how they are with everyone else or other dogs that may be an issue.

It is true most pitbulls do not attack humans' But they do go after other dogs or animals at a high rate. How about the seal attack recently. That pit tore the baby seal up and he was owned by Mark Kelly the astronaut.

It may not be the dog, but I see so many irresponsible people ith a pitt these days I just shake my head. Many of these people do not learn what they need to about the greed. They just walk around like they own the joint.

May 20, 2013
reply to seall attack
by: Anonymous

First of all the seal attack was not even a pit,it was a americn bulldog totally diffrent breed.I've had pits my entire life and never had one aggresive toward humans.Most will get dog aggresive at certian times,but what dogs dont.My mother n laws datsun and shitzu fight all the time.I had a customer in my store to day whos 3 year old son just had to have plastic surgery on his face from a dog bite,any guess as to what kind of dog it was,defiantly not a pit but a golden retriever

May 20, 2013
reply to seall attack
by: Anonymous

First of all the seal attack was not even a pit,it was a americn bulldog totally diffrent breed.I've had pits my entire life and never had one aggresive toward humans.Most will get dog aggresive at certian times,but what dogs dont.My mother n laws datsun and shitzu fight all the time.I had a customer in my store to day whos 3 year old son just had to have plastic surgery on his face from a dog bite,any guess as to what kind of dog it was,defiantly not a pit but a golden retriever

May 31, 2013
The breed should be eliminated
by: Anonymous

These dogs even when trained have something genetically wrong with them. I don't care what or how many of these idiots whom shout they are the most lovable dogs, blah blah blah. I was once one of those idiots, until I personally have seen "trained socialized pitts" by very responsible owners, Kill a child, attack adults, kill wild animals. I am 48 years old, I have known personally over 50 pittbulls out of 50 48 of them ended up with a horror story, all were well trained and well loved pitts. Destroy the breed.

May 31, 2013
48 year old who has had 50 pits.
by: Anonymous

You claim to have had 50 pit bulls and they were all well trained. You lie. I have 3 pit bulls, 1 boxer, and a lab. The boxer and lab finished their training when they were pups and have been left alone ever since and are fine. My oldest pit is 8 years old with hip dysplasia and I still work with her on a daily basis and am not ignorant enough consider her to be perfectly trained. I have been working with her for 8 years!!! You claimed to have had 50 pits in a 48 year period (I'm saying 48 years knowing you did not start at birth. The chances of someone training 50 pits in 48 years is completely impossible, much less a period shorter than 48 years.) They ended in horror stories because you sir are an idiot and mistakingly informed people that they were trained, when in fact, they were practically wild. They did not have nearly enough one on one time. I will consider my pit trained the dreaded day she leaves me to go play at the rainbow bridge. You are the one who should be exterminated. Ignorance is dangerous too. More dangerous than a pit bull.

May 31, 2013
48 year old who has had 50 pits.
by: Anonymous

You claim to have had 50 pit bulls and they were all well trained. You lie. I have 3 pit bulls, 1 boxer, and a lab. The boxer and lab finished their training when they were pups and have been left alone ever since and are fine. My oldest pit is 8 years old with hip dysplasia and I still work with her on a daily basis and am not ignorant enough consider her to be perfectly trained. I have been working with her for 8 years!!! You claimed to have had 50 pits in a 48 year period (I'm saying 48 years knowing you did not start at birth. The chances of someone training 50 pits in 48 years is completely impossible, much less a period shorter than 48 years.) They ended in horror stories because you sir are an idiot and mistakingly informed people that they were trained, when in fact, they were practically wild. They did not have nearly enough one on one time. I will consider my pit trained the dreaded day she leaves me to go play at the rainbow bridge. You are the one who should be exterminated. Ignorance is dangerous too. More dangerous than a pit bull.

Jun 01, 2013
Puttin my Pit down today :(
by: Anonymous

Im going to have to put my pitt down today. I have 3 and I always had pitts and NEVER had this problem. My 4 yr old is starting to snap at the kids. Shes a quite dog and the most sweetest ever. She will not bark at other dogs only when shes home and she hears someone at the door but once door opens she walks away. Now I dont know what to do. it breaks my heart to have to do it,but i would have to kill her myself if she ever hurts my kids. I think shes just gettin old or something I dont know what to do. she snapped at my niece to the point to snagged her shirt and tore it. I have 2 5 month old pitts and Im not sure if Im going to keep them. Not cause I fear them, but only because I dont want to get attached and go thru this pain again. She was like one of my children. :( Very heart broken right now. I love pits and Ive trained mine with love and to love others, but I dont know what went wrong.

Jun 01, 2013
Re putting pit to sleep
by: Anonymous

Awww im sorry to hear that but at least you are being responsible and takeing care of the problem most pibble lovers would simply rehome her with instructions of no children or give her to a rescue who's temperment testing has proven to be terribly flawed by the number of rescued then adopted pits that later maul people to death. Your majoring the right choice and as for the 2 babies you should take a look at occupymaulstreet then make your decision. Im sure that there is something seriously wrong with this breed between what they were origionally bred for and inbreeding they are never to be trusted for a second around small children or it could end in tragedy yes all dogs should be supervised around children but not all breeds are capable of such horrific unbridled destruction. May I reccomend an english mastiff for your next family dog or any mastiff really they are truly gental giants.

Jun 24, 2013
Hey
by: Anonymous

Pit bulls were bred to fight...they have that instinct. When you combine that with stupid owners you have a dangerous combination. Almost 50% of dog attack fatalities in 2012 were from pit bulls. No one cares if a yorkie is mean because they can't do real damage. If a pitbull turns then people can die..

Jun 25, 2013
pitbulls are misrepresented
by: Anonymous

People like you are the reason pitbulls are misrepresented as terrible violent dogs. I understand that you are upset. I would be devastated and irate if that happened to my dog. Yet, I abhor the fact that you compared a pitbull to a tiger. A pitbull can in no way be equated to a tiger. Tigers are animals in the wild who kill to survive, pitbulls are pets that just need love and proper training. This one dog was bad, not the whole breed. There are many dogs from numerous breeds that attack other dogs and people, yet they don't have the same bad reputation that has been unfairly thrust upon pitbulls. The only valid opinion you had in your entire story was when you said that it's people's fault that pitbulls are viewed in the horrific way that you explicitly and wrongly described them. You and people like you are responsible for the unjust persecution of pitbulls. They are being banned from apartment complexes and put to death. Not everyone who has a pitbull got one because of its "dirty rep." Many people get pitbulls because they are loving, loyal, beautiful creatures.

Jun 25, 2013
pitbulls are misrepresented
by: Anonymous

People like you are the reason pitbulls are misrepresented as terrible violent dogs. I understand that you are upset. I would be devastated and irate if that happened to my dog. Yet, I abhor the fact that you compared a pitbull to a tiger. A pitbull can in no way be equated to a tiger. Tigers are animals in the wild who kill to survive, pitbulls are pets that just need love and proper training. This one dog was bad, not the whole breed. There are many dogs from numerous breeds that attack other dogs and people, yet they don't have the same bad reputation that has been unfairly thrust upon pitbulls. The only valid opinion you had in your entire story was when you said that it's people's fault that pitbulls are viewed in the horrific way that you explicitly and wrongly described them. You and people like you are responsible for the unjust persecution of pitbulls. They are being banned from apartment complexes and put to death. Not everyone who has a pitbull got one because of its "dirty rep." Many people get pitbulls because they are loving, loyal, beautiful creatures.

Jun 26, 2013
Sweet boy
by: Proud pitbull mom

I've been around dogs all my life, large and small. I've been chased and nipped only by small dogs and even been bitten on my face by a pug. I now have a pitbull and he is sweetest and gentlest dog I have ever seen. So don't tell me they are the most aggressive or meanest breed because they are far from it.

Jun 27, 2013
The best dogs ever
by: Anonymous

In my whole life I've hade 7 pitbulllls and if you train them right they are More loyal than fuck gayman shepards those dogs are stupid as shit all they know how to do is fuckin bark and eat

Jul 01, 2013
to all you crazy mothers
by: Anonymous

the worst thing you crazy women can do to a child is install fear of dogs into them!! STUPID! let me tell you a story... my pitbull is trained for search and rescue she is the only pit on a team of 5 all others are sheppards! my PITBULL IS THE STAR DOG... SHE WORKS HARDER... ENDURES LONGER... and if my kid was missing she is the one I would want on the job because she will not stop until she finds her mission! the last thing you want is for you child to be afraid of a dog that is trying to save them whether it be a pitbull or a poodle!

Jul 01, 2013
Wtf?
by: Anonymous

I have a pitbull who was always the sweetest dog until my neighbors starting shooting it (and at it) and instilling fear into their childrens hearts once it reached 80lbs. He defends my family while im out of town for work and he does a damn good job of it. He HAS shown signs of over protecting around the house and I am currently working on it. A dog can smell fear and I have neglected my dog in that nature as he has always been a stand-up companion. But with his size and the poor rep that a DOG has with the idiots (idiocracy..watch it. It explains a lot in todays time.) I have to be overly careful. I WILL NOT get rid of my best friend and neither would you.

Jul 01, 2013
Ok calm down
by: Anonymous

Ok I get it there are some great pits out there. That said this is not a dog that, should be readily availible to the general public because as a nation we are full of them they get these dogs because they look tough alot of these people are involved in some kind of criminal activity they don't train them or get them fixed and then you have a very dangerous weapon capable of mass destuction yea someone got nipped by a pug but if it had been a pit you would have no face or an extremely dissfigured one. Most dogs bite or nip as a deturant but pits bite to kill or horrifically maul.

Jul 11, 2013
To the story. Pitbulls are the best dog breed
by: Anonymous

I have had 17 pittbulls my whole intire life . No you are absolutley wrong training a pittbull is not like training a freaking tiger thats the stupidest thing ever heard . Just because pittbulls have been fought by stupid people does NOT mean that they are a fighting bread a pittbull that is raiaed correctley and not fought are the BEST i mean BESat gaurd dogs ever and they are so loyal . That dog must have been a rescue dog or your dog might have been barking at it and also pittbulls are very playfulllso it might have just wanted to play and and your dog bit it or something. So dont go critizing a breed because of what other pttbulls have done because these dogs need to be raised correctley. I have a pittbull named Roscoe ive had him since he was born i own mom and dad. But he is a GREAT dog and i would never trade him for anything on the face of this earth and if he bit something being mean there is a reasonreason behind he. He is fantastic with kids and he may be hyper aometimes . He is one of the best dogs ever and he is about 1 and 2 months.

Jul 16, 2013
pit bulls suck
by: Anonymous

PIT BULLS SUCK

Jul 24, 2013
Pitbulls rule! But I'm sorry for your loss :(
by: Anonymous

Hello, I'm a 16 year old girl and I am so sorry for your loss :( That must have been horrific. But pitbulls are not aggressive if trained right. I have a 7 year old pitbull I've had for 2 years and the only he's EVER been aggressive is when somebody tried to break into our house. A couple wanted to buy him for fighting and we told them to go to hell. My pit was abused in the past by his previous owners and would flinch if you raise your voice, heck even going in the other room. I can kiss my pit, give him huge big bear hugs, play with him, sleep with him in my bed...he is NOT aggressive. ANY DOG can be aggressive. I have been bitten by chihuahuas, collies, poodles... Never once I've been bitten by a pit bull. It's all about the owner. But still sorry for your loss :(

Aug 07, 2013
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY ANGER NEW
by: Anonymous

I have lived with my ancient pit all my life and he has not once snapped or growled. Your neighbor was obviously very weak, for every one of these dogs require a strong owner. My parents hav e left me in my dogs care MANY times and he has showed nothing but compassion. Your comparison between the great american pit bull terrior and tiger was naive. Yes, pits were bred to fight other dogs and be aggressive toward other dogs, but what people fail to realise is that they were not designed to hate people. You probably haven't done much research and have never owned one. People such as yourself infuriate me. If an asian killed your mother, would you hate all asians??? Just think about it missy.. and be sure to catch an episode of pit bulls and parolees.

Aug 07, 2013
Jim Morrison was right NEW
by: Anonymous

people really are afraid of death more than pain!! so labs dont ''kill'' as muchas pits. well, id rather die than live in pain!! you fear leaving the world... dont be afraid to Break on Through....

Aug 07, 2013
people like you NEW
by: Anonymous

People like you is what's wrong with the world, I have a pit and he is the very BEST dog I have ever had in my life. I got him when he was 6wks old and he's almost 3yrs old now and he loves everyone and everything..I'm pregnant and my dog isn't going anywhere, my baby will be raised with my best friend and will know the love of a pit bull and what amazing dogs they are

Aug 07, 2013
Re, people like you NEW
by: Ok ok calm down

How can you say that to her the pibble nuts are the close minded ones if you ask me always swearing their dogs are the greatest and it couldn't possibly have been the dog or the breed but owner. Ha come on these poor, animals have been crossed and inbred for centuries for more aggression,muscle,jaw strwangth and stamina all the while creating many ticking time bombs, now alot of the time I can chime in on the whole bad owner thing ie byb, abusers, fighters, oh and people who treat their dogs like babies. However anyone with half a brain can see there is,a problem here no matter where you want to place the blame. I admit im not a pitt fan but I do think they are beautifull I find myself looking at them alot so decided not to exclude the whole pit umbrella, so I got a catahoula bulldog puppie. I am a very strong and dominant dog owner I run a tight ship with my animals as well as my children so I hit this hybred pup 75% am bulldog 25% catahoula they've been around 100+ years ....... To be continued

Aug 07, 2013
Re, people like you cont NEW
by: Ok ok calm down

He was so adorible and smart he potty trained so easily it blew my mind he would curl up in his bed and sleep with kittens hes great with the kids and very eager to please I even shelled out $1000 dollers when he got vaccinosis and almost died after he recovered he was the same great puppy. He is always around kids and cats , he isnt fixed yet cause I wanted him to get his full growth and start gaurdibg his yard before I did he is only 5mo but I have to change that now because just the other day he attacked one of my outdoor cats out of the blue the same cat he lets eat from his dish and sleeps with him sometimes. So now I am worried this hybred is known to be great with kids and other animals and yet he turned on what appears to be his best friend I have to re-evaluate the situation could he do that with me kids and before you start the cat did nothing , it seems his tolerance for small fuzzy things is dwindling. He falls under the pit umbrella I havn't given up because im home all the time so supervision is the key, he also growls now if someone gets close when he is sleeping no matter how I correct the behavior. Anyways you really can't judge someone for their opinion till you, walked a mile in their shoes. So you may not hate a whole race for the sins of one but if that murderer lived next door and you watched it happen and heard it was allways someone of that trace killing the innocent over and over again you did your research abd still more proof you would probly be a little leary yourself. Maybe comparing to a tiger is a bit extream but we are talking about a pit on a yorkie that is pretty close to say a tiger on a gazel they wouldn't stand a chance

Aug 19, 2013
You are a retard! NEW
by: Anonymous

Pitbulls are the Great Whites of the dog world. All dogs bite, but pitbulls have the power to wreck sh1t! Your family's little annoying dog probably antagonized the pit and got what it deserved. That said, human aggression and agesdion toward other animals are 2 totally different things.

Aug 20, 2013
Who's retarded? NEW
by: Ok calm down

Im not quite sure who your calling retarded, but I must say this is the deffinition of stupid repeating the same behavior expecting different results. All these pibble lovers want to spout how in the past any dog that showes human aggression towards humans it was destroyed, hmmm did you just say past abd expect the halfway intelligent people of the world to believe that still hold true today. However we live in the present where this breed has been riddled tainted and poisoned by the trailer trash of america with aggressive irresponsible insurcurity. You also continually refferance their prey drive yet ignore the FACT that infants and toddelers were not in the fighting pits and a crying newborn under a blanket sounds a looks like many small animals of pray in destress to a prey driven animal aggressive thrash and maul bag of jaw muscle.
There is very little if any of the original pitbull terrier (nanny dog) _______cont

Aug 20, 2013
Who's retarded? Cont NEW
by: Ok calm down

(nanny dog) if any left in todays pitbull terrier byb and fighting rings have seen to that. The latest registration on the planet didn't even recognize the breed done other registries eunethical practices are always in the spotlight and threatening the ligitimicy of many dogs under them. The majority of dogs put down fire being pit didnt even have distant traces of pitbull in their bloodlines, so we have ourselves the pitbull umbtella which covers so many needs some of which don't even have outer drive or animal aggression tendencys, so contrasts trailer trash of america you ruined the very breed you set out to save with your desperate attemp to compensate for your own insecurities.

Aug 20, 2013
Pit bulls ruin lives daily NEW
by: Anonymous

Pit bulls have killed all the children killed by dogs this year. Pit bulls have devastated lives physically, emotionally and financially. Anyone who denies this either does not know the truth or doesn't care...either way, they don't know how much danger they are putting people in with their lies.

Aug 20, 2013
Pit bulls ruin lives daily NEW
by: Anonymous

Pit bulls have killed all the children killed by dogs this year. Pit bulls have devastated lives physically, emotionally and financially. Anyone who denies this either does not know the truth or doesn't care...either way, they don't know how much danger they are putting people in with their lies.

Aug 20, 2013
Pit bulls ruin lives daily NEW
by: Anonymous

Pit bulls have killed all the children killed by dogs this year. Pit bulls have devastated lives physically, emotionally and financially. Anyone who denies this either does not know the truth or doesn't care...either way, they don't know how much danger they are putting people in with their lies.

Sep 05, 2013
"Breedist" (racist) NEW
by: Chrissy Dotson

This kind of "breedist" (racist) crap shouldn't be allowed. I'm sorry for your loss but dogs are dogs just like people are people. There are good, bad and in-between and they all communicate way differently than people. You can't say a breed/type (race) is bad because of individuals. And when it comes to media "reporting".....whenever there's a dog bite, they call it an attack no matter what and even if the dog isn't full Pit or Pit at all, if it has short hair, it'll likely get labeled a Pit. But oh no, when a Pit saves someone, no one ever mentions the breed.

Sep 06, 2013
Really ????? I call bs NEW
by: ok ok calm down

Comparing dog breeds and races of humans is like comparing jump ropes and guns. A jumprope is a jumprope it doesn't matter if its purle or yellow or has bells or tassels is plastic or rope its still a jumprope and is for jumpin. However rifles come in a variety of shapes sizes and purposes you cant use a bb gun where a shot gun is needed and a 9mm wouldn't be a very good substitute for a hunting rifle. Comparing the pit umbrella to any other dog "they can all turn" is ridiculous a pit is capable of ALOT OF UNBRIDLED DESTRUCTION. But since you pibble lovers love the the human/dog analagy, at the very least they should be like navy seals concidered dangerous weapons

Sep 21, 2013
say no to pitbulls NEW
by: Anonymous

All pits should be put down and their owners and immediate family members be sent to labor camps like in N. Korea.

Sep 22, 2013
typical nutter censorship NEW
by: Jennyface

surprise surprise my comment didn't make it through. Can't have an intelligent rebuke with third party resources available, can you? No, only permit the "whargarrrbl" responses to justify your sense of superiority over the "ignorant haters". Deplorable. You call yourselves truthsayers.
What a load.

Sep 28, 2013
my kids mean more than a pit NEW
by: Anonymous

all the research that I've been doing is because my sister got a Pitbull few months ago. She watches my toddler while i work so she can make extra money. the dog stays iouse the house she is about a about year old. She had always been family pet because we knew last owners. never violent BUT in past week she had killed two cats tried to kill my toy poodle, attacking other animals while still loving my sister but i go to pick up my toddler and my nephew who is 9 is playing fetch with her she bites him multiple times getting to rough playing with ball then i pick ball up n she jumps trying to Getty ball n bites me this breed is totally unpridictable.. always had good temperment never been abused great training but I'm not risking my kids for a dog

Sep 28, 2013
The truth is.... NEW
by: Ok ok calm down

Oh my please run to the nearest qualified babysitter. Since you have done your research then you know that the majority of attacks on children are while in the care of a babysitter or while visiting family go to dogsbite.org it is ran by a victim of a pit mauling but she has also done her research articles and facts from 1900's. Nanny dog myth debunked, manbiters culled myth debunked, blame the deed not the breed myth debunked, all in how you raise them sqaushed. I couldnt believe my eyes my jaw hit the floor this is a huge conspiracy that runs deep and the nutters swallowed it hook line and sinker.

Oct 03, 2013
pitbulls are not evil NEW
by: Anonymous

i hate to tell you this but i have had pitbulls for over 10 years and never ever have i had any problems with either of them now on the other hand my labrador yes she trys to bit my pitbull for no reason at all so we had to give her up so dont tell me pitbulls are breed to fight because i raise pitbulls and not one time have i ever had an adoption tell me my dogs were aggressive. Maybe you should of watched your dog better or maybe your mother provoked it

Oct 10, 2013
Seriously? NEW
by: Anonymous

I have never seen so many ignorant people in my life. With the whole statistics bullshit. Take a look at this link (http://listverse.com/2012/05/04/top-10-deceptively-dangerous-dog-breeds/) See any pitbulls on there? nope. I bet you didn'y know that some news stations will only do stories on dog attacks if there is a pitbull involved. Would this not be considered breed discrimination? If you want to discriminate against a breed then you as an individual better not complain when you yourself are discriminated against since you are guilty of it yourself. I'm so sick of people saying "(insert breed name here) are aggressive dogs and should never be trusted and are horrible dogs" Like stop and think.

I can understand if this person does not like pitbulls, that's okay they had a bad experience that probably had a big impact on their life. I can personally say if one of my dogs were attacked i might feel the same way. Just dont condemn a whole breed because of one dogs actions.That's like saying a certain group of people are bad because of one persons actions. See what I'm saying? It's more than likely the owners fault. Pitbull owners know that they have a tough job since everyone seems to think pitbulls are bad dogs. Its the job of the owner to prove them wrong and have their dogs trained and under control so incidents like this don't happen.

As a pitbull owner myself I know how badly pitbulls are discriminated against. and because of that i started training my pittie the day i got her. She is 17 weeks old and is better trained than most dogs that are years older than her. It all just depends on how the dog is raised.

As a fun fact that is not well know Pitbulls were once known as the "nanny dog" for children because of its friendly nature, loyalty and stability. I encourage you all to read this artical just for an eye opener. (http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/pitbulls-used-be-considered-perfect-nanny-dogs-children-until-media-turned-them)

Oct 10, 2013
All myths dubunked NEW
by: Ok ok calm down

Nanny dog please that is a rumor started by the grand daughter I believe of Colby she started am staff magazine at the time when dogmen knew their days in fighting was limited so they decided to start pimping them as nanny dogs but thats far from the truth truth is these dogs have been killing people since then breed wa created go to dogsbite.org to see all these nutter myths debunked.

Oct 12, 2013
Bully life NEW
by: Anonymous

Seriously people ! You are human they are animals. Let's use our human intelligence wisely or else how are we superior ?

I have a pitbull , I socialized him from a puppy , he is perfect around I 1yr old nephew , the 4 yr old twins I baby sit , and around me , when other dogs are aggressive at the dog parks , he cowards down , he is 85lbs and muscular because I make sure he gets substantial excersise .

I grew up in south Florida ( now living in NYC) when pitbulls were outlawed in Miami , I lived in the neighboring country and had/have 5 archers of land by the Everglades . Due to the outlaw of pitbulls in Miami , my family opened our property to pitbull rescue. We still have five pitbulls living on the property. They play all together well , every once in a while we get a lizard on the door step , but being we live ( mom still lives there ) in a ruel area there are bourses sheep goats ,ect. And the pitbulls have never harmed any of these animals .

It is how they are raised , we had a " bad seed " rescued from a dog fighter in Miami . The day we put her down was the sadest day , because you realize that others irresponsibly and lack of education effected the life of this loving dog . She was the most love able girl with humans but since she was used as a bate dog when the other dogs came around she was scared and her reaction was to be aggressive .


People please educate yourself on the bread before you judge it .

If you have never been a responsible pitbull owner you would never know how amazing they truly are . Americans remover this is the dog of our country The American** staffordshier terroir .


Also do your research on other dog stereotypes , like Doberman , German shepherd , chow chow , Rottweilers , shar pei .

Thank you

Oct 13, 2013
People are stupid NEW
by: Anonymous

Pit bull owners are incapable of intelligent discourse. iF I told you that 60% of the people that died in car accidents were driving a Saab, and 0% of traffic fatalities were driving a Fiat, the appropriate course of action is to avoid buying a Saab-not saying "well I have a Saab and I'm not dead yet" "I love my Saab". Are you likely to die tommorrow in your Saab? No. Does that mean you should drive your kids around in one?

Chances are GOOD your pit bull will never eat anyones face. Chances are even better that your 10 lb little mixed breed shelter pup won't kill your kid because it couldn't -even if it wanted to. Is there even a choice?

There are tons of great dogs that are gassed every day that have no homes. People who purposely choose any breed that has a higher potential to bite/maul/kill and then keep one around their kids need to be taken to the SPCA and neutered.

Oct 13, 2013
People are stupid NEW
by: Anonymous

Pit bull owners are incapable of intelligent discourse. iF I told you that 60% of the people that died in car accidents were driving a Saab, and 0% of traffic fatalities were driving a Fiat, the appropriate course of action is to avoid buying a Saab-not saying "well I have a Saab and I'm not dead yet" "I love my Saab". Are you likely to die tommorrow in your Saab? No. Does that mean you should drive your kids around in one?

Chances are GOOD your pit bull will never eat anyones face. Chances are even better that your 10 lb little mixed breed shelter pup won't kill your kid because it couldn't -even if it wanted to. Is there even a choice?

There are tons of great dogs that are gassed every day that have no homes. People who purposely choose any breed that has a higher potential to bite/maul/kill and then keep one around their kids need to be taken to the SPCA and neutered.

Oct 13, 2013
People are stupid NEW
by: Anonymous

Pit bull owners are incapable of intelligent discourse. iF I told you that 60% of the people that died in car accidents were driving a Saab, and 0% of traffic fatalities were driving a Fiat, the appropriate course of action is to avoid buying a Saab-not saying "well I have a Saab and I'm not dead yet" "I love my Saab". Are you likely to die tommorrow in your Saab? No. Does that mean you should drive your kids around in one?

Chances are GOOD your pit bull will never eat anyones face. Chances are even better that your 10 lb little mixed breed shelter pup won't kill your kid because it couldn't -even if it wanted to. Is there even a choice?

There are tons of great dogs that are gassed every day that have no homes. People who purposely choose any breed that has a higher potential to bite/maul/kill and then keep one around their kids need to be taken to the SPCA and neutered.

Oct 15, 2013
Right NEW
by: Ok ok calm down

Your so right it's the whole lion tamer syndrom if fact instead of helping the situation you have increased the chances of a mauling 10 fold multiple pit bulls around livestock and visiting children sounds like you insist on pushing the limits in this area. I mean who moves across the country for 1 breed of dog I mean most band allows you tio keep your pet as long as you comply with their shots altering abd containment. So once your current pit passed then you just go get any pod the hundreds of other non-figting breeds but instead you move so you can contour endangering children and neighbors congrats your a true patriot.

Oct 20, 2013
WOW! NEW
by: Anonymous

I've read most of the comments not all, but the ones I have read claiming that pitbulls are dangerous so on and so forth...wow...is the first thing that comes to mind. Yes everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but that's exactly what it is...an opinion. It's really a shame that the people with so called opinions try to push it on everyone as a fact even though there is no proof behind it. They are the types that believe that media is helpful still! I have 2 pitbulls and 2 children ages 5 and 14 months and I already know the "I can't believe you would do that reaction" I'm going to get. My pits are ages 1 and 3 and they protect my children as their own. They are big babies all the time. Think what you want, but I think just the same as people can turn on other people so can dogs, but just because of these "incidents" that everyone hears on the news doesn't mean this breed should be condemned. There are more "white" mass murders...Columbine,Sandy Hook, the movie theatre mass shooting...Does that mean that we should get rid of white people because they are on the news every weekend with new murder stories? Yes, I just went there...That's how ignorant these pitbull haters sound.

Oct 21, 2013
protect these dogs NEW
by: Anonymous

Some of these myths include the beliefs that pit bulls have locking jaws and are more likely to bite than other breeds. To clear that first one up once and for all, pit bulls do not have any anatomical mechanism that would cause or allow their jaws to lock. No dog does. And while pit bulls still get a lot of bad press, they’re no more likely to bite someone than any other breed.

Pit Bulls are all inherently vicious.
Reality: This is a stereotype that is biased toward generalizing and condemning an entire breed based on the actions of a few bad people. The truth is that each dog should be evaluated by his own merits and not by his breed. A corollary truth is that there truly are no bad dogs, only bad people. In his essay Troublemakers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses what Pit Bull stereotypes can teach us about the wrongness of racial profiling of both humans and dogs.

In fact, pit bulls used to be referred to as the perfect “nanny dogs” for children because of their fantastic temperaments and were used to represent America on WWI posters because of their loyalty, bravery and determination. Even Helen Keller had one.


Many today are under the misunderstanding that Pit Bulls were bred historically for fighting against each other. This is a myth that has been perpetuated by some registries over time that have supported such activities. While some individual Pits have been bred for this purpose it is important to note that this is but an infinitesimal part of the the breeds background and has never been practiced by more than a small percentage of its owners.

In 1917 a Pit Bull by the name of Sgt. Stubby became a war hero for saving several soldiers lives and even capturing a German Spy while in the trenches of France with the 26th Yankee Division. A bust of Sgt. Stuby was even donated to the Smithsonian for historical purposes.

These dogs are very loyal one of the only breed of dogs that are known to lay down their life for thier friends or owners. The myth of these beautiful dogs being breed only for dog fighting has to end. They were used to keep live stock save from harm and they tend to protect babies. They will lay down beside your baby and stay there to make sure they are ok. They will protect your home and you from harm . This Sterio type has to end

Oct 28, 2013
All ANIMALS have the ability to kill. NEW
by: Anonymous

Every dog, no matter what breed, has pack instincts & there are dogs who feel threatened by other dogs & will attempt to dominate/gain alpha status with the other animal.

Like a previous comment stated - the dog didn't turn on your mother for hurting it.. which, to me, says the dog was trying to set status with your dog.. not because it was aggressive to humans.

Even horses will turn on their own kin if they have a reason - IE: weakness. If a foal is weak & the mother deems it unfit to survive, she will clench it in her jaws & shake it until it dies. They will also stomp on it. Do you think anyone could stop that?

So.. it's all in how you look at it.. I mean, really look at the situation, not just that it killed your dog for no reason that YOU know of. How do you know your dog didn't provoke it by growling or whining?

I am sorry for your loss, however.. but like a lot of people out there, they just look at the breed & what it did & instantly assume it's a vicious animal.

Nov 12, 2013
Re: NEW
by: Anonymous

Not everyone gets a PitBull for it's dirty rep. Mine was a stray that literally adopted me, it wouldn't have been my first choice of breed I must admit but he is sweetest thing and just a big ole baby.

A Pitbull should NEVER be human aggressive but some do have a fighting gene and should never be around other dogs. Most Pits don't have an aggressive bone in their body. I also have two little toy dogs, a German Shepard and cats and my Pitbull is alot better with my cats than my old gsd mix. On another note German Shepards have a stronger bite hold than Pitbulls do.

It's not a dog for everyone and not everyone should own one, they are powerful strong dogs. You have to be careful where you get your Pitbull and be absolutely certain it is not dog aggressive. As with any dog, if you can't control it and train it correctly you probably shouldn't own it.


Nov 18, 2013
Talking about chances. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a 140 pound rott. My childeren ride him like a horse. I had a pitt for 13 years. One of the best dogs Ive ever had. To you people that say dont take a chance on a "dangerous" dog you are ignorant in the facts. More people are hospitized from golden retriever bites then any other dog. A chiwawa ripped my brothers lower jaw off.(hince all dogs CAN be dangerous.) If you dont want to take chances than never get in a car. You could get killed in a car accident. Never get on a plane. You could get in a plane crash. Never go to a school. You could get shot. Get the point. Dogs with PROPER training are good dogs. The only kind of dangerous dog is one without proper training. And that goes for ALL breeds. If you want to stand against something then stand against irresponsible owners who dont properly train their dogs. Enough said.

Nov 20, 2013
by ok ok calm down NEW
by: re talking about chances

Prove it that's all, enough said ? That's funny you can't drop a line like that (my brother had his jaw ripped off by a chihuahua) I believe that's what it was, and expect anyone with an iq to believe that crap without proof so I say prove
It.

Nov 20, 2013
by ok ok calm down NEW
by: re talking about chances

Prove it that's all, enough said ? That's funny you can't drop a line like that (my brother had his jaw ripped off by a chihuahua) I believe that's what it was, and expect anyone with an iq to believe that crap without proof so I say prove
It.

Nov 20, 2013
by ok ok calm down NEW
by: re talking about chances

Prove it that's all, enough said ? That's funny you can't drop a line like that (my brother had his jaw ripped off by a chihuahua) I believe that's what it was, and expect anyone with an iq to believe that crap without proof so I say prove
It.

Nov 20, 2013
Reply to prove it. NEW
by: Anonymous

I live in indianapolis, in. You are more than welcome to come around and meet my brother. He will be more than happy to show you the scar lines thru his gums where it was all reattached. I would also be more than happy to meet you to. I like meeting people who talk big online calling people stupid and liars. I can bring my rott too. That way you get to see what a properly trained dog does. While I beat your head in he will just sit there and watch eagerly waiting for the command to put you in a submission.

Nov 20, 2013
re re re NEW
by: ok calm down

Hmmm threats and intimidation from p-nuts, nutters, and pit advocates big surprise. Even if your story were true, that's one incident oh wait i think a pom killed a baby once. That's remedial to compare one or two incidents to the 22 people pits have killed this year alone 15 of which were children. Before you start with those weren't pits, its all how you raise them, blame the deed not the breed, Ive heard them all and all can say is bs all propaganda, I used to believe that crap too . Not anymore.

Nov 20, 2013
re re re NEW
by: ok calm down

Hmmm threats and intimidation from p-nuts, nutters, and pit advocates big surprise. Even if your story were true, that's one incident oh wait i think a pom killed a baby once. That's remedial to compare one or two incidents to the 22 people pits have killed this year alone 15 of which were children. Before you start with those weren't pits, its all how you raise them, blame the deed not the breed, Ive heard them all and all can say is bs all propaganda, I used to believe that crap too . Not anymore.

Dec 15, 2013
pitbull attack NEW
by: middleman

WOW VERY EXCITING BACK AND FOURTH HERE. BUT I HAVE THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION..... Any body ever heard of a friggin leash? That is the moral of the story. Thats who wins the fight thats whos right and whos wrong. Forget smoke in mirrors. Terrible what happened to both dogs. Who was responsible for those 2 getting together? Yea Yea Yea we can all agree a pitbull is a very dangerous dog or shall we say has the potential to be very dangerous. A pitbull is no different then a loaded gun period. In the wrong hands horrifying in the right hands a total rock star. Going back and fourth in this arguement has a no win end. Where i live we have leash laws. A leash
can prevent everything. no lesh iresponsible. dogs dont think the act on instinct. all of them.

Dec 23, 2013
Silly Pitbull Fantards NEW
by: Anonymous

Pit bull fantards... using the same tired excuses and deflections away from their favorite but dangerous breed of dogs....

"It is the owner not the breed!" even after many stories of pit bulls attacking seemingly out of nowhere... "Bad owner" is the usual cop-out.

Another is to use anecdotal stories "My pitbull is great with kids!" as if that means jack to other people. Who in their right mind would want their tiny children around strange pitbulls? Nobody with a brain... Pitbull fan tards lack brains. 44% of pitbull attacks involve family members, so they are dangerous to their owners, their relatives, and their families.

Dec 24, 2013
Open your eyes NEW
by: Anonymous

Wow really? Trying to win an argument by name bashing anyone who likes pitbulls by calling them fan tards? Yeah totally going to work. And yes responsibility does lie with the owner, if a person treats their dog like crap and encourages it to be aggressive, guess what that dog is going to be aggressive! Doesn't matter what breed it is. All pitbulls are not default aggressive or born killers. Yeah you hear about attacks in the news because that's what gets views and ratings, no one wants to hear about a husky or Dalmatian attack. The pits you do hear about in the news were not properly trained or handled and are bad examples of this wonderful breed. If all you ever see is the bad then it's all you'll ever know. Do some research and don't rely on the news or sites obviously against pitbulls.

Dec 24, 2013
lmao NEW
by: Anonymous

What's a fan tard ? Lmao! Yeah I got my daughter one for 5th birthday. At the party the kida all ran around with him like the little rascals. Until u own a Pitbull you'll never understand. I would hate to shoot my kid in the dark by accident. My pit dont make mistakes. Media educated gotta love it. Still laughing. And yes still feel bad for the fight that took place. Merry Christmas or is that not politically correct either ? The are probably the same people that got duck dynasty in a mess. Well God bless u all anyway and have a merry Xmas!

Jan 01, 2014
ignorance is bliss NEW
by: Anonymous

I was never a pitbull fan, and was always kind of leary around them because of their reputation. I ended up getting a pitbull recently, I wasn't too sure about it, but I was going to get a dog and this one kind of fell into my lap. So I started doing a lot of research on pitbulls and have come to find out quite a few different facts. Like there have been more people bitten by golden retrievers than any other larger dog. You are about 300 times more likely to die in a car accident than you are from a dog (that includes all dogs). German shepherds and rottweilers have a stronger bite than pitbulls. Pitbulls were considered a nanny dog back in the early 1900s they watched and protected the children.
It seems to me like you're chances of dying just by taking a trip to the grocery store are a couple hundred times more likely than a properly trained pitbull would ever snap

Jan 01, 2014
Any dog who attacks NEW
by: Anonymous

Any dog that comes into my yard or anywhere for that matter that I have a right to be and attacks me or mine will be killed no questions asked! Just wrong point blank. People who have dogs that do that have no rights to own a dog.

Jan 05, 2014
pit bull killer NEW
by: Anonymous

its fucked up that ur dumb ass mom killed da pit but sad for the dog i mean the pitbull

Jan 16, 2014
Ridiculous NEW
by: Anonymous

First of all I think it's sick that any human would stab an animal to its death!!! I have had many of animals in my 40 years from chickens, ducks, goats, pigs, tigers, cats, horses, cows, and all breeds of dogs. And at one time or the other their animal instincts have come out because they are animals domesticated or not. Just like children at an early age have that aggression so do animals...and you wouldn't stab a toddler to it's death because he or she attacked your son or daughter...I have had 5 pit bulls, 3 of which are currently still with me...two females, one unfixed the other a dog fighting ring rescue and one fixed male all living under the same roof with no aggression problems...the unfixed female is 1 year the other two are 7 & 8...time, patience and having one dominant owner to train them is all you need to have the most loving, protective, non violent pit bull...people speak of their incredible jaw strength, but you can pry their jaws off another animal because I have had to in the past with a wild rescue...he was a brindle I had saved from the streets and as I love my dogs I have always loved my cats...when the brindle regained his strength from being starved out on the streets he decided my loving cat would be his next meal...so that is when I body slammed him (I am a female) grabbed his jaws with both hands and pryed my cat from inside his mouth...so it can be done!!! you just can't have a fear of animals...we continued to teach him how to behave around cats and kept him...up until my 3 small children ages 5, 7, & 8 had left the house door ajar and he ran next door and killed the neighbors cat...we then knew the brindle had been hunting for his food for too long to domesticate him and my husband drove him to the pound as I drove the cat to the vet...unfortunately the neighbors cat died in my car...I cried for both the dog and the cat, but it didn't change my mind about the breed...because he was just doing what he knew how to do to survive...he was just being an animal...so as loving as are animals are to us we should never forget that they are animals first and learn how to train them to be non aggressive...and never blame a breed...it's like saying all Black or Hispanic men are criminals because when you see a report on the news looking for a criminal there description is that of a Black or Hispanic male

Jan 17, 2014
Honesty lacks, rumors rule NEW
by: detective Jim

A little about me, I am now retired, a former Detective and L.E. Dog trainer, Schutzhund trainer to name a few things. I worked one of the most violent and Pit Bull infested streets of this nation, Detroit's inner city.
41 years training dogs, and 30 of them working as a detective also. I lived my work and enjoyed doing what I did and still train dogs as a retirement sideline.
There is nothing but lies and distortions about Pits and even from so called Pit Supporters. The whole bred to kill other dogs is plain stupidity and false. You can hardly find a single line of Pits that has any of this breeding more than 2 generations. Poppy Cock. Myself and my partners have had to kill numerous pits that were so horiffically abused they hated any human beings and ran wild in the city. Yet many I have taken in without any help, and no problems. I would say that more than half the Pit Bull owners I have met, ( I met hundreds if not thousands) are unfit to have any dog, let alone a high prey drive dog. They are not unlike the typical I wanna dog idiots who get a puppy then realize there is responsibility attached to owning an animal.
The last 3 pits I pulled off the streets branded as hopeless are became outstanding companions, house pets and some of the best dogs I have had. Mind you I have had several Schutshund III IPO,FH dogs who also require lots of time and training/working time. if you are prepared to work with a dog daily then maybe you are ready for a Pit, or other high drive dogs. If you are a typival lazy American, then get gold fish.

Jan 24, 2014
Pits NEW
by: Mikey's Owner

advocates vs pit haters go in circles all the time and unfortunately it is hard to get the haters on board... take it from someone who adopted a pit mix and has a degree in journalism...if the news/papers are your only source of "facts" and information on this breed, then you are sadly mistaken.. Yes, pit bulls can be very dangerous if trained that way..Because if you're going to train a mean dog, obviously you will want one that is capable of doing damage just like humans..if you're going to hire a security guard or train a fighter, you're going to want someone strong enough to do damage, not a horse jockey..this does not mean every big person is going to know who to fight or kill..same with pits..if they are socialized and trained to love and be gentle, that's what they'll know. My dog's best friend is my way smaller frenchie/boston mix

Jan 24, 2014
ignorance is bliss NEW
by: Anonymous

Mikeys Owner has it right. I have been spproached by many idiots who live in rumorville, from anti Pit bull people to the pro attack dog people. First fact. NEVER train a dog to be mean, vicious, or an attack dog, it is a fatal misnomer. When we train Schutzhunds and Law Enforcement dogs it is a game or competition mentality. We train the dogs it is a game, becasue we do not want an out of control animal. If it is a game the fright/fight situation does not play into the activity as much as if the dog is in fear or anger. It is easy to call of a dog in an attack if he thinks this is only a game to be played, and near impossible if the dog thinks he is fighting for his life. Those morons who train fighting dogs deserve long prison sentences. We are also incorrectly told that todays Pit Bulls are trained and bred to fight. False! Pits in the last hundred years have been bred for pets, not fighters so the egentic argument fails to hold any scientific basis. Almost all of the so called fighting breeding is long gone if it ever existed at all. Sad fact is the Internet has made people more ignorant because it has become the soap box of the ill informed. Too many people rad things on the Internet and believe it without any review of facts and common sense. The Media is also a huge problem they have since time and memorial told us many lies, and now with political correctness and the fear of Peer and political contempt only parrot what the common mantra is.

Jan 27, 2014
I HAVE AN AWESOME PIT BULL AND I LOVE HER NEW
by: Anonymous

I think that pit bulls are awesome. And that you shouldn't blame the breed you need to blame the deed and the owner. I have a pit bull and when she eats you can pet her and won't do anything and I also have a yorkie and he go's around and plays with her and they love each other. And she has nevered hurt anybody she is just a playful dog. And she loves everybody and she is the best dog I can ever have. Even if I have had a lot of pit bulls in my childhood. So I also think they should keep the breed if god made them it was for a reason why else would god make them. They just need so love which I give all my dogs so just love they FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 29, 2014
Another Pitbull Brutal Story NEW
by: Anonymous

Just another Pitbull attack

My 3 pounds yorkie was brutally killed on Sunday January 26 2014 by 2 pitbulls. My 5 years old son went to my driveway to get his toy out of the car, he came back running saying, "there are two big dogs outside", as he was getting in the house, my yorkie got out, just to fall into the 2 pitbulls jaws. My whole family is devastated over the lost of our dog, he was always lovable and obedient. animal Control authorities said, We are sorry, but your dog, did not have a leash!! are you freaking quitting me! My dog, is smaller than a cat, those pitbulls are over 70 pounds each. It could had been my son the one attacked by the pitbulls. Animal Control Authorities? What a joke!!!! Now, the pitbulls are still in the neighbourhood, my son cant play outside or ride his bike, the daycare cant take their kids to the park. But, it is not over, I will fight until my yorkie gets justice!!!!
those dogs should not be allowed in residential areas period!!!! Someone will have to do something about the suppousely "Nice Pitbulls" brutal attacks, it is everywhere, everyday!!!!

Jan 29, 2014
Sorry for your loss NEW
by: Mikey's owner

But why does it have to be "just another pitbull" instead of a 70lb dog? A pitbull, just like any other dog needs to be trained and socialized properly and unfortunately those two dogs were not. They just happened to be pitbulls. If someone of another race creates a crime, should we discriminate against that whole race? That's what you're doing against the breed.. My pits.. Mine is playing with a yorkie as I'm typing this

Jan 29, 2014
Sorry for your loss. NEW
by: Anonymous

I am sorry for the lost of your yorkie. Your dog and child statistically are more likely to get bit by a golden retriever. If you want to ban one breed in your neighborhood for an attack then you should also go after the others. Any two dogs could have done that to your yorkie. You should definantly go after those two particular dogs because that is unacceptable behavior, but you can't blame the breed. That is a form of racial profiling. Would you say all white men are bad if one car jacked you? I don't think you would.

Jan 29, 2014
Stats NEW
by: Anonymous

https://twitter.com/shortyrossi/status/427133491105390592

Jan 30, 2014
RE;Pitbull brutal story Calling BS on this claim NEW
by: Detective Jim

you said " animal Control authorities said, We are sorry, but your dog, did not have a leash!!"

You are not fooling me on this claim. As far as I am concerned this whole story is fake.

With the letigious society we live in there is little chance a city worker would not do their job and blame the victim because the yorkie wasn't on a leash. Pure B.S. I am assuning you are in Canada due to youe spelling and Canada is even worse about Pit Bull hatred. So this story smells bad from the first word. I am a little shocked no one else caught this specious claim. I spent decades in my job and I have seen and heard some irresponsible things done and said but this claim of things said has law suit written all over it.

Then here is your openly biased comment " "Nice Pitbulls" brutal attacks, it is everywhere, everyday!!!!"
This comment shows your true intent writing here. In my experience your comments show a mission and not the relay of a true incident.

I warm others who want the truth told about Pit Bulls that these people exist and go from site to site posting fake claims and many work for Peta and I know this from personal experience where a admitted P.E.T.A. memember told me she does this because "all Pit Bulls should be exterminated" And she added she "isn't the only one posting"

We must caefully read the posts and discern what is being said and you can pick out the fraud.

So here is my challenege to the original poster, Prove your claim. Provide a city, date and time , and the name of the animal control officer who said this. I will gladly call them and verify is this actually happened.

But the OP (original poster) made very telling comment of her intent when she said this "Nice Pitbulls" brutal attacks, it is everywhere, everyday!!!!" This comment shows the intent was to smear and not provide actual evidence of a real event.

Jan 30, 2014
Repond to Detective? Jim? NEW
by: Anonymous

My spelling probably not correct Detective ?.. Jim?
Because I was not born in the US and neither Canada as you assumed. To be a little more specific, and without going into too many details, because I am taking this very serious and not to please persons like you, heres to satisfy your curiosity.The incident happened on Sunday January 26 around 2 p. in front of my house, on the sideway, in Sacramento, California.
If you are a detective as you claimed, find the repor!.
Just because you said you are a detective, that does not mean that you truly are? right? I understand anyone can write whaever in the internet but please send me your email address and I will send you a lot of pictures of my dead yorkie, My family is devastated for our loss, we don't need negative comments, but advise. Thank You for "yours". Are you buying it now? Who is the one full of BS?

Jan 30, 2014
Yorkie killed by pit bulls NEW
by: Detective Jim

Well now we have a tiny bit of information and you still maintain that the animal control didn't give a damn because your doh was not on a leash?

You are still sticking to that story? That is what raised alarms for most people who can tell an apple from a watermelon.

Canada uses the same spelling as it's Queen mother nation the U.K. and most all the former or current British holdings spell neighborhood as neighborhood so you didn't score any points saying you are not from Canada.

If you lost your dog it is terrible, but to come in here slamming all Pit Bulls is the same as someone saying that all people of the U.K. should never be trusted because of how many they murdered here during the revolution, it's pure insanity, and is no different that guilt by association comments like because I was robbed by a black person this means all black people are criminals, it's folly and hate derived and I would bet the farm you harbored an ignorant based hate of Pit Bulls long before your Yorkie was killed by one, if said incident is real.

When you come in a forum and display a hate filled bias towards a group of animals due to an incient and not use common sense and grasp a simple concept that it is in FACT the abuse of Pit Bulls that has caused this problem. You might not be as old as I, but I distinctly remember working the streets of Detroit in the 1970's and we had a Doberman problem due to a culture of stupidity, which culminated in the 1980's after the movie the OMEN showed a grave yard scene with Rottys and months later everyone in Detroit buys and abuses the Rottys to the point we had problems with those dogs. In Detroit one had to carry a weapon in his hand in certain neighborhhods due to large packs of dogs that roamed the streets escaped from abusive owners.
I have been there done that as they say.

If you really want help and compassion then show some yourself and quit blaming the dog for the abuse done by the dog owner. People when as badly abused like I have seen dohs abused will commit far more evil than what we have seen in the Pit Bulsla nd our crims rates show this with most felons as child abuse victims earlier in life.

Now give me a Police report number to look up as you should know they won't just dump information to just anyone including a recently retired detective. We do have laws here dealing with privacy, and I don't work for the N.S.A.

I really want to heat the reults of the animal control officver telling you basically too bad because your dog wasn't leashed. Not buying it sorry, it's too easy to get sued for being that stupid and if this happened take some advice GET A LAWYER FAST! Because is would be inexcusable to say such.

Jan 31, 2014
To detective Jim NEW
by: Anonymous


I have been very upset about the loss of our yorkie, my children are very sad, the owners of the dogs are harrasing my family. All I wanted to do is publish the attack, and this is the site that came out, I saw the first post, where someone posted a pitbull attack. I thought this was the right place, so everyone is aware of these dogs attacks. Obviously, this site is for Pitbulls lovers. Personally I did not have any hate for Pitbulls, but I thought they have a horrible reputation. But these two dogs who killed my yorkie, happened to be Pitbulls". I dont have to give you any more information detective? Jim? I dont have time to play your game! But I want to thank all the others who posted their simpaties and condolences. Good luck to all.

Feb 02, 2014
Pit bulls lead bite counts across the US NEW
by: KaD

Little dogs bite more-NO, they don't. Pit bulls lead bite counts across the US: http://blog.dogsbite.org/2009/07/pit-bulls-lead-bite-counts-across-us.html

Feb 02, 2014
Pit bulls kill NEW
by: KaD

Yes, other dog breeds can attack too. But other dog breeds attack with neither the frequency nor the ferocity of pit bulls. Since 1851 pit bulls have KILLED more people than all other breeds COMBINED, every single decade. www.fatalpitbullattacks.com

Feb 02, 2014
Pit bulls maim NEW
by: KaD

Every 5.4. days, a body part is severed and lost in a pit bull attack . http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/San-Antonio-study-could-help-push-for-new-pit-1693528.php This is a statistic that DOES NOT EXIST for any other breed type.

Feb 02, 2014
You cannot train or love out DNA NEW
by: KaD

Pit bulls do not attack due to anxiety or lack of positive associations and trust. They do not attack because of resource guarding. They attack because they have a genetically determined, strongly heritable brain dysfunction: http://monkeybutlerinvasion.com/media/semyonova-response-to-marmeladov.pdf How and why training and socialization fails in pit bulls.

Feb 02, 2014
Pit bulls kill more NEW
by: Anonymous

Breed SPECIFIC report on dog attacks and maimings in the US and Canada from September 1982 to January 2012: http://images.bimedia.net/documents/Dog+attack+stats+with+breed+2012.pdf There is a persistent allegation by pit bull terrier advocates that pit bulls are overrepresented among reported dog attack deaths and maimings because of misidentifications or because “pit bull” is, according to them, a generic term covering several similar types of dog. However, the frequency of pit bull attacks among these worst-in-10,000 cases is so disproportionate that even if half of the attacks in the pit bull category were misattributed, or
even if the pit bull category was split three ways, attacks by pit bulls and their closest relatives
would still outnumber attacks by any other breed.

Feb 02, 2014
Pit bulls slaughter NEW
by: KaD

About 31,400 dogs attacked about 61,500 other animals in the U.S. in 2013, killing 43,500 and seriously injuring 18,100.

The animals killed included about 12,000 dogs, 8,000 cats, 6,000 hooved animals, and 17,000 other small domestic animals, primarily poultry.

Pit bulls inflicted 99% of the total fatal attacks on other animals (43,000); 96% of the fatal attacks on other dogs (11,520); 95% of the fatal attacks on livestock (5,700) and on small mammals and poultry (16,150); and 94% of the fatal attacks on cats (11,280).
http://www.17barks.blogspot.com/2014/01/its-slaughterhouse-out-there.html

Feb 02, 2014
It's not the owners NEW
by: KaD

If it's the owners then why haven't Michael Vick's dogs killed anyone? Wasn't he the epitome of a bad owner? Why was this guy who was PRAISED for his excellent treatment of his pit bull mauled by it? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503438&objectid=11097590 Why are pit bulls mauling and killing the people who breed, rescue, and advocate for them? http://www.thecaninegamechanger.blogspot.com/2013/09/pitbull-loyalty-by-jenny-rosenquist.html Because it's NOT the owners, it's a BREED problem: http://www.thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-science-of-how-behavior-is.html

Feb 02, 2014
Re: NEW
by: Mikey's owner

Vick's dogs did kill.. Other dogs.. That's why Vick didn't execute them... And now after being rehabbed, re-socialized and taken care of the proper way by professionals, they are once again pets so your point works against you.. Pit bulls are the most most rained dogs used for fighting and to be "mean guard dogs" so of course their statistics are going to be higher. I guess we should look at crime stats each year and see which race murdered the most people and rid ourselves of them too.

Feb 19, 2014
sad but false NEW
by: pitbull supporter

your story was sad but you cant tell me all dogs don't get into fight I have had all three of my dogs attacked one was a pit-bull and they all lost to a German Shepard. pit bulls are not bred to kill they can however be raised that way. ALL DOGS get into fights. all dogs could turn on you....

Feb 27, 2014
Stupid NEW
by: Anonymous

I expect you/or your horrible excuse of a mother, to take responsibility for your screw ups in this situation. Where were you when YOUR OWN DOG was outside, off lease?
I do not feel bad for your lost, I am glad that it wasn't me or my dogs... You would have had a lot more wounds on your body and my dogs would not have been the ones to put it there. I hope you guys never have dogs again because you are horrible pet owners.

As for the pit bulls that ate your rodent? They are doing what dogs do, you have a small dog, it is prey, they don't observe the boundaries set by man, only the ones set by other canines.

Feb 27, 2014
What is really going on? NEW
by: Anonymous

All Im going to say is, One never knows what is really going on behind closed doors. Look at it this way, Many parents can look the part but that doesnt mean they play the part. If you get what Im saying.

Mar 01, 2014
why chance it? NEW
by: Anonymous

There's so much negative media about Cheerios being the worst cereal. I knew many parents who love Cheerios and feed their children Cheerios and they didn't have any problems. But I see so many cases of food poisoning by kids eating Cheerios that I just don't think it would be the wise choice for me as a mother to feed it to my child. I know it's all in the way you treat your Cheerios, make sure you keep it in a air tight container, put only 2% milk with it, make sure to chew every single bite 25 times..
But you know what? I'm not going to be one of those idiot moms out there who sear by her Freaking Cheerios. I mean how silly is that too prove the world wrong by feeding your child Cheetios. Are Cheerios that important to you? That you have to treat it just so, so it doesn't poison your child.
What's wrong with frosted flakes??? Okay they have been known to give a kid diarrhea on occasion but multiple stories of killing by poison...NO
so let's stop being idiots and using your child as an experiment to finally clear the bad Cheerios name.
Why would anyone hearing this story but Cheerios and argue "Well it hasn't killed my child yet"

I know this is silly but you Pitt bull owners sound this freaking retarded.

Mar 03, 2014
pit bull<3 NEW
by: Anonymous

if that pitbull wanted to it could have killed that dog in seconds you don't stab the dog you grab it by its back legs and pull it away and most pitbulls nice unless they were raised a certain way

Mar 03, 2014
pit bull<3 NEW
by: Anonymous

if that pitbull wanted to it could have killed that dog in seconds you don't stab the dog you grab it by its back legs and pull it away and most pitbulls nice unless they were raised a certain way

Mar 03, 2014
pit bull<3 NEW
by: Anonymous

if that pitbull wanted to it could have killed that dog in seconds you don't stab the dog you grab it by its back legs and pull it away and most pitbulls nice unless they were raised a certain way

Mar 17, 2014
yeahh..nope NEW
by: Anonymous

You are fucking stupid and ignorant. Dogs(little) are usually viscious. Maybe your dog started it. Pitbulls are the 2nd sweetest dogs. Jackass

Mar 17, 2014
yeahh..nope NEW
by: Anonymous

You are fucking stupid and ignorant. Dogs(little) are usually viscious. Maybe your dog started it. Pitbulls are the 2nd sweetest dogs. Jackass

Mar 17, 2014
yeahh..nope NEW
by: Anonymous

You are fucking stupid and ignorant. Dogs(little) are usually viscious. Maybe your dog started it. Pitbulls are the 2nd sweetest dogs. Jackass

Mar 21, 2014
Pitbull owner for life NEW
by: Anonymous

Lots of ignorant people posting anti-pitbull comments here. Most of them have never raised a pitbull and just start talking shit from what they've heard or see on the web/tv/movies etc. If you've seen a bad pitbull (the owner prolly is a douche). Most ppl dont even know how to properly train their dogs (non pitbull owners also) If you don't have experience in raising a pitbull please dont talk like you know about them and express your OPINIONs like they are FACTS because I can assure you they are not. People need to educate themselves (sometimes by books, sometimes by travel but the best is first-hand imo) Sad world we live in. Except for pitbull owners like me^^

Mar 21, 2014
Pitbull owner for life NEW
by: Richard K

Lots of ignorant people posting anti-pitbull comments here. Most of them have never raised a pitbull and just start talking shit from what they've heard or see on the web/tv/movies etc. If you've seen a bad pitbull (the owner prolly is a douche). Most ppl dont even know how to properly train their dogs (non pitbull owners also) If you don't have experience in raising a pitbull please dont talk like you know about them and express your OPINIONs like they are FACTS because I can assure you they are not. People need to educate themselves (sometimes by books, sometimes by travel but the best is first-hand imo) Sad world we live in. Except for pitbull owners like me^^

May 09, 2014
Pit bull FACTS NEW
by: Amber Hiser not going to hide in anonymity

Pit bulls today are a collection of many different TERRIERS AND BULLDOGS. They originally were not bred to fight. They have an inherent, protective and obedient nature. They were brought into families as nanny dogs and brought into war and police work for those reasons as well. German Shepherds can bite through bone. Their bite is actually stronger. Granted the neighbor did not properly fence or lease his dogs but did you have a fenced in yard? Was your dog on a leash if you don't? Both dog owners are at fault. Albeit a tragic ending but I question the facts. Insides were spilling out? Being a dog owner is a responsibility and neither owner took any in this situation.

May 16, 2014
I do like pitts,but this is probally some of the most bull-crap I have ever read!! NEW
by: Anonymous

Like I said,I love the breed but reading some of the stories just really burnt my ass.I have owned pitts for the last 25 yrs.(which means absolutely nothing)All that means is that I trust in my abilities to train them and No I do not have any young children around the.Let me repeat that,I do not have any young children around them.simply put a lot of you are rite and it is about the responsibility of the owner but listen folks no matter how much we think we know these 4 legged family members,bottom line we don't know what makes them or any other dog go off.example, I had a pitt for 15 yrs and would have given anything to keep her healthy,she came from a good friend of mine that was got from him from the love of my life.This dog saved my life from burning up in a housefire,well THAT my friends is loyalty.O n the neg. side everytime a bro. in law of mine or my nephew or a friend of theirs would come around she would literally try to get at them.I found out yrs. later after my sisters divorce they all did coke togeather,no wonder she didn't want them around.Now on to the one I have now,she is great.the dog would literally lay down in traffic for me if I asked that.she snapped a few yrs. ago and mauled my neigbors dog that was in my drive.Didnt mean she was in the right,but I did find out that this dog has been attacked 3 times now.I am so surprised that somebody didn't bring in to factor about ALPHA!!This is serious and anyone who knows anything about it,knows it can be in "ANY" BREED.However I ALSO LEARNED THAT Mmy lil girl has a major PREY drive(look it up)All dogs are not prone to it.So that being said after reading all that I have read,we are all rite and we are all wrong.EDUCATE,USE COMMON SENSE...DO NOT IMBREED(MOST IMP.) AND do not just stereotype because it is a powerful dog.that is just like saying people shouldn't be able to drive trucks because they do more damage in a wreck.One more thought after all these heartfelt stories all had merit and some were very educated that wrote them.ONE sticks out in my mind as probally being one of the most stupid things I have ever read..ever!The guy in fla.(who is not a dog lover)I could go in to detail but will just sumerize by sayin...dude ura real douchebag,did you read before you posted?Its not that you are a d-bag cause I don't agree with you but your whole story wreaked of STUPID.THANKS FOR READING ALL!!

May 18, 2014
Pitbulls were not bred for fighting NEW
by: Anonymous

Pit bulls were not originally bred for fighting they used to be well tempered family dogs which you can still find from great breeders don't blame the breed for one accident any breed could have attacked your dog.I think the reason there are so many cases of pit bull attacks is because people are buying there pit bulls from bad breeders (backyard breeders) which don't know anything about the dog they are breeding they just want money.Don't blame the dog blame the human.

May 18, 2014
Pitbulls were not bred for fighting NEW
by: Anonymous

Pit bulls were not originally bred for fighting they used to be well tempered family dogs which you can still find from great breeders don't blame the breed for one accident any breed could have attacked your dog.I think the reason there are so many cases of pit bull attacks is because people are buying there pit bulls from bad breeders (backyard breeders) which don't know anything about the dog they are breeding they just want money.Don't blame the dog blame the human.

May 19, 2014
Pitbull NEW
by: Loreal

Hi there, sorry to hear what happened, its just the way pitbulls are raised. The owners are to blame, I have 4 dogs, 1 pitbull(m)+ x3 multesse (2f,1m). I am the only female in my household so I teach him to play soft esp with me and kids. By nature they are protective and aggressive, my 2 males smallest and the biggest, play so well together, and they do play rough, am amazed at how gentle he plays with the lil one, they are like best friends, this is my first pitbull, and yes he bites me hard (not intentional)loves his toys,they are very strong dogs so a small bite for him can be ouchie for us. Ours is not trained, only to sit but he gets too excited!suprisingly he is scared of my multesse, she is so laid back,until he tries his kak with her, one nip from her and he has his tail btwn his legs hahaha lol but(sad story) I heard a story of a family who went through tragic, dog attacked their lil kid, they left their kid outside it was getting dark and dogs are night blind (so I've heard) pitbull must have thought it was an intruder, kid landed in hospital bitten bad, the father killed the dog, SPCA opened a case against him, yes they were irrisponsible to leave a baby outside with a dog.. what ur mom did was brave, she would do the same for u if the tables were turned. Its heart breaking. Ps. Having 4 dogs and 2 hands, like being a super mom when it comes to play time!

May 19, 2014
PIt Bull Owners NEW
by: Anonymous

I can't believe there are posters who think that the owner shouldn't have stabbed the pit bull. That was a legitimate act of self defence, and should be done by anyone in that situation.

The pit bull owner should be facing criminal charges in that situation. Dog owners have an obligation to control the behaviour of their animals, and should suffer the consequences if they fail to do so.

May 19, 2014
you are so stupid read the story again NEW
by: ^^^^^^^^

to the people who say stabbing the pit bull was self defense it was fighting with the dog not attacking the person and maybe people should keep their prissy ankle biters inside

and to the people who think if one pit did something
they all will thats technically racism its like if u heard about or got stab by someone of a different race and said you were scared or hated that race

plus pit bulls were bred to help farmers control bulls

May 19, 2014
you are so stupid read the story again NEW
by: ^^^^^^^^

to the people who say stabbing the pit bull was self defense it was fighting with the dog not attacking the person and maybe people should keep their prissy ankle biters inside

and to the people who think if one pit did something
they all will thats technically racism its like if u heard about or got stab by someone of a different race and said you were scared or hated that race

plus pit bulls were bred to help farmers control bulls

May 19, 2014
you are so stupid read the story again NEW
by: ^^^^^^^^

to the people who say stabbing the pit bull was self defense it was fighting with the dog not attacking the person and maybe people should keep their prissy ankle biters inside

and to the people who think if one pit did something
they all will thats technically racism its like if u heard about or got stab by someone of a different race and said you were scared or hated that race

plus pit bulls were bred to help farmers control bulls

May 19, 2014
you are so stupid read the story again NEW
by: ^^^^^^^^

to the people who say stabbing the pit bull was self defense it was fighting with the dog not attacking the person and maybe people should keep their prissy ankle biters inside

and to the people who think if one pit did something
they all will thats technically racism its like if u heard about or got stab by someone of a different race and said you were scared or hated that race

plus pit bulls were bred to help farmers control bull

May 19, 2014
you are so stupid read the story again NEW
by: ^^^^^^^^

to the people who say stabbing the pit bull was self defense it was fighting with the dog not attacking the person and maybe people should keep their prissy ankle biters inside

and to the people who think if one pit did something
they all will thats technically racism its like if u heard about or got stab by someone of a different race and said you were scared or hated that race

plus pit bulls were bred to help farmers control bull

May 19, 2014
you are so stupid read the story again NEW
by: ^^^^^^^^

to the people who say stabbing the pit bull was self defense it was fighting with the dog not attacking the person and maybe people should keep their prissy ankle biters inside

and to the people who think if one pit did something
they all will thats technically racism its like if u heard about or got stab by someone of a different race and said you were scared or hated that race

plus pit bulls were bred to help farmers control bull

May 19, 2014
you are so stupid read the story again NEW
by: ^^^^^^^^

to the people who say stabbing the pit bull was self defense it was fighting with the dog not attacking the person and maybe people should keep their prissy ankle biters inside

and to the people who think if one pit did something
they all will thats technically racism its like if u heard about or got stab by someone of a different race and said you were scared or hated that race

plus pit bulls were bred to help farmers control bull

May 22, 2014
Our gang series t.v. Petey NEW
by: Anonymous

The little Rascals with Spanky and Alfalfa had had " Petey" . A lovable dog with a black eye. He was a pit bull. This was a loving dog that the kids hugged and everybody who watched the show also loved. All before the low life human owners gave them a bad rep

May 22, 2014
T.v's our gang series "Petey " NEW
by: Anonymous

The lovable dog from Spanky and our gang with his one black eye was a pibull. Nobody ever thought bad of him. He was so lovable.

May 22, 2014
T.v's our gang series "Petey " NEW
by: Anonymous

The lovable dog from Spanky and our gang with his one black eye was a pibull. Nobody ever thought bad of him. He was so lovable.

May 22, 2014
T.v's our gang series "Petey " NEW
by: Anonymous

The lovable dog from Spanky and our gang with his one black eye was a pibull. Nobody ever thought bad of him. He was so lovable.

May 22, 2014
T.v's our gang series NEW
by: Tom

The lovable dog from Spanky and our gang with his one black eye was a pibull. Nobody ever thought bad of him. He was so lovable.

May 29, 2014
It's the Deed, Not the Breed NEW
by: Anonymous

I have worked with animals (dogs in particular) for over 20 years, in animal rescue and as a vet tech. I can tell you for a fact it is not the breed of dog you need to worry about, it is the OWNER. Dogs that are properly trained and socialized are NOT aggressive. Dogs that are NOT supervised and not trained properly ARE. I have been bitten by Labs, Goldens, Poodles, Yorkies, and many other breeds in the past. I have also been bitten by a few Pitbulls. What I am trying to say is that ANY breed of dog can bite (even so-called non-aggressive breeds have their moments). Not trying to start an argument, just stating a fact. Also, might I add that NO CHILD and dog should EVER EVER be left unsupervised not even for a moment, no matter how sweet the dog. I have two (now adult) children and I was always with both dog and children watching over them. This is to protect both the animal AND the child. And finally, I can unequivocally state that I have known many, many very sweet and wonderful Pitties so please no prejudice - remember it's the DEED/OWNER not the breed.

May 29, 2014
It's the Deed, Not the Breed NEW
by: Anonymous

I have worked with animals (dogs in particular) for over 20 years, in animal rescue and as a vet tech. I can tell you for a fact it is not the breed of dog you need to worry about, it is the OWNER. Dogs that are properly trained and socialized are NOT aggressive. Dogs that are NOT supervised and not trained properly ARE. I have been bitten by Labs, Goldens, Poodles, Yorkies, and many other breeds in the past. I have also been bitten by a few Pitbulls. What I am trying to say is that ANY breed of dog can bite (even so-called non-aggressive breeds have their moments). Not trying to start an argument, just stating a fact. Also, might I add that NO CHILD and dog should EVER EVER be left unsupervised not even for a moment, no matter how sweet the dog. I have two (now adult) children and I was always with both dog and children watching over them. This is to protect both the animal AND the child. And finally, I can unequivocally state that I have known many, many very sweet and wonderful Pitties so please no prejudice - remember it's the DEED/OWNER not the breed.

Jun 01, 2014
Breed is a factor. NEW
by: Anonymous

I agree, a dog is more likely to be a liability or hurt other animals or humans with improper training and discipline...pretty sure we all agree there. That is stating the obvious.

The issue is the breed though when you look at the number of cases year after year of dog bites from fatalities to injuries. Pitbulls are WAY, WAY up on that list (averaging greater than 65% of all attacks while no other breed even comes close). Read the stats and stories, over half of the stories are with owners of pits who handle the dog in a non-aggressive social manner and it didn't matter, they just snapped.

Jun 01, 2014
your wrong NEW
by: Anonymous

That's sad about your dog but your wrong and don't know what your talking about. I have 3 dogs and one is a pitt he is the most loving well behaved dog. Any dog can bite any dog can kill others the news just reports it when its a Pitt they just forget to inform u about the others. So before your so fast to kill off a breed of animals learn about them and understand them. People always so fast to want to kill something aren't u acting just like that dog.

Jun 01, 2014
your wrong NEW
by: Anonymous

That's sad about your dog but your wrong and don't know what your talking about. I have 3 dogs and one is a pitt he is the most loving well behaved dog. Any dog can bite any dog can kill others the news just reports it when its a Pitt they just forget to inform u about the others. So before your so fast to kill off a breed of animals learn about them and understand them. People always so fast to want to kill something aren't u acting just like that dog.

Jun 06, 2014
It's a DOG, first. NEW
by: Sparrow

I have an APBT, kinda by default: a friend's pitt mix had pups.
Let me say now that I am a cat person, but I've always had a dog... because they alert.

I did a LOT of reading before I brought Bud home. Pitts are strong, super smart & they are stubborn--can you say, "bull-headed?"

But like Cesar Milan says, they're dogs first & breed second: love the dog, understand the breed, then train to circumivent any bad breed traits.

With a pitt the training and reenforcement starts early and is constant, as with any dog. You show me a dog owner who thinks his dog is well trained & on auto-pilot & I'll show you a potentially dangerous dog.

The first "trick" Bud learned was, "Drop it!" He's very good at it--I can take anything out of his mouth, even his food whle he's chowing down. This was particularly handy when he was teething--take & replace w/an okay object.

We play fetch daily--a reg walk is not enough. These dogs *REQUIRE* 20min of aerobic exercise 2x daily or that energy & intelligence will get into mischief. Puzzle toys are a saving grace--slather some peanut butter inside the holes & he's busy for hours.

He goes everywhere I go & has since the day I feched him home. I travel & he's welcome in all hotels b/c "it's the owner, not the dog." He's crated, even if all I'm doing is go to breakfast. I've been in many pet-rooms where irresponsible owners have mistaken the bathroom for a crate, w/the accompanying damage.

If you socialize your dog you will have a good dog.

True story: I was pitt-sitting & my daughter's plott/blue heeler mix was pestering him & wouldn't stop so Max took matters into his own paws: he took a-hold of her jowl & wouldn't let go. So I sat on him (&she sat on her dog to keep it still). When he finally let go there was a red mark in her mouth but no broken skin & no blood--except on Max where she had bit him. That was a masterful show of intelligence & restraint!
Max then went to his new home, a family w/little children & all are very happy.

Bud is my first pitt & I will never have another breed again.

One person noted earlier that THEY eat second & do NOT let them walk you--exactly right!
They're smart & like any dog worth it's salt, is an oppotunist & will recognize who's in charge via dog-cues. Placement in the pack is not the same as low man on the totem pole: ALL positions in the pack are necessary for the pack's survival, even the bottom dog plays an important role.

Do not personify you dog. They're DOGS.
Rem the story of the lady who picked up a beautiful but ill snake that, when it got better it bit her. When she asked why, it said, "Lady, I was a snake when you picked me up."
Moral? A dog understands things in dog terms.

If you're having trouble conceptualizing canine pack politics, read Julie of the Wolves by Jean C. George, also avail on audiobook.

Trust me: they'd RATHER let you bue the boss & have all the responsibility. But, you have to be the pack leader in HIS eyes, not just bring home the dogfood.

Jun 06, 2014
It's a DOG, first. NEW
by: Sparrow

I have an APBT, kinda by default: a friend's pitt mix had pups.
Let me say now that I am a cat person, but I've always had a dog... because they alert.

I did a LOT of reading before I brought Bud home. Pitts are strong, super smart & they are stubborn--can you say, "bull-headed?"

But like Cesar Milan says, they're dogs first & breed second: love the dog, understand the breed, then train to circumivent any bad breed traits.

With a pitt the training and reenforcement starts early and is constant, as with any dog. You show me a dog owner who thinks his dog is well trained & on auto-pilot & I'll show you a potentially dangerous dog.

The first "trick" Bud learned was, "Drop it!" He's very good at it--I can take anything out of his mouth, even his food whle he's chowing down. This was particularly handy when he was teething--take & replace w/an okay object.

We play fetch daily--a reg walk is not enough. These dogs *REQUIRE* 20min of aerobic exercise 2x daily or that energy & intelligence will get into mischief. Puzzle toys are a saving grace--slather some peanut butter inside the holes & he's busy for hours.

He goes everywhere I go & has since the day I feched him home. I travel & he's welcome in all hotels b/c "it's the owner, not the dog." He's crated, even if all I'm doing is go to breakfast. I've been in many pet-rooms where irresponsible owners have mistaken the bathroom for a crate, w/the accompanying damage.

If you socialize your dog you will have a good dog.

True story: I was pitt-sitting & my daughter's plott/blue heeler mix was pestering him & wouldn't stop so Max took matters into his own paws: he took a-hold of her jowl & wouldn't let go. So I sat on him (&she sat on her dog to keep it still). When he finally let go there was a red mark in her mouth but no broken skin & no blood--except on Max where she had bit him. That was a masterful show of intelligence & restraint!
Max then went to his new home, a family w/little children & all are very happy.

Bud is my first pitt & I will never have another breed again.

One person noted earlier that THEY eat second & do NOT let them walk you--exactly right!
They're smart & like any dog worth it's salt, is an oppotunist & will recognize who's in charge via dog-cues. Placement in the pack is not the same as low man on the totem pole: ALL positions in the pack are necessary for the pack's survival, even the bottom dog plays an important role.

Do not personify you dog. They're DOGS.
Rem the story of the lady who picked up a beautiful but ill snake that, when it got better it bit her. When she asked why, it said, "Lady, I was a snake when you picked me up."
Moral? A dog understands things in dog terms.

If you're having trouble conceptualizing canine pack politics, read Julie of the Wolves by Jean C. George, also avail on audiobook.

Trust me: they'd RATHER let you bue the boss & have all the responsibility. But, you have to be the pack leader in HIS eyes, not just bring home the dogfood.

Jun 18, 2014
i get you NEW
by: Anonymous

Something similar happen to me I was walking with my German Shepherd and my little dog suddenly a pit bull starts a taking my German Shepherd and my dad was hitting it and it still wouldn't back off then this guy from the street was helping us and finally got them off each other so I words know what you were going through.

Jun 18, 2014
i get you NEW
by: Anonymous

Something similar happen to me I was walking with my German Shepherd and my little dog suddenly a pit bull starts a taking my German Shepherd and my dad was hitting it and it still wouldn't back off then this guy from the street was helping us and finally got them off each other so I words know what you were going through.

Jun 20, 2014
Genetically defective breed NEW
by: Anonymous

The title of my post doesn't only refer to pitbulls, but to their delusional, moronic, (likely white trash) defenders. Most of you can't seem to form a coherent sentence, so it is not in the least surprising that not one of you seems to understand the role genetics play in regards to the potential for these animals to have sudden and severe unprovoked violent episodes that are akin to full psychotic breaks. I won't try to convert you though...You can give a moron knowledge, but you can't make him think...

Jun 21, 2014
im sorry NEW
by: anonymous

I'm sorry about the incident. I liked how u said that it's not the dogs fault but people's fault. This world is just getting worse and worse every day. Anyway yes pit bulls were bred to kill. I'm sorry to pit bull owners but u can't deny the fact. Any dog can attack but pit bulls are bred to just like other certain breeds. I have a dog and it attacked my brother's friend and he was a herding dog. (The kid was beating my sister up though.) I understand if a dog is protecting his family but if it attacks for no reason I think u should put it down. I would put mine down if he did that even if he is my best friend.

Jun 21, 2014
im sorry NEW
by: anonymous

I'm sorry about the incident. I liked how u said that it's not the dogs fault but people's fault. This world is just getting worse and worse every day. Anyway yes pit bulls were bred to kill. I'm sorry to pit bull owners but u can't deny the fact. Any dog can attack but pit bulls are bred to just like other certain breeds. I have a dog and it attacked my brother's friend and he was a herding dog. (The kid was beating my sister up though.) I understand if a dog is protecting his family but if it attacks for no reason I think u should put it down. I would put mine down if he did that even if he is my best friend.

Jun 21, 2014
im sorry NEW
by: anonymous

I'm sorry about the incident. I liked how u said that it's not the dogs fault but people's fault. This world is just getting worse and worse every day. Anyway yes pit bulls were bred to kill. I'm sorry to pit bull owners but u can't deny the fact. Any dog can attack but pit bulls are bred to just like other certain breeds. I have a dog and it attacked my brother's friend and he was a herding dog. (The kid was beating my sister up though.) I understand if a dog is protecting his family but if it attacks for no reason I think u should put it down. I would put mine down if he did that even if he is my best friend.

Jun 25, 2014
time to educate yourself NEW
by: jaycee

for the ignorant who have posted here or anywhere else...THESE DOGS ARE NOT BRED TO KILL OR FIGHT! THEY ARE TRAINED. QUIT BEING SO STUPID. this false hood is propoganda perpetuated by dear mongers for which the ignorant and arrogant blindly adopt as truth. human animals are more likely to snap and kill you than any dog breed especially bull terriers. but NOT ONE poster advocates for the death penalty or innialation of the human race. the dirt bags that train these dogs to fight and steal dogs especially terriers as bait dogs should be publicly lashed fined and jailed.

Jun 25, 2014
time to educate yourself NEW
by: jaycee

for the ignorant who have posted here or anywhere else...THESE DOGS ARE NOT BRED TO KILL OR FIGHT! THEY ARE TRAINED. QUIT BEING SO STUPID. this false hood is propoganda perpetuated by dear mongers for which the ignorant and arrogant blindly adopt as truth. human animals are more likely to snap and kill you than any dog breed especially bull terriers. but NOT ONE poster advocates for the death penalty or innialation of the human race. the dirt bags that train these dogs to fight and steal dogs especially terriers as bait dogs should be publicly lashed fined and jailed.

Jun 26, 2014
ginetic difective breeds? NEW
by: Anonymous

Wow you have it all figured out don't you.You are basically saying that if somebody owns and believes in a certain breed they are not only(see above) but also white trash.lET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING SWEETHEART,I am not the most educated person in th world,oh no but I have owned pitts all my life without as much as an incident.You make it seem like every person that owns a certain breed of dog is stereotypically,living in a mobile home park,eatin spam and collecting their welfare check.I have read a lot on this subject in this forum but I have to tell you that your post pissed me off,you think you are better than people overall because of your beliefs about dogs?You my friend I can tell that you are a very insecure person that hides behind your keyboard,let yourself be known and show all of these people(self included) that you are all that.man people like you really amaze me,you probally live by yourself,have a shitszu and a cat named fluffy and see the world thru rose colered glasses.Let me guess,cause I know ur type,u will comment about my spelling or grammar...WTHellever,get a life and actually live something before you put your ridiculous comments in about them...thanks

Jul 01, 2014
Poor NORMAL dog NEW
by: Anonymous

This is so sad, but pit bulls kill dogs on a daily bases. I am glad your mom wasnt hurt, by these vicious monsters, that have NO bussiness in our neighborhoods to begin with!!!

Jul 01, 2014
My Pitbull is Afraid of Chihuahuas NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry that this happened to your dog! I completely blame the neighbor in their negligence. I personally never walk my dog off a leash, simply because I don't want others to feel unnecessarily afraid.

Also because I want to protect him from two Chihuahuas down the street that terrorize him.

There is a house down the street that does not confine their two tiny dogs and they berate any animal, human, or moving object that goes by. They have run up and bitten my 60lb pit bull's legs on more than one occasion. He tries to get away or just stands there and LETS THEM BITE HIM while he looks at me for direction and help.

You cannot blame the breed for what happened to your dog. I don't blame these two chihuahuas for being total and complete nuisances to society and downright mean little devils... I blame their owners.

I'm also curious if it was even a pit bull. 90% of people can't pick a pit out of a lineup anyway - I don't want to assume you are in that majority, but you may be.

For kicks, here is a little background on my dog:

He WAS bred to fight. He was raised in a pit fighting ring in South Carolina and refused to fight, so they made him a bait dog. Didn't feed him. Beat the hell out of him. Let other dogs try to tear off his face. But he loves every living being he comes in contact with. If you're familiar with the children's story "Ferdinand the Bull"... that is my dog. It hurts me that after all he has been through, emaciated and chained to a pole and beaten and had his teeth kicked out... that after all that, you and many others stereotype him as volatile and vicious.

Yesterday down the street from me a black man stabbed a white man. By your logic... I should hate black men. It is no different from racism.


Jul 06, 2014
rottie owner NEW
by: Anonymous

While it's very unfortunate when any animal or person is attacked, I feel like the media does nothing but sensationalize the aggressive breeds (ie; pits, rotties, doberman, shepherds etc.) I have a 2.5 year old that my 4 year old rott follows around everywhere she goes and lays with her. I don't believe in discrimination, there is good and there is bad and that goes for everything in life. I know for a fact the dogs that are the most prone to bite are golden retrievers. I have been nipped by many breeds and in some cases its genetics, some cases are situational and some are due to the lack of exercise. Don't believe everything you read in the newspaper or watch on the news, its common sense. :)

Jul 17, 2014
Pitbull pets NEW
by: Anonymous

Sorry for your loss thou but pitbulls are beautiful , great dogs and will only attack when provoked ! And that cheap stories of pitbulls kill humans are sh!t stories ! Pitbulls are MISUNDERSTOOD ! Im no genius but i know they make great pets

Jul 17, 2014
Pitbull pets NEW
by: Anonymous

Sorry for your loss thou but pitbulls are beautiful , great dogs and will only attack when provoked ! And that cheap stories of pitbulls kill humans are sh!t stories ! Pitbulls are MISUNDERSTOOD ! Im no genius but i know they make great pets

Jul 17, 2014
Pitbull pets NEW
by: South african pitbull BREEDER

Sorry for your loss thou but pitbulls are beautiful , great dogs and will only attack when provoked ! And that cheap stories of pitbulls kill humans are sh!t stories ! Pitbulls are MISUNDERSTOOD ! Im no genius but i know they make great pets

Jul 25, 2014
Smiley isn't dangerous NEW
by: Anonymous

I have two bullies. One is a APBT. My children are in love with both dogs and they are great pets for unique reasons. My APBT is in love with my youngest who is seven, a busy age for children. I have trained our dogs to be respectful of boundaries follow commands and I exercise them frequently. My little one can be busy and overly playful sad and pathetic. His savior is our APBT, ever watchful and caring of his little human. We are so lucky to have my son have such a great dog.
I forgot to tell you.....my son has Down Syndrome. He is safe with the dogs because we work as a pack both human and canine to meet needs and teach respect.
It is most often human error when a dog fails in a situation and bites. We are their humans and they look to us to lead them.
Enjoy your dogs whatever breed they are!

Jul 28, 2014
Great story bro NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a pit and all she does its want to get pet and lick on your face.

Aug 08, 2014
Grew up with pits NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok, I understand these mothers concerns and I'm deeply sorry for the things that SOME of these pits have done, BUT I personally grew up with my 9 year old pit and so has my 9 year old younger sister. They are nearly a month apart in age! This dog is scared of thunder and if a gun is even shown on a tv screen he runs into another room. The only time he has ever snapped on another dog is when it was threatening someone in the family. He is possibly the sweetest dog I have ever owned. When we play with him, yes he gets rough at times but if you made a single noise that even sounded like you were hurt, even if it was pretend or of he hadn't even touched any skin at all, he would let go of the you IMMEDIATELY. He sounds big and bad at the door and I would be lying if I said he didn't look mean, but he wouldn't hurt anyone unless they were threatening the family or our close friends. For the mothers that are complaining about the breed, I respect your opinion even though it is complete bs. My own mother was scared to bring my baby sister into the house when the idea of getting a pit came out of my father's mouth, even he was sceptic about the breed. Being born and raised with German Shepards and wolves, he decided to give the breed a chance. It's been almost 10 years and we just rescued a second pit a month ago. Don't blame the entire breed for one dog's action or one owner's horrible mistakes.

A few years back my sister was bit by a pitbull we owned. The put had just had puppies a weak before and was protecting her young. She had bit my sisters hand pretty hard, but it only took one yell at her before she let go and cowered in a corner. My sister is currently completely healthy and has full use of her hand. Yes, I do admit from that point on, that female pit had become aggressive against her and we did everything we could to keep them apart. Later on she was put down on the grounds of becoming aggressive to everyone and becoming extremely ill.
I agree 100% with those who say that anything can snap. Around 10 years ago I was bit in the stomach by a dog and no it wasn't a pitbull. It was collie. I may love animals but there are so many more times where I an afraid of a smaller dog than I am a bigger one. As said before, don't blame the breed for the mistakes of one or a few.

Aug 11, 2014
Bad owners with good dogs NEW
by: Anonymous

I've owned every kinda breed that has a bad rap. Now I own two pitbulls a lab a German sherperd and a Basset hound. We've owned everything from Shepards to rots and Dobermans huskies even a half wolf half dog. All great dogs and right now the best dog I ever had is my red nose pitbull. And the people that live across from me have all chiwawas and all they do is bark and run across to my yard trying start something with my dogs. All my dogs do is look at me and I say sit. An they listen mean while my neighbors are yelling for there dogs to come back but they don't listen. Some people just can't have dogs. An for somebody to say they don't want there kids or there animals by pitbull is wrong cant judge book by other people say. I trust my dog over most people any day.

Aug 16, 2014
pitbulls NEW
by: Anonymous

I love my pitbull point blank

Aug 21, 2014
pit bull NEW
by: Anonymous

All ur info is so wrong do some real research people pitbulls were originally bred as nanny dog for there gentle nature with humans that woman probably got that pit after it had been trained to dog fight the real reason that pits have the bad rep is cause of all those hood thugs that fought dogs for profit horrible but true it breaks my heart to see pits looked at this way and why in the hell are u blaming the pit for all u know ms ur dog could have had that mauling coming dogs dont react well with other dogs get over it i have two pits that interact with strange dogs all the time mine have not been trained or taught by anyone but they have never attacked another dog at all male or female pits are the most misunderstood breed of dogs there is and it is a crying shame that the world has come to the point to where only one breed is the problem mastiffs german shepherd doberman as well as the chinese fighting dog has an agressive nature i have see all those breeds just attack both people and animal for no reason at all my advice to the owner of the now dead mutt from the story is to not bother getting another dog

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