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post #31 of 50
Believe me, I know what you are going through.
post #32 of 50
I'm sorry if I offended you...I have nothing against pitt bull terriers- personally I love them, even though people keep saying to me 'how could you love such an ugly dog' to which a give them a very dirty look lol
I'm going on a programme I watched the other night- where they talk about how american pitt bull terriers are illegal in the UK and used for illegal dog fighting. I'm really not claiming to be an expert I'm just simply putting across a view I heard and saw on the television.
I know that American Pitt Bull Terriers make fantastic pets- they are naturally loyal and courageous, but points are often made that they need a firm owner and need to be socialized with children and other animals at a very young age. But then again this is the same with most dogs.
It is also said a lot that they do have naturally aggressive tenancies, but these are mostly towards other dogs and other animals.

I love this breed- as I've said before- and German Shepherds, Greyhounds, Dobies etc. but American Pitt Bull Terriers are illegal in the UK for a reason and used in dog fights for a reason- however, this should not change people's views of them- many many people have loving, caring Pitt Bulls, and I think they are loyal, beautiful animals.
post #33 of 50
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Gober:
That's strange. Labradors are supposed to be one of the dogs with the nicest temperments. Of course, I wasn't suggesting that no labradors would be aggressive and all rottweilers etc. would be. I was just saying that it is more likely that a rottweiler would go astray than a labrador- in theory. Clearly those labs didn't have particularly good owners!!
Not to be rude or mean towards you, My comments are made to those who pigeon hold breeds, but really I don't think it matters the breed.. I've had to deal with labs that aren't particularly nice and would astray just as quickly as the rottweilers that were treated the same..

I think it is aroggant of anyone to think that just because of a breed of a dog regards to the way they act. Trust me, I have the most wonderful dog, Sheba who literally was left in a kennel for 2 months, with a dead rottweiler, and she was put on a 2 foot chain that was literally wrapped around a stake inside the kennel.. She chewed and chewed on that chain trying to get off it, she was barely ever feed, and was never given much water.. She was taken by shelter forcefully, both dogs, the dead one and Sheba. We've had Sheba for two years, and she is the best dog I've ever had.. We'll leave her kennel door open or Spike will make a hole to get out and she won't go.. I think it's wrong,degrading, and ignorant to PIGEON hole a Breed!!
post #34 of 50
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Believe me, I know what you are going through.
OH i bet you do... You must deal with this way more then I do... I don't get why we live in a "FREE Country" but still have to deal with ignorant self absorbed idiots!!!
post #35 of 50
We have 2 Great Dane puppies (they are almost 11 months and about 125pounds each) and then a mixed girl who is part german shephard/pit bull. The looks people give us with the Danes and ask with a mouth that big you will never stop them if they attack someone. I have showed people that even if you put your hand in their mouth they won't bite down. I took my Lola to petsmart the other day and you would think I had a sign attached to her saying "bad dog" but she is so gentle. Heck a little Taco Bell dog came running up to her and she jumped and hid behind me trying to get away from this dog nipping at her legs. She is the biggest whimp out there. But people have it in their head that a HUGE dog is out to get them.
post #36 of 50
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We have 2 Great Dane puppies (they are almost 11 months and about 125pounds each) and then a mixed girl who is part german shephard/pit bull. The looks people give us with the Danes and ask with a mouth that big you will never stop them if they attack someone. I have showed people that even if you put your hand in their mouth they won't bite down. I took my Lola to petsmart the other day and you would think I had a sign attached to her saying "bad dog" but she is so gentle. Heck a little Taco Bell dog came running up to her and she jumped and hid behind me trying to get away from this dog nipping at her legs. She is the biggest whimp out there. But people have it in their head that a HUGE dog is out to get them.
Oh i sooo know what you mean.. Spike is as big as a great dane,, and he's scared to death of cats, and other dogs.. He'll literally hide behind us if another dog come attacking,, he'll bark like a big dog,, but he has to be hiding behind us to do that.. Otherwise,, he's shaking like a big ol cowardly lion!!!
post #37 of 50
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Oh i sooo know what you mean.. Spike is as big as a great dane,, and he's scared to death of cats, and other dogs.. He'll literally hide behind us if another dog come attacking,, he'll bark like a big dog,, but he has to be hiding behind us to do that.. Otherwise,, he's shaking like a big ol cowardly lion!!!
Yep that is ours. Even outside playing and they see someone down the street Lola is next to me with her head against me. Belle thinks everyone wants to be her friend and gets excited. They will bark and it can scare the crud out of people but Lola looks at me like "is it ok if I bark too" Mine are not scared of the cats but you know the cats are boss in the house. Oh but they are freaked out if a toad is on the porch and they have to walk by it. The danes will be against each other and just bug eyed looking at the poor toad and if it jumps near them watch out they run so fast and if they could climb a tree I bet they would. If people saw that side of them it would be great but most can't get over the bigness of them.
post #38 of 50
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Yep that is ours. Even outside playing and they see someone down the street Lola is next to me with her head against me. Belle thinks everyone wants to be her friend and gets excited. They will bark and it can scare the crud out of people but Lola looks at me like "is it ok if I bark too" Mine are not scared of the cats but you know the cats are boss in the house. Oh but they are freaked out if a toad is on the porch and they have to walk by it. The danes will be against each other and just bug eyed looking at the poor toad and if it jumps near them watch out they run so fast and if they could climb a tree I bet they would. If people saw that side of them it would be great but most can't get over the bigness of them.
You should post pics of them.. I love pictures,, and especially of big dogs!
post #39 of 50
I will have to take some news ones tonight. Last ones I have of them was back in May and they are so much bigger.
post #40 of 50
:O I hope your not suggesting I pidgeon hole breeds!!!! I most certainly do not!! As I have already said in this thread many times I do not do that and I happen to love big dogs that have rather vicious reputations.
I am not for a minute- and please stop suggesting this- that I am saying all labradors are nice and all pitt bulls etc are nasty because, and I cannot stress this enough, I do not!!!
I'm just stating how some breeds seem to get into more trouble than others and some have generally better temperaments than others. It's what dog experts say- not me lol.
I was just watching the 10 o clock news and there was this little girl who was mauled to death by their pet Pitt Bull Terrier. Now I am not saying (I just have to stress this because I dont want to be accused of anything) that all pitt bulls are like this becuase this killing happened to a little girl at the hand (or should I say teeth) of a pitt bull. It's just I have never heard of a labrador mauling a little child to death, but I've heard of lots of Pitt Bulls.
I work at a vets and the vets say they will be very careful of putting their heads near German Shepherds and Greyhounds etc. and NOT becuase they are pidgeon hole-ing the breed- just becuase it's what their experience has taught them.
I love all animals- I do not discriminate, but you cannot suggest that all breeds of dog all have the same temperement- sometimes you get breeds that are just more naturally aggressive. Of course, it depends a lot on the owner- but also on the breed sometimes. I would have any breed of dog- I love them all. Although in saying that I weigh just over 8 stone so getting something like a Great Dane which could drag me down the street if it wanted too might not be such a great idea. I'll have to start developing the old arm muscles before I consider chancing that pain and er....humiliation lol!
post #41 of 50
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OH i bet you do... You must deal with this way more then I do... I don't get why we live in a "FREE Country" but still have to deal with ignorant self absorbed idiots!!!
My thought exactly. As long as you are responsible in what you do, people should mind their own business In my case, I do understand and support fair and reasonable regulations that support responsible ownership. But a ban is just wrong, period and BSL (breed specific legislation) is wrong as well. Free country? Well, I think that idea is fading very fast, sad to say
post #42 of 50
I understand what you are saying- breeds should not be banned becuase of their breeds- there would be many of that breed that are angels- however I would rather ban a breed in a country than let any more little children get mauled to death by one for no reason, which happens more with some breeds than another.
But you can never be fair in that kind of situation. Which is what makes it so much harder.
post #43 of 50
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My thought exactly. As long as you are responsible in what you do, people should mind their own business In my case, I do understand and support fair and reasonable regulations that support responsible ownership. But a ban is just wrong, period and BSL (breed specific legislation) is wrong as well. Free country? Well, I think that idea is fading very fast, sad to say
Very sad to say,, the ideal of Free country is fading.. BSL and bans,, are wrong.. period...
post #44 of 50
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:O I hope your not suggesting I pidgeon hole breeds!!!! I most certainly do not!! As I have already said in this thread many times I do not do that and I happen to love big dogs that have rather vicious reputations.
I am not for a minute- and please stop suggesting this- that I am saying all labradors are nice and all pitt bulls etc are nasty because, and I cannot stress this enough, I do not!!!
I'm just stating how some breeds seem to get into more trouble than others and some have generally better temperaments than others. It's what dog experts say- not me lol.
I was just watching the 10 o clock news and there was this little girl who was mauled to death by their pet Pitt Bull Terrier. Now I am not saying (I just have to stress this because I dont want to be accused of anything) that all pitt bulls are like this becuase this killing happened to a little girl at the hand (or should I say teeth) of a pitt bull. It's just I have never heard of a labrador mauling a little child to death, but I've heard of lots of Pitt Bulls.
I work at a vets and the vets say they will be very careful of putting their heads near German Shepherds and Greyhounds etc. and NOT becuase they are pidgeon hole-ing the breed- just becuase it's what their experience has taught them.
I love all animals- I do not discriminate, but you cannot suggest that all breeds of dog all have the same temperement- sometimes you get breeds that are just more naturally aggressive. Of course, it depends a lot on the owner- but also on the breed sometimes. I would have any breed of dog- I love them all. Although in saying that I weigh just over 8 stone so getting something like a Great Dane which could drag me down the street if it wanted too might not be such a great idea. I'll have to start developing the old arm muscles before I consider chancing that pain and er....humiliation lol!
I had stated that I didn't mean nothing towards you:
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Not to be rude or mean towards you, My comments are made to those who pigeon hold breeds, but really I don't think it matters the breed..
Just wanted to clarify..
post #45 of 50
I'm sorry you are having to deal with such ignorance! I haven't had much experience with Rotties except that there was one in my dog's obediance class and he was a sweetheart. So well-trained!

I think one of the reasons that some people have a fear of breeds like rotties and pit bulls is the way the media hypes them. And unfortunately there are some jerks who are attracted to those breeds because of that reputation that the media gives them. In the apartment complex where we live, we're having problems with a very aggressive pit bull, and the neighbors are trying to get management to insist this guy get rid of his dog. It's not because of a reaction to the breed. It's because this guy is training his dog to be aggressive. Everytime his dog sees my little dog, he goes crazy and lunges and snarls. The guy laughs and encourages him! He says it's natural for his macho dog to want to eat my "assinine little wimpy thing." And now the dog is starting to lunge and snarl at people. This idiot initially got a labrador puppy. He had him for only a month and he returned him because he thought the dog wasn't masculine enough. Idiots like him get these dogs because they think they'll be more aggressive and then they teach them to reinforce that bad reputation.
post #46 of 50
Finally got pictures of the beasts haha


Lola

Lola sleeping yes she sleeps weird

Belle she loves to sprawl out on the floor

Lola eating her bone

Sallie our mixed mutt (shephard, pit bull and something else I would guess)
post #47 of 50
I am sorry you had to deal with people like that!! My parents got my first Rottweiller when I was 3 years old and then I got a pit bull when I was 9!! They were both sweet, gentle, loving dogs. Of course, they are smart, they can be trained attack, and if they feel that they are in danger they have instincts to protect themselves. But, I was never even bitten, growled at or anything!! It is your pet and your choice. You are not a bad mother for it, I loved those dogs, as a matter of fact I had one sleeping with me til I was like 13 The meanest thing Omega did ( the pit bull) was eat my gerbil, and he had it coming!!
post #48 of 50
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Finally got pictures of the beasts haha


Lola

Lola sleeping yes she sleeps weird

Belle she loves to sprawl out on the floor

Lola eating her bone

Sallie our mixed mutt (shephard, pit bull and something else I would guess)
OMG,, SOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
post #49 of 50
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Here are pictures of our new family Spike... and of our girlie girl,, Sheba

Spike and Daddy:


Spike - "My Close Up Please"


Sheba (on the left) and Spike laying down (onthe right)
Spike is much much bigger then Sheba
post #50 of 50
Aww your puppies are all so cute. I've only ever had cats (and a rabbit) in my lifetime, but i've never been attacked by someones dog. So many people go walking with their pups, and alot of them i am allowed to approach and pet, and i've always been fine on a first meeting.

At our other house years ago we had a cop and his pregnant wife move in, with a big beautiful Belgian shepherd by the name of Suzie. If ever i was in the front yard she would jump up against the fence and bark a little or stare at me curiousely. I finally got to see what she was like when they went away and i dog sat for a fortnight. Apart from the fact that she could pull me along with no effort when i took her for a walk, when we were resting, she'd just plop down onto my feet and beg for a belly rub. This thing was as big as me standing up! lol.

My aunt also has this smaller but beautiful pup who looks like a kelpie with beautiful golden eyes. He was SUCH a tart and would just lick you and roll on your feet and give you pawshakes. He would even try jumping up onto your lap!

Tristans pups are little, Bella is a silky x shihtzu and Rhani is a terrier x. They can scare the crap out of you when theyre play fighting, they really bark and bare their teeth lol. But they're so loveable.

Some people i don't understand. I'm not a dog owner, but i've never had bad experiences.
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