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        01-29-2010, 12:03 PM
      #101
    Foal
    My boyfriend and I have owned pitt bulls and I love the breed I have never had any turn on my and they are such great dogs, but they are kinda like a one person dog, I have noticed just seeing my friends have them and they get moved from home to home to home, they get pretty tempermental ( I think I spelled that wrong ) I do not believe in putting dogs on a chain expecally pitt bulls they become really mean, but that is just my experience with pitts. All mine have been lovers and got along with other dogs and people. I went to the animal shelter on Monday and 95% of all the dogs in there were Pitt Bulls it was really sad :( I wish I could have taken them all home :) There is a show on I think animal planet I am not sure but this lady raises Pitts and has ex-prision guys work for here and she tells you all about pitts and it is a really cool show:)
         
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        01-30-2010, 02:24 PM
      #102
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Krystle F    
    There is a show on I think animal planet I am not sure but this lady raises Pitts and has ex-prision guys work for here and she tells you all about pitts and it is a really cool show:)
    the show is called Pitbulls and Parolees. My hubby and I watch that show sometimes it is really good
         
        01-30-2010, 02:45 PM
      #103
    Trained
    Pit Bulls do not need to be banned, but the Humans who own them/handle them who are uneducated, should be. And any backyard breeder.
         
        01-30-2010, 07:12 PM
      #104
    Green Broke
    Pitt Bulls and Parolees is an excellent show. I love how they represent the breed. They are truthful in the sense that they say that a Pitt is not for the amateur owner and needs someone who understands the breed. They also say that it is best if the Pitt is an only dog. But in general, they really are very sweet dogs.

    My close friend has an in-tact male Pitt named "Fiddy" ( like Fifty, but not pronounced like that) that is the weeniest dog you will ever meet! He's so sweet!

    Pitt Bull breeders definitely need to be restricted. But so does every other backyard breeder in the country. It's so sad, going through the humane society seeing so many great dogs that have been thrown out like trash. I've adopted all 4 of my dogs from the humane society as well as several cats.

    Here is a pic of my brindle Mastiff/Pitt, Holly. She's a 3 year old that we got from the local humane society (scroll down to my post): http://www.horseforum.com/farm/lets-...s-41832/page4/
         
        01-31-2010, 09:03 AM
      #105
    Foal
    Pit bulls scare me...I know that it is all about how the owner raises and takes care of one, but I would never want to own the breed. I've met a friendly pit bull before and I've met some nasty ones. Like when my mom went to get laundry mat quarters when the people opened the door a pit mix ran out and bit her in several places. The bites weren't bad but she is still bruised from it.

    I personally like german shepherds =)
         
        01-31-2010, 10:30 AM
      #106
    Guest
    Wishing for a horse, In a way your post makes the point that we lovers of the Pit Bull type of dog, are trying to make. The hysteria provoked by an example of a pit bull running amoke and severly hurting a child or indeed any human is justified in the context of that dog. A ferocious dog kept deliberately for aggression or worse, dog fighting, is unacceptable in modern civilised society. But it is highly likely that the dog was deliberately trained by a human to be vicious.
    Because the errant dog happens to be of the pit bull type is probably because of the powerful conformation of the dog. It is a form of racism but as applied to equines rather than humans. Paint one dog bad, all dogs of that breed are bad.

    As for German Shepherds it is common for this breed to be used by law enforcement officers around the world. They can readily be trained to attack any human on command by the handler. I have never seen a Pit Bull type be used for this purpose yet in many ways they would make good police dogs.

    I personally am wary of German SHepherds partly because I know of two aggressive dogs kept locally by a woman who does not have full control over them. Her dogs tried to savage my terrier whom I had picked up off the ground to protect her. There was me, restraining my Rottweiler in one hand and carrying my terrier in the other. But neither of those Shepherds would back off. Eventually the woman's son pulled them off.
    But I still don't blame the breed - I blame the owner.

    This is a difficult subject. Some horses bite and kick but we don't condem all horses because of a few rogues to be found here and there.

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