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post #11 of 44 Old 06-19-2014, 09:30 PM
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What's so wrong with Pit Bulls? I have a Pitbull/Black Mouth Cur cross and she's one of the sweetest loyalest dogs I've ever met. She's also a certified therapy dog. I take her to the dog park all the time and the regulars there love her. She was even attacked by a Miniature Schnauzer one day and all she did was cower and look to me for help.

ETA I rehab problem dogs, I've never had a Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix even go after me, but Labs, German Sheperds, and a few Border Collies have. I've also yet to deal with dog aggression in a Pit Bull, I have dealt with the most dog aggression with German Shepherds and little dogs. Yet for some reason so many people think GS's make good family dogs, not!

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OP, I think you're making a mountain out of a mole-hill. Seriously. If you don't say anything to your dad about the puppy possibly having pit in him (as remote as that possibility is), there's nothing for him to freak about.

Besides, at five months, he's nowhere near what he's going to look like as an adult. My puppy is Aussie/border collie/catahoula. If you were to see a pic of her when we got her at 7 weeks, then another at six months, and another now at 18 months, the ONLY way you'd be able to tell it was the same dog is that she has VERY distinctive markings. Heck, at one point she looked like she had GSD and Malinois in her, yet a month before that, you could have sworn she was a lab or pit mix. Now she's all long border collie body, wide-ish catahoula head and muzzle, and amber border collie eyes.

Let the poor pup grow up before you freak out too much.

Some of the best dogs I've owned and known were pits. Only reason I don't have one right now is because my boyfriend doesn't like the way they look (isn't biased against the breed at all regarding temperament...just doesn't like the look).

Heck, look at Cesar Milan. The two best dogs I've ever seen, and that he constantly uses for rehabilitating nasty little ankle biters, are Junior and Daddy, when he was still alive. It's ALL about HOW you raise them, NOT what they are. I'm more inclined to distrust the little ankle biting dogs than I am a pitbull.
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What's so wrong with Pit Bulls? I have a Pitbull/Black Mouth Cur cross and she's one of the sweetest loyalest dogs I've ever met. She's also a certified therapy dog. I take her to the dog park all the time and the regulars there love her. She was even attacked by a Miniature Schnauzer one day and all she did was cower and look to me for help.

ETA I rehab problem dogs, I've never had a Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix even go after me, but Labs, German Sheperds, and a few Border Collies have. I've also yet to deal with dog aggression in a Pit Bull, I have dealt with the most dog aggression with German Shepherds and little dogs. Yet for some reason so many people think GS's make good family dogs, not!
Nothing wrong with them, I am just scared my parents will not be happy with the fact.
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My AKC registered black lab had a block head. Looked like a pit head.
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Nothing wrong with them, I am just scared my parents will not be happy with the fact.
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Then don't say anything. As far as they are concerned, the puppy is a lab/border collie mix. Leave well enough alone.
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OP, I think you're making a mountain out of a mole-hill. Seriously. If you don't say anything to your dad about the puppy possibly having pit in him (as remote as that possibility is), there's nothing for him to freak about.

Besides, at five months, he's nowhere near what he's going to look like as an adult. My puppy is Aussie/border collie/catahoula. If you were to see a pic of her when we got her at 7 weeks, then another at six months, and another now at 18 months, the ONLY way you'd be able to tell it was the same dog is that she has VERY distinctive markings. Heck, at one point she looked like she had GSD and Malinois in her, yet a month before that, you could have sworn she was a lab or pit mix. Now she's all long border collie body, wide-ish catahoula head and muzzle, and amber border collie eyes.

Let the poor pup grow up before you freak out too much.

Some of the best dogs I've owned and known were pits. Only reason I don't have one right now is because my boyfriend doesn't like the way they look (isn't biased against the breed at all regarding temperament...just doesn't like the look).

Heck, look at Cesar Milan. The two best dogs I've ever seen, and that he constantly uses for rehabilitating nasty little ankle biters, are Junior and Daddy, when he was still alive. It's ALL about HOW you raise them, NOT what they are. I'm more inclined to distrust the little ankle biting dogs than I am a pitbull.
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I'm not looking down on him or anything, I am just wondering. I'll keep him but I just want to be carefull he doesn't accidently do something to my mom's dog.
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I'm not looking down on him or anything, I am just wondering. I'll keep him but I just want to be carefull he doesn't accidently do something to my mom's dog.
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That dog has the same chance of doing something to your moms dog as a **** poodle does.....breed doesn't make the dog.
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That dog has the same chance of doing something to your moms dog as a **** poodle does.....breed doesn't make the dog.
Ok understandable. But, another concern of mine is, a lot of people hate pits, or dogs that look like pits. So they beat them or kill them. That's a concern I have as well.
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That dog has the same chance of doing something to your moms dog as a **** poodle does.....breed doesn't make the dog.
This. Exactly. It's ALL in HOW a dog is raised. If it is raised to respect smaller dogs and not be too rough with them, that is how the dog will be.

I had a pit/Great Dane mix whose best friend was my kitten. That kitten could "pin" him to the ground, even when Xander was a 110lbs 11-month-old and Kit weighed all of six pounds. Why? Because I taught him to be respectful of animals smaller than himself. Breed had absolutely NOTHING to do with it.

Same puppy I mentioned before (my Aussie/border collie/catahoula) has a ridiculous prey drive (caught a bunny five days after her spay surgery with the cone of shame on!), yet she is gentle as can be with our cats. Because we trained her to be.
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This. Exactly. It's ALL in HOW a dog is raised. If it is raised to respect smaller dogs and not be too rough with them, that is how the dog will be.

I had a pit/Great Dane mix whose best friend was my kitten. That kitten could "pin" him to the ground, even when Xander was a 110lbs 11-month-old and Kit weighed all of six pounds. Why? Because I taught him to be respectful of animals smaller than himself. Breed had absolutely NOTHING to do with it.

Same puppy I mentioned before (my Aussie/border collie/catahoula) has a ridiculous prey drive (caught a bunny five days after her spay surgery with the cone of shame on!), yet she is gentle as can be with our cats. Because we trained her to be.
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I am raising him alright I think, but my concern above is something I worry about.
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