While I was waiting, my puppies(13 weeks old) were sitting quietly and patiently. I would have no by Vanilla's_Daddy. I sometimes tell my friends he is like having another person in the bed. These dogs may be the mirror image of the emotional state of the people around them. the guy must have been scared when he seen me walk out the house with him and he went to the front of his truck. We just got a pit bull mix from the shelter. He is always brining her home treats, toys and always put her food down. both of my pits are amazing with wonderful personalities! Airianne is very protective he likes to sit with his paws on the changing table while i change Liam and also lays next to his swing in the living room! How that dog can sneak to do it is beyond me. i would like her to be somewhat of an alarm dog and a protector but if someone were to break in she would be holding the flash light for them. they are always misunderstood. Both my dogs also love and are patient with my 93 year old grandmother. Dont get me wrong he is a sweet baby and we love him. My oldest pit is 5. My dad has never been a big dog person until i brought my pit bulls home and now he tells everyone he would never have another dog. Dogs should never be left unsupervised with other dogs or children, and should never be allowed to roam off leash except in controlled dog-friendly spaces. she was abused and i think bred a few times but she is such an awesome dog. can't wait to use this site for some research! Like your article states, they had to be able to be handled by the handlers. She's a wonderful dog. popular dogs owned by dog owners is the pit bulldog. They are said to have a friendly temperament and is remarked for being attached to their owners. After watching this video, how can you not love Pit Bulls? even though my dauschand is a very big lover, i just like to insinuate that small dogs can be just as scary as big dogs that are treated poorly. My pitbull has had hers for about a month and it's still in good shape. It also warms my heart to see there are people out there that don't judge and discriminate just because of a few incidents. my friends mom was a vet and told my friend to hold my dog on his lap while she and i checked it out and put some peroxide on it. He already has proven how loyal and lovable he is. My lil girl is his best friend, he is always with her and has to sleep with her . I was so wrong about pitbulls. ANYWAYS SORRY ABOUT RAMBLING ON JUST WANTED TO SAY PITBULLS ARE GREAT DOGS AND SOME ARE GREAT GUARD DOGS DO TO HOW PROTECTIVE THEY ARE SOMETIMES I HAVE TO PUT MY BOY IN HIS CAGE WHEN SOMEONE FIRST COMES IN MY HOME BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON HE DOESNT LIKE ANYONE HE DOESNT KNOW COME IN THE HOUSE BUT ONCE THEY COME IN AND TALK TO HIM AND HE SEES THAT THEY MEAN NO HARM TO ME OR MY FAMILY HE IS FINR BUT HE DOES JUST SIT THERE AND WATCHES THAT PERSON FOR AWHILE. Same here. This dog wouldn't hurt a fly! Do you have a Pit Bull? I have a 1 year old pitbull named jewel and she is the best dog you could ever ask for. You can't stay angry at him for over 10 seconds. Tenacity And Owning A Pit Bull For The First Time When it couldn't get out it went and woke up it's parents to get them all out safely. If my dog has a problem with someone something is wrong because he loves everyone and everything. I have two/three boys all play with him in a wrestling manner. To all people owned by pits..lol, keep fighting the good fight. The ones that turn their noses up at my pups and the ones that drop to their knees to lavish love on my SWEET puppies!!! He is real bad with what is called mouthing its very difficult to pet him due to this. 100% agree! LIKE YOU SAY A VERY LOVING DOG. That is a funny story. She was 2 at the time, so just to prove that not all these dogs are fighters, and they do get along very well with other dogs, and the ones who are were taught to fight...this is brought on by the idiot owner\owners who hasn't a brain cell in their head! They are great with the kids, cats & even our pet rabbit. I put Liam in his crib and went to then bathroom when I came back into his room I noticed Airainne had Litteraly jumped in his crib and laid down next to him! Just gettin started on training him. They like to please. She follows me around just like that. He will be an incredible friend to you! One male Dozer and a female Callie. Perhaps this is why other people think that such a breed of a dog would lean towards violence. Which are great family cats because of the high pain threshold. Pro Select Empire Single Door Steel Dog Cage. You are considering adopting or buying a dog, and one breed you are considering is a Pit Bull Terrier, or one of several breeds that are closely related to this breed. I adopted a 2 year old APBT from my local Humane Society as well and she was also obviously bred way too early by some backyard breeder... she is such a great dog, but she def a handful and has raised hell in the last month - lol. It is quite incredible. Most pit bulls … I just had a baby boy and I was so nervous that my Airainne was going to be jelous over my new baby. they are loving, great with family and kids. Rocks, I had the same issue, if you go on Pitbulls and parolees, web site, it a series from the animal plant channel they have a name of an agent you can call that works with different agencies that do cover people with Pitbulls and other SO CALLED dangerous dogs. and i love them to death one even sleeps with me :). WARNING THESE ANIMALS LOVE TO CUDDLE AND LOVE TO LOVE YOU. Unless you just want them to smother intruders with hugs and kisses. 6 Reasons Pit Bulls Make Great Pets 1. Someone asked me if I could explain to her what is going through peoples crazy minds when they go out and get such a bad breed.. I bet they will. Pit Bulls have gotten a bad rap over the years. Other than that, most Pit Bulls are sweet and loyal to their owner and children. We're big GDS fans, and my husband was tough to convince about how great pits are, but we just adopted our first pit (9 month old pup we named Dexter) and he immediately settled in and everyone love him. But yeah .. This is my number 1 favorite breed they are so loyal, clumbsy,smart, and sooo damn cute(i sware they know they are with those big ol' grins:) I have been rescuing and reabilitating them for the past eleven years just peer passion has kept my drive going for these guys so long knowing how passionate they are just about life in general and wanting to please their PACK LEADER(you) we the people that own this breed need to be public role models for the breed every where please enroll all your new pups and old ones 2 in a positive reinforcement class TODAY... That extra socialization is nothing but GREAT for them in an entirety, even if they are trained then those people with the crazy shitzu next door or next to you in class can see how great these angels really are!!! I took by CLBoyle. In reply to This is SO true! Prior to the surgery, the poor dog was in a lot of pain, yet was still had the Best temperment and was so happy in spite of everything. 97% of the time she experiences no fear at all and is a tail-wagging face-licking fool. They go sit next to her to get pets from her. How many puppies did your dogs have.... My son's dog had 9 that is a lot I felt sorry for their mommy she was so big. I am looking forward to this new step. He is such a wonderful addition to our family, I would not have another breed now and as I said before, I have been around or owned, St Bernards, german shepherds, australian shepherds, dobermains, rotweilers, and pomeranians, etc. They are the most loving and affectionate dogs we've had. In reply to Its not the dog,Its the by Bullyowner, That's the most true statement I've heard in a while..................I agree :). If Pit Bulls are raised right and if they are socialized, they are in fact very sweet and friendly dogs. :). … and that's sad. The kid loves walking over and plopping on the dog, which is painful for Lu. Because of the negative media that pits get, my husband would never agree to get one. I hear so many negative stiories about the breed and it just breaks my heart because my pittie is a "Lover"not a "Fighter" I have a pet-sitting business and I never had a problem with the dogs interacting.I just hope that someday our society will realize, it's the ignorant owners who use the dogs as a status symbol, and mistreat them and use them to fight,that are ruining the reputation of a GREAT DOG! they are more loyal then anyone can imagin a dog would be. Totally true on the people friendly part, BUT they can be trained to be good guard dogs as well. My pitbull started whining and hid his head between my knees. I was one to blame, I watched the news and believed what they say but its not the dog it is the owners, Pit bulls are a GREAT Dog and will be adding one to my family very soon. my pit now is a puppy and is definitely stubborn. Congrats :), In reply to That is super awesome that by brittni09. i think continuing to say things like " as long as they are " leaves the door opened to discriminate against them. What can we do as a family to fix this problem?? In reply to Bluebelle,  you are by brittni09, I'm trying to decide if I should call her Bella or Luna, and just looked at your dogs and saw yours is named Luna -- good choice!! He is so sweet but hasn't barked or wagged his tail. Pit bulls are not only protective but there are also loyal to their masters. One of the reasons why pit bulls make great family dogs is their willingness to … But for some reason, pit bulls seem to … and i just say pitties as a general thing, it is shorter then explaining about how we don't know cause we rescued our girl. If you don’t like dog kisses... 2. ESPECIALLY when they have NO trouble offending us as owners. mom, it hurts!!!". Pitbulls are wiggly, cuddly, affectionate dogs. for the most part THEY ARE ALWAYS PEOPLE FRIENDLY! Many people are afraid of my boy just because of his breed. I love my pit hes a big baby! They smile with the love that is given them, eager to share with the world the love they receive. Anyway, Chloe is an example of a larger problem with our dog culture. They seem to be breeding for size...I guess size does matter to some. He is one of the 2 dogs allowed in their house. Also depending on his history he may have some distrust of humans but I'm sure in due time he will come around and you'll have the best dog someone can ask for. She would not hurt a fly, she would just wimper at it. They love kids, they are so dedicated to you, yes they are very strong and love to play. and adopted dog can be as loving as any dog but i felt that i wasn't a skilled enough handler to raise an emotinally damaged dog. They are so loving. I have a six pack of pits all live together and are very well behaved. Check it out! The cats are tolerant to him and he is so well manored. pain tolerence should never be an issue when purchasing a dog. All the kisses i get when i get home from work and the 70 lb lap dog x 2 when there is a small clap of thunder is totally worth it. He is a total suck up. And she dances when happy. If I went to the bathroom he followed & sat outside the door & whinned. only six reasons...i could come up with at least a dozen more...but six is a good start! Both Mommy and Daddy clean the puppies it is so cute. Yes, pit bulls require a reasonable amount of attention. This by Attie'sMom, I am amazed to read all of these stories have "a similiar" theme, because it is entirely true what you are all saying, My son got a pitbull puppy, and my first reaction was"we are all going to die".and wondered why on earth my son would do such a thing. A dog, like any human, can become irritated, frustrated, after having their tail pulled once too many times. Red nose) and Smokey (American standard Blue nose) both a couple of my rescues that i just couldnt part with... Oh Kitty is so deadly about her kisses, she practically drowned me with hers...I love my Pitt KITTY!!!!! He's SO great with people, other dogs, and even our cats. I truly can not think of another breed that is better suited for a family. The vet says he is about a year old but they don't have a history on him. every time he dose that tell him no bite and pop him just hard anough to get his attention. That being said Bullys are a strong and loving dog but they also deserve our respect for what they are to our families and what any dog can potentially be in a bad enviroment. In reply to I'm ashamed to say I sort of by GaugeGramma. EVERY dog should be trained the right way, in order to be a good member of a family, pitties are just way more forgiving of the bad situations they might have come from, and that is what needs to be said! He will bark his head off at someone if he does not know who they are while jewel wimpers. They are protective of our family & yard but everyone who knows them knows they will get licked to death before they would ever get bit. They are affectionate with both adults and Everytime I tell someone that I own a pit they say o my gosh your brave arent you afraid that it will attack you or someone else? but the second they get introduced the licking starts. To learn how you can support this site and the information we freely share, visit our Support page. Pit Bulls were once nanny dogs. In reply to I have had Pittys for 25 by Maybelline64. He is incredibly gentle (althought he is 70 lbs now!) but this is off topic. they make me laugh more than anything :], In reply to Wow! We would not bring her to a public area if we thought she was a threat. Not knowing if it was garbage or a dog, I turned around on the next exit to go back. Pit bulls are probably the most misjudged dogs in America. That is one thing my husband and I both say, Eden will get as close as she can to me and him she loves to snugle. I moved to another state and 6 months later came back....he came in the house and the same thing again, licked him for like 20 minutes straight this time. In reply to I was on my way to work one by hoochiesmama, call me a softie but that totally just brought tears to my eyes. i totally agree with you! If you love being kissed get a pitbull. In general corn products are hard to digest and wheat is an allergen to many dogs. She is so cute. and i did say ALL dogs should be socialized and trained properly not just pit bulls. Love it and it's all true. I have a pitbull and i think that pits are highly mistaken for the devil dog but once you get to research the dog and the real behavior of them not the behavior of the owners you will take everything back about whatever you said about them. so my point is they are less likely to need socialization with people or trained to be people friendly and that maybe we shouldn't keep saying that is what they need because it leaves doubt in the minds of people. I am appalled at some people and there ignorance regarding put bulls. I had no idea how misunderstood this breed was, and think it is a travesty what they have to go through, including their owners, we usually tell people he is a boxer, we rarely say pit bull untill they fall in love with him(and most people do). YES! Pitbulls love people. Lu always makes sure I or my  husband is right behind him to protect him from the cat before he'll go past him on the stairs. Here are six reasons why: Pitbulls are wiggly, cuddly, affectionate dogs. He had his first set of shots and stuff at the vet and he is totally in excellent health. I am calling my attorney.". And even though there’s a lot of information about how this breed is just like any other dog, there are still people who discriminate. I always say he would not hurt anyone, now I will say if anyone was trying to hurt us he will protect. We adopted ours and he was 3 years old when we adopted him and he is the most loving dog I've ever had. All you have to say is "bubbles" and he perks up! That being said, even though they were bred for this awful purpose, we never had a pit turn on us and bite us. But my friend has a great pit w/the sweetest temperament, so I committed myself to educate myself & be the best possible responsible owner I could. (PIT BULLS/BREED DISCRIMINATION) There’s no doubting the contentious divide in perceptions of pit bulls across the globe. Pits are the best. When I first brought him home , I spent a lot of time with him , I never lock him up, I never put him on a chain, only when walking. I love my Pitbull and I always will. When it comes to pit bulls, there appears to be no middle ground and the non-lovers are almost always woefully misinformed and media blinded. That's an interesting kiss...by the way. At the same time, pitbull owners may have to invest in prong collars, as the shoulder and neck strength of the pitbull means that sometimes an average collar will not do. Wow! In reality though, pit bulls are great family dogs. I picked him up and he instantly started licking me. Some refuse to meet him while the ones that do fall in love with him. She is getting spayed today :) I never really thought about owning a pit before but fell in love with her.. training her is going to be the big adventure since she's never had any training before! In reply to i have a 9mnth old pit/rot by ronmarria21. Some sources suggest it is not appropriate to speak of Pit Bull breeds. We rescued her about two years ago. See more ideas about pitbulls, dogs, cute animals. We bought a 6 month old Blue Fawn Male Pit a week ago and we have always had cats.... Bentley is the perfect boy for our family. Remember the scene from Toy Story when Woody pulled the dog's eyelids up until he cried? Yeah my Dalmation/Pit mix will beat you to death windmilling his tail in his enthusiam to great you. Both just as sweet as Zoe! In reply to Amen....Bully would "love" a by Tonya Dean. After a spiritedness of upbringing as a scrap dog, Testking 70-432 if a dog does not get its end patch in much company, it is ofttimes euthanized. Thank you! He is totally different than jewel with temperment. I am considering getting one of the girls. I think Bluebelle is cute though since she's my little cow. She told me he "would never be an athlete" after the surgery, she must have done an excellent job, as our dog is the most athletic dog i have ever seen, it is amazing. i spent 5 years researching and looking for a reputible breeder. He loves to run all over the yard chasing them...he comes in after and flops down. Do i really need experience with other breeds to have a pit? He loves the dog park and loves to play and will cry if a dog walks by him or he sees one from the car. NOW MY GRANDSON HAS ONE HER NAME IS KITTIE. A dog is said to be a man’s best friend, and rightfully so. I just adopted a 2yro female terrier/pitbull. Both of my dogs are scared of my cat and thunderstorms and tucks their tail when they get in trouble. My Zilla is still a little bit confused he isn't a guard dog he barks like a mad man when someone new comes around! I havent' had any other breed for going on 29 years. Pit Bulls are great with children. I hear so many things still about the Michael Vick case and I feel he should be euthanized. You CANNOT be harsh with a pitbull, they learn quicker and respond better to positive training. Almost everyone loves the fluff balls that we were gifted, and it’s one of the most common pets. Buzzfeed has made a very special video of why Pit Bulls are the best! To be a successful and responsible pitbull owner you need to at all times have your pet under control. I was on my way to work one morning. my aunts pit Abby, wow, if u dont like kisses, stay out of her yard! So to those ignorant people who still discriminate the breed, this video is for you! You have very accurately identified the characteristics of this breed that make responsibile pit bull owners so proud of their dogs. 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