Pit bulls are made aggressive by poor dog owners

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May 11, 2014

I am concerned about pit bulls, they are unbelievably misunderstood in today’s society. Everyone assumes they are used for fighting dogs or they are just aggressive dogs in general. Every day on the news or internet you see something about people being attacked by pit bulls or they have found a dog fighting ring. When you see stray dogs on the street, they are mostly dogs that arebanged up and are most likely pit bulls.

The main cause that pit bulls are aggressive is because of us. We breed aggressive dogs, then we get puppies that will grow up to be aggressive dogs. People know that the dogs are aggressive, so why do people still continue to breed these types of dogs? That’s the big question in today’s world. The truth is pit bulls are excellent pets. They are amazing with children, healthy dogs, and hyper dogs that always want to be doing something.

Pit bulls are really amazing dogs. With their history and what they did before, everyone misunderstood them. Many pit bulls are in shelters everywhere and no one wants them. It’s our fault, not the dogs. We are the ones putting them in the situation they are in right now. Next time you see a pit bull, think the good things and give them a chance. Again, why are people doing this to pit bulls, when they know what is going to happen to the the dogs?

—Caroline Brewer
Milan

Comments

BEHAPPY

Exactly!!

SKULLNBONES

My 2-year-old niece was killed by a pit bull. They are evil dogs that should be outlawed. If they were as safe as other dogs, there wouldn't be so many pit bull attacks, and my little niece would still be alive, not ripped apart like a Raggedy Ann doll.

sandtown07

they are not evil dogs. you can't just blame one breed. There are many other dogs out there that attack people, not just pit bulls I have two and they are the biggest babies. You know why? Cause I know how to raise them and treat them as if they were a human.

mimi's word

I am so sorry for your lose but who did the dog belong too? Isn't that who is really to blame?

LadyC

Right, any dog can attack. I have a pit bull, he is a great, sweet dog, but I would NEVER trust him or any other breed of large, muscular dog around a small child without TOTAL NONSTOP supervision! Movements and noises made by little kids can come across to an animal as an attack, and they could attack back. If the dog isn't used to kids, or someone doesn't know the dog's background, sadly, that could happen. But I will never believe that any one breed just goes on the attack for no reason at all.

LadyC

hopefully got rid of double post...

DriaDria26

Well said Caroline. It is not the breed but how they are raised. Any dog can turn at any point in their lives. I work with many breeds and all of them have been aggressive at one point or another. I can tell you that there are aggressive pitbulls and their are cuddle bugs.
I feel horrible for anyone that has had a horrific attack happen to themselves or a family member but it could have been any breed. It is just unfortunate that is mostly comes down to them. Roosevelt, Carter, Hellen Keller and many soldiers during Pearl Harbor had the breed. We just have made a mess of them

margaritaville88

We have neighbors that have pit bulls and have been raised great. They jump on our golf cart and lick us like crazy and want their toy thrown in the yard to go fetch. Then they want a treat on your lap...LOL And the little kids, they protect them when a stranger comes near. Please People, don't blame the dogs.Blame the THUGS that put them on log chains and abuse them because they are to much of a WIMP to walk by themselves!!!!!!

lifetimeresident

@margaritavill88
Thats all fine and dandy. Pit Bulls can be great pets! But under the worst case scenirial, if a Pit Bull goes wild and attacks, can you pull it off a child?

Everyone is fam...

Any large breed dog that wants to attack would be difficult to pull off of a child. Dogs give cues to their mood. They should always be supervised around children.

Morningbreezes1

Can you pull any large dog off a person under attack? foe exmaple, a German Shepherd, Doberman, or even a Lab or Collie??

Nemesis

lifetimeresident: if a Pit Bull goes wild and attacks, can you pull it off a child?

Absolutely, and I know someone who pulled one off a kitten with nothing but his own two hands. They ate not magical creatures, and they have the same vulnerabilities as other dogs.

Forget breed - the single most dominant factor in dog attacks is the dog being an unneutered male, and that particular category has a guaranteed retraction handle, if you know what I mean.

I've been attacked by a Rottweiler, Akita, Great Dane, and pit mix - to a one, they all regretted the encounter, and I'm not a particularly impressive physical specimen, probably 20-40th percentile for height. Once at a dog park, there was a Italian Mastiff that was bullying all the other dogs, until she tried to bully mine, and they had the sense to get behind me. That dog wouldn't come within 50 feet of me after that. No one should have a dog they can't handle.
Have the sack to assume your place at the top of the evolutionary ladder.

grumpy

Re:'I've been attacked by a Rottweiler, Akita, Great Dane, and pit mix"

You need to learn situational awareness. Same as a martial artist, or CCW permit holder who actually carries, you just don't put yourself or your loved ones in a situation where trouble or attacks are likely.

I have also done dog rescue and have been attacked and was able to control the dog without either being hurt ... or hurting the dog. You just have to either be smarter than the dog or not go into a situation without being aware.

thinkagain

Ban the breed before the deed!

One in the head, two in the chest
Put your pitbull troubles to rest

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/n...

My little ditty could have solved this problem nicely.

holysee

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Stop It

Three shots it takes you to kill a dog, thinkagain Phelps? Please don't get a gun because you suck at it. If you already have one, give it to someone that can shoot what they're aiming at.

mimi's word

How godly and loving you are when it fits your purpose NeverThinks...God made this dog as well as all the others...are you conceding God made a mistake???

Nemesis

Typical of thinkagain's attitude.

holysee

Sorta like nitro glycerin, no problem sitting on the shelf, aggravate it a little and boom! Pitbulls have SUPERIOR strength and shredding capabilities bred into them. When things do go bad, they go really bad. Lions can be tame and loving too but would you trust one with your kid? I would shoot a pitbull on sight on my property every time consequences be damned.
What thinkagain said:
Ban the breed before the deed!
One in the head, two in the chest
Put your pit bull troubles to rest

mimi's word

You are far from holy...

ladydye_5

Funny I feel the same way about most religions and Christians too. Damn bible bouncers, as so as they start talking things can go really bad so fast. I would NEVER trust one around my kid. And if one was on my property. Whew, not sure what I would do. Consequences be damned, I truly fear for the safety of myself and my family, I might need to shoot on sight.

thinkagain

I take back what I said about you being a hypocrite. At least you’re finally being honest about your true nature. I’m sure the godless Democrats will offer you a job as their poster child. After all, intolerant, judgmental hater is the liberal way. Plenty of other godless libs on here would just love to take turns tossing Christians into the arena.

A hardened atheist, like yourself, is not content to just simply not believe. Yours is the totalitarian mind. It is a lower form of thought. The unenlightened mind always seeks to eliminate others.

Those godless democrats are going to hate this!!! Ahh, but by the time I typed this, two democrat women aborted their unborn child, so that should cheer them back up!!

By the way, your hero Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram is looking for recruits…you’d fit in perfectly.

Nemesis

And another comment goes sailing over your head....

The godless Democrats would be more than happy to make YOU their poster child, Thinkagain, since you've shown more than adequate support for their statist, authoritarian agenda. You're of equally totalitarian mind - you worship Ceasar just as much as they do; you just pray to the same god for different requests.

You also have far more in common than Boko Haram.

thinkagain

Still makin' with the same old inanities! Boring and moronic, although, despite your intellectual disability you sure can string a bunch of big words together…

Nemesis

Still as arrogant as ever...

Of course, a meaningful response eludes you.

thinkagain

Kettle to pot. Color check. Over.

ladydye_5

Making a point of you are judging a breed of dog but the actions of a few....I am judging a religion on a few. I took YOUR words and just changed it from canine point of view to a religious point of view. I will promise to stay out of your church if you stay out of my dog kennel.

BEHAPPY

Some people are just so clueless~alittle kill happy too I see~just the kind of people I hate to see own a gun! IT'S NOT THE DOG~IT'S THE OWNER!!!! ANYTHING or ANYBODY can be dangerous after taking so much abuse!! And pit bulls ARE ABUSED by certain people. The dog on the Little Rascals years ago was a pitbull! Duh~

IDK

Ugh...another article meant to stir the pot & spew hatred towards one of God's creatures. I own a pit bull and I love him to death. You don't like pit bulls?...Don't own one. Simple.

ladydye_5

I agree. NO ANIMAL should be left alone with a child. No animal should be left chained to a dog house in a yard. Owners are the ones to blame. And sometimes the parents/adults are to blame for leaving a child/infant alone with a pet. If you do not like pit bulls do not own one. I do not like poodles because the bite and bark too much. I do not own one. Chows tend to attack a lot so I do not own one. I personally own a pit bull and a Rottweiler. They do not bark unless someone knocks on the door or walks into my yard.

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